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Five reasons to upgrade to HP Connected

You can now upgrade your ePrintCenter account to HP Connected. Imagine, one place to store and access all your favorite content. There are a variety of reasons to have an HP Connected account, but here are our top five:

 

 

1. Save time and money with free printables

HP Printables include a wide range of free content—recipes, coupons, news reports, crosswords, and so much more. Print when you want, or schedule for automatic delivery on the days you choose.

 

2. Enjoy the convenience of mobile printing

HP ePrint allows you to print from a smartphone or tablet, no matter where you are!* Print to-do lists, itineraries, boarding passes, photos, and more. At HP Connected, you can easily manage your ePrint account and settings.

 

3. View, print, download, and share files with Print History

Keep all the files you’ve emailed to your printer for up to 30 days using the new Print History service. You’ll have the option to view, reprint, download, or share your files from any web-enabled device.

 

4.Get easy access to your photos

Now you can quickly and easily access your digital photos. View and manage your Snapfish photos as soon as you sign in to HP Connected.

 

 

5. Quickly find the content you need

 

A cleaner look and feel, plus a new Printables catalog search tool, mean you can spend less time looking for the things you want, and more time enjoying them.

 

As an ePrintCenter account holder, you can upgrade to HP Connected for free. Switching over is easy—all of your account information, including your registered printers and print app collection, will be transferred to HP Connected.


To upgrade, look for your exclusive email invitation from us. If you haven't received it yet, hang tight...it's coming soon. (Upgrades are currently available in the US only.) 

 

 

* Requires an Internet connection to HP web-enabled printer and HP ePrint account registration (for a list of eligible printers, supported documents and image types and other HP ePrint details, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter).  Mobile devices require Internet connection and email capability. May require wireless access point. Separately purchased data plans or usage fees may apply. Print times and connection speeds may vary.

 

 

 

 

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posted by ePC_News, March 28, 2013 (0 comments)
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posted by ePC_News, Feb. 25, 2013 (0 comments)
Celebrate random acts of kindness

 

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National Random Acts of Kindness Week may only last February 11th through the 17th, but that doesn’t mean the good deeds should stop then—this is one holiday that’s ok to celebrate all year long! Keep reading to see how HP Printables can help you make a difference in the lives of others.

 

Cook a meal for someone in need

Whether it’s a co-worker home sick or a family member with an overbooked schedule, delivering a home-cooked meal is always a welcome gesture. Use the 7-Day Menu Planner to find inspiration for one meal—or seven! This printable offers nutritious recipes that can be prepared easily and economically. Plus, it now includes coupons so you can save money on your ingredients.

 

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Take time to educate a child 

Helping a child learn is time well spent, even if it’s just for an afternoon. Get started by finding a local after-school program or community outreach opportunity. Encourage engagement during your volunteer sessions with fun, educational activities from Education.com. You’ll find projects and worksheets aimed at children in preschool through fifth grade. 

 

Cheer up a friend or neighbor

Sometimes the best way to brighten a person’s day is simply to show them that you care. If you know someone who could use a little cheering up, try putting together a care package featuring the following free printables:

 

Share a collection of inspirational stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul

 

Nothing beats the blues like laughter. Use the Comics print app to add a dose of humor to your package.

 

Remind them to set aside some “me time” with a crossword, Sudoku, or other puzzle printable.

 

 

Visit the HP ePrintCenter to see the entire collection of HP Printables and explore the possibilities. 

 

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posted by ePC_News, Jan. 24, 2013 (0 comments)
Sneak peek: HP Connected

Have an exclusive look at the upcoming service, HP Connected. Soon you will be able to upgrade your ePrintCenter account to HP Connected and gain simple, secure access to the digital content you want. In addition to favorites like HP ePrint and printable content, there will be a range of new features and benefits, such as:

Dynamic Print History

Keep all the files you’ve printed through HP ePrint for up to 30 days, with the option to view, reprint, download, or share them from any web-enabled device.*

 

Streamlined Navigation

A cleaner look and feel, easy access to Snapfish and photo services, and a revamped printables catalog mean you can spend less time looking for the things you want, and more time enjoying them. 

 

Enhanced Printer Management

Receive ink-level alerts, manage your ePrint account, and organize your print apps, all from one convenient location.

As an ePrintCenter account holder, you’ll have the opportunity to upgrade to HP Connected for free. Switching over is easy—all of your account information, including your registered printers and print app collection, will automatically be transferred to HP Connected.

Stay tuned…HP Connected is coming soon!

 

*Files printed from HP Printables will not be stored. Files will only be accessible in Print History when they are sent from an authorized email address.

 


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posted by ePC_News, Dec. 19, 2012 (0 comments)
Save time and money with Savings Bundle

Use the Savings Bundle print app to save big with a weekly delivery of coupons for all the things you want and need. Schedule a ready-to-go bundle for savings on what you use most—like breakfast items, beverages, or household goods. Coupon bundles include:

 

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Top Coupons

Don’t miss out on a variety of the most popular coupons available from Savings Center.

 

Meals

Put dinner on the table for less with coupons for meat, pasta, canned and frozen food, cooking oils, and side dishes.

 

Breakfast 

Start your day right with savings on cereal, yogurt, juice, muffins, and coffee or tea with all the fixings.

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Personal care

Look and feel good by saving on shampoo, toothpaste, eye care, deodorant, and everything else to get ready for the day. 

 

Snacks

Keep your wallet and your pantry stocked with coupons for popcorn, crackers, dips, nuts, and fruit snacks.

