Hewlett Packard has announced its photo-quality inkjet printers, the Deskjet 990cm, 980cxi and 959c.
The 990cm inkjet printer features optical paper sensing, which automatically detects the type of paper in the printer and adjusts the print settings accordingly. Paper and print settings can also be adjusted manually.
The 990cm is HP's professional inkjet printer. It offers a silver-metallic body and reaches print speeds up to 17 pages per minute (ppm) in black-&-white and 17ppm in colour. It also has an infrared port so print instructions can be sent wirelessly from infrared-equipped Macs, such as the Titanium PowerBook G4. The 990cm costs £237.
The £195 980cxi has a built-in 96Mhz processor, and integrates HP's High Performance Print Architecture. It connects via USB, and reaches up to 15ppm in black-&-white and 12 pages-per-minute in colour.
The £152 USB Deskjet 959c is a photo-quality printer capable of resolutions of 2,400-x-1,200dpi. It has both a 100-sheet A4 paper tray and a built-in 10-x-15cms photo-paper tray. The 959c reaches black-&-white print speeds of 11 pages per minute and prints colour pages at 8.5ppm.