have announced a photo lab printer, the HP Photosmart 7550. The new printer combines
all the benefits of HP's PhotoREt IV printing technology with versatility and
ease of use, allowing you to print high quality photos and professional text documents
on the one printer without the need to change ink cartridges.
The HP Photosmart 7550 printer is the first consumer seven ink printing system
offered by HP. It uses the specially developed PhotoREt IV HP photo inkjet cartridge
No. 58, together with the No. 57 HP tri-colour inkjet cartridge and the pigment-based
No. 56 HP black inkjet cartridge to provide the highest quality output for all
types of documents and photos. The printing system provides a range of 1.2 million
colours for photos with vibrancy of colour and also deep black, laser-quality
text and graphics for professional looking presentation documents.
Aimed at digital photo enthusiasts, the HP Photosmart 7550 allows you to preview,
select, edit and print your photos without having to turn on your PC or Mac.
The four built-in memory card slots incorporated in the HP Photosmart 7550 allows
you to access images from CompactFlash*; SmartMedia; Memory Stick; Secure Digital
and MultiMedia memory cards and preview them on the integrated colour LCD screen.
With the intuitive control panel, you can select the images you want to keep
and then edit by modifying colours, rotating, cropping, creating album pages
or even adding frames to favourite images.
"Photo enthusiasts are demanding more and more from their printers, with
most wanting something versatile and able to both meet their photo printing
needs as well as capable of producing highly professional text-based documents,
" said John Duckworth, HP UK Inkjet category manager. " The HP Photosmart
7550 printer combines the best in print technology with a host of intelligent
features to make printing out any document a total breeze."
HP's entire digital imaging range comprises scanners, printers, cameras, and
papers. The HP Photosmart 7550 printer can print on two paper sizes enabling
users to produce borderless photos using 10 x 15 cm HP Premium Plus Photo Paper
or larger A4 images to frame and display.
With PhotoREt IV technology, printing photos is even faster than using traditional
high dpi printing, and because it uses less ink, it saves money in the long
run. However, as part of HP's commitment to offering customers choice, the HP
Photosmart 7550 printer also has optional optimised 4,800 dpi mode.
- Prints up to 13 pages per minute in colour and 17
pages per minute in black
- Upload button to transfer photos automatically to a
- Includes HP Photo and Imaging software, with HP
Memories Disc Creator
- Paper handling capabilities can be extended to automatic 2-sided printing.