 

House cleaning

Spruce up and save with coupons for disinfectants, dishwashing soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, and other cleaning supplies. 

 

Short on time? The Savings Bundle print app allows you to schedule your coupon print deliveries ahead of time, so you never miss out on savings—just set it and forget it! Learn more about scheduled delivery.

 

Once you’ve downloaded the app, sign in to your ePrintCenter account at gosavingscenter.com to update your category preferences, schedule your print deliveries, and tailor your savings bundles to your specific needs and location. 

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posted by ePC_News, Dec. 19, 2012 (0 comments)
The next step in mobile printing

Whether you’re traveling for work, or simply forgot an important document at home, there are times when a hardcopy is essential, but you don’t have access to your printer.

 

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Fortunately, when you need to print on the go, you can now use the HP ePrint service app to discover HP ePrint Public Print Locations in your area.

 

• Thousands of locations 

You’ll find HP ePrint Public Print Locations at sites across the country and beyond, including print and copy shops, hotels, libraries, and airports.

 

• Printouts on demand 

Download the free HP ePrint service app on your mobile device and use it to search for available public print locations.

 

• Simple and secure 

Select the content you want to print and send it to the location of your choice. When you arrive, simply enter the release code at your selected printer. It’s fast, easy, and secure.

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• Set your documents free 

Release your documents from the confines of a mobile device so you can view them on the printed page. HP ePrint Public Print Locations allow you to print photos, PDFs, Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents, and more.

 

Learn more about HP ePrint Public Print Locations.

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posted by ePC_News, Nov. 27, 2012 (0 comments)
On the go with Weekend Go Guides

 

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Make the most of your weekend with a comprehensive guide to all the exciting activities happening in your area. The Weekend Go Guides print app offers everything you need to go have fun this weekend!

 

Informative

• These comprehensive guides provide local event information, movie listings, restaurant recommendations—even weather forecasts. 

• For added convenience, every guide includes a map of the local events and suggested restaurants.

 

Customized

• Each guide is tailored for the individual user. 

• To customize your guide, enter your zip code, specify if you’re looking for kid-friendly activities, and then select the types of events that interest you.


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For more, use your smartphone

• Each printable guide also has a digital version. Just use your smartphone to scan the QR code in the lower right corner of your printout, or go directly to the specific URL. There you can find more details, provide feedback, modify your preferences, and more!

 

Schedule your Go Guides

• The Weekend Go Guides print app offers  scheduled delivery*, which means you receive your printed guide automatically through your printer—while still being able to pause (and resume) your subscription at any time.


Download the Weekend Go Guides print app now and never miss out on great local festivals, concerts, shows, and workshops.


*Scheduled delivery functionality is available on select HP Print Apps and web-connected printers. 

 

 

Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

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posted by ePC_News, Nov. 5, 2012 (0 comments)
Big-time value with the Savings Center print app

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Want to print out big savings without even turning on your computer? Look no further than the Savings Center print app. This convenient app allows you to cut through the clutter and find offers based on your preferences and interests, saving you time and money. 

 

With the Savings Center app, you can:

• Browse offers that are tailored to your shopping habits, who you are, and where you live. 

• Collect everyday as well as brand name value offers in a one-stop source for savings.

• Print your offers directly without special software downloads.

 

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Save on a variety of items and services—everything from groceries, packaged goods, dining, and general retail items, to local services and exceptional offers from leading brands.

 

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To use the Savings Center Print App:

1. Select the app (from the front panel of your printer) 

2. Print your offer sheet* showing offers currently available in your area.

3. Using a pen or pencil, fill in bubbles next to offers you’d like to print.

4. Next, scan your offer sheet to print out the offers you selected.

 

*The offers sheet will include offers based on the information you add to your preferences on the Savings Center website.

 

The Savings Center app is available on select HP web-connected printers—with many more compatible models coming soon. Sign in to your ePrintCenter account and add the Savings Center print app now! 

 

If the app is not available on your printer, you can still find all the same great offers at the Savings Center website!

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posted by ePC_News, Sept. 26, 2012 (0 comments)
Your new personal assistant—your printer!

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Scheduling printables from your favorite print apps is easier than ever! Simply set up your automatic print deliveries right from your printer’s front panel. It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Go to your printer’s front panel

2. Press Apps 

3. Select the icon of the app you want, and press Schedule (you can also hit Print for a sneak peek!)

 

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Keep the kids entertained 

Printables are a great way to keep children engaged (without plopping them in front of the TV). All it takes is one trip to your printer’s control panel to schedule the printables of your choice and you’ll have a variety of educational activities and fun projects waiting for your child in your printer’s tray each day. And, there’s lots of content to choose from, including:

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Disney: Crafts, coloring pages, and games featuring your favorite characters.

Leapfrog: Educational activities for kids in preschool to second grade.

    Kids’ Activities by Crayola: An assortment of coloring pages from the crayon authority themselves!

    Kids Only: A daily printout including popular syndicated content like Family Time Crossword and Tell Me a Story.

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Make Mom’s day a bit easier!

Scheduled delivery print apps aren’t just for kids—they offer something for moms, too. From exercise tips to recipe inspiration, moms can quickly set up printouts for every topic, every day of the week:

7-Day Menu Planner: Don’t worry about what’s for dinner! Enjoy flavorful, low-fat recipes for an entire week’s worth of meals. 

 

Busy Moms Weekly: The tools you need to get organized and help your family thrive.

Universal Crossword: Popular puzzles from famed crossword creator Timothy Parker.

Daily Mail: Take a well-deserved break with in-depth reports on showbiz, fashion, and healthy living.

