It all began in the late 1970s, with HP's first Pen plotter - and what's now become the industry-standard HP-GL Graphic Language. In the early 1990s, HP invented inkjet technology which was deployed to Designjet printers - make large-format printing in black-and-white easy, fast and affordable.

In the same decade, HP Designjet printers introduced colour, higher printing speeds, and the ability to print high - resolution images and complex files in large format.

In 2010, with the rise of mobility and globalization, HP launched the first generation of Designjet e Printers with web connectivity features - and the first multifunction large format ePrinter that offered copying scanning and printing capabilities in a single device. Using HP designjet ePrint & Share, AEC professionals are able to access, view, and print projects wherever work takes them .

Continuous innovation and established leadership in the large-format printing industry requires rigorous R & D and manufacturing processes, strong commitment to industry standards, and constant forward thinking, as well as regularly gathering customer insights to help improve products and introduce new innovations.

That's why HP Designjet is looking to the future - leveraging the cloud to find new ways to help design professionals do their jobs more effectively in a world that is becoming more digital, more mobile, and more social every day.