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HP announces 4 new portable photo printing companions

HP announces its latest portable photo printers, The HP Photosmart 335 and the 385 are perfect portable devices that can be taken anywhere and used to print high quality pictures. The 422 offers a three-in-one solution offering ultimate photo simplicity with printer, docking station and camera. And finally, with the 475 photos can be printed in high quality color, as well as black and white, and be viewed on a TV as a photo album by using the included remote control or directly saved to CD or DVD by connecting an external CD/DVD writer – all without using a PC...
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The HP Photosmart 335 - The Ideal Portable Printing Companion  

The HP Photosmart 335 Compact Photo Printer is a Lightweight Photo Printer that Delivers True-to-Life Panorama Prints, on the go

HP announced the launch of its latest portable photo printer, the HP Photosmart 335 Compact Photo Printer. Compact and weighing less than 1.4 kg, this photo printer is a perfect portable device that can be taken anywhere and used to print high quality pictures.  With great connectivity features, it is perfectly designed for printing holiday snaps, whilst on the beach or for use at home.  
As HP's latest addition to its range of award winning portable photo printers, the HP Photosmart 335 Compact Photo Printer is designed for maximum portability and ease of use. With five built-in memory card slots for direct printing from all major cards[1] and a front panel USB port which connects to any PictBridge-enabled camera and to most USB flash drives, this printer is ideal for occasions when people want to share the moment as it happens, capture stunning scenery, or video stills in an instant. The optional Bluetooth accessory2 means users can print straight from a Bluetooth enabled camera phone or PDA - allowing more freedom to print photos as and when needed.
With a standard power supply, the HP Photosmart 335 Compact Photo Printer is ideal for use away from home. For maximum mobility, the printer can be equipped with an optional battery which ensures up to 75 photos can be printed in a single charge. A custom made case to make carrying easier and the in-car adapter (sold separately) which can also be used to recharge the optional battery means users can remain truly portable and print whenever, wherever. Other optional accessories available for use with this compact photo printer include an HP inkjet print cartridges and HP papers.  
A simple one-touch command button and clear 3.8 LCD screen allows users to easily view and select photos and also print still sequences from video action clips - meaning that fun events caught on video via a digital camera can be printed instantly. The delete button enables keen photographers to free up space on memory cards, whilst HP Real Life technologies can be used to further improve images such as removing red-eye and adjusting contrast - all without a PC.
For use at home, HP Image Zone software enables photographers to enhance, organise and edit photos on their PC.
Users can produce rich, vivid photos that will resist fading for generations3 using the HP 343 Tri-Colour Inkjet Print Cartridge with HP Vivera Inks. For professional quality black and white photos, users can capture beautiful artistic scenes, such as landscapes and architecture with the optional HP 100 Grey Inkjet Print Cartridge. Keen photographers will benefit from different HP Photo Packs for best value photo printing.
Using HP Premium Plus Photo Paper, which is specially designed to work with HP printers and inkjet print cartridges to deliver the best possible results, photo enthusiasts can print borderless 10 x 30 cm panorama photos,  and , 10 x 15 cm photos in as little as 60 seconds.

The HP Photosmart 335 is available from August 2005 at a recommended street price of £149.99.


The HP Photosmart 385 - Portable Printing at its Best

The HP Photosmart 385 Colour Photo Printer – a Lightweight, Stylish Portable Printer Ideal for any Social Occasion

HP today announced the launch of the HP Photosmart 385 Compact Photo Printer, a take-anywhere photo printer that combines almost unlimited connectivity options with a host of impressive, on-board tools for selecting, editing and printing photos in either rich colour or professional quality black and white.
This latest addition to HP's fast growing range of portable printing solutions is designed for maximum portability and ease of use. Compact and weighing little more than 1.4 kg it comes with a standard power cable for use at home, at friends' houses, or when away on holiday. An optional in-car adapter is available for travelling and for complete freedom, whilst an optional rechargeable battery lets users print up to 75 photos between charges, whether indoors or out.
For enhanced freedom, a bank of card slots allow direct printing from all major memory cards1, while the front USB allows the whole family to print from any PictBridge-enabled camera and most USB flash drives. The HP Photosmart 385 Compact Photo Printer also comes complete with its own Bluetooth adapter for easy direct printing from Bluetooth enabled camera phones. Or it can be easily connected to a PC like any other printer.
A large 6.4 cm built-in LCD flips up to allow easy selection of photos, while in-printer features deliver intuitive access to creative options such as zoom, crop, add frames, rotate and brightness control – all of which can be previewed on the clear colour screen. In addition, HP Real Life technologies such as red-eye removal and adaptive lighting can be used to improve results further still – all without using a PC.
Photo print quality is excellent, using the HP 343 Tri-Colour Inkjet Print Cartridge with HP Vivera Inks providing vivid, long lasting true-to-life colour that will resist fading for generations2. Budding photographers wanting to experiment black and white prints can swap the tri-colour cartridge with the optional HP 100 Grey Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge to produce black and white photos comparable with studio-developed prints.
Photo-quality printing doesn't mean having to wait around, with standard snapshot-sized 10 x 15 cm photos printing in less than a minute. In addition, this supremely versatile printer can also be used with landscape format 10 x 30 cm photo paper. Keen photographers will benefit from different HP Photo Packs for best value photo printing.