Check out the entire collection of scheduled delivery print apps.

Don’t see these apps on your printer’s front panel? No problem! Simply add your printer to your ePrintCenter account to take full advantage of scheduled delivery print apps—plus a whole lot more!

 

 

1 Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

 

 

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posted by ePC_News, Sept. 26, 2012 (0 comments)
HP ePrint: Now send to multiple recipients

You’ve already experienced HP ePrint for yourself. Now, here are some additional features you may not have known about:

 

New Feature - Now you can send to multiple recipients!

For those looking to print and share with the same email, now you do just that. Have a picture you took of the kids that you want to share? Now you can send it to your sister’s personal email to share, and to your ePrint address to print all in one step.

 

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Note: There can be no email address on the “Bcc” field; this field is required to be blank in order for an ePrint email to be successfully received. If there is an email address or printer address in the “Bcc” field the ePrint job will result in a failure.

 

HP ePrint allows you to use a variety of e-mail clients to send your ePrint print jobs, including Outlook, Gmail, and many more.


What e-mail clients can I use? The following e-mail clients have been tested by HP ePrint*:

 

 • Outlook 2003, 2007

 • Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail

 • Apple Mail (iPhone, iPad, Macbook, Macbook Pro )

 • Nokia/Symbian client (Nokia)

 

What attachments can I send? HP ePrint will print e-mail attachments for the following file types:**


• Microsoft Word

• Microsoft PowerPoint

• Microsoft Outlook

• Microsoft Excel

• HTML

• Text files (.txt)

• PDF

• Images (bmp, jpg, png, gif, tiff)

 

Do e-mail attachments have size limits?

There is a 10 MB total limit, and a maximum of 10 attachments to a single e-mail. E-mails that exceed these limits will not print.

 

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There’s an App for that…

The HP ePrint mobile app allows you to quickly and easily print photos and PDF files directly to ePrint-enabled printers!1 Here are just a few of the things you can do using the HP ePrint Home & Biz app:

• Wirelessly print Microsoft Office and PDF documents, Web pages, photos, e-mail attachments, and text files.*

• Control your printer settings, preview before you print, and monitor your print job status.

• Edit photos before printing.

 

* Enabling this feature requires HP ePrint service registration from the HP ePrint Home & Biz mobile app.

 

Upon the first launch of the app, you will be prompted to register.

 

The HP ePrint for iOS and Blackberry app is available for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Blackberry. The HP ePrint mobile app is available free from the iTunes® App Store, which you can access directly from your phone.

 

Getting started after you’ve downloaded and installed HP ePrint Home & Biz, follow these simple steps:

1. Click the HP ePrint Home & Biz icon.

2. Select the photo or file you want to print.

3. Select the Print option.

4. Choose your printer from the list.

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posted by ePC_News, Aug. 20, 2012 (0 comments)
Schedule app deliveries from your printer—it's as easy as 1-2-3!

 

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    1. Go to your printer’s front panel.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    2. Select Apps.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SD_13.  Find and select the icon of the App you want. Hit Schedule. You can also hit “Print” for a sneak peek.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    NOTE: Not all apps can be scheduled. Look for those with the “Schedule” button.

     

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posted by ePC_News, July 19, 2012 (0 comments)
Never run out of stamps again!

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Why wait in line at the post office, or make a special trip just for stamps, when you can print them yourself? With the Stamps.com print app and an HP Web-connected printer you can print postage stamps right at home.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits of printing your own stamps

  • Dependability: Never postpone sending important mail because you realize you’re out of stamps. 
  • Convenience: Avoid long lines and special trips to the post office.
  • Selection: Choose from a variety of stamp designs.
  • Extras: Upgrade to Stamps.com Pro for more designs, features, and postage options.

How does it work? 

  1. Visit www.stamps.com/hp and create your account.
  2. Next, on your printer, connect to your account via the Stamps.com print app.
  3. Select from a variety of unique stamp designs.
  4. Load your labels and press print.* In seconds, you'll have your own sheet of 24,1oz First Class postage stamps. 

Visit www.stamps.com/hp now to get started!

 

* Customers must purchase specialty stamp paper online (5 sheets of 24 stamps for $5.49). No monthly fee for the service.  Simply pay the price of standard postage.

 

1 Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

 

 

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posted by ePC_News, July 18, 2012 (0 comments)
What makes you geek out?

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From cooking to crossword puzzles, HP has print apps to fit a wide range of interests.1

 

And, each of the apps featured below offer scheduled delivery, which means you can receive your content automatically through your printer whenever you choose.* That’s right, no missed news reports, recipes, puzzles, or exercise tips (there’s no need for your geek-out to turn into a freak-out).

 

 

GAME GEEK

Numbers and letters are your game, and strategy is your name. You love using your mind to solve a problem, though your toughest dilemma is usually whether to play Sudoku or do a crossword puzzle. 

 

 

Games & Puzzles Daily

From crosswords and cryptograms to anagrams and Sudoku, this print app provides games and puzzles for every taste!

 

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword

This entertaining daily crossword offers a mixture of vocabulary and cultural clues, plus humor and wordplay.  

 

Daily Sudoku

Mastered the classic Sudoku puzzle? Expand your repertoire with this versatile print app that offers daily doses of Universal Sudoku, Sudoku X, and Hidato.

 

NEWS BUFF

Websites, magazines, the paper—you’ll take your information anyway you can. Whether it’s current events, local news, or the latest tech trends, you want to know everything, everywhere, all the time. Explore these informative print apps and get the news you love, just how you want it! 

