Original HP inks earn durability certificate for use in PageWide XLs

Original HP inks earn durability certificate for use in PageWide XLs

It’s always good to be the bearer of glad tidings, so we’re happy to share with you the news that Original HP inks have been awarded ISO 11798 certification for durability when used in the HP PageWide XL series of printers.

It’s always good to be the bearer of glad tidings, so we’re happy to share with you the news that Original HP inks have been awarded ISO 11798 certification for durability when used in the HP PageWide XL series of printers.

What does this mean?

It means that HP PageWide XL pigment inks are permanent and have an ISO 11798 certificate to prove it. ISO 11798 standards refer to permanence and durability of writing, printing and copying on paper. The inks have been required to pass a rigorous industry-standardized test to prove that they can withstand harsh exposure to light, water, abrasion and handling, and long-term storage and heat, while still remaining legible.

Why is this such amazing news?

Up until now, ISO 11798 certification had only been achieved with laser or toner based printers. However, HP’s new pigment ink formulation has smashed through the durability glass ceiling by delivering long-lasting laser-like qualities. It now means that PageWide XL printer users can have confidence that the work produced on the range has the required durability for archiving. This is an important requirement for some government departments and institutions, and certification now enables PageWide XL printer operators to bid for their work. Furthermore, it is only Original HP ink that has achieved certification for PageWide. Non-HP inks have not proved themselves durable to the same standards.

Additionally, HP PageWide XL blueprint inks are currently undergoing the same process and should be added to the ISO 11798 certificate imminently.

It’s just one more reason why a PageWide XL should be on your shopping list
The HP PageWide XL series has revolutionised high quality, high speed, large format print production. These printers are clean and efficient, and they’re rapidly taking over from the old guard – cumbersome and bulky LED machines. The range has been designed to challenge the limits and trade-offs of conventional printing so businesses can reach new levels of performance and competitiveness.

PageWide XL printers perform outstandingly on three fronts:

  • Quality – PageWides make it possible to produce durable prints on a wide range of media using the now-ISO certified Original HP inks. You can literally feel the intensity of the deep velvety blacks and the bright vivid colours.
  • Productivity – the range promises a top print speed of up to 6,900 A/A4 colour pages per minute in commercial applications.
  • Economics – a PageWide XL could reduce your total printing costs by up to 50 percent.


Perfect Colours MD Jon Telling sums up the achievement: “For Original HP inks to have achieved ISO 11798 certification is like the icing on the cake. We’ve always known they’re a great series of printers, but now they can truly compete, and win, against some of the more old-fashioned alternatives.”

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