If you've been around the AEC industry for a while, you probably know that large-format printing has declined. This shift is due to technological changes, remote workers, and more digital workflows. However, not all printing is dead. In fact, according to HP, there has been a significant increase in companies printing half-size sheets


Half sizes refer to smaller scale drawings, usually 11x17 inches or 12x18 inches. Over the past few years, the demand for smaller, half-size prints has grown by 5x. In this article, we'll introduce you to the game-changing multifunction solution from HP that addresses the growing half-size need: the HP DesignJet XT950.



The Evolution of AEC Printing

Before diving into the specifics of the HP DesignJet XT950, let's take a moment to understand the demands in the AEC industry. Traditionally, plotters printed full-size architectural D or E-size prints. (24x36 or 30x42). 


Architects, engineers, and contractors use these large drawings, from bidding jobs, to submitals, to taking them to the field. But what if a solution could handle both full and half size prints? Enter the HP DesignJet XT950 with its innovative cut sheet tray. This unique stacker can hold up to 100 11x17 sheets or 50 12x18 sheets in the stacker. 


This functionality eliminates the need for AEC-related offices to have a separate 11x17 device, providing exceptional flexibility in handling various document sizes.


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Key Features of the HP DesignJet XT950

Now, let's explore the key features of the HP DesignJet XT950 that make it a standout choice for AEC professionals.


Seamless Printing

The XT950 is highly efficient and simplifies printing workflows. It offers easy one-click printing and scanning, streamlining document management. Additionally, it enables unattended remote printing for workgroups, ensuring productivity across diverse locations. With advanced monitoring tools, you gain greater control over your printing environment.


Technical Excellence

The XT950 boasts impressive technical capabilities. It can achieve a remarkable print speed of 120 D-size sheets per hour, making it a workhorse designed to meet your demanding printing needs. You can load 300-foot paper rolls for uninterrupted productivity, and its HP Flex Tech Inks deliver top-quality prints known for durability, fade resistance, and water resistance.


Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility

Environmental responsibility is a growing concern for businesses worldwide, and the AEC industry is no exception. The HP DesignJet XT950 is committed to sustainability. It incorporates recycled materials in products and packaging, demonstrating a dedication to eco-conscious practices. With top environmental certifications, you can trust in its environmentally friendly design.


Security is Paramount: Protect Your Investment with HP Wolf Security


In an age where cybersecurity concerns have become paramount for all businesses, regardless of size, safeguarding your technology assets is more critical than ever. The statistics speak for themselves – in the previous year alone, cybercrimes incurred global losses exceeding $11.5 trillion. While these figures may seem daunting, it's essential to recognize that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are particularly vulnerable to these threats.


In this ever-evolving landscape of digital vulnerabilities, the HP DesignJet XT950 stands out as a beacon of security. At its core is the integrated HP Wolf Security platform, designed to shield your valuable information and resources from the clutches of malicious actors.


A Comprehensive Defense Strategy

HP Wolf Security takes a holistic approach to cybersecurity, recognizing that vulnerabilities can lurk at various access points within your printing environment. Addressing these vulnerabilities fortifies your printing infrastructure, ensuring every element remains secure and resilient.


Protection at All Printer Access Points

One critical tenet of HP Wolf Security is safeguarding all potential entry points that cybercriminals might exploit. This protection includes traditional network access, peripheral points like USB connections, and cloud-based printing. By offering protection across the board, your organization gains a multi-layered defense system that's always vigilant against emerging threats.


Keeping Your Business Safe

Investing in a secure printing solution like the HP DesignJet XT950 with HP Wolf Security isn't just a practical choice; it's a strategic one. It ensures the safety of your sensitive data, financial stability, and reputation while bolstering your defenses against the ever-present danger of cyberattacks. With the HP DesignJet XT950, you can print with peace of mind, knowing that the latest cybersecurity innovation protects your files and network.


Why Choose the HP DesignJet XT950

The concern for quality, reliability, security, and vendor relationships is at the heart of every decision. The HP DesignJet XT addresses these concerns by offering a superior printing solution that ensures long-term ROI. It's not just a printer; it's a reliable partner in your AEC success.

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The HP DesignJet XT950 is more than just a printer; it's a game-changer for the AEC industry. With its seamless printing, technical excellence, and commitment to sustainability, it offers a complete solution for AEC professionals. 


It's time to explore the future of AEC printing with the HP DesignJet XT950 and take your projects to new heights. Elevate your large-format printing experience and embrace the future of AEC innovation, now with the added convenience of handling both full and half-size sheets.

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Kevin Vaughan
Post by Kevin Vaughan
October 18, 2023
Kevin Vaughan is the Vice President of TAVCO and heads up Sales, Digital Marketing, and E-Commerce channels. With over two decades of experience, he has received various awards for sales performance and channel growth. Published articles focus on AEC technologies including laser scanning, 3D cameras, CAD software, and large format plotters. When he is not geeking out on new technologies, you can find him hanging with his wife and kids, playing guitar, or Scuba diving.