Lexmark Launches Inkjet Printer with CD photo Burner

    September 14, 2005

Lexington, KY – Lexmark announced on Monday the launch of their P450 inkjet printer. It’s significant because it includes a built-in CD photo burner. This allows users to easily load their photos, store them and burn them to a disk.

“The Lexmark P450 brings more photo processing functions to the home. People can now save and organize their digital photos on CD, print from a cell phone, view their photos on a television and much more. The Lexmark P450 is quite intuitive, easy to use and affordably priced,” said Najib Bahous, Lexmark vice president and president of its Consumer Printer Division.

Some photo editing can be done directly on the printer, including cropping, rotation, color fix and red-eye removal along with the sepia and antique gray.

Users will be able to print photos using Bluetooth technology cell phones with an optional adapter. Also, it will take most memory sticks including Compact Flash 1&2, multimedia, secure digital, memory stick ms & pro, smartmedia, xD picture card. With optional adapter, also compatible with: memory stick duo and duo pro as well as mini SD. One can load photos via a USB port directly from your USB flash drive.

Consumers will be able to view images through either the 2.4 inch LCD screen on the printer or, with the aid of a video cable, on their standard television. This printer will be available through major outlets and will run $199. This new printer is affordable and should be a good product for people to take with them on vacations or other places when you might need or want photos quickly and don’t want to lug around a PC.

This new printer looks to be pretty keen but more importantly, this will be a great item for Lexmark to try and reclaim some of their market share. Recent onslaughts by HP in the printer market as well as lawsuits over ink cartridges have created problems for the Lexington, KY based company.

John Stith is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.