Press Release: February 28, 2008

HP Deskjet Marks 20 Years as World’s Best-selling Printer

PALO ALTO, Calif. Feb. 28, 2008

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HP today celebrated the20th anniversary of the HP Deskjet printer, the world’s top-sellingprinter brand.(1)

Relied on by more than 240million customers around the world, the HP Deskjet-brandedprinter continues to outsell all other inkjet printers on themarket 20 years after its first introduction.(1)

In conjunction with thisanniversary, HP announced two new HP Deskjet printer seriesdesigned to make it easy for consumers to create, manage andpublish their content. They use new HP 60 series ink cartridges, which are designed for everydayhome printing of documents, web pages, photos and more.

HP Deskjet advancesthrough two decades

Launched in February 1988,the HP Deskjet was the world’s first single-sheet, desktop printer.Originally priced at $995, the reliable HP Deskjet featured anaverage speed of just 2 pages per minute (ppm).(2)

Today, the HP Deskjet hastransformed into a high-speed, lightweight printer with a multitudeof features from wireless connectivity to intuitive software andhardware installation for quick and easy setup. Ideal for printingeveryday document and photos, current HP Deskjet models print up to36 ppm(2) and are priced as low as $29, with many pricedat less than $100.(3)

A complete timeline of theHP Deskjet is available at

HP commemorates 20years of innovation with new Deskjet launch

HP unveiled two new Energy Star®-compliant printers – the HP Deskjet D2500 Printer Series and HP Deskjet F4200 All-in-One Series, both designed withreliable, easy operation in mind.

Both printer series featurenew HP 60 ink cartridges with HP Vivera inks, offering laser-quality black text and vividgraphics with water- and smudge-resistant properties. Additionally,these HP Deskjet series include user-friendly printing featuressuch as a one-touch print-cancel button to prevent the printing ofunwanted pages and an ultra-compact 80-sheet fold-up paper tray.The printers also boast easy photo printing from 4 x 6-inch topanorama-size, automatic red-eye removal and seamless Snapfish integration(4) with HP’s intuitive Photosmart Essential software.(5)

When it’s time to orderreplacement ink cartridges, convenient ink alerts and HP SureSupplymake it easy for customers to find the cartridges that work withtheir printers through a variety of online sources.(6)In addition, HP offers free and convenient cartridge recyclingoptions through the HP Planet Partners recycling program.(7)

All new HP Deskjet printersfeature the HP Smart Web Printing tool for simple, predictable printingfrom the web. With the tool, web pages are automatically adjustedto prevent cut-off edges. Users can easily select and print onlythe content they want – saving paper and ink as well astime.(5)

The HP Deskjet D2500 Printer Series is expected to be availablethis spring for $49, while the HP Deskjet F4200 All-in-One Series is expected to be availablethis spring for $79.(3)

New ink cartridgesenable easy and affordable printing for the home

Also new this spring, theHP 60 Black and Tri-color Ink Cartridges with Vivera inksfeatured on the new Deskjet series deliver laser-quality black textand vivid graphics with water and smudge-resistant properties. Thelow-cost, high-quality cartridges are ideal for printing documents,letters and web pages.

HP 60 Black and Tri-colorInk Cartridges with Vivera inks feature a new dye-based color andpigment-based black ink formulation that delivers excellent qualityon a variety of plain and specialty papers. The HP 60 inkcartridges use a new printhead design that delivers smaller inkdroplets for more finely detailed images and graphics.

HP 60 Ink Cartridges arealso newly molded from recycledplastic resins. More than 70 percent of each cartridge body (byweight) is recycled content from used HP cartridges collectedthrough the HP Planet Partners recycling program and other sources such aswater bottles.

Additionally, customers whouse papers with the ColorLok logo will enjoy enhanced document quality – includingbolder blacks for improved contrast and sharper text and uniformcolors for vibrant graphics. Documents on ColorLok papers also dryfaster, allowing customers to handle printed pages right away withless smearing.

For frequent printing, HPoffers optional high-capacity cartridges for the HP Deskjet D2500 Printer Series and HP Deskjet F4200 All-in-One Series – the HP 60XL Black inkcartridge and the HP 60XL Tri-color ink cartridge. Providinggreater value to customers, these cartridges produce three timesmore black and two times more color pages than standard suppliesfor Deskjet printers. This represents a savings of more than 33percent for black and 26 percent for color.(8)

Images and more informationon the products mentioned above and the evolution of the HP Deskjetare available in an online press kit at


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(1) Salesresults based on internal HP database results through 2007.

(2) After firstpage; see details.

(3) EstimatedU.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

(4) Snapfishonline photo service availability varies by country/region.

(5) Notcompatible with Windows® 2000 or Macintosh operating systems.

(6) Programfeatures and availability may vary by country. More information isavailable at

(7) HP inkcartridge return and recycling is available in 42 countries andterritories around the world, covering 88 percent of theaddressable market; see fordetails.

(8) Compared toHP 60 Black or Tri--color Ink Cartridges with HP Vivera inks.

Energy Star is aU.S. registered mark of the United States Environmental ProtectionAgency.

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