TFTNB: The First DeskJet Printer

hpdeskjet HP sure has come a long way with cloud- and Web-ready printers (for more on that, look for this week's Smart Home Improvement installment all about ePrint technology that you'll find in printers like the new HP Photosmart e-All-in-One D110a). But it had to start somewhere. A few weeks ago, we talked about the first ThinkJet printer and this time, let’s look a little more into how modern printing went mainstream. The HP DeskJet was the first mass-market inkjet printer. Customers knew its predecessor, the HP ThinkJet, because HP had been first to market with the inkjet printer. The name “DeskJet” was introduced to draw a clear distinction from the preceding inkjet printers.

SmartHome Improvement: HP ePrinting

ePrint Ever wished you could easily print to your home printer from any device? No more installing drivers. No more fretting over compatibility issues. And forget about having to play twister with yourself just to get the cable plugged in. Now there is HP’s ePrint. Check out the latest video installment of SmartHome Improvement to find out more. HP ePrint allows you to send files directly to a printer through email. The printer is assigned a specific email address, allowing any email-enabled device to send files for printing. Imagine you have your boarding pass on your cell phone. With ePrint, you can forward your boarding pass to the printer’s email.

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