Wireless Touchscreen Budget Printers By HP
The additions round out the line that includes the much-touted Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web for which today HP announced the opening of its “App Studio” and the HP Photosmart C4700 All in One Series and HP Photosmart Plus All in One, also previously announced. HP is also launching a budget printer, the HP Deskjet D2600 Printer Series, for light duty users on a shoestring.
The highly portable HP Photosmart A640 Compact Printer Series lets you view, edit, create, and personalize photos without a PC, through menus on the printer’s 3.45 inch TouchSmart touch screen. It permits printing from Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, memory cards, and digital cameras via Pictbridge connection.
The Photosmart A640’s editing options from the HP Design Gallery include red-eye fix, slimming features, blemish removal, and sepia tones. Its more than 300 creative elements include borders, clipart, album pages, and photo captions. Users can caption photos with the on screen keyboard or writing stylus, and display slideshows at home or on the go. Users can also create photo greeting cards in a variety of sizes, including 5 by 7 inch and 4 by 12 inch panorama.
You can enable printing from your PC by using HP Quick Connect self installing software, eliminating the need for an installation CD. With Windows Live Photo Gallery, you can easily edit, store and print photos, as well as make photo cards, calendars and more.
The A640 has green credIt’s Energy Star qualified, and more than 32 percent of the printer’s body is created from recycled plastic material; to reduce packaging waste, the printer also ships in a reusable plastic tote (made from recycled plastics).
The HP Photosmart Premium All in One is a print, scan, and copy solution that offers an HP TouchSmart 3.45 inch touch screen and connectivity options include builtin WiFi, Bluetooth and Ethernet capabilities for notebooks, PCs and mobile devices alike. The HP Photosmart Premium All in One allows users to view, edit and print photos from online albums Snapfish without connecting to a PC. It’s Energy Star qualified and features paper-saving options such as automatic two sided printing.
HP is also launching the HP Deskjet D2600 Printer Series, an affordable, easy to use, energy-efficient solution made from 50 percent recycled plastic. The printer delivers reliable prints for everyday projects and is geared to first time printer owners, families needing an additional printer, and college students.