HP Printers News & Updates

Quality printing with HP GT Printer’s free 2-year on-site warranty

This month HP is giving its customers a gift. This is quite an exciting offer by HP. HP has announced that any customer who buys participating HP GT All-in-One Printers from any HP authorized re-seller can avail two years, on site for free.

HP Deskjet

HP is giving its customers a gift

If you are thinking to purchase any of these two printers of HP: HP DeskJet GT 5810 All-in-One Printer or the HP DeskJet GT 5820 Wireless All-in-One Printer, then you will be able to avail this two year, on site warranty for free. Apart from this, you could do high-quality and high-volume printing. This would be possible at a very low cost. HP has promised that they have made sure that the performance of their printers will be totally reliable.

Free two years:

Free two years, on site warranty will be valid only for Metro Manila purchases. Carry-in type of warranty will be applicable for some selected areas only. This warranty obviously includes free repair and service from an authorized HP technician. If your printer runs out of warranty, then all the cost will be shouldered by customers.

We advise you to hurry and get any participating HP DeskJet GT Printers to avail the offer that we mentioned above. Christmas and New Year 2017 can be the best time to buy any participating HP DeskJet GT Printers. This promo started from November 22, 2016 and it will end on January 31, 2017. The last day for claiming this warranty is on April 1, 2017. You can even call HP customer care to know more at (+632) 867-3551. Or you can simply visit their official website www8.hp.com to find out other exciting offers and promos to suit your requirements. Watch out for posters for further details.

HP Jet Fusion 3D Printer at the Materialise Factory – Soon To Arrive

Materialise company is back with a great news for technology lovers. We have been following Materialise for software updates and expansions since a long time. They have now news for Jet Fusion 3D fusion. The Belgium based company will now make the best use of HP technology for their 3D printing facility in Belgium. Company disclosed this at formnext when company was announcing other achievements and innovations at the 3d printersFrankfurt show in booth F28 in Hall 3.1.

We were having eyes on Multi Jet fusion 3D printer. Similarly, Materialise was keeping an eye over this. It is not hidden from any of us that Materialise want to become the leader for this machine in terms of versatility and power.

They have already been praised for their stellar facility. This will allow them to offer their customers special access to the latest 3D printer manufacturing and the new software that comes bundled along with it.

“Our initial work with HP focused on developing a Build Processor that connects HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to our software backbone for 3D Printing,” says Fried Vancraen, CEO of Materialise.

Vancraen added that since HP Build Processor Beta is authorized, they can start working for providing premium technology to their customers. They want to make sure that users of Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite has uninterrupted access to this technology. He also said that the upcoming installation would be very essential for them. It would be very significant for them because of their customers and service. For your information, there will be an installation on HP’s Jet Fusion 3D 4200 Printer.

“3D printing is quickly evolving from prototyping into full-scale manufacturing, and HP is committed to working with industry leaders like Materialise to make the process faster and less expensive,” says Stephen Nigro, HP’s 3D printing business president. He adds that further development and innovation in this field will further push the limits of possibility in 3D printing world. This pushing of limits can be done by software and hardware companies involved in 3D printing. He also said that HP was looking for the optimum solutions from Materialise that could create 3D printing the best option in automotive, health care and customer goods’ markets.

This partnership between software development company and 3D printer manufacturing company HP is getting stronger day by day. This is indeed a good sign for 3D printing future.

3D printer prints half of the HP’s 3D printer

HP 3D PrintersHP has found out that using the 3D printed parts in their two new devices is profitable. Stephen Nigro, HP’s head of 3D printing section, has confirmed that half of the part of their 3D printers are manufactured with the help of 3D printer itself.

Many users have found it very impressing. This is the sign how effective and efficient are those HP 3D printers. But according to Stephen Negro, it is quite economical as well. He said that they took this decision by keeping manufacturing cost in their mind. Their decision was quite economical.

