HP announced 16 products in all, in an attempt to capitalize on growing demand for personal imaging products, it said. The company cited research indicating that worldwide shipments of digital cameras will reach more than 10.6 million units by 2000, while scanner shipments are expected to grow by 23 percent annually.
On the printer front, HP announced two DeskJet products, the 970Cse/Cxi and the 830/832c printers. Priced at $499 and $199, the printers are targeted at the professional and home market, respectively.
"The increasing use of digital imaging is driving growth in personal printing and imaging as more and more people print and email personal photos or upload them to Web sites," said Vyomesh Joshi, senior vice president at HP, in a statement.
HP also announced the HP PhotoSmart P1000 photo printer, priced at $399. HP's PhotoSmart printer line is designed for digital imaging enthusiasts who want to print professional-quality photographs. The P1000 is designed to work with the new PhotoSmart C500 digital camera, priced at $799, and the entry-level C200 digital camera, for $299.
Adding to its lineup of photo scanners, the company announced the HP ScanJet 3300C color scanner, priced at $149, as well as a series of professional scanners priced under $900.
Rounding out the new products, HP announced the new $399 HP PSC 500, which integrates printing, scanning, and copying functions, and the new HP Cartogra online imaging service for photo sharing.