HP Scanjet 3800 Photo Scanner Announced

July 8, 2005 | Mark Goldstein | Scanners | Comment |

HP Scanjet 3800HP Scanjet 3800 photo scanner is announced today. The HP Scanjet 3800 offers 2400-dpi resolution and 48-bit colour and uses a built-in transparent materials adapter. The HP Scanjet 3800 Photo Scanner is available from August 1, 2005 and will cost £59 / €79.

HP Press Release

Vibrant Photograph and Negative Scanning for Life

The HP Scanjet 3800 Photo Scanner - a Compact, Versatile Device, Ideal for Scanning Images

TENERIFE, June 27, 2005 - HP today unveiled the new HP Scanjet 3800 Photo Scanner, designed for users who want to digitally store their photos and negatives. This scanner features a number of intuitive HP technologies, providing simple, easy scanning at the touch of a button. It’s the ideal device for photo enthusiasts looking for an affordable yet stylish scanner.

With 2400-dpi resolution and 48-bit colour, the HP Scanjet 3800 Photo Scanner makes it simple for users to achieve high quality scans that feature all the vibrancy of original photos. The photo scanner can also replicate negatives and slides using a built-in transparent materials adapter (TMA), so old negatives can be digitally stored on a PC.  For complete ease, users who are keen to archive a number of images can place up to three 10 x 15 cm photos, or two 35mm slides or negative frames, on to the scanner’s glass bed, assured that the scanner will automatically save each image into an individual file.

Users can make old photos can appear brand new by utilising the number of HP Real Life Technologies that come with this scanner. For example, the scanner can automatically remove red-eye, and adapt the lighting of images being scanned to bring out any details in poorly lit areas. This technology also enables faded photos to be brightened and dust and scratches removed, in order to restore images to their original glory.

The photo scanner comes with HP Image Zone software, aiding users to edit or enhance images and create fun projects such as customised photo albums which can be shared through HP’s Instant Share feature.  Users can also organise pictures into categories or share final photos with friends, without having to send large file attachments.

With three one-touch buttons, the versatile photo scanner can preview, copy and share various documents. With recipes or books, for example, scanned documents will feature sharp lines and colourful graphics and can be turned into PDF files for emailing. The scanner also accommodates 3D objects such as jewellery or flowers, captured with stunning accuracy. Using the products adjustable lid, users can fit larger, bulky items, and scan mementos to use in creative projects.

With its glass frame and award winning design1 this scanner will save desk space and fits into any home. Users can connect the HP Scanjet 3800 Photo Scanner to either a PC or a laptop and it is Mac compatible via Hi-Speed USB.

The HP Scanjet 3800 Photo Scanner is available from August1, 2005 and has a European Manufacturer Recommended Street Price of €79.

About HP
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2005, HP revenue totaled $83.3 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.1 Awarded for its design by the Institute of Art, Chicago, USA