updated 11:55 am EDT, Mon August 11, 2003
HP today announced unveiled more than designed to easily "bring digital photos, music and video to life in new and enriching ways," including the industry's first consumer eight-ink photo printer with studio grade photo paper that surpasses traditional photography on image quality and fade resistance and new "retail experience centers" developed with Microsoft and key US retailers including Circuit City, J&R ComputerWorld, Micro Center and CompUSA that offer real-world scenarios and demonstrations in dedicated physical spaces with specially trained sales representatives.
- The HP Photosmart 7960 photo printer ($200) combined with the new HP 59 gray photo inkjet print cartridge - the world's first eight-ink consumer photo printer that delivers professional-quality photo printing for stunning color and black and white prints.
- The HP PSC 2510 Photosmart all-in-one with built-in wireless functionality
- The HP Scanjet 4670 see-through vertical scanner (pictured above), featuring a breakthrough ultra-thin design that allows users to see what they are scanning through clear glass to capture hard-to-scan items such as newspapers, maps or books. It is $200.
- The HP Deskjet 9650 photo printer - delivering vivid photos up to 13 x 19
- HP Everyday Photo Paper priced as low as 10 cents a sheet for 4 x 6-inch size ($10 for 100 sheets) and 15 cents for 8 x 10-inch size ($15 for 100 sheets).
- The HP Photosmart 945 digital camera ($550) featuring HP's exclusive Adaptive Lighting Technology that permits the camera to reproduce on paper what you see with your eyes, balancing the contrast between darkness and light. The camera captures detailed photos and achieves outstanding enlargements with 5.3-megapixel total resolution and 56x total zoom.
Other new printers include the HP Photosmart 7760 printer ($200) with six-ink color printing, 4800-optimized dpi, 12 ppm color photo printing, 21 ppm black text printing, USB connectivity (front/back), borderless printing at 8.5"x11", an integrated 1.8" color LCD, and built-in digital camera memory slots (CF, MM, SD, SM, SMS, and XD). The HP Photosmart 245 ($200), which also features the color LCD, offers a rear-USB connectivity only and slower print speeds. The HP Photosmart 7660 ($150) offers a text LCD, while its entry level HP Photosmart 7260 photo printer--also with built-in flash memory slots--is $100. The new HP Desktop 9650 offers wide-format color and photo printing for small businesses and home offices with printing up to 11"x17", 20 ppm black/15 ppm color, and six-color printing.
The HP Scanjet 4600 is a see-thru flatbed scanner is made from durable polycarbonate, offers 2,400 dpi optical resolution, 48-bit color, six second preview scans, and USB 2.0 connectivity for $150.
The HP Photosmart 2410 AIO ($300) is an all-in-one (AIO) printer, flatbed fax, scanner, and copier with built-in flash memory card slots, an 2.5" color LCD, 4800x1200 dpi printing, six-ink printing, borderless photo printing/copying, 12x2400 dpi optical scan resolution (with 48-bit color), 600x600 dpi black printing, 150-sheet input tray, 50-page fax memory, 21 ppm black/14 ppm color copies, USB connectivity, and both Ethernet and 802.11b connectivity. It only works with Mac OS X.