At an event in Lisbon this week HP Inc unveiled its strategy for business printing. The articulation of more than 15 new printers, and secure managed print services, is the first major offering from the newly formed HP Inc. HP says that Secure MPS includes secure printers with self-healing capabilities, security software, data encryption, reporting, and access to security expertise. HP's secure managed print services launched immediately, the printer models will follow. (See also: How to choose the right printer for your business.)

HP Inc unveiled new HP PageWide printers, OfficeJet Pro printers, and LaserJet printers. It also announced HP Secure Managed Print Services that it says help customers 'secure their print environment' with what it says is the strongest protection available in the industry. You can find out more about HP's new business printing portfolio at hp.com/go/businessprinters.

HP's new business-printing portfolio: new HP printers

HP announced new HP OfficeJet Pro and HP LaserJet printers. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8000 series features HP Print Forward Design which HP says offers high speeds in a space-saving design. The new OfficeJet printers also include enhanced manageability and security features, says HP, as well as seamless mobile printing and access to the HP Instant Ink supplies delivery program.

New LaserJet products include Original HP Toner cartridges with JetIntelligence technology.

Early next year HP will launch a new portfolio of its A3 HP PageWide printers and multifunction printers. The new printers will be available through the usual channel partners and at selected retail stores.

More interesting is that HP says the new PageWide printers increase the number of managed devices designed for contractual channel partners and managed print services. So HP channel partners will be able to provide low cost operation with HP's highest capacity supplies, a three-year print head warranty, higher speeds and RMPV on select models, as well as integration with HP JetAdvantage Management and third-party tools.

"HP PageWide printers have exceeded our expectations in terms of quality and speed, and have enabled us to be more productive in the way we work," said Tim Larson, design principal, Downstream. "We operate in a demanding environment and are in the business of visual design so how things look on paper is important - HP is keeping up with us."

HP's new business-printing portfolio: Managed print services

HP has launched HP Secure Managed Print Services, a managed print services offering focused on security. HP says Secure MPS will help customers secure their print environment with industry-leading protection. HP says that Secure MPS includes secure printers with self-healing capabilities, security software, data encryption, reporting, and access to security expertise.

HP has also updated HP JetAdvantage Security Manager software, a policy-based printer security compliance solution.

"We're reinventing printing for every business – large or small," said Enrique Lores of HP Inc. "Traditionally vendors have spoken about 'Good, Better, Best' where most customers have to compromise, but today we are promising 'Best, Best, Best' allowing our customers to determine the right print solution for their business, not their budget."

New HP printers: price, specs and availability

The new HP PageWide business printers include:

•    The HP PageWide Enterprise Color series includes the HP PageWide Enterprise Color 556 sfp and HP PageWide Enterprise Color MFP 586. These printers are designed for work groups up to 15 users in small and medium businesses and large enterprises printing up to 15,000 pages a month, with a print speed of up to 75 pages per minute . The HP PageWide Enterprise Color MFP 556 printer is expected to be available starting mid-April and sells up from €727. The HP PageWide Enterprise Color MFP 586 is expected to be available starting mid-April and sells up from €1922.

•    The HP PageWide Pro 500 series includes the HP PageWide Managed P57750dw MFP and the HP PageWide Managed P55250dw sfp. These printers are designed for small businesses and work groups printing up to 6,000 pages a month, with print speeds of up to 70 pages per minute.  The PageWide Pro 500 series is expected to be available in April as part of Managed Print Services contracts.

•    The HP PageWide Pro 400 series includes the HP PageWide Pro 452dw sfp and the HP PageWide Pro MFP 477dw. These printers are designed for small businesses and work groups printing up to 4,500 pages a month, with print speeds of up to 55 pages per minute. The PageWide 400 series is expected to be available in April starting at €399.

•    The HP PageWide 300 series includes the HP PageWide 352dw sfp and the HP PageWide MFP 377dw. These printers are designed for small businesses and work groups printing up to 3,000 pages a month, with print speeds of up to 45 pages per minute.. The PageWide 300 series is expected to be available in June starting at €299.

HP PageWide

The new OfficeJet Pro printers include:

•    HP OfficeJet Pro 8210 printer provides professional quality printing at up to 50 percent lower costs per page than lasers . HP OfficeJet Pro 8720/8725/8730/8740 All-in-One printers feature revolutionary HP Print Forward Design, delivering superb office productivity with high speeds for two-sided print and scan jobs with laser-like paper handling, and space-saving designs helps preserve office real estate. HP OfficeJet Pro 8730/8740 All-in-One printers and the HP OfficeJet Pro 8210 printer include enhanced manageability and security features (e.g. PCL5 and PCL6). The OfficeJet Pro 8700 series is expected to be available in May starting at €199. The OfficeJet Pro 8210 is expected to be available in May for €129.

•    For micro and home businesses printing up to 800 pages a month, the HP OfficeJet Pro 6960/6970 All-in-One printers provide professional quality printing professional quality printing at less than half the cost of laser printing. The OfficeJet Pro 6900 series is expected to be available in June starting at €149.

The new HP LaserJet printers include:

•    The HP LaserJet Pro M501 is a single function, monochrome printer for small and medium sized businesses or work groups printing up to 6,000 pages a month. It offers best in class performance including fastest first page out from ready, fastest first page out from sleep and lowest total energy consumption against leading competitors The HP LaserJet Pro M501 series is expected to be available in April starting from €490.

•    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M377dw is a multi-function color printer for small and medium sized businesses or work groups printing up to 4,000 pages a month requiring professional quality color output. The compact 3-in-1 color MFP offers best in class performance including fastest first page out from sleep, fastest duplex printing and lowest total energy consumption against leading competitors. The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M377 series is expected to be available in April for €399. (See also: How to choose the right printer for your business.)