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UCL architectural students are the first in UK to benefit from high speed HP PageWide XL printing

Architectural students at University College London (UCL) can look forward to faster large format print-outs and less queuing following the installation of a PageWide XL 5000 Multifunction Printer in The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL’s global faculty of the built environment.

HP PageWide XL
HP PageWide XL

With more than 200,000 nozzles on a stationary print bar spanning the entire width of a page, the PageWide XL 5000 offers mono and colour printing from the same device at super-fast speeds of up to 14 D/A1-size prints per minute.

The Bartlett School of Architecture’s 800 students and 220 staff have access to the printer from 08:30 to 22:30, seven days a week.

Yusah Hamuth, Faculty Head of IT at University College London, said: “Before we had the highspeed printer, students had to wait in front of the printer before they could collect their CAD projects. During the hand-in period in May/June, when the print volume typically increases significantly, we could observe queues in front of the printers getting longer and longer. The need for a high-speed printer was evident.”

He adds that with two media drawers for up to four media rolls and two sets of CMYK ink cartridges offering reliable, uninterrupted printing, IT staff do not have to be in attendance for students to use the device.

HP PageWide XL offers mono and colour page wide printing
HP PageWide XL offers mono and colour page wide printing

“The dual set of ink cartridges is very convenient. If one cartridge runs out it automatically swaps to the other one,” he said.

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