HP dresses up discs with new all-in-ones

HP has introduced two new all-in-one printers - the HP Photosmart C3183 and C4183, both of which can print decorative labels or ‘tattoos’ for CD and DVD discs.

  • E-Mail
By  Cleona Godinho Published  August 17, 2006

HP has introduced two new all-in-one printers - the HP Photosmart C3183 and C4183, both of which can print decorative labels or ‘tattoos’ for CD and DVD discs. Both printers offer four ink tanks with HP Vivera inks, which HP claims can produce rich and realistic photos. The Photosmart duo also boast a new ‘Photo Express’ button, designed to help users organise, share and print pics easily. A ‘Photo Fix’ button is also present on both printers, which when pressed automatically removes red-eye and enhances photos with adaptive lighting. The firm’s new all-in-ones offer panoramic printing and an auto paper-type sensor, designed to optimise print and copy quality for different paper types. Additionally, the C3183 includes HP Photosmart Essentials software and the C4183 includes Photosmart Premier software. Both apps allow users to edit, organise, print and share pics via their PC, however the Premier version offers the added function of creating photo projects. The key difference between the C3183 and the C4183 is that the former lacks an LCD screen while the latter is equipped with a 2.4-inch display. HP revealed that this LCD allows users to rotate, crop or zoom in on images without a PC. The Photosmart C3183 and C4183 are available now, priced at US $106 and $161, respectively. The firm also announced the availability of a new product called HP CD/DVD Tattoo, which is essentially a pack of durable plastic disc labels that users can print their designs on. According to HP, the new CD and DVD tattoos are ideal for users who burn discs of music, photos or videos and want to personalise these. The labels are ultra-thin and made from highly durable plastic that won’t wrinkle, curl or delaminate claimed HP. The 5x7 sheets are available in packs of fifteen each, at an estimated price of $9.99 per pack. The firm reckons personalising discs will be a cinch as users can choose text and exclusive free online designs templates, or use their own photos and graphics using online software at www.hp.com/eur/tattoos.

Add a Comment

Your display name This field is mandatory

Your e-mail address This field is mandatory (Your e-mail address won't be published)

Security code