 

msnbc.com

Bring this world-class newsroom right to your printer. Enjoy instant access to news updates and engaging features from top journalists.

 

TimesDigest Weekend

Delivers The New York Times' top stories in a comprehensive multi-page summary available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

 

The Daily Read

The latest news briefs from the Associated Press, in the categories of your choosing. A quick, convenient way to stay informed.  

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS FAN

You enjoy exercising, appreciate—and use—sunscreen, and actually like to eat your vegetables. Use these print apps to help you on your quest for health and wellness. 

 

 

Medical Edge From the Mayo Clinic

Discover the latest medical thinking from the Mayo Clinic's team of highly specialized physicians and clinicians.

 

Good Housekeeping Reports

In addition to providing advice on everyday challenges, this printable offers health news and updates for you and your family. 

 

 


You plan meals in your sleep, your dinner parties are infamous, and your shelves are filled with cookbooks. You’re a gourmand and you’re proud! Check out these three food-focused print apps for inspiration, recipe resources, and more: 

 

 

Save time by finding a week's worth of flavorful meals at the touch of a button. These recipes are economical, delicious, and easy to make. 

 

In this weekly column you’ll find inspiration and exclusive tips for making great cooking easier than you ever imagined!

 

 

1 Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

 

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posted by ePC_News, July 18, 2012 (0 comments)
Discover Scheduled Delivery

It’s like getting a free print subscription right from your printer!

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What are Scheduled Delivery apps?

Scheduled Delivery apps are free printer apps that bring you the info you want, on your schedule!* Get handy tips, news, business info, recipes, kids’ activities, puzzles, comics, and more— helping you manage your busy life as well as save time and money. And the best part? Your free content is delivered directly to your printer so it’s ready and waiting for you.

 

 

 

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You can browse the entire collection of print apps on the ePrintCenter Apps home page. Each Scheduled Delivery app has a small clock beneath its print app icon. To view all of these apps in one place, click the Show Scheduled Delivery Apps only box at the top of the page.

 

 

 

 

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Setup options may be a little different depending on the app, but for most Scheduled Delivery apps, you’ll follow these steps on ePrintCenter:

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Once you’ve found a Scheduled Delivery app you’d like to add to your printer, select the app and click the Add to Printer button.

2. Next, click on Setup to customize your delivery.

3. Choose the day (or days) you want to receive your print subscription.

4. Select your time zone and then the time you want to receive your printout.

5. To complete your subscription, select Apps on your printer’s control panel, find your app, and select Print.

 

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Going on vacation? No worries! You can easily pause (and resume) your subscription directly from your printer’s control panel. Simply select Apps, find your app, and then press Pause or Resume.

 

The selection of free Scheduled Delivery apps is always growing. Check them all out now!

 

 

Watch this video on scheduled delivery!

 

* Scheduled delivery functionality is available on select HP Print Apps and web-connected printers.

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posted by ePC_News, June 15, 2012 (0 comments)
Apps for organization and summertime fun

Whether you’ll be spending your time getting creative on the grill, taking a road trip, or coordinating soccer games and swimming lessons, HP has the print apps* you’ll need to make the most of your summer activities.1

 

EpicuriousGet fresh recipe ideas

Don’t waste precious, sunny hours looking for the perfect recipes for each meal—the 7-Day Menu Planner print app offers a week's worth of flavorful, low-fat recipes at the touch of a button! 

 

 

 

Organize summer schedules

Use the Google Calendar print app to easily view and print your Google calendar (or calendars)—no PC needed. Take one printout for yourself and put another copy on the fridge to keep the entire family updated on one another’s busy summer schedules.

 

 

PBSFind fun kids’ activities

Summer’s here and school is out! Keep the little ones entertained by using the PBS Kids print app to access an assortment of free printables. You’ll find coloring pages and paper crafts inspired by PBS shows such as Curious George, Sid the Science Kid, and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.  

 

 

 

Plan your vacation

Thinking about your summer getaway?  Use the Travel Guides print app to find useful, informative guides for cities worldwide. Print out guides for potential destinations and then compare hotels, exchange rates, dining options, and more.

 

Print your favorite photos

No matter how you spend your summer, you’ll no doubt have plenty of photos by the end of August. With the Picasa Web Album print app, you can view those digital memories directly on your Picasa account and print your favorites—no PC needed.

 

 

 

* These specific print apps are only available on select web-connected printers.  

1 Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

 

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posted by ePC_News, May 29, 2012 (0 comments)
Improve your communication skills

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The Communication Success: Tips for Busy People print app offers a variety of tips and tools from communication specialist and top business podcaster, Lisa B. Marshall.1
 
From public speaking to email etiquette, delegating tactics to interoffice dynamics, this app provides access to daily articles covering a range of topics focused on helping you improve your communication skills.
 

 

What’s more, you can have articles automatically printed each day by taking advantage of the app’s scheduled delivery functionality. With scheduled delivery, you can receive your content automatically through your printer whenever you choose.*

For example, request that your communication tip printouts come every morning at 7 a.m. so you can read them over breakfast or during your morning commute. Or, schedule your printouts for Monday afternoon, then collect and share with employees or colleagues to utilize throughout the week.

*Scheduled delivery functionality is available on select HP Print Apps and web-connected printers.  

 

1 Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

 

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posted by ePC_News, May 29, 2012 (0 comments)
ePrint: A summer vacation must-have

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HP ePrint makes it easy to print from your smartphone or tablet from virtually anywhere.During this year’s summer vacation, take advantage of ePrint to easily keep track of emails, print your photos, and stay in touch with loved ones—leaving you more time to enjoy the sun.

