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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2011

HP Introduces Web-connected, Large-format ePrinters for Design Professionals

Easy-to-use HP Designjet printing technologies offer touchscreen and direct printing from the web

NEW ORLEANS – HP today expanded its portfolio of web-connected HP Designjet ePrinters that make large-format printing easy and offer instant file access to professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.

The new HP Designjet T1300 ePrinter primarily serves large work groups, while the HP Designjet T790 ePrinter is tailored for small, mobile technical design teams. Both devices simplify the large-format printing and content-sharing process so design professionals can focus on building and executing their ideas. With HP’s web-connected ePrinters, users can:

  • Plug in a USB thumb drive or connect a laptop directly to the device to print with driverless printing
  • Print from and scan directly to the web without a computer and preview projects through the large-format industry’s only color touchscreen interface, now with direct access to HP ePrint & Share,(1) a free cloud-based solution
  • Print remotely from a computer or smartphone(2) to any web-connected HP Designjet with HP ePrint & Share(1)
  • Design without interruption and protect their investment with automatic software updates through the web-connected server

“Last year, HP announced the first web-enabled, integrated multifunction printer priced below $9,000, which introduced an improved way to collaborate and share large-format content,” said Santiago Morera, vice president and general manager, Designjet Large-Format Solutions, HP. “Today, HP is dramatically simplifying the large-format printing experience by enabling our customers to print and upload their personal content to and from the web in an instant and access their files where the job takes them.”

HP also announced a free firmware upgrade for all existing HP Designjet T2300 eMFP customers, expected to be available May 20. The update provides immediate access to HP ePrint & Share(1)from the printer’s touch screen, making the HP Designjet T2300 eMFP the industry’s first web-connected large-format printer with print, scan and copy functionality.

“The HP Designjet T2300 eMFP enables a more streamlined process of communicating changes, making sure everyone is aware of what’s happening in real time,” said Marcelo Spina, co-principal of PATTERNS, a Los Angeles-based architectural practice. “Now we can redline directly on the drawings, scan them and share them through HP ePrint & Share knowing that our hand annotations will be accurately seen and read by the entire team.”

The next generation of HP Designjet printing solutions
The first large-format ePrinter designed for work groups, the HP Designjet T1300 ePrinter helps teams to meet tight deadlines and printing peaks by offering two media rolls and smart switching as well as the ability to print up to two A1/D-sized prints per minute. Features such as an Embedded Web Server, which offers user access control, and Secure Disk Erase meet advanced security needs.

Offering the simplicity of a plug-and-play device with the collaboration features of HP ePrinters, the HP Designjet T790 ePrinter series enables small teams to produce high-quality computer-aided design drawings while collaborating with colleagues in a connected work environment. Available in 24- or 44-inch models, the device features an easily accessible top-loading roll and 8 gigabytes of memory, allowing users to print complex files with ease.

“The HP Designjet T790 ePrinter saves me time, money and resources,” said Charles H. Byrd, founder and president of IntelliStructures, a Middleburg, Va.-based developer of structural insulated panels. “As a small company, that’s very important to me. I don’t have to outsource printing, and I control when, how and on what media I print.”

Simplifying the printing and sharing of large-format files
HP ePrint & Share is a printing and sharing tool that allows designers to easily locate and access their large-format plans on the cloud, and to adjust page layouts, preview print pages and create print-ready files from a single screen. Users also can upload files with a single click while printing is in process to quickly and easily share designs with remote project teams.(2)

HP ePrint & Share is available as a download at no additional cost for HP Designjet customers. It also is accessible from the color touchscreen of the web-connected HP Designjet T2300 eMFP and HP Designjet T1300 and T790 ePrinters.(1)

With the HP ePrint & Share plug-in for AutoCAD, users can access HP ePrint & Share directly from Autodesk’s industry-leading AutoCAD design and documentation application and create print-ready files with just one click. Additionally, a license of AutoCAD Raster Design software, included with the purchase of the HP Designjet T2300 eMFP, enables the full scanning of sketches, printed plans or blueprints, which can then be digitized and vectorized for further design work.

“Both Autodesk and HP are dedicated to providing our customers with solutions that enable them to do what they do best – design and create amazing things,” said Amy Bunszel, vice president, AutoCAD products, Autodesk. “The HP ePrint & Share plug-in makes printing from AutoCAD easier than ever, saving customers valuable time and enhancing productivity.”

HP at AIA 2011 Convention
In booth 2553 at the American Institute of Architects 2011 Convention, HP is demonstrating its leading technologies, including the HP Designjet T1300 and T790 ePrinters, the HP Designjet T2300 eMFP and HP Z Workstations.

HP also is working with AIA to host the AIA 2011 Tweet Up on Friday, May 13, from 3 to 4 p.m. CT in the Sazarac Club at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Participants will be tweeting using the #aiatwup hashtag during the event.

More information about the latest additions to the HP Designjet portfolio is available at www.hp.com/go/simplify. Videos and updates from AIA are available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HPdesigners, on Twitter at twitter.com/hpgraphicarts and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/hpgraphicarts.

Additional information about HP at the AIA 2011 Convention is available atwww.hp.com/go/HPatAIA2011.

About HP

  • HP ePrint & Share is a free web-printing solution that lets users automatically manage content online. It requires an internet connection.
  • Remote printing is expected to be available by the end of 2011 and for iOS devices only.
  • Estimated U.S. manufacturer suggested retail prices. Actual prices may vary.

    This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressu res faced by HP’s businesses; the development and transition of new products and services (and the enhancement of existing products and services) to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the achievement of expected operational and financial results; and other risks that are described in HP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2011 and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2010. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

    © 2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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