HP Introduces Envy 120 e-All-in-One with Wireless Connectivity and Smaller Footprint, New Photo Products
Hewlett-Packard introduced its latest color inkjet All-in-One for consumers, the Envy 120 e-All-in-One ($249.99), with wireless connectivity, smaller footprint, and larger, adjustable 4.33″ color touch screen that retracts after printing. HP also introduced new products and tools for enabling consumers to create custom photo products (see below).
HP rates the Envy 120 at ISO 7 (black)/4 (color) ppm with draft print speeds up to 28 (black)/23 (color) ppm, and print resolution up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi (optimized). It uses a black ink cartridge and a second tri-color ink cartridge containing cyan, yellow, and magenta inks, and includes 80-sheet paper input tray, and automatic duplex printing. There’s a flatbed platen (no automatic document feeder) for copying and 24-bit scanning originals up to 8.5″ x 11.69″ in size (optical scan resolution is 1,200 dpi). A USB 2.0 local port and WiFi 802.11n wireless interface are standard. There’s also a slot for printing from memory cards, and borderless printing up to 8.5″x11″, as well as HP apps for printing content from the Web, such as greeting-card templates, recipes, etc.
The HP 60 black ink cartridge ($14.99) yields 200 pages, while the HP 60 Tri-Color ink cartridge ($19.99) yields 165 pages, for a black cost per page of 7.4 cents, and a CYMK color cost per page of 19.5 cents.
One thing that’s especially noteworthy about the Envy 120 is its compact dimensions – it stands just 4.33″ high, and measures 16.88″ wide x 13.23″ deep.
The new All-in-One also features HP’s ePrint remote printing (print files attached to email messages), support for Apple AirPrint mobile printing, and wireless direct mobile printing. With wireless direct printing, users can print from Wi-Fi-enabled devices (including smartphones, tablet PCs, and computers) and make a wireless network connection directly to the printer without having to use a wireless router or access point.
For more information and complete specifications, visit HP here.
HP also announced its Holiday Headquarters Web site that provides templates for printing greeting cards that incorporate consumer personal photos, as well as personalized decoration and gifts, all printed with HP color inkjet printers. HP’s also offering discount packages for ink cartridges and photo-printing supplies:
- HP Combo Packs bundle together HP ink cartridges (HP 564, 920 or 933 ink), 20 sheets of photo paper in sizes 4″x6″ and 5″x7″, and envelopes to create personalized gifts and crafts. HP Combo Packs start at $26.99.
- For a limited time, HP is offering free Holiday Gift Packs with select ink-cartridge purchases. The Holiday Gift Packs include photo paper for printing cards or photo gifts, as well as a swatch book of holiday printing ideas. More information is available at hp.com/holiday.
HP’s Holiday Headquarter’s Web site.
HP also announced that its Snapfish photo-sharing and printing site is collaborating with American Greetings to provide new contemporary greeting card designs. Customers can also mail personalized greeting cards directly to recipients with Snapfish’s new Mail for Me service. Cards start at $2, and several hundred different designs are available.
Last but not least,HP added new printable content from Mattel to its Web-connected printers. Users can print holiday coloring pages, crafts and calendars featuring characters and toys from Barbie and Hot Wheels without using a PC via the touch screen of a Wi-Fi-connected HP printer or All-in-One with Web connectivity, such as HP Photosmart and Envy printers and All-in-Ones.
New Photo Products
New photo products include Mounted Photos, Custom Cover Photo Books with same-day pickup, and Premium Canvas with same- or next-day pickup. With these projects, users submit a print project via HP’s Snapfish.com, and then pick up the finished product at their closest supported retail store.
- HP Mounted Photos are available in 5″x7″ ($8.96) or 8″x10″ ($12.96) sizes, and consist of a canvas-wrapped photo with silver-look edge that comes ready to hang, or display on a tabletop with an included stand.
- HP Premium Canvas for printing personal photos on canvas starts at around $30.
- A new 8″x11″ HP Custom Cover Photo Book starts at under $25. Walmart will be the first retailer worldwide to offer this product.
At Snapfish.com, Snapfish FreeStyler is a really interesting new tool that enables users to create a professional lay-flat book of photos by enabling users to add text to photos, layout different photos on a page, re-size photos, and more – see the sample below. We tried our hand at it over at Snapfish.com and it looks pretty easy with the automated “wizard” – select your photos, select a book size, select a background theme if you wish, add text, and edit photos. Lay-flat photo books in 8″x11″ and 11″x14″ sizes are also new. Snapfish photo books start at $5.99.
Lay-flat book created with Snapfish’s FreeStyle editing tool.