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HP Delivers New Printers and Tools for Consumers

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Panasonic PrinterPALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 28, 2007 - HP today introduced several imaging and printing solutions - including five compact photo printers, five Photosmart single-function and all-in-one printers, two Deskjet printer models and a variety of unique photo books - all designed to make it easier for consumers to print, create and share their content in new ways.

The new products are part of the company's Print 2.0 strategy, which focuses on three key areas: to deliver a next-generation printing platform digital printing platform that increases print speeds and lowers the cost of printing for high-volume commercial markets; extend HP's digital content creation and publishing platforms across all customer segments; and make it easier to print from the web.

Highlights of the products include:

• Three new touchscreen products, including two compact photo printers with the largest touchscreen displays of any compact printer in the industry;

• Seven printer models that offer wired and wireless networking(1);

• Smart Web Printing(2) software available across the HP consumer printer portfolio and via the web in a free download for simple, predictable web printing; and

• Distinctive photo books that allow consumers to add and remove pages for a truly personalized book.

Create personalized memories using touchscreen technology

HP's three new touchscreen photography products make it easy to create and share photos and documents. They include two industry-first compact photo printers with large touchscreens and included styluses for easy editing and personalization of photos, album pages and greeting cards with frames, captions and creative graphics.

The HP Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center fits into any room in the house with ease and features a large 7.0-inch color touchscreen especially designed for the creation of personalized photos. Users can also print up to 100 photos at a time with the A826's 100-sheet internal paper tray, allowing for easy, unattended printing.

The HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer is an ideal printer for those on the go. It features all of the creative offerings of the A826, a 4.8-inch color touchscreen, plus a built-in handle and space for an optional battery for complete portability.(3) In addition to being the only touchscreen compact photo printers on the market, both products allow consumers to create lab-quality, smudge-resistant photos that last for generations.(4)

The HP Photosmart A826 Home Photo Center and HP Photosmart A626 Compact Photo Printer are expected to be available for $249(5) and $179,(5) respectively. The HP Photosmart A526 Compact Photo Printer is expected to be available for $99.(5) All three photo printers are expected to be available for purchase in September.

Tackle unique printing projects with HP's latest all-in-one printers

The HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One Printer delivers the fastest and easiest way to print photos at home.(6) The ultimate printer for photo archiving, the C8180 features a 3.5-inch touchsreen for easy navigation and built-in wireless(1) for network compatibility. This feature-packed printer also includes LightScribe technology(7) for etching labels on the surface of LightScribe CDs/DVDs. The new $99 HP Photosmart D5360 Printer features the ability to print personal photos, designs and text directly on CDs and DVDs.(8)

Delivering wireless(1) capability at an affordable price, along with HP quality and reliability, the new HP Photosmart C4385 All-in-One is expected to be available for $139.(5) The HP Photosmart C6280 All-in-One Printer is expected to be available for $199,(5) the HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One Printer for $299(5) and the HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One Printer for $399.(5) All of these printers are expected to be available in September.


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