Collaboration with AOL, Flickr and Others Makes Printing from the Web Easier for Consumers
PALO ALTO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 8, 2009 — HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced a series of new relationships and solutions designed to open up web printing to the masses by enabling people to print customized content how, when and where they choose.
“With the explosion of digital content on the web, our goal is to enable consumers to print anywhere, anytime,” said Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. “Today’s announcement is a major step forward in our Print 2.0 strategy, we knew the web would be the future of the printed page and now, with 50 percent of everything that is printed coming from the web, we are embarking on a new era of consumer printing.”
Online communities expand print capabilities
HP is working with AOL to embed the Tabbloid publishing service across the AOL network – including its RSS feeds – allowing people to print customized newsletters tailored to their interests.
Flickr, one of the world’s largest photo sharing communities, will expand its print offering and experiences for members through Snapfish.
First web-connected home printer makes its debut with new Print App partners
In time for the holiday season, the HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web is now available online and in stores for $399.(1) This ultimate all-in-one device not only offers versatility with print, fax, copy and scan functionalities but also provides on-demand, one-touch access to relevant, printable content from the web in a convenient format.(2)
HP is introducing a selection of new Print App partners over the next few months, including:
These new apps will join a host of partners from the world of entertainment and news that were announced in June and will be preloaded onto the printer. The apps are from companies including USA TODAY, Google (maps and calendar applications), Coupons.com, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation, Nickelodeon, Web Sudoku, Weathernews Inc., Snapfish.com and HP Creative Studio.
The HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web ships to customers in a stylish reusable bag to reduce packaging for minimal waste.
HP App Studio empowers consumers to customize their printers
HP App Studio is a web destination where customers can view and rate Print Apps and suggest ideas to ensure the development of a compelling selection of HP Apps for everyday printing.
HP will be working with select developers such as Kurt Noble Incorporated (KNI) and companies such CashStar, FreePrintable.net and MovieTickets.com to create Print Apps using HP’s open application programming interface.
New HP Photosmart printers feature intuitive touch technology
The HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web will join a new line of sleek, black Photosmart printers at a variety of prices.(1) The printers incorporate a new dynamic touchscreen technology that makes it easier than ever for consumers to conveniently display, edit and print photos as well as copy and scan documents.
The new lineup of wireless Photosmart printers are available now and include:
Beginning this fall, HP is making it easier for consumers to identify and choose the optimal combination of hardware and supplies from the HP Photosmart portfolio with the introduction of HP Photosmart Inks.
With the new HP Photosmart printing system, HP is improving the customer selection process and buying experience by streamlining the names, removing numbers and developing complementary packaging.
Eco Solutions for everyday printing
The new ENERGY STAR® qualified HP Photosmart printers offer paper-saving features such as automatic two-sided printing(3) and HP Smart Web Printing. Reducing paper usage by up to 45 percent,(4) HP Smart Web Printing allows users to select, store and organize text and graphics from multiple web pages, and then edit and print exactly what they see on the screen.