From the beginning, HP has been synonymous with innovation. Since the 1980s, the company’s inventions in inkjet and laser technology have revolutionised printing for everyone from home users to large corporations.
Way back in 1984 we launched the LaserJet, the first high-quality, low cost alternative to noisy, low resolution dot matrix printers. In 1991 we were the first to offer printers with interchangeable black and tri-colour ink cartridges and in 1994 we introduced the first multi-function printer, copier and scanner in one device, creating the all-in-one category that now dominates consumer printer sales.
In 2003 we were the first to offer built-in wired and wireless printing across our range of home printers. We created another new category in 2010: web-connected printing, where the printer connects directly to the internet and has its own email address, making it possible to print from virtually anywhere.
HP spent $3.2 billion on research and development in 2011, with the aim of delivering innovations that improve our customers’ technology experiences.