The HP PageWide 5200 Outperforms KIP 9900 in a Year-long Comparison

Rick Johnson, office manager for COS Blueprint in Akron, migrated from a KIP 9900 printer to an HP PageWide 5200 in September of 2021. After one year and 1.5M square feet of printing, here’s what we’ve learned:

This inkjet platform dominated by HP’s DesignJet series has now transferred that same efficiency and performance to the production-level PageWide platform. The concern with the lower volume technical series platform was stability when running high volumes and the ability to print at speeds above 4 “D” size prints per minute. The HP PageWide platform has performed exceptionally well in both areas with little service, running 20 “D” size prints per minute.

Rick reflected, “The HP PageWide printer requires far less cleaning and has required very little service over the past year.”

Barb Park, Sales Manager at Repros Engineering, added “Customers who historically have had a higher speed monochrome (B&W) printer would often have another small inkjet printer like the DesignJet. But with an upgrade to the powerful HP PageWide, they can now print either monochrome or color on the same machine with much lower cost, saving floor space in their print center.”

Repros COS Blueprint offers large format printing and scanning for the Architect, Engineering and Construction industries. Delivery available or pick up at three convenient locations in Northeast Ohio.
Print crisp lines, fine detail, and smooth grayscales with the HP PageWide XL 5200 wide format printer or MPF. Available for purchase through Repros COS Blueprint.

HP has developed the industry-leading line of integrated monochrome and black & white printers that fit any office need. HP’s PageWide 3000 Series line bridges the gap between small technical printer and enterprise units by offering 3-6 “D” per minute printers with the DesignJet XL and the PageWide XL MultiFunction Printers (MFP’s). This series delivers high-quality results and media versatility, producing fine details, a wide color gamut and a flexible ink layer with 6 colors and 1200 dpi resolution.

The 4000 series is available as a printer or a MFP. These models are well-suited for enterprise, producing high speed printing with rich, high quality color images and crisp, sharp black-and-white lines. Running at speeds up to 100 A1 sheets per hour and printing up to 1067 mm wide, the HP PageWide 4000 series will keep operational costs under control with easy remote printer management.

Contact the experienced sales team at COS Blueprint or Repros Engineering to find the large format printing solution that suits you business and budget. Repros Engineering is the largest wide format, print equipment dealer in Northeast Ohio with sales, service and support of HP, Oce, Canon, Epson, Kip, and many others. Repros provides a comprehensive range of large format reprographic services for the architectural and engineering industry, including blue prints and spec books.

COS Blueprint is located at 1518 Copley Road and services the greater Akron area including Montrose, Fairlawn, Medina, Green, Kent, Cuyahoga Falls, Copley, and other nearby cities.   COS Blueprint and Repros Engineering operate two other convenient locations in North Canton and Downtown Cleveland.

Call Barb Park for more information at 800-666-3364, or email