HP DesignJet: 25 years reinventing design
Building on the famous HP 7550A, HP DraftPro & HP DraftMasters pen plotters and the industry standard HP Graphics Language (HP-GL), HP reinvented large-format design in 1990, launching the first inkjet large-format printer called HP DesignJet. A new way to print AEC drawings was born. Printing was made easier and faster than ever before.
Back in 1990, it was a printing revolution with HP DesignJet leading the way. Soon after launching a monochrome model, HP introduced color printing, faster speeds, and higher quality images for new applications such as GIS. We stayed true to our identity, making technology better for everyone, everywhere.
With each new printer, with each new detail, from light-resistant prints to multi-functional devices with Wi-Fi, we collaborated with our customers to make the improvements they needed. Our innovations have not only brought breakthroughs in speed, quality capabilities, workflow, consumption and cost, but have enabled the development of new technologies such as HP Latex printers, HP PageWide XL and HP 3D printers.
Now, with more than 3 million HP DesignJets around the world delivering prints after prints, HP DesignJet is a synonym of large-format printing. The most demanding drawings, from graphic designers, architects and engineers, become reality. Repro houses and Print Service Providers enjoy the most productive and cost-effective HP DesignJet solutions.
As we look ahead to the next 25 years, we strive harder to find solutions and more possibilities keeping our customers at the center of everything we do. Design is in our name, it’s who we are, and we reinvent our technologies so that technical and graphic design professionals can work in new and better ways as they design the world we live in.
We evolve, we innovate and we lead.
We reinvent large-format design printing.