New Printers from HP
The HP Photosmart D7260 and D7460 desktop inkjet printers are designed to output both text and photos up to 8.5x24 inches, while the HP Photosmart C5280 all-in-one provides functions for copying, scanning, and printing on paper and discs.
HP has introduced two new desktop inkjet printers and an all-in-one device. The Photosmart D7260 and D7460 are designed for both text and photo printing, and use six individual cartridges of dye-based Vivera inks to produce 4800x1200dpi color prints. The Photosmart C5280 All-in-One uses black and tri-color cartridges — and optional Photo Inkjet and Gray Photo cartridges — to output 4800x1200dpi prints on paper and discs. It also copies and scans.
The 17.6-pound D7260 and D7460 provide controls through both buttons and a 3.5-inch interactive touchscreen LCD. They output borderless photos at sizes as large as 8.5×24 inches. A dedicated 4×6 photo paper tray is included, to reduce the need for switching paper types in the main tray. The printers also incorporate HP’s Auto Sense feature, which automatically detects the paper type being used. Both printers are compatible with the optional HP Inkjet Automatic Two-sided Printing Accessory. Automatic photo enhancement features include redeye removal and HP’s Adaptive Lighting tool for brightening dark shadow areas.
The printers can receive images via their built-in memory card slots, a USB port for connecting PictBridge-compatible cameras, and USB-connected computers. While both models offer Ethernet connections and can receive images via Bluetooth with an optional adapter, the D7460 also provides a built-in 802.11g WiFi connection.
The 15.7-pound C5280 All-in-One provides a 2.4-inch LCD and control buttons. It offers most of the same printing capabilities and features as the new D-series printers, but is limited to an 8×10 photo print size. The device can receive images from a USB-connected computer or its built-in memory card slots. Its flatbed scanner captures 4800×4800 dpi, 48-bit files.
The $149 D7260 and $179 D7460 will be available in August 2007, while the $149 C5280 will be available in June.