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HP Launches In-store and Online Publishing Tools for Affordable Printing



The versatile HP Photosmart C4600 All-in-One Series makes scanning, copying and printing simple and convenient. An integrated TouchSmart frame lets users view and print photos, web pages and everyday documents.

Made from 50 percent recycled materials, the affordable and easy-to-use HP Deskjet D2600 Printer Series consistently delivers reliable prints.

The HP Deskjet F4400 All-in-One Series prints, copies and scans and is made from 20 percent recycled materials. It is built for quick speeds and features a modern design and intuitive control panel.

The HP 60 Photo Value Pack is a convenient bundle of HP Advanced Photo Paper and ink offered together at a more affordable price than if purchased separately. In addition to delivering professional-looking results for photos, creative projects and everyday documents alike, these solutions contain several features that help reduce the environmental impact of printing as part of the HP Eco Solutions program. For example, all of the new printers are ENERGY STAR® qualified, eliminate waste with Smart Web Printing(4) and carry the HP Eco Highlights label, which summarizes features such as reduced energy consumption and ease of recycling.

HP printers are backed by HP Total Care, the company's comprehensive service and support program. With HP Total Care, consumers' choices for convenient support include online support options such as printer diagnostics and software driver updates with HP Printer Check; real-time chat with a support agent; as well as 24/7 toll-free phone support in English or Spanish. HP also recently launched a revamped global online support forum where consumers can receive help from a community of HP customers.

Expanding the HP retail publishing portfolio

The new HP Photo Center 4.0 makes it quicker, more intuitive and more fun for people to create vibrant, lab-quality prints and new types of creative products. This versatile and scalable digital print offering can supplement retailers’ existing lab infrastructures or serve as a complete system.

Incorporating technological advancements developed by HP Labs, the company's central research facility, the HP Photo Center 4.0 offers users new themes, colors and templates for photo books, posters, calendars and photo greeting cards, along with new types of output such as flip books, banners and DVD slide shows.

While reducing the amount of time consumers spend during the creation and ordering process, the new HP Photo Center 4.0 enhances users' ability to tweak and arrange photos in each product in a visually engaging fashion. Additionally, the ability to connect to Snapfish by HP offers consumers the comfort of at-home ordering with the speed and convenience of in-store pickup.

Retailers can benefit from additional revenue opportunities with the HP Photo Center 4.0, as small and micro businesses can use it to quickly and cost-effectively produce on-demand, professional-quality marketing collateral.

The HP Photo Center 4.0 also has customized up-sell screens that encourage customers to create and purchase more at multiple points of the ordering process. At the same time, the HP Retail Management System (RMS) improves retailers’ efficiency by enabling them to remotely manage system performance, upgrade firmware and software, and configure products.

Snapfish by HP introduces Snapshow

For consumers wanting a fun, animated way to share and publish their photos, Snapfish by HP has developed Snapshow, a free service that enables users to create multimedia photo montages combining photos, artwork, animation and music to tell their story in just a few clicks. Snapshow features more than 10 themes and 35 music selections to help users showcase their photos from birthdays, holidays or vacations in eye-catching slideshows.

Snapfish worked with Flix Monkey to bring the video technology behind Snapshow to Snapfish’s network of customers, making storytelling through photos dynamic and easy for anyone. Users can create their own Snapshow at www.snapfish.com/mmsinfo.

HP and the environment

For decades HP has been an environmental leader, driving company stewardship through its HP Eco Solutions program, which spans product design, reuse and recycling as well as energy and resource efficiency. HP influences industry action by setting high environmental standards in its operations and supply chain, by providing practical solutions to make it easier for customers to reduce their climate impact and through its research on sustainability solutions that support a low-carbon economy. More information is available at http://www.hp.com/ecosolutions.

HP, the world's largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.


   







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