Monday, December 19, 2005

Printing from cell phones is not new anymore.

Many of these cell phones have already been internet capable so it is no wonder that people would have the capacity to do their business, and printing, on a anytime anywhere basis as long as they have their units available.
Merging with printer manufacturers only made things a lot easier. It can be expected that printing companies like Full Color Printing Company: Commercial Printing would follow eventually in this example.
The idea through all this may have come from the fact that many images are now being printed straight from cell phones. Think of all the people already owning camera phones and using them in their everyday lives. Why not other means of printing?
Printing from cell phones may be the next big thing that can come after printing from the internet. At least, there would be no need of a computer set to get on with everyone’s printing needs. Besides, the number of those who have their own cellular unit outranks those who have computers and internet connections.


Monday, December 12, 2005

Photos in time for Christmas

Christmas time is the perfect time to take those shots that would earn their place into your family album.
The HP Photosmart 475 is specifically geared to the photo enthusiast, featuring a 1.5 GB of memory. You have the capability to store, sort, and catalog up to 1,000 images right in the printer, freeing up all of your camera's memory for the next set of images you will be capturing.
Sharing is more convenient than ever since this printer lets you edit photos and burn them to CD without having to turn on your desktop PC or bring along your laptop. This would be useful after the holidays when you want far-flung relatives to turn green with envy at the pictures of celebrations that they have missed.
If you are using this for business, imagine being able to impress a client with photos you have customized and assembled into a CD album, or produced on glossy, fade-resistant 4-by-6-inch paper. Built-in features like a carrying handle and HP Auto Red-eye Removal make it easy.


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

An age-old holiday competition

The greeting card industry is fighting its way out of a long-term slump. This is due to other card makers’ deep discounts and a variety of new competitors. Major card makers have been forced to begin selling inexpensive lines in recent years as consumers began turning their backs on $4 cards.
The price of cards has increased in part because of the higher costs of paper and labor. Also, greeting cards have become more intricate during the past few years. Things such as specialty papers and computer chips have been employed by many card makers to enhance sales.
In 1999 Hallmark released its Warm Wishes line of cards, which sells for 99 cents. American Greetings () soon followed with similar prices. Still, according to Hallmark, the less-expensive cards are not the biggest sellers.
It seems that consumers do not go value shopping during the holidays such as this coming Christmas. Once-in-a-year events do not have to be saved on, if you ask me.
Hallmark and American Greetings, both companies sell 85 percent of the nation’s greeting cards, have recently launched advertising campaigns in newspapers and on television to lure customers to their retail stores.