What is a PageWide XL Printer?

PageWide XL printers use a technique called single pass printing. Single pass machines utilize a stationary print head that jets ink onto a traveling print media. Traditional ink jet machines use a reciprocating print head, limiting the speed at which media is produced.

The PageWide technology replaces traditional printheads and instead uses a stationary printbar. The printbar contains nozzles that spray and format ink onto print material.

HP offers a variety of PageWide XL printers. These printers can cut job preparation time and production costs up to 50 percent. HP boasts the ability to print monochrome technical documents at the same or lower cost than comparable LED printers and print color technical documents at the lowest cost in the market.



One of the major benefits of wide format printers is speed. HP PageWide XL printers can produce D size sheets at high speeds.

  • HP PageWide XL 4000 – 8 D sheets per minute
  • HP PageWide XL 5000 – 14 D sheets per minute
  • HP PageWide XL 8000 – 30 D sheets per minute


If you find traditional print methods to be too slow for your business needs, consider a PageWide XL. These printers offer increased efficiency at a lower cost than traditional printers for large scale print jobs.