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HP wants to be the Envy of smartphone printing


Hewlett-Packard Co. has launched new HP Envy and HP Officejet printers that are designed with mobile printing in mind, with the goal of making it easier for users to print directly from their smartphones and tablets.

The two new models are designed for the home printing market, with use cases such as creative projects, hobbies and business documents.

“Families need affordable, do-it-all printers that fit easily into their busy lifestyles,” said Stephen Nigro, a senior vice-president with HP’s printing and personal systems group, in a statement. “Whether in the den, kitchen or home office, our new line of Envy and Officejet printers make a perfect fit – offering flexible printing solutions, mobile connectivity and high-quality color printing for everyday or professional projects.”

The HP Envy 7640 e-All-in-One Printer is designed for households with busy print needs, with advanced mobile printing features such as in-OS printing from iOS and Android. The design has been updated from previous models and new features include a dedicated photo tray, 25-page automatic document feeder and automatic two-sided printing. It will be available Sept. 1, starting at US$199.

The HP Envy 5640 and 5660 e-All-in-One Printers offer print speeds up to 12 and 14 pages per minute, respectively, and include mobile print solutions. Both will be available Sept. 1, starting at US$129 and US$140. The 5660 will initially only be available in the US.

The HP Officejet 5740 e-All-in-One offers vibrant, professional color and sharp, laser-quality text and is designed for home office users. It is also mobile print compatible. It will be available Sept. 1, starting at US$149.