The new product features photo-quality color and crisp black text, as well as built-in features that you can use without a personal computer, HP spokesperson Jennifer Boggs told MacCentral. The PSC 750 is the smallest flatbed all-in-one yet from HP. It’s one-third the size of its predecessor, the PSC 500, and has been totally redesigned. The newer, more compact design is housed in a neutral blue and gray case.
The HP PSC 750 uses the same technology available on the company’s professional series of inkjet printers. The enhanced color layering technology precisely places and layers tiny drops of ink to produce results that are true to the original, Boggs said. The all-in-one can produce up to 2400×1200 dpi images on photo paper. It prints up to 11 pages-per-minute (ppm) in black-and-white and up to 8.5 ppm in color.
The 750 also comes with HP’s creative photo projects software that lets you create photo projects ranging from T-shirt transfers to stickers to banners. It can print to a wide variety of paper, including most specialty papers.
The scanning component of the all-in-one features scanning with 600×1200 dpi optical resolution (9600 dpi of enhanced resolution) and 36-bit color. It includes optical character recognition (OCR) software that lets you edit text documents that have been scanned and converted to electronic files.
The 750 sports a “creative copy” button on the control panel that lets you navigate through the copying features without using your computer. You can create multiple wallet-size photos from one original; reductions and enlargements; posters; and two originals into one copy. The flatbed design lets users scan or copy “virtually anything, even books and 3D objects,” Boggs said. Copying speeds are 11 copies-per-minute (cpm) in black-and-white and 8.5 cpm in color.
The all-in-one has integrated software designed to simplify projects, Boggs said. The HP Director software lets you access all of the scanning, printing, and copying features of the 750. HP Workplace offers singe image-editing functionality and can send an OCR image to Microsoft Word (by default) or other applications that you set in the software preferences.
The HP PSC 750 is due next month at an estimated street price of US$299. It’s compatible with both Mac and Windows systems and offers USB connectivity.
Mac OS X drivers should be downloadable from
HP’s Web site
shortly after the next generation operating system ships this Saturday.