HP Announces New $299 Printer/Scanner/Copier Unit

Hewlett-Packard has announced a new multi-function home imaging device, the HP PSC 750. The new unit features printing, flat-bed scanning, and copying capabilities in one inexpensive, space saving device. The new unit is capable of printing 2400 x 1200 dpi color pictures, and scanning images at a 9600 dpi enhanced resolution. The two most impressive characteristics of the new device, however, are its space saving size and its low price. The HP PSC 750 is expected to retail for US$299. According to Hewlett-Packard:

Hewlett-Packard Company today introduced a flatbed printer/scanner/copier all-in-one, giving families the means to create professional-looking projects such as family albums, school reports or greeting cards for all occasions. This product produces photo-quality color images and crisp black text in all three of its functions. Its easy-to-use features include the ability to print T-shirt transfers and create banners with or without a PC.

The HP PSC 750 all-in-one is the smallest flatbed all-in-one from HP to date -- one-third smaller than its predecessor. Unlike sheetfed machines, the all-in-oneis flatbed design enables scanning or copying of virtually anything, including 3-D objects. In addition to its compact design, this all-in-one features a neutral blue and cool gray case, making it ideal for a variety of home settings.

High-quality Printing
The HP PSC 750 all-in-one features the same award-winning technology available on HP inkjet printers commonly used by small office and home office professionals. This enhanced color layering technology precisely places and layers tiny drops of ink to produce results that are true to the original. From photo reprints that look virtually identical to the original, to personalized greeting cards that rival store-bought cards in quality, the all-in-one produces 2400 x 1200 dpi color images on photo paper.

The HP PSC 750 all-in-one features HPis exclusive creative photo projects software so users can quickly make a variety of photo projects from T-shirt transfers to stickers to banners, and it prints at speeds of up to 11 pages per minute (ppm) in black and up to 8.5 ppm in color.

In just a few simple steps, home users can add brilliant color photos or drawings to their documents to create letters, cards, reports or other creative projects. The HP PSC 750 all-in-one features exceptionally high-quality scanning with 600 x 1200 dpi optical resolution, 9600 dpi enhanced resolution and 36-bit color. It also includes optical character recognition (OCR) software, which allows users to edit text documents that have been scanned and converted into electronic files.

Convenient Copy Features
The all-in-one features a "creative copy" button on its control panel that allows users to conveniently navigate through the copying features to create instant projects without a PC. Customers can create multiple wallet-size photos from one original; reductions and enlargements; posters; and two originals onto one copy. The flatbed design allows customers to scan or copy virtually anything, such as books and other 3-D objects. The all-in-one delivers photo-quality copying at speeds of 11 copies per minute (cpm) in black and 8 cpm in color.

Additional Features:

  • Easy-to-install with USB connection for PCs and Macs.
  • Prints on a wide variety of paper, including all HP paper and most other specialty papers for designing and sharing creative projects.

As stated above, the HP PSC 750 is expected to be available later this month for US$299. You can find more information at the Hewlett-Packard Web site.