HP has launched a bevy of new printers – including five compact photo printers, five Photosmart single-function and all-in-one printers and two Deskjet printer models.
The new products are part of the company's "Print 2.0" strategy, which looks at delivering a next-generation digital printing platform that increases print speeds and lowers the cost and make it easier to print from the web.
Highlights of the products include three new touchscreen products, including two compact photo printers with the largest touchscreen displays of any compact printer in the industry and seven printer models that offer wired and wireless networking.
With all the printers HP's Smart Web Printing software is available as well as via the web in a free download for what they say is simple, predictable web printing.
HP’s new touchscreen photography products include two industry-first compact photo printers with large touchscreens and included styluses for easy editing and personalization of photos, album pages and greeting cards with frames, captions and creative graphics.
The HP Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center has a large 7.0-inch colour touchscreen especially designed for the creation of personalized photos and users can also print up to 100 photos at a time with the A826’s 100-sheet internal paper tray.
The HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer is designed for those on the go. It features all of the creative offerings of the A826, a 4.8-inch colour touchscreen, plus a built-in handle and space for an optional battery for complete portability.
The HP Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center and HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer are expected to be available for $249 and $179, respectively. The HP Photosmart A526 Compact Photo Printer is expected to be available for $99. All three photo printers are expected to be available for purchase in September.
The HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One Printer features a 3.5-inch touchscreen for easy navigation and built-in wireless for network compatibility.
This printer also includes LightScribe technology for etching labels on the surface of LightScribe CDs/DVDs. The new $99 HP Photosmart D5360 Printer features the ability to print personal photos, designs and text directly on CDs and DVDs.
Delivering wireless capability at a more affordable price, the new HP Photosmart C4385 All-in-One is expected to be available for $139. The HP Photosmart C6280 All-in-One Printer is expected to be available for $199, the HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One Printer for $299 and the HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One Printer for $399. All of these printers are expected to be available in September.