 

Create a (delayed) to-do list

An inbox pileup is the last thing you should worry about while on vacation. With HP ePrint you can simply browse your inbox, and then send any important emails or documents directly to your home printer, creating a “to-do” list that will be waiting for you in the output tray when you get back … to reality.1

 

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Make your memories last

Wouldn’t it be nice to come home from a trip and find your favorite photos from the past week waiting for you in your printer’s output tray? Now you can use HP ePrint to send memorable vacation pictures from your mobile device directly to your printer (which means one less thing to do when you get home).1 Just make sure you load your printer’s photo tray with photo paper before you leave!

 

 

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Imagine the smile on Grandma’s face as she takes a stack of photos from her printer and realizes they’re snapshots of her grandson’s first trip to the beach. With HP ePrint or the ePrint mobile app, you can send photos from your smartphone or tablet directly to friends and family who have an ePrint-enabled HP printer.1

Get tips for printing photos with ePrint, as well as selecting a custom e-mail address for your printer. 

 

1 Requires an Internet connection to the printer. Feature works with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Requires HP Web Services Account Registration. Print times may vary. For a list of supported documents, and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

 

 

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posted by ePC_News, May 29, 2012 (0 comments)
Scan and save biz card info

Don’t waste time manually entering contact information! The Biz Card app allows you to scan multiple business cards at once, providing an easy way to keep your contact list up to date.*

In just a few simple steps, you can start scanning and archiving all your important contact information for future use:

1. Scan up to 8 business cards at once using the scanner bed on your HP Web-connected printer.

2. The app will extract the information, which will be human verified for accuracy. Next, the data and image of the business card(s) will be archived in your Shoeboxed.com account, where it will be stored indefinitely.

3. Access your account to print contact lists or export information into programs such as:


·      Outlook

·      Gmail

·      Constant Contact

·      Evernote

·      Yahoo! Mail

·      And more!

 Get started—add the Biz Card app to your printer now!**

 


 

*Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.


**Your HP Web-connected printer must be added to your ePrintCenter account before you are able to add print apps online. 

 

 

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Get free forms and templates

BizTemplates

You can easily find a variety of free, useful templates offered through multiple HP Print Apps.Check out the following apps and see which ones make the most sense for your business or productivity needs:

·   Biztree: Connect to high-quality documents for nearly any business need. Easily print contracts, legal agreements, letters, forms, and checklists.

 

·   Docstoc: Find and share the forms you need with this free resource for professional documents. Access legal, business, financial, technical, and educational templates.
 
·   HP Quick Forms: From notebook and graph paper to calendars and to-do lists, this app offers printable forms for everyday needs.

You can also download and print an assortment of free business forms at HP Creative Studio for business. You’ll find templates for flyers, business cards, brochures, letterhead, and more.

 

 

 

1 Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

 

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Savings Center: Unlock the future of savings

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Introducing Savings Center, the easy way to save on everything from groceries, packaged goods, dining, and general retail items, to local services and exceptional offers from leading brands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SC2Savings Center cuts through the clutter to help you find offers based on your preferences, saving you time and money. And that’s not all—Savings Center becomes smarter at finding savings that matter to you with each offer you clip.


Here are just a few benefits offered by this innovative new service:

 

 

 


·  Browse offers that are tailored to your shopping habits, who you are, and where you live.

·  Collect everyday and brand name value offers via a one-stop source for savings.

·  Print your offers without special software downloads.

·  Access offers directly from your web-connected printer using the Savings Center print app—no PC needed*

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Start saving now by clicking on the Savings tab in ePrintCenter. Then, just follow the steps below and see the savings stack up in no time!

1. Sign in using your ePrintCenter account login information, or create a new account.
 
2. Set up your preferences for categories including For you, For fun, For your office, and For your home. You can further personalize your experience by selecting your gender and age, and indicating any household members you may shop for—including pets.

 
3. Save your settings and then start saving! Browse your offers, clipping the offers you want and skipping the ones you don’t. 

When you’re ready, simply click on Print Clipped Offers to send your offers straight to your printer and start saving.

Start saving now!

 

 

*Only available on select HP Print Apps and web-connected printers.  


 

 

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Add your printer to your ePrintCenter account

Connecting your HP ePrint-enabled printer to ePrintCenter offers a range of benefits.

For example, you’ll be able to: 

Since you’re already registered, it will only take a minute to add your printer. After you sign in to your ePrintCenter account, follow these steps:

 

1. Click Add Printer on the home screen

 

Add Printer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Enter your printer's claiming code

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Your printer’s code can be found on the info sheet that printed out when you first enabled its web services during setup.

 

If you can’t find your printer’s code, you can simply reprint the info sheet with the code at any time, right from the printer’s display panel. Visit the ePrint Help & Tips page and click on Printing the Web Services Information sheet to find out more. You can also watch this video to learn more about setting up your HP ePrint-enabled printer.

 

3. Click OK

You're done!


Watch this brief video and learn how to register your printer with the ePrintCenter, as well as set up your ePrint account! 

 

 

 


2013 Calendar

FREE PRINTABLE CALENDAR!

Download and print your 

2013 calendar now!

 

 

 

 

 

 


*Scheduled delivery functionality is available on select HP Print Apps and web-connected printers.

Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

 

 

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Make a difference with eSmiles

eSmilesWant to help spread cheer to families in need? All it takes is a smile. From February 14th to April 15th, HP will team up with five different Ronald McDonald Houses for a program called “eSmiles.” Read on to see how you can help by sending a message of hope through HP ePrint.

