In 1939, Packard and Hewlett established Hewlett-Packard (HP) in Dave Packard’s garage with an initial capital investment of just US$538. The company was originally rather unfocused, working on a wide range of electronic products for industry and even agriculture. But in 1966 HP entered the computer market with the HP 2100 / HP 1000 series of minicomputers.
Folklore has it that Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, originally designed the Apple I computer while working at HP and offered it to them under their right of first refusal to his work, but they did not take it up…
In 1984, HP introduced both inkjet and laser printers for the desktop. These have later been developed into the successful multifunction products, often know as MFP’s, that we see on sale today from HP.
What is little known by most consumers is that the actual print mechanisms, in HP’s popular LaserJet line of laser printers depend almost entirely on Canon’s components, which in turn use technology originally developed by Xerox
Finding a list of the entire range of discontinued HP printers online proved difficult, so here at the Inkfactory.com we decided to create one. Well several actually as we have separated them into different product lines…
Discontinued Designjet Printers
Discontinued Photosmart Printers
…if you discover a discontinued HP printer, that is not listed on any of these page, then please do let us know! Contact page