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HP launch Photosmart 8750 including HP Vivera Inks

HP launch Photosmart 8750 including HP Vivera Inks - First 9-ink professional photo printer with advanced photo printing up to A3+

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HP announce HP Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer, a high performance device developed for professional photographers. With nine HP Vivera Inks, photographers can produce studio quality prints in colour and in black and white, on paper up to A3+ size with a printable area of 330 x 483mm. This printer provides all the convenience of developing photos at home and also offers photographers a brilliant combination of image quality, built-in networking, fade resistance and speed.

The 9-ink HP Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer uses specially formulated inks in three inkjet print cartridges at the heart of its system: the new large body HP 102 Grey Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge, HP 101 Blue Inkjet Print Cartridge and the existing HP 344 Tri-Colour Inkjet Print Cartridge (See Note 1). Using these cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, light magenta, blue, light grey, medium grey and photo black inks together, produces studio quality printing in colour and in black and white.

The new HP 101 Blue Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge allows photographers to realise their vision in true colour, from landscapes to seascapes, by providing 25 percent more blue chroma than 8-ink printing (See Note 2). Combining the blue ink with the other colours in greyscale printing improves colour accuracy in prints and produces consistent and controlled neutral tones. This is achieved by using grey inks as a component of each colour to make it lighter or darker. This removes the need to mix colour inks to create composite grey which can generate hue shifts and increase the risk of graininess. This significant difference makes the HP Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer the ideal solution for high quality black and white as well as colour printing.

The HP Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer is the first HP Photosmart Printer to offer the opportunity to print on A3+ size paper. Combining this printer with HP Vivera Inks and HP Premium Plus Photo Paper delivers high levels of fade resistance (See Note 3), enabling professional photographers to print artwork, albums, look books and small batch jobs, on a variety of sized HP papers that will resist fading for generations (See Note 3). HP Premium Plus Photo Paper is available in a number of sizes including 10 x 15 cm, large snapshot 13 x 18 cm, panorama10 x 30 cm, A4 and A3+. This paper range produces excellent image and line quality and is highly durable. For easy handling when printing on specific paper the HP Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer has a by-pass and rear straight paper path. Customisable preset output options are included for ease.

The HP Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer offers advanced connectivity options. With a built-in Ethernet, it is possible to access the printer from multiple workstations. For example, in a photo studio, photographers can connect and print from a laptop, a storage station, or an editing station. The printer can also be accessed wirelessly through a wireless router. When connected to the network, all functions are supported, including the direct printing from selected memory cards such as Compact Flash I and II, SecureDigital, MultiMedia, xD and Sony Memory Stick using USB interface. Once connected, the HP Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer driver allows easy management of ICC profiles and supports 4800-optimised dpi. This enables better control of colour workflow and advanced colour mapping, for extreme detail rendering and more accurate colour.

For budding professional photographers the HP Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer has automatic paper-type detection, a standard paper tray, a by-pass paper path and a rear straight paper path. Among the tools and controls available is a card slot to allow the photographer to produce quality print proofs quickly and check the composition, sharpness, contrast and overall artistic interest of the image.

The HP Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer will be available from May 2005 at a recommended street price of £399 (actual prices may vary).

Also available is the HP Photosmart 8750gp Professional Photo Printer, which includes the HP Colourimeter, powered by GretagMacbeth. This technology measures the colour profile on the display in order to match what the photographer sees with the application. This device ensures that the screen image accurately reflects what will be printed. The HP Photosmart 8750gp is available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland, with a recommended street price of £479 (actual prices may vary).

The following inkjet print cartridges ship with the printer:

* HP 101 Blue Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge, 13 ml, (C9365AE). Pricing not yet available
* HP 102 Grey Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge, 23 ml, (C9360AE). Pricing not yet available
* HP 344 Tri-Colour Inkjet Print Cartridge, 14 ml, (C8766EE). Estimated UK street price 23.99 GBP (actual prices may vary)

The following inkjet print cartridges are compatible with the printer:
* HP 100 Grey Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge, 15 ml, (C9368AE), which can be used instead of HP 102 Grey Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge. Estimated UK street price 17.99 GBP (actual prices may vary)
* HP 343 Tri-Colour Inkjet Print Cartridge, 7 ml, (C9363EE), which can be used instead of the HP 344 Tri-Colour Inkjet Print Cartridge. Estimated UK street price 16.99 GBP (actual prices may vary)
* HP 348 Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge, 13 ml, (C9369EE), which can be used instead of the HP 101 Tri-Colour Inkjet Print Cartridge, for 8-ink printing. Estimated UK street price 17.99 GBP (actual prices may vary)
* HP 338 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge, 11 ml, (C8765EE). Estimated UK street price 13.99 GBP (actual prices may vary)
* HP 339 Black Inkjet Print Cartridge, 21 ml, (C8767EE). Estimated UK Street Price 20.99 GBP (actual prices may vary)

