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New HP DesignJet Portfolio to Maximize Architecture, Engineering and Construction Pro Workflows

By Daniel Martinez, General Manager, Large Format Business

October 5, 2023

The dramatic changes over the past few years have architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms seeing the transformative potential of the hybrid work model. This paradigm shift has not only enriched the work-life balance of these professionals but has also helped to increase productivity and creativity.

With more than half of AEC professionals working on a hybrid schedule,1 firms are completely redefining traditional workflows and embracing innovative approaches to project management, design, and construction. While this is reshaping the current AEC landscape, it is also positioning it for continued success in a rapidly evolving digital age.

Today HP announced a new 36-inch DesignJet portfolio that simplifies the printing needs of AEC professionals who need superior printing experiences that adapt to new workflows and processes. More than ever, our customers need easy-to-use tools that help them be more productive and deliver high- quality work in the office, at home or remotely. With our new HP DesignJet lineup, alongside software like HP Click2 and the HP app,3 users can print, monitor jobs and check device status from virtually anywhere, as well as collaborate on documents with colleagues.



Sustainably Designed

With the new DesignJet portfolio, customers also have the benefit of running their business while achieving their sustainability goals. Thanks to HP’s Forest First initiative, every page4 a user prints with the HP DesignJet T850/T950, Smart Tank T858/T908 MFP or XL 3800 contributes to HP’s forest restoration efforts.5

The HP DesignJet T850/T950 family is made from at least from 35%6 recycled plastic, uses carboard- based cartridges,7 and along with the DesignJet Smart Tank T858/T908 MFP can be scheduled to power on and off automatically to reduce energy consumption. Meanwhile, the T850/T950 and XL 3800 are made with at least 33% recycled content.8


Secure Out Of The Box

Remote work comes with increased security risks. We’re proud to share that the HP DesignJet XL 3800 is the world’s most secure large format printer.9 HP has built Wolf Security protection into the HP DesignJet T850/T950 and XL 3800, helping to deliver comprehensive endpoint protection and resiliency.


Solutions For All AEC Requirements

The new HP DesignJet lineup consists of three products catering to all AEC users.

  • HP DesignJet T850/T950:
    • Save time by moving effortlessly from A3 to A1 prints, with the A3-to-Large Format integrated device
    • High-quality CAD and renders on any size and application
    • Simplify remote collaboration with one-click scan and copy workflows from the front panel
  • HP DesignJet Smart Tank T858/T908 MFP:
    • Accelerate turnarounds with speeds of up to:
      • 90 A1 pages/hour for the T85810
      • 120 A1 pages/hour for the T908 MFP11
    • Confidently refill ink—even while printing—with spill-free bottle system12
    • Maximize efficiency - with reduced energy consumption and 85% less ink used for routine cleaning13
    • Available in certain Asia markets only (see end of the post for more details)
    • Suitable for copy shops
  • HP DesignJet XL 3800:
    • Keep projects moving with the fastest color printer in its class at 6 A1/D color pages/min,14 and first page out in 20 seconds15
    • Excellent CAD lines and graphics applications in mono and color
    • Optimize space with 20% more compactness16
    • Perfect for copy shops and enterprises

The HP DesignJet T850/950 and the HP DesignJet XL 3800 are expected to be commercially available in all major markets starting October 17th and October 30th, respectively.

The HP DesignJet Smart Tank T858/T908 MFP is expected to be commercially available from October 17th. The T858 is only available in Indonesia and Vietnam. The T908 MFP is only available in China, India, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.

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1 ‘2022-2023 Inspire Report. The Ascent of the Tech-Forward AEC Firm’:

2 HP Click software is only compatible with Original HP ink supplies.

3 Requires HP app download available at Certain features are available in English language only, and may vary by printer model/country, and between desktop/mobile applications. HP reserves the right to introduce charges for use of functionality facilitated by the HP app. Internet access required and may not be available in all countries. HP account required for full functionality. List of supported operating systems available in app stores.

4 Only paper portion of Large format Media is in scope of Forest Positive initiative. Non-paper substrates are not included. Please note that any brand paper is included, HP and non-HP. This means that we track the overall tonnage of paper-based substrates that run through LF printers. HP NGO partners convert the tonnage into forest impact (in hectares) and develop necessary actions aimed to balance that impact.

5 HP works collaboratively with our partners to manage, restore, and protect forests in many countries around the world. With HP, every print—regardless of paper brand—is addressed through HP’s Forest Positive Framework to counteract risks of deforestation. To learn more visit

6 Declared %RCP content is based on the quantity and weight of parts made with and RCP resin over the total plastic parts.

7 The outer carton of the HP Carton Based ink cartridge is 100% recyclable through local cardboard/paper programs. Inner materials including the ink bag are 55% recyclable.

8 Percentage of recycled plastic is calculated by plastic total weight.

9 Based on comparison of published security specifications commissioned by HP and performed by Sogeti in February 2023. Comparison of HP DesignJet XL 3800 security features and competitors from different manufacturers that represent the majority of TDP low volume market share worldwide as of February 2023. Further details available upon request.

10 Printing on plain paper in Fast Economode.

11 Printing on plain paper in Fast Economode.

12 Spill-free results when used in accordance with set-up instructions.

13 Based on testing performed by Sogeti in February 2023, evaluating the amount of ink wasted per each normal printhead cleaning.

14 Based on comparison of published speed specifications commissioned by HP and performed by Sogeti in February 2023. HP DesignJet XL 3800 top speed of 6 color D pages per minute compared to top speed specifications of mono and color printers from different manufacturers comparable in terms of price range, speed and market relevance based on their worldwide market share as of February 2023 according to IDC. Further details available upon request.

15 When the printer is in idle and ready, performing a reprint in fast print mode ON PLAIN PAPER from history in job queue after 35s from the last plot and less than 3h.

16 Based on comparison of operational footprint, commissioned by HP and performed by Sogeti in February 2023. HP DesignJet XL 3800 operational footprint compared to operational footprint of reference competitor in TDP low volume market segment. Further details available upon request.