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Epson announced two new six-color photo printers, filling out the lower end of its photo printer line up.
Both models offer individual ink tanks and can print directly to inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs with the new ability to print from the center to the edge of the disc.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Samsung will reduce the price of its ML-1210 laser printer to well below $200 upon the introduction of the company's new ML-1430 in June.
Chanel O'Connor, Samsung's product marketing manager, did not give an exact price, but hinted it would be in the $150 range. This price point is not a promotional ploy to blow out remaining stock, O'Connor said, but Samsung plans to keep the ML-1210 on the market possibly until the holiday season. The ML-1210 has been available since last summer.
Hewlett-Packard introduced a host of entry-level laser and inkjet printers for small- to medium-sized businesses during its annual analyst and media conference, held here earlier this month.
The new single function models, which will sell through the retail channel, include the LaserJet 1020, LaserJet 1022, Business Inkjet 1000, the DeskJet 9800 series and the Color LaserJet 2600n. All are now shipping.
Samsung Electronics will introduce two new laser printers next month at the International Consumer Electronics Show.
The ML-1410 and ML-1450 are targeted at the home and small office market. They feature 15 page-per-minute print speeds with 1200dpi resolution and are powered by a 66Mhz processor.
Hoping to ride the rising tide of camera phone users, Kodak introduced a new EasyShare Printer Dock that can produce prints from camera phones, in addition to traditional digital sources.
The company also made a replacement in its EasyShare digital camera lineup with a new ultra-zoom model, the 5-megapixel DX7590, which will replace the DX6490.
Lexmark introduced an array of new standalone and all-in-one printers last week along with a new six-color ink technology.
All the models will start shipping in the next few weeks.
The company's newest standalone model is the Z816 Jetprinter. The Z816 has a $99 suggested retail price and can print at 15 pages per minute (ppm) in color and 22ppm in black.
Industry analysts gave a thumbs up to Dell Computer's proposed entry into the handheld computer and printer categories, saying the company's ability to execute business plans and bring in low-priced products should make it a force in both markets.