Premium Plus Photo Papers
HP Premium Plus Photo and Proofing Gloss (Q5486A) 286g/m² A3+ (330mm x 483mm), 25 sheets – UK pricing not yet available
HP Premium Plus Photo Paper, Satin (Q5489A) 286g/m² A3+ (330mm x 483mm), 25 sheets – UK pricing not yet available
HP Photo Paper Matte (Q5492A) 196g/m² A3+ (330mm x 483mm), 50 sheets – UK pricing not yet available
HP Premium Plus Photo Paper, glossy (Q5496A) A3, 20 sheets- Estimated UK street price 27.99 GBP (actual prices may vary)
HP Premium Plus Photo Paper, glossy (Q1786A) A4, 50 sheets- Estimated UK street price 25.99 GBP (actual prices may vary)
HP Premium Plus Photo Paper, glossy (Q6572A), 13 x 18 cm (borderless) 20 sheets- Estimated UK street price 8.99 GBP (actual prices may vary)
HP Premium Plus Paper, glossy (Q2503A), 10 x 15 cm (borderless), 20sheets- Estimated UK street price 6.99 GBP (actual prices may vary)
HP Premium Plus Paper, glossy (Q6573A), 10 x 30 cm (borderless), 20 sheets- Estimated UK street price 10.99 GBP (actual prices may vary)

Note 1. The HP 100 Grey Inkjet Print Cartridge can be used in place of the HP 102 Grey Inkjet Print Cartridge for lower volume printing requirements. The HP 343 Tri-Colour Inkjet Print Cartridge can be used in place of the HP 344 Tri-Colour inkjet print cartridge for lower volume printing requirements. The HP 348 Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge can be used instead of the HP 101 Blue Inkjet Print Cartridge for 8-ink printing.

Note 2. Based on internal HP testing. Measurement of the CIE '76 C chroma for a patch of colour at R=0 G=) B=225, printed in default sRGB mode on photo media, shows the new blue is up to 25% more chromatic.

Note 3. Up to 108 years using the HP 344 Tri-Colour Inkjet Print Cartridge, the HP 101 Blue Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge, and the HP 102 Grey Photo Inkjet print cartridges on HP Premium Plus Photo Papers. Based on Wilhelm-Research.com light-fade testing under glass for similar systems conducted in 2004. For more information on additional permanence testing factors, visit http://hp.com/go/premiumplusphoto

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peterjones 12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
8 May 2005 1:07PM
An easy printer to set up producing excellent colour prints.
Very neutral black and white prints are produced provided you confine yourself to viewing them under daylight or fluorescent light.
If under tungsten or halogen they shift to a plummy colour not unlike a warm selenium tone.
Beware of using non HP papers, you will get pizza wheel marks unless you remember to set the printer software to other paper.

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peterjones 12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2005 6:29AM
This is in addition to my previous comments to save me typing I have copied my last email to HP:
Hi,

I suggest you give me lots of money and at least a year's supply of paper
and cartidges :

The problem with the metamerism was caused by the installation of your new
super duper 101 blue cartidge. As I thought even when greyscale is selected,
even when the black option is ticked the printer still uses some colour ink.

However substitute the super duper 101 cartidge with the 348 cartidge and
the result does not cure the metamerism but it makes it so insignificant
that in daylight,fluorescent and tungsten light there is no discernible
colour shift,if I blast the image with halogen light there is a slight but
acceptable move to magenta which causes the warm feel.

I am comparing 2 images atm; the first created 48hrs ago using the 101
cartidge,the other created 10 mins ago with the 348, greyscale selected and
already under heavy halogen light the print created 10 mins ago using the
348 is far less magenta than the 2 day old print.The latter print still has
another 23hrs 50mins drying time to go.

Obviously to me the printer in greyscale mode is using the black channel in
the 348 rather than the magenta channel in the 101 !

Well done in producing a fine BW printer but why leave it to your customers
to sort out ! You are the experts !!

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