New Web-Printing Printing Applications From Hewlett-Packard
Hewlett-Packard has announced new printing applications that enable users to print customized content directly from the Web, as well as new imaging devices for SOHO and SMB users.
Among the new Web-printing initiatives are the following:
- HP is partnering with AOL to bring embedded print-customization tools to AOL Web sites. HP is also working with AOL to embed its Tabbloid publishing service across the AOL network– including its RSS feeds–enabling users to print customized newsletters tailored to their interests.
- The company also negotiated an agreement with Flickr, a photo-sharing site that is a division of Yahoo! Inc., and will expand print services for Flickr members worldwide through its Snapfish by HP Web site.
These print applications will work with HP’s now-shipping Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart and new upcoming Photosmart imaging systems. HP’s overall Web-printing strategy is counting on the fact that, according to HP, more than 50 percent of everything printed is obtained from the Web. Consequently, smarter, Web-enabled printers–that enable users to print Web content without a computer workstation–should appeal to many users.