HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner Announced

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

HP Scanjet 4890HP Scanjet 4890 photo scanner is announced today. Featuring 4800 x 9600-dpi resolution and 48-bit colour, the HP Scanjet 4890 can scan up to sixteen 35 mm slides or 30 negative frames at once, with each scan taking less than 10 seconds at a time. The HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner is available from August 1 2005 for £199 / €199.

HP Press Release

HP Introduces a High Quality Scanner for the Aspiring Photographer

The HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner provides the fastest, highest quality, scanning at an affordable price, ideal for photo enthusiasts keen on archiving their pictures

TENERIFE, June 27, 2005 - HP today unveiled the new HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner, an efficient, high speed, stylish scanner designed for the photo enthusiast wanting to archive and restore all of their pictures.

The HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner offers extremely high image resolution, scanning photos and documents at up to 4800 x 9600-dpi and in 48-bit colour. With an easy to use four button front panel, it can scan photos to make beautiful, true-to-original prints every time. The multi-imaging HP 4890 Photo Scanner utilises HP Real Life technologies to aid users in making their images more lifelike. HP Real Life technologies permit users to enhance the focus, contrast and sharpness of scanned digital photos so that professional quality images can be created from home.

Featuring a built-in transparent materials adapter (TMA), the product can scan up to sixteen 35 mm slides or 30 negative frames at once, with each scan taking less than 10 seconds at a time. This makes the Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner ideal for preserving old or new photographs in a digital format.

Using HP Real Life technologies the scanner can also restore old or damaged photos so users can remove dust, scratches and even restore faded colour to their images. Using HP Image Zone and Image Share software, scanned images and photos can be enhanced, saved and organised, in order to share photos with friends online or even craft photo projects and albums.

The HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner is perfect for capturing essential documents and creating PDF files. Users can scan certificates, legal papers and other important records, with the same crisp, sharp text as on the original. With an adjustable, sturdy metal hinged lid, the scanner can also accommodate large bulky items such as books, thick bound files or 3D items. The sleek design of the scanner optimises desk-top space and looks at home in any environment.

The HP Scanjet 4890 Photo Scanner is both PC and Mac compatible via Hi-Speed USB. It will be available on August 1 2005, and will be priced at €199.

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