Kuwait: First Beta Site For HP’s New Printer
Designjet T920 ePrinter enables SSH Construction Company to share and print drawings in platform-independent formats
The Kuwaiti construction company SSH specializes in the delivery of construction projects in the Middle East and North Africa. With around 600 employees, it is one of the largest consultancy firms in Kuwait and offers a full range of architecture, engineering and infrastructure design and construction supervision services. The company was chosen by HP as beta site for their new HP Designjet T920 ePrinter. The Kuwaiti company closely collaborates with Barcelona based Cloud 9 which has also been nominated as the beta site for T920 as well as Designjet T1500 ePrinter.
Cloud 9 is an international architectural practice specializing in sustainable building design. Based in Barcelona with up to 35 staff, Cloud 9 created the Media-TIC building, recognized as the best building of 2011, the best office building by the World Architecture Festival Awards and one of the few examples that bring nature’s adaptive, productive qualities into building design.
SSH and Cloud 9 have started beta testing the newly designed, web-connected HP Designjet T920 ePrinter and HP Designjet T1500 ePrinter respectively, and use the HP Designjet ePrint & Share1 free web service to access, view, share and print their projects from virtually anywhere. HP Designjet T1500 ePrinter at Cloud 9 is a newly designed, two-roll, web- connected printer. Both companies use HP Coated Paper for CAD drawings and HP super heavyweight plus matte paper for high-quality renditions.
Muhannad EL Midani, project manager at SSH said,” We are one of the oldest architecture and consultancy company in Kuwait founded in 1962
We have around 600 people working with us and to cater to all our printing requirements we have established a full in house printing operation equipped with HP, Canon and Océ printers. SHH is the first company in the Middle East using HP Designjet T920. The main advantage of the printer is in the ePrint and file sharing capability which allows us to receive the printing order from cloud 9 in Barcelona. We then refine the design and do the modifications and send the files back to Cloud 9 office in Barcelona where they can print again. This reciprocity helps us a lot.”
He adds,” The new Designjet is compact and has small footprint which makes an ideal printer for a packed and busy office. The new features such as front feeding and improved media roll are very convenient.”