Printers - Accessories


Laser Selection:

1) 92286Q Memo 1 Font Cartridge (1984)
2) 92286V FORMS Landscape Font Cartridge (1984)
3) 92286B TMS PROPORTIONAL1 Font Cartridge (1984)
4) 92286N Letter Gothic P&L Font Cartridge (1984)
5) 92286L COURIER P&L Font Cartridge (1984)
6) 92286E LETTER GOTHIC Font Cartridge (1984)
7) 92286A Courier 1 Font Cartridge (1984)
8) 92286T Tax 1 Font Cartridge (1984)
9) 92286C INTERNATIONAL1 Font Cartridge (1984)
10) 92286G LEGAL ELITE Font Cartridge (1984)
11) 92286Y PC COURIER 1 Font Cartridge (1984)
12) 92286U FORMS Portrait Font Cartridge (1984)
13) 92286M Prestige Elite P&L Font Cartridge (1984)
14) 92286R Presentations 1 Font Cartridge (1984)
15) 92286D PRESTIGE ELITE Font Cartridge (1984)
16) 92286F TMS PROPORTIONAL2 Font Cartridge (1984)
17) 92286Z Microsoft 1A Font Crtridge (1985)
18) RAM for LJII/IID (1987)
19) 92290S1 Courier Document 1 Font Cartridge (1988)
20) 92290S2 TmsRmn/Helv Report 1 Font Cartridge (1988)
21) C2053A#C07 Text Equations Font Cartridge (1989)
22) C2053A#C01 WordPerfect Font Cartridge (1989)
23) C2053A#C02 Microsoft Font Cartridge (1989)
24) C2053A#C04 Persuasive Presentations Font Cartridge (1989)
25) C2053A#C08 Global Text Font Cartridge (1989)
26) C2053A#C05 Forms Etc Font Cartridge (1989)
27) C2055A#C01 Great Start Font Cartridge (1989)
28) 92286PC Pro Collection Font Cartridge (1989)
29) C2053A#C06 Bar Codes & More Font Cartridge (1989)
30) C2053A#C03 Polished Worksheets Font Cartridge (1989)
31) Postscript Cartridge For LJ III (1990)
32) 33480A LAN Connection (1990)
33) RAM for LJIII/IIID/IIP/IIIP (1990)
34) LaserJet FAX (1991)
35) Postscript Cartridge For LJIIP (1991)
36) C2050B Distinctive Doc 1 Comp Pub 1 Font Cartridge (1991)
37) Custom Font Cartridge (1991)
38) Postscript Lvl 2 Cartridge for LJIII (1991)
39) J2341A MIO LocalTalk Interface (1992)
40) C2050C#C80 Brill Pres I Comp Pub II Font Cartridge (1992)
41) J2552A JetDirect MIO Interface (1992)
42) J2550A 10B-T MIO Interface (1992)
43) J2555A MIO Token Ring Interface (1993)

 

HP introduced its first laser printer (the 2680A) in 1981. This large system printer performed well, but it didn't set any sales records. Nor did the 2687 and 2688 of 1983. It was the original LaserJet that made the first shock waves in the market in 1984. Its low price made it an industry favorite, not just a peripheral to connect to an HP computer. HP prospered with the technology in the same way it had with previous technologies - through innovation. For the first ten years, each subsequent LaserJet generation introduced a significant breakthrough in print quality, speed or features. As importantly, it was through the laser printers that HP really learned how to make money in high-volume products. HP sold a lot of calculators in the 1970s, but the financial scale of that business was dwarfed by the laser printers.

HP dominated the laser printer market. As competitors came into the market, HP (perhaps for the first time) used pricing to maintain its position. It had been HP's habit in the past to charge high prices for its products while those products justified a technology premium, then move on to other technologies as competitors caught up. Because of its market dominance, HP generally charged higher prices for its laser printers than did competitors, but those prices were only marginally higher. From a profitability perspective, the laser printing technology that came out of the Boise Division was one of the two most significant ever introduced by the company (the other being inkjet printing technology).

These products were developed at HP's Boise Division. Be sure to read Jim Hall's early history of the LaserJets by clicking the documentation link below.

Be sure to visit our Supplies and Consumables Catalogs for part numbers and information on all the media, fonts, cartridges, cables and accessories available for these products.

Click here for a review of the early days of laser printing and the reasons behind HP's unparalleld success.


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