They prefer 3D printing when it requires the manufacturing of smaller parts. When they have to print more than 55,000 parts, HP prefers to use 3D printing technique over moulding techniques to manufacture those smaller parts.

“The reason we’re doing it is not because we can, although that certainly would be one reason. It’s because we should: it actually makes economic sense for us to print those parts; we can actually save money.” This was what Stephen Negro has to say when asked regarding the 3D printing of the parts of their 3D printers.

Even HP was quite surprised to find out how much they can utilize the 3D printing in the manufacturing of custom parts. This is quite fascinating that the 3D printers are now printing some custom parts with the help of 3D printers only.

At first, HP thought that they would be able to print five or six parts. But when analysed, we realised that they could print half of the parts by the 3D printing. This was quite an economical step.

In 2005, ReRap project was launched. In this project, the goal was to create self-replicating machines. The team creates and shares the result of the progress but in practice, this has not been successful yet.

HP adds DRM to its all new Ink Cartridges

It is not everyone’s cup of tea to remain in printer and cartridge business. It is on the account of low revenue and knock-off cartridges that are sold very cheap. These knock off cartridges have become an easy alternative. HP has a solution for this: DRM. HP has added DRM to its all new Ink cartridges. This is not a rumor anymore.

After the controversy, HP has said announced that they would release an optional firmware update to DRM in next two weeks. HP says that only a few customers have been affected. HP aims to deploy security features in future as well.

This solution is not for you. This solution is for them. From last week, third party cartridges are not working anymore. Companies like 123kt that sells HP cartridges first noticed the change.

“The purchase of this update is to protect HP’s innovations and intellectual property,” the company tells WIRED.

LOCKDOWN

HP has installed a security chip that has been installed in HP printers and cartridges. If you have used knock-off cartridges, then HP printers give warning sign that it is not compatible with this printer. Now, you cannot sell third party cartridges. You will have tough luck with knock off cartridges if you have a stock of it.

Two years ago, HP decided to split into two. Hewlett Packard concentrates on the cloud. Its partner HP Inc. deals in PC and computers.

HP Inc. has said that the revenue has dropped by 14 percent lately. Between spring and summer, the revenue dropped by 8 percent.

The best news for the consumers is that these restrictions are not going to last for a long time. This has been informed by 123 Inkt. 123Inkt has chips to tackle the HP security. This should be made available in a week or two.

HP to reject cheap cartridges soon

On September 13 2016, HP users found that their third party ink cartridges have stopped supporting it. Many users had unofficial cartridges that they were using with their HP printers. Dutch printer and cartridge vendors have received more than a thousand complaints on a single day.

HP has officially stated that they have a new update of software and their printers are supporting only HP chipped cartridges. Some devices already had built in functionality. These updates were rolled out periodically. HP denied informing when they rolled out the latest update regarding these changes. But 123 Inkt says that the firmware update had been issued since March 2016. It has angered the customers that the unofficial cartridges were cheaper than the official ones.

The problem that is shown while putting in unofficial cartridges were “cartridge problem”, “one or more cartridges are missing or damaged” or “older generation cartridge”. Printers like OfficeJet, OfficeJet Pro, and OfficeJet Pro X are affected.

The unofficial ink filled in HP cartridge will still work, HP has told BBC. “These printers will continue to work with refilled or re-manufactured cartridges with an original HP security chip. Other cartridges may not function,” says HP.

Many HP users are disturbed. “I used to work daily but I am troubled after my HP printer has stopped supporting the third party cartridges that I have bought a month ago,” says a troubled user of HP printer. He was annoyed that HP had not taken the right step and this step was not in the favour of customers.

In many cases, new software is updated with new printers. In some other cases, this has been implemented as part of an update to the printer’s firmware.

123 Inkt, the dutch vendors of printers and cartridges, says that they have manufactured the compatible cartridges. The printer manufactures regularly implement firmware updates to improve the working of the printers. Unintentionally, unofficial cartidges lose compatibility. And that is why error messages are displayed on printers.