has a new Mac compatible inkjet printer, the PrinTrio, that also offers printing, scanning and copying.
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Targeted to consumers interested in creative, digital imaging-related projects, the PrinTrio features a slanted design built to save desktop real estate and offer greater accessibility for users seated at their desks, according to Tim Craig, Lexmark vice president and president of its Consumer Printer Division. Its graphical user interface integrates print, scan and copy functions via drill-down menus.
The PrinTrio offers integrated Photo Editing Software for simple image editing, such as cropping and resizing, as well as more sophisticated jobs including “red-eye” removal and color manipulation. It handles photo sizing, automatically adjusting images to print out in popular picture sizes such as wallet, 3 x 5, 4 x 6, 5 x 7 and 8 x 10. The PrinTrio’s Photo Display function stores and retrieves images.
Featuring Lexmark’s core inkjet print technology, the multipurpose device offers 2400 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) resolution in black and color on all paper types. Achieving high-quality output is possible with special paper; photo ink cartridges aren’t required. The PrinTrio offers print speeds of up to 11 pages per minute (ppm) in black and up to six ppm in color.
When it comes to scanning, the flatbed scanner is designed to handle books, reports and photographs. It offers up to 600 x 1200 dpi scan resolution (up to 9600 dpi enhanced) and 48-bit color scan depth. The PrinTrio is also capable of copying documents and images in both black and color via the host computer. You can reduce or enlarge images between 25 and 400 percent, and can produce up to nine copies per minute (cpm) in black and up to four cpm in color. The included BVRP FaxTools software offers a message center mailbox that can create, modify, send, receive and store e-mail and fax messages.
The Lexmark PrinTrio has an estimated street price of US$149. It ships with one high-resolution black cartridge and one high-resolution color cartridge in addition to BVRP FaxTools and ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR software, in the box.