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HP printer captures 3D images

September 12, 2011 • Hardware

The market for All-In-One printers can be a rather demanding one, and HP has just released their latest offering, with a twist. Although the TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 does everything a user would expect from a multifunction printer, the TopShot has one trick up its sleeve – it can print 3D objects.

HP's LaserJet Pro M275 with the TopShot arm extended (image: HP)

Printing any object in 3D is done by extending the TopShot arm above the printer, and placing the object in line with the cameras.

“(It) combines six images (three with flashes from different angles, and three in ambient light conditions with different exposure levels) to mimic a studio-like product shot,” Engadget wrote. Although it can scan and print 3D objects, it only prints in the convention format of 2D.

Using the Biz Card app, the printer is also capable of scanning and importing multiple business cards simultaneously, while it can also make use of the HP cloud for extra online storage.

It can naturally upload any scanned image to a device without using a conventional PC, and connects wirelessly to an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, making use of Apple AirPrint.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor

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