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Dubai based Connect4 has purchased the first HP Pagewide printer to be installed in the UAE, with their investment in HP Pagewide XL 8000. This printer according to HP is the ‘fastest large-format monochrome and colour printer’.

Jineesh Veliyath, head of production at Connect4 commented, “The speed and high quality output from the HP Pagewide XL 8000 will enable us to expand our customer portfolio. The quality of the print is phenomenal, every fine detail looks perfect and jobs will now take less time, allowing us to work to shorter deadlines and take on longer runs.  We anticpate that the printer’s high speed, print quality and production efficiency will put us one step ahead of local competitors.”

The HP Pagewide XL 8000 offers high-end production printing at speeds of up to 30 D/A1-size prints per minute as well as two 775 milliliter ink cartridges per colour with automatic switching and up to six rolls – more than 3,900 feet (1,200 metres) – of media for sustained productivity.

Veliyath explained how the straight forward and easy to use interface of the HP Pagewide XL 8000 will reduce the time it takes to perform a job. 

“The printer’s ease of use will allow our operators to get the job done with minimal training. This quick set up combined with the printer’s reliability, enables us to take on the new staff needed, train them quickly and complete our increasing workload, practically error-free,” he said.  

He further commented about the reasons which made them to invest in this machine, “Reduced production costs and the reliability of the HP Pagewide XL 8000 were just some of the additional benefits that convinced the company  to purchase its first HP solution.”

The printer can operate on a range of media upto 40 inches/101.6 cms covering ISO/US technical and offset standards and can  print upto 30 D/A1 pages/min (1500 D/A1 pages/hour). 

The PageWide XL uses HP pigment ink for dark blacks, vivid colour and moisture/fade resistance even on uncoated bond.