August 3, 2021
HP recently confirmed its plans to discontinue the marketing of its PageWide A3 and A4 office print portfolio products globally. Transactional sales of the PageWide office machines will end this year, and contractual agreements will be honoured up to 2023.
The PageWide devices for offices are popular and are considered more economical, energy-efficient and lower-emission than comparable laser printers.
“It’s unclear why HP made the shocking decision, but it’s clear that the exit of HP PageWide office line will have an impact on some office users,” said Jarek Yang, Senior Inkjet Product Manager of Ninestar.
According to Yang, HP has invested a lot to penetrate the business printing market. In 2012, HP’s first business inkjet devices based on PageWide technology entered the market. Since then, HP has refreshed this lineup for three generations. Before HP, Epson launched its first business inkjet printer in 2008, and then introduced WorkForce series printers to expand its office inkjet portfolio. Besides, other printer makers like Canon, Brother and Ricoh also introduce inkjet devices targeting at office users.
“Inkjet machines have a place in business printing market for their lower power consumption and low failure rate. Since 2008, Ninestar has started the R&D of business inkjet products. Our team has been optimising the production process and improving the services constantly. Now we have remanufactured inkjet cartridges for use in HP PageWide, Epson WorkForce and other popular OEM models. Also, we offer printing solutions for MPS channel coupled with worry-free after-sales services. That is to say, we have a complete set of high-quality, sustainable solutions to meet the diversified needs of business printing market,” Yang explained.
Despite HP’s exit of PageWide office machines, Yang guarantees that Ninestar will not stop the R&D of PageWide alternatives, ensuring that its customers are happy with the supply and the quality of Ninestar’s business inkjet solutions, including both remanufactured and new-built versions.
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