 

The Ronald McDonald House

 

Ronald McDonald House charities provide a “home-away-from-home” for seriously ill or injured children and their families who have had to travel for medical care. The Ronald McDonald Houses participating in the eSmiles programs are located in Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, and San Diego.

 

Share hope with an eSmile

 

An eSmile is a message of hope and support sent to children and families staying at participating Ronald McDonald Houses. An eSmile can be a photo, a drawing, a joke, or a poem—anything that communicates joy and encouragement. For every eSmile received, HP will donate $1, up to $10,000 per participating house.

 

Get connected via ePrint

 

HP has donated a Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One to each Ronald McDonald house, allowing the families to receive eSmiles from around the world via HP ePrint.1 Each printer will have its own customized ePrint address, ensuring that participants can select exactly where they want to send an eSmile.

 

Send an eSmile now!

 

To send an eSmile, visit www.hpesmiles.com and pick the house of your choice. Next, upload your eSmile and press ‘Send’. Using HP ePrint wireless technology, the message will be delivered as a printed page via the HP ePrinter in the selected Ronald McDonald House. You can also email your eSmile directly to the house of your choice using the email address assigned to that specific HP ePrinter.

 

Watch this video to learn more about HP eSmiles.

 

 

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An easy way to celebrate St. Paddy's Day

StPaddysDayAs luck (of the Irish) would have it, you can find everything you need to celebrate St. Paddy’s day using the St. Patrick’s Day print app.1 With games, invites, trivia, and decorations, you’ll think you found the pot of printable gold at the end of the rainbow! 
 
Go green: Don’t have anything green to wear on March 17th? Don’t worry—you can still avoid getting pinched by sporting a printable shamrock-adorned boutonniere. 
 
Spread some Celtic cheer: Find quick access to a selection of St. Paddy’s Day-inspired greeting cards.
  
Print fun activities: Enjoy fill-in-the-stories, Irish trivia, and more. Erin Go Bragh!
 
It’s Paddy time: Printable invites and banners mean you’ll be on your way to hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party in no time.
 
Tip: When printing things like greeting cards or invites, consider using thicker paper, like HP Brochure and Flyer Paper for sturdier, more durable printouts. 


1 Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions. 

 

 

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Go "mad" with the ESPN print app

ESPNappJust in time for March Madness, the ESPNprint app offers comprehensive sports coverage right from your printer.1 This sports-lover’s app offers an easy way for fans to get up-to-date news and blog posts about their favorite sports.

 

Use the ESPN print app to keep up on all the NCAA action:

 

       1. Choose your category (NCAA Basketball).

         

        2. Decide whether you want a collection of NCAA-      focused News Summaries or Top Blogs (or both).


       3. Touch Print—it’s that easy! You’ll instantly receive  printouts consolidating all of the latest info on the  March Madness tournaments.

 

 

 

Other sports categories featured on the ESPN print app include NFL, MLB, NBA, soccer, and motor sports.

 

 

1 Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions. 

 

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Get crafty--it's National Craft Month!

CraftsDid you know March is National Craft Month? It’s the perfect time to gather the family, get out the glue and scissors, and have some crafty fun. Get inspired by checking out the HP Print Apps below.1 Each of these fun apps offers a range of printable paper crafts: 

 

DreamWorks Animation PrintablesTM: Bring your child’s favorite DreamWorks movie stars to life! Build your own 3D characters, including Shrek, Puss in Boots, and Kung Fu Panda.

 

 

 

 

Easy HP Games and Crafts: You and the kiddos can create a variety of fun and colorful paper crafts such as finger puppets, toy cars, and more.

 

PBS KidsTM: Craft your own finger puppets, masks, crowns, paper kaleidoscopes, and more, thanks to project ideas from PBS favorites such as Dinosaur Train, Arthur, and Fetch.


 

Once you’ve found the perfect projects, here’s some tips for printing and crafting:

 

·      Make sure you read any instructions beforehand, to see what materials you’ll need. In most cases, you’ll want to have scissors, glue, tape, a ruler, and a butter knife on hand, though every craft differs.

 

·      When printing things like 3D paper crafts, you may want to use thicker paper, like HP Brochure and Flyer Paper, for sturdier, more durable printables.

 

·      Want an easy way to get crisp, precise folds in your paper crafts? Simply use the backside of a butter knife when scoring on the dotted lines!

 

1 Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions. 

 

 


 

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Use print apps to plan your Valentine’s Day

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While HP Print Apps can’t help you deliver flowers or choose the right chocolates, they can help you create a memorable Valentine’s Day for your special someone.

 

 

·     With a photo print app like Snapfish, you can print a series of photos featuring the two of you. Include the sweet snapshots in a card or leave as surprises around the house.

 

·     The Recipes from Coupons.com app is a great way to quickly browse hundreds of delicious recipes and plan the perfect romantic dinner.

 

Use apps like Web Sudoku and Universal Crossword to print your valentine’s favorite games and puzzles (extra points for delivering along with breakfast-in-bed). 

 

     

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    Prep for taxes with the Shoeboxed.com app

    Shoeboxed

    Keeping business expenses organized throughout the year can help eliminate some of the anxiety associated with an impending tax season. Get a head start this year by using a new print app that allows you to quickly scan and organize your receipts.

     

    The Shoeboxed.comprint app is an easy way to track expenses and create an accessible archive of receipts:

     

    1.    Scan receipts on your HP Web-connected printer.

    2.    The app will then extract, verify, and organize your data—which will be accessible online via your Shoeboxed account and stored indefinitely.

