This HP Topshot Laser machine is a color laser with multi-function printer. You can term it as a scanner-on-a-stick. You see in it a camera placed on an elevated arm that can take six different shots of a three dimensional item, resulting in a 3D image. From this, you can derive a 3D image or an electronic image file.
It has got a make like a tiny color laser printer and a white tray placed on the top of it. As you use it you can raise it on its hinge or place it on top of the platen. In this new innovation by HP, you can make scanning of images of 3D items and get it posted directly to the webs. You can easily remove the background of the image through HP scan software. For the sake of useful scanning and printing, you can enjoy color performance and 3D capabilities. The specialty of the scanner is you can conveniently scan different objects, documents and images.
HP is targeting a new goal; it has created support to print directly from mobile devices. With this support, you can make run the e-print wireless printer directly. It means you can print from mobile devices through a peer-to-peer connection and surprisingly without the assistance of network or internet access.
If you are an iphones user with iOS 4.2 or greater version, then you can take great advantage of the new HP printer control app that gives access to the complete wireless control of the printer. You can scan images, photos and documents straight from the supported HP scanner and send to Facebook and Google docs through your mobile phones. You can also scan directly into an email message. Interestingly this innovation can monitor the printer’s status so that it will never run out of the stock of ink.
What’s been refreshed
With this HP laser printer, you can shoot studio quality photos. You can even take the photo of your new born baby by putting him under the arm of high resolution camera arm. Those photos can satisfy the greed of grandparents to cast the first glance at the newcomers to the family.
You can purposefully use the 3D scanner for quick scanning of the products that you want to keep on eBay or Gumtree. It can also be used for producing excellent shots of products that you want to market.
This printer also does a pretty impressive job when you want to integrate web with images or photos. The 3D scanner does an excellent job with web integration of all the Topshot HP packs. It means you can add all the things like Google Docs, Air Prints, ePrint and Bizcard. All these can add to your richer printing experience.
Another very useful feature of this printer for all businessmen is that by using the app called Bizcard . By this, you can scan and store all your important business cards into a database.
There is another HP shoe-boxed app, which is helpful in tracking expense and recognizing receipt amounts and later adding those to the HP cloud access enabling you to access and manage later.
The great features of this printer are cloud connectivity and other technical specs. The HP Topshot laserjet scanner and printer gives direct connectivity to the web and cloud based services. It means the users can capture and upload images and different documents straight to the web for displaying, storing, managing different options and then sharing. You can also customize images for use in graphical designs and get those inserted into the print brochures and different fliers.
The HP print and various applications allow you to post, store and print different documents without a printer. It is supported by HP e-print and that will allow you to print from any locations to the printer’s email address and Airprint and that can also be done wirelessly from an ipad, iphone and ipod touch.
The second great feature is its other good technical specs. It measures around 18.4 by 16.1- by -10.6 inches and weighs around 30 pounds. It prints 17 pages per minute in black and 4 pages per minute in color. You can control all the options through 3.5-inch color touch screen display. You can produce a monthly volume of 20000 pages.
What’s not so good
It is solely thinking of the HP that your small business needs the capacity to scan and print 3D objects. The idea would be test marketed only after it is introduced in the market. In a fast changing scenario in industrial market, it has to be seen that how long this HP product can sustain a life in the product-life-cycle.
The industry has taken it as a positive step and hailed it as a worthy product. It has praised all its features and hoped it would be a successful one in the market.
Price and availability
Priced at $400, it is available for the American buyers.
HP is a reliable brand so far as consumer printer technologies is concerned. At first, it came with printers with cloud technology and now this is a wonderful product with HP Topshot Laserjet Pro M275.It is the first web connected color laser printer with the efficiency of scanning 3D objects. It has got exceptional quality of taking seamless pictures. It can be judged as a turning point in the history of printing technology.