Hewlett-Packard is launching a range of introductory products, including the HP Deskjet 3420 photo-quality printer and the HP ScanJet 3500 series.

Tim Potter, HP's image-capture product manager, said: “These affordable editions to the digital-imaging range offer the perfect starting point to begin capturing, saving and sharing life experiences.”

The £79 HP 3500 series flatbed scanners offer 1,200dpi scans for photos, slides and negatives for £79. These devices offer single-touch button controls for scanning, copying and emailing.

The £69 HP Deskjet 3420 is a compact 100-sheet printer offering a 2,400-x-1,200dpi resolution on premium photo papers. It's capable of printing at up to ten pages per minute in black, or eight per minute in colour. Both products ship August 1.