    3.    Easily send the data directly to bookkeeping and accounting software tools.

     

    You can export information from Shoeboxed.com into programs such as:

     

    ·     Excel

    ·     QuickBooks

    ·     FreshBooks

    ·     Outright.com

    ·     Xero.com

     

    Add the Shoeboxed.com app to your printer now! 

     

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    Get a fresh start with HP Print Apps

     

    It’s that time of year again—everyone is busy making resolutions. Breaking a bad habit, finally cleaning the garage, or contacting an old friend are all worthy ambitions, but why not get a fresh start to the year by trying something new? And, with help from these HP Print Apps, it’ll be much easier than trying to fit back into your old pair of jeans from college.1

     

     

     

     

    • Things getting a little dull in the kitchen? Quickly find new recipes and inspiration using the Wolfgang Puck’s Kitchen app. 
    • Break out of a rut by breaking out of the city limits. With the City Guides from DailyCandy app you can print guides (including fun shopping, dining, and entertainment ideas) for major cities worldwide.

     

    *Scheduled delivery functionality is available on select HP Print Apps and web-connected printers.  

     

     

    1 Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

     

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    Behind the scenes with Disney and HP

    Disney APpWhen HP first decided to deliver printable content via their web-connected printers, Disney was one of the first companies to jump onboard. In celebration of this partnership recently reaching its two-year anniversary, we spoke toDisney’s Sunita Surajan and Greg Hayes about the process of bringing content to families worldwide through the Disney print app.1 For starters, we asked how the collaboration even began. Greg, a business development executive, said the partnership stemmed from “the idea of making print a more organic part of the entertainment experience.”

     

    With so many popular Disney movies, television shows, and characters, it seems like a difficult task to decide which ones are featured on the Disney print app. That’s where Sunita, Disney’s HP campaign supervisor, comes in. In addition to looking at popular trends on Disney.com, Sunita makes sure that content for the app matches up with the new releases from Disney. For example, if a Phineas and Ferb movie was coming out, you could count on fresh Phineas and Ferb print projects being available on the Disney print app around the same time. Though, Sunita’s not just looking at what’s popular right now, and works hard to ensure there’s content for what’s new as well. In fact, you can expect the Disney print app to soon feature printables inspired by the upcoming film, The Muppets.

     

    When asked what their favorite Disney app printables were, Sunita enthusiastically responded that it was print projects from the recent Tron film, and added that the printables “reflect the movie really, really well.” As for Greg, his preference is for Jake and the Never Land Pirates coloring pages. “We’ve got a preschooler at home,” Greg explained, “and we use it [the app] quite frequently to keep her busy and happy.” In fact, the most popular type of printable on the Disney print app is coloring pages, “hands down.”

     

    With two years now under their belt, we asked Sunita and Greg to reveal any surprises or discoveries they’ve encountered during their collaboration with HP. Greg seemed to aptly sum up the need for and the value of this partnership with his answer: “[I’ve realized] how much untapped demand there is for tangible, printable material, especially for moms and preschoolers…that’s been a great uplift in terms of being able to really offer something more, so they can take some of the magic into the real world.”

     

    1 Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions

     

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    Get organized in the New Year

    Get OrganizedIt’s a new year, a new quarter, and a new chance to improve your business. Consider the following HP Print Apps to help you initiate positive practices that will increase your productivity all year long.1

     

    ·     Take advantage of direct digital filing with apps such as Google Docs or Box.net. Both of these eStorage apps allow you to scan a range of documents and store them online where they can be easily organized, accessed, and printed.

     

    ·     On-demand printable templates (for legal, business, financial, technical, and educational documents) from Biztree mean you can print the exact forms you need, right when you need them.

     

    Avoid wasting valuable time looking through various news sources to find what you want. The Daily Read app provides the top news—in the category of your choosing—from the Associated Press. 

     

    1 Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions. 

     

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    New apps for easy mobile printing

    Mobile Printing

    New apps for your smartphone or tablet make printing on the go easier than ever. Learn more about these innovations, including an ePrint app and an app for controlling your HP printer directly from your mobile device. 

     

    The HP ePrint Home & Biz applets you send print jobs to any HP ePrint-enabled printer via your mobile device or tablet—without having to send your files as an email attachment.1 Just send the files you’d like to print directly to the ePrint printer via the app. You can also preview your print job and adjust the print settings before sending.

     

    The HP ePrint Home & Biz app is great for business use because it allows you to print any file format, including Microsoft® Office documents and PDFs. This app is compatible with the following mobile platforms:

    • Android
    • Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
    • Nokia Symbian

    For an enterprise-level mobile experience, try the HP ePrint Enterprise app, which allows you to use a BlackBerry® smartphone to effortlessly send presentations, reports, and much more directly to your company's printer network.2 

     

    The HP Printer Control app lets you access and control your HP printer directly from your mobile device. This free mobile app lets you operate and manage your printer, check ink/toner levels, see a print job’s status, and use your phone as a mobile scanner. You can also scan to e-mail, Facebook, or Google Docs.3 

     

    The HP Printer Control app is available for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

     

    Explore the entire range of HP mobile solutions—see all mobile apps now.

     

     

    1 Usage of HP ePrint services app at mobile printing locations requires Internet- and email-capable BlackBerry® smartphone OS 4.5 or newer, iPhone® 3G or newer running iOS 4.2 or later, HP webOS device running webOS 1.45 or 2.0, or Android® device running version 1.4 or newer, with separately purchased wireless Internet service, and HP ePrint services app. Solution works with PCL5/6, PCL3, and PCL3GUI printers (HP and non-HP). Availability and cost of printing varies by location. HP webOS app available July, 2011. Android app available May 1, 2011.

