Even as more of the world goes digital, printing remains important for the building industry. HP has released two 36” Web-connected printers with color touchscreens that allow users to manage job queues, track printing costs in real time, and preview their prints in detail. Suited for small to medium workgroups, the HP Designjet T920 is equipped with 32GB of virtual memory space and can print an A1 print in 21 seconds. It has an integrated stacking tray and can collate up to 50 sheets of media. Meanwhile, the HP Designjet T1500 caters to multiuser environments and is equipped with 320GB of memory that enables it to print multiple files at the same time. It is equipped with two rolls for simultaneous printing and features automatic alignment for easy paper loading with smart switching capabilities. Both HP Designjets can be accessed via the cloud, allowing users to print remotely. As a bonus, the printers’ flat surface tops can double as a media review table. hp.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.