The HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer has been honoured with the prestigious 2016 iF Gold ‘Best of Best’ Design Award, among just 75 Gold winners out of a record 5300 submissions.
This year also marks HP’s second iF Design Award for its large-format printing technology two years running, with the HP DesignJet T3500 Printer awarded for outstanding product design in 2015.
A jury of 58 high-profile international experts evaluated the 2016 entries, with the official jury statement applauding the industrial design of the HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer, noting that every key element of the printer clearly visualises its function and enables users to maximise efficiency. Key components like the ink cartridges are not hidden away, but designed as a key visual element, offering quick access to this often-replaced component.
These same product features praised by the iF Design Award judges are represented across the commercially available HP PageWide XL printer portfolio, including the HP PageWide XL 4000, 4500 and 8000 Printers, delivering the fastest large-format production printing available in colour and black-and-white. Additionally, the now award-winning, flagship HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer offers up to 50 percent savings in total production costs, bringing high-end production printing at revolutionary speeds.
Introduced in April 2015, the HP PageWide XL large-format printing portfolio enables reprographic houses, print service providers, enterprise central reprographic departments, and print corners to produce computer-aided design drawings, opening new business opportunities with geographic information system maps, point-of-sale applications and posters.