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HP SmartStream

Your large-format production workflow — two times more efficient1

  • SPEED — Do jobs in 50% of the time1
    • Meet the tightest deadlines with ultra-fast HP SmartStream Preflight Manager file analysis and processing
    • Reduce reprints—rely on native PDF management with Adobe PDF Print Engine 42
    • Stop changing settings one by one — create presets to bundle all desired settings, then reuse as needed
    • Stay productive with an easy and intuitive user interface
  • EFFICIENCY — Streamline your production workflow
    • Easily distribute the HP SmartStream configuration into different workstations—presets, hot folders, printers
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    • Make sure files are produced reliably with the automatic detection of potential issues
    • Manage your HP PageWide XL, HP DesignJet printers, and non-HP large format printers3
    • Run HP accessories, including online folders, stackers, and standalone scanners
  • GROWTH — Expand with color production
    • Efficiently produce all your GIS maps and point-of-sale (POS) poster applications on HP PageWide XL printers, and HP DesignJet printers
    • Preview color just as it will print, and adjust settings with interactive HP Crystal Preview Technology
    • Get the most out of your media with nesting designed to minimize paper waste
    • Get accurate data for invoicing—job report summary even includes pixel coverage

Enhance specific printing workflows with optional HP SmartStream modules

  • Document Organizer Module enables you to rename files, create different versions of files, and reorder pages in HP SmartStream, saving time by up to 70%.4

    Innovative OCR technology helps you automatically rename large sets of files with minimum effort while avoiding mistakes.

  • Pixel Analysis Module allows you to provide accurate quotes to customers before printing.

    The tool will examine the pixel coverage of jobs before printing—including the mono and color coverage—and provide you with an accurate estimation of job and page prices. Minimize charging mistakes and save valuable time.

  • Workflow Management Module enables you to save time by automating your workflow with a smooth integration of SmartStream into your web-to-print.

    This module allows you to drag and drop JDFs files into HP SmartStream preparation grid or import them directly from hot folders to automatically print them all.

Technical Specifications

Supported File Types PDF, TIFF, JPEG, DWF(x), and HP-GL/2, even within a ZIP. All file formats supported with HP SmartStream Submission Driver
Supported HP PageWide XL Printers and Accessories HP PageWide XL Printer series5
HP F70 Folder
HP F70 Folder with Tab Applicator
HP F70 Folder with Scandinavian Tab Applicator6
HP F60 Folder
HP F60 Folder with Tab Applicator
HP F40 Folder
HP PageWide XL High-capacity Stacker
HP PageWide XL Top Stacker
Note: HP SmartStream for HP PageWide XL and HP DesignJet printers supports PostScript printers. Previous HP DesignJet printers could be compatible. Please, check compatibility for previous models. HP SmartTracker software
Supported Third-Party Printers and Accessories GERA—Butterfly Extra II Folder6
GERA—Ladybird II - online folder6
GERA—Ladybird III - online folder6
es-te - estefold 4211 HP7
Note: Printing to non-HP printers is done through specific drivers, each of them covering several non-HP large format printers.8
Scanning Integration HP PageWide XL Multifunction Printer integrated scanner
HP DesignJet T3500 Production Multifunction Printer integrated scanner
HP HD Pro 42-in Scanner
HP SD Pro 44-in Scanner
Available Languages English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Taiwanese, Catalan
Delivery Licensing system9
Warranty 90 day warranty

Minimum Requirements

Processor Intel Core i3 2.4 GHz with 4 virtual cores/threads
Memory 4 GB of RAM
Hard Drive 3.5 GB of free space on hard disk, plus 100 MB for each additional printer added
Screen Resolution 1280 × 1024 pixels, tuned or calibrated to sRGB for optimal HP Crystal Preview performance
Network Ethernet, IPv4, 100 Mb/s
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10 (32- or 64-bit)
Note: Based on the minimum computer hardware and software requirements, it is not recommended to add more than 10 printers.


1 Using HP SmartStream software, job preparation and processing can be completed in 50% of the time. Conclusion based on an HP internal test, November 2017 comparing select competitor printers and software to HP SmartStream software with the HP DesignJet T7100 Printer and HP PageWide XL printers, measuring the time required to extract pages from a 50-page document and print them using several printers compared with using equivalent software programs.
2 The Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) is Adobe’s high speed, high fidelity print platform. Version 4 extends APPE’s leading edge for print reproduction with new performance efficiencies and breakthrough rendering features. APPE 4 enables printers to increase workflow efficiency and capitalize on the profit potential of innovations in inkjet print technology. To learn more, visit adobe.com/products/pdfprintengine.
3 Support provided for a limited number of brands and models to be available after the introduction of HP SmartStream for HP PageWide XL, HP DesignJet, and non-HP large-format printers. For more information, see hp.com/go/smartstream/trial.
4 Using HP SmartStream software, renaming can be completed saving up to 70% of the time. Conclusion based on an HP internal test, November 2017 comparing HP SmartStream Document Management module with equivalent manual process renaming a 85-page document.
5 Availability may vary by region.
6 Only available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
7 Not available in Asia Pacific and Japan.
8 Printing to non-HP large format printers is done through specific drivers, each of them covering several printers: Océ Windows Printer Driver (WPD), KIP Windows Driver WHQL, RICOH PostScript Driver, Xerox WHQL Driver. For more information, please visit: hp.com/go/smartstream/trial.
9 Licenses need to be installed in a license server, which can be placed in a physical or virtual machine (VMWare Workstation, VMWare ESXi, Virtual Box).

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