The HP Photosmart 385 Compact Photo Printer is available from August 2005 at a recommended street price of £199.99.


The HP Photosmart 422 - Point, click, dock and print - a complete portable camera/printer solution
 
New HP Portable Photo Studio allows for ultimate photo simplicity, anywhere, anytime

HP today launched the HP Photosmart 422 Portable Photo Studio, a three-in-one solution offering ultimate photo simplicity with printer, docking station and camera. Featuring a high quality HP 5.2 megapixel (MP) camera and compact photo printer with built in camera dock, this package is the perfect travelling companion – enabling users to print their photos on the go or at home.
This integrated three-in-one system makes taking and printing photos simpler than ever before. The HP Photosmart 422 Portable Photo Studio, offers users a simple photography solution, in which every component is designed to work together perfectly, providing everything needed to create beautiful photos almost anywhere.
The camera itself, the 5.2 MP HP Photosmart M415 Digital Camera, provides impressive performance with 24x total zoom (3x optical, 8x digital). It also boasts a selection of HP Real Life technologies including HP Red-eye Removal and HP's Adaptive Lighting system, which brings detail out of the shadows in dark or badly lit photos.
The camera features a 1.5 inch colour LCD screen for easy viewing of images, both indoors and out. Once the photos have been taken, the camera can be placed in the printer's built-in dock where users can select, edit, zoom and crop their images by utilising the bank of on-printer controls. Simultaneously to this, users can recharge the camera's battery, ensuring that it is always ready to capture great photos.
At the heart of the HP Photosmart 422 Portable Photo Studio is the printer itself. Small, sturdy and light enough to be carried anywhere with its integrated handle, it uses HP Vivera Inks to produce beautiful, long-lasting1 10 x 15 cm colour photos. An optional grey photo cartridge can be temporarily installed to produce striking black & white prints.
The small, lightweight camera easily fits into a handbag or jacket pocket, and the compact photo printer is easy to carry around via its handle. The optional rechargeable printer battery provides enough power to print up to 75 photos anywhere, any time. Whether it is on the beach, train or at home in the kitchen, the HP Photosmart 422 Portable Photo Studio gives you the flexibility to click, print and present your photos immediately, hassle-free. A front panel USB port also gives the flexibility to  connect to any PictBridge-enabled camera
When at home users can connect the HP Photosmart 422 Portable Photo Studio to their PC or Mac in seconds, enabling access to the HP Image Zone Photo and Imaging Software, and using HP Instant Share software it is simple to email images straight from the camera to family and friends. Additionally users can connect the printer to a TV for easy viewing of photos as a slideshow, allowing users, using the ultra-slim remote control, to send favourite photos to print without interrupting the show.

The HP Photosmart 422 Portable Photo Studio is available at a recommended retail price of £249.99


The HP Photosmart 475 - The First Portable Printer to Store up to 1,000 Photos

Store, edit and print photos from any location - without a PC - with  the HP Photosmart 475 Compact Photo Printer

HP today announced the launch of the HP Photosmart 475 Compact Photo Printer, the most advanced compact photo printer in the industry.  This stylish new device can store up to a thousand photos internally, eliminating the need to store images on a PC or camera.  Photos can be printed in high quality colour, as well as black and white, viewed on a TV as a photo album by using the included remote control or directly saved to CD or DVD by connecting an external CD/DVD writer – all without using a PC.  
With this ultimate travelling companion, HP takes a step forward in portable printing technology.  Users can simply insert their memory card to transfer, print and store all of their images faster and more conveniently than ever before.  Featuring 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of internal memory, files can be stored on the printer and organised chronologically as well as by event.  Users can access their images quickly and conveniently, making this printer the perfect portable photo album.
The HP Photosmart 475 Compact Photo Printer is the first portable printer to also print on large borderless sizes from 13 x 18 cm to panorama size10 x 30 cm.  This means users can print larger versions of their favourite panorama shots, whether it's the Grand Canyon or Paris' Arc de Triomphe.
Extremely lightweight and featuring a built-in handle, the HP Photosmart 475 Compact Photo Printer is perfect to use anywhere.  This versatile printer also allows photography enthusiasts to print directly from their memory cards or USB flash drives via the front loading slots.  Those who need to free up space on their memory card or PC hard drive can use the printer's 1.5 GB of memory to store images for printing at a more convenient time.  Users with PictBridge-enabled cameras or camera phones utilising Bluetooth1, can transfer images quickly and easily to the printer, so printing is simple to achieve anywhere.
A large 6.4 cm built-in LCD flip up screen facilitates easy selection and editing of photos.  The in-printer tools allow users to edit their photos with zoom, crop, rotate and brightness controls which can then be previewed on the colour screen. In addition, HP Real Life technologies such as red-eye removal and Adaptive Lighting can be used to further enhance results, all without a PC.
The printer conveniently comes with a cable and remote control for connection to a TV.  This connection enables users to easily view, edit and browse photos and video clips on the TV screen. In addition, users can also create slide shows made up of their favourite photos, which can be saved to the internal memory and replayed.  

The HP Photosmart 475 is available from August 2005 at a recommended street price of £249.99.
July 2, 2005
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