HP Intros Large-Format Home Printer

By Staff On Oct 13 2008 - 6:00am

Hewlett-Packard announced a large-format home photo printer and new scanner at the Photokina trade show, here, Sept. 23-28.

The Photosmart B8550 photo printer can produce photos up to 13 inches by 19 inches in size, down to 4 by 6 inches. The unit also supports printing 12- by 12-inch scrapbook pages and 11- by 17-inch calendars.

It features memory card slots, a 2.4-inch color display, five individual ink cartridges, and prints black text at 33 ppm and color at 31 ppm.

It will ship this month for $299.

The company also announced the G3110 photo scanner, which features a resolution of 4,800 by 9,600 dpi and 48-bit color depth, built-in photo restoration, several one-touch buttons for automatic functions and the ability to scan three-dimensional objects.

A built-in trasparency adapter lets users scan up to four 35mm film slides or five negatives. Up to three 4 by 6-inch photos can be scanned at once and saved as separate files.

It ships this month for $99.

Starting in 2009, HP will begin promoting its Creative Print projects and Windows Live Photo Gallery across its Photosmart and Deskjet line of products.

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