     

    2 HP ePrint Enterprise for BlackBerry smartphones, and Android and iOS devices: HP ePrint Enterprise requires Internet- and email-capable BlackBerry® smartphone OS 4.5 or newer, iPhone® 3G or newer and devices running iOS 4.2 or later, or Android® devices running version 2.1 or newer, with separately purchased wireless Internet service, HP ePrint Enterprise server software and HP ePrint service app. Solution works with PCL5/6, PCL3, PCL3GUI printers (HP and non-HP). BlackBerry requires BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) deployment. HP webOS app available late Fall 2011.

     

    3 Requires a wireless access point and an internet connection to the printer. Services may require registration. Apps availability varies by country, language, and agreements. For details, see

    www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

     

     


     

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    Print your photos with HP ePrint

    If you’ve only been using your HP printer’s ePrint capabilities to print documents, you haven’t been making the most of this innovative mobile technology. Take full advantage of your HP ePrint-enabled printer and use it to print photos from virtually anywhere!1 Watch the video below to see HP ePrint in action, then keep reading to discover two simple tips for printing quality photos with HP ePrint.

     

     

     

    Tip #1: Have 4" x 6" photo paper preloaded in your printer

     

    • All photos e-mailed with HP ePrint will print at a default size of 4" x 6", so have this size of photo paper preloaded in your printer’s dedicated photo paper tray to ensure quality prints with HP ePrint.
    • If your HP ePrint-enabled printer doesn’t have a separate photo paper tray, just make sure that photo paper is the only paper loaded in the tray when printing photos via ePrint.
    • If you don’t have photo paper loaded into your photo paper tray, this message will appear on the printer’s display: “Load paper into photo tray.”
    • If you have 5" x 7" paper loaded into the tray, it will still print a 4" x 6" photo on the paper, leaving a white border along the top and the side.

     

     

    Tip #2: Make sure your photos have the correct dpi

     

    • Image files (jpeg, bmp, tiff, etc.) need to be at least 100 dpi in order to print via HP ePrint.
    • If you send a photo that is less than 100 dpi, it will not be printed.
    • To print a photo or image that is less than 100 dpi, try inserting the image file into a Word  document before e-mailing. Your image will be printed on paper from the main printer paper  tray.

     

    ·     Image attachments must be less than 5MB (megabytes). Also, HP ePrint supports a maximum of 10 attachments to a single e-mail. E-mails that exceed these limits will not print.

     

    1 Requires an Internet connection to the printer. Feature works with any connected Internet- and email capable device. Print times may vary. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

     

     

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    Staff picks: My favorite app…

    From culinary inspiration to personalized greeting cards, see why HP employees chose these print apps as their favorite ones to use during the holidays.1

     

    HP Cards
    “It gives me the opportunity to make the cards personal.” 
         - Bob H., Product Manager

    Tip: For more durable, long-lasting greeting cards, try printing on thicker paper, like HP Brochure and Flyer Paper.

     

    HP Dear Santa App

    Martha Stewart Everyday Food
    “I lose my cooking motivation, especially around the busy holidays. This recipe app gets me inspired again!”
         - Nicole B., Marketing

    Keep the inspiration coming! You can find Martha Stewart print projects and crafting ideas on HP Creative Studio.

     

    Dear Santa app
    “Somehow, writing down my kid’s wish list on ‘Santa Paper’ made the process seem more magical.”
         - John W., Business Operations Manager

     

    Looking for another magical app? Check out the Disney app, where you can find enchanting coloring pages, crafts, and games featuring your child’s favorite characters.

     

    1 Requiresa wireless access point and an Internet connection to the printer. Some services may require registration. Print app availability varies by printer model, country, language and agreements. For details, www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter.

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    Helpful holiday print apps

    Fandango app and outputDecorations, gifts, cards, parties, stocking stuffers, cookies, tree trimming—there’s no shortage of tasks and obligations during the holidays. Make life a little easier this season with the help of HP Print Apps.1

    • Use the Fandango app to get your tickets ahead of time and avoid standing in long lines for popular holiday blockbusters.

    • Preparing meals the whole family will love can be a challenge, especially during the hectic holidays. Try the 7-Day Menu Planner print app for flavorful, low-fat meal ideas each week!

    • Last-minute gift needs? For those without their own crew of devoted elves, try the Wrap it up! app from HP's Creative Studio. You can print free cards, wrapping paper, and gift tags.

    • Rainy afternoons keep kids indoors and parents wondering how to keep kids busy. Use the Nickelodeon app to access tons of fun printable activities and keep the kiddies entertained.

    • Festive get-togethers abound this time of year. Avoid showing up late (especially if it’s your boss’s party!) by using the Bing Maps app to print out directions ahead of time.


    1 Requires a wireless access point and an Internet connection to the printer. Some services may require registration. Print app availability varies by printer model, country, language and agreements. For details, www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter.

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    Holiday party planning with a web-connected printer

    Whether you’re throwing a holiday office party or a seasonal get-together with family and friends, there’s one thing that both should have in common (no, not eggnog)—fun! From white elephant gifts to homemade cookies, guests just want to mingle, munch, and have a good time. This year, host a successful holiday party with help from the print apps offered on your HP web-connected printer.1Party Poster app

    • Before you get the party started, you’ll need to announce the fete. Try the HP Cards app for printable invites, or the FreePrintable.net app for signs and flyers.

    • Create free, customized banners using the Party Posters app—perfect for adding a last-minute touch to your office party.

    • Browse the large collection of recipe apps (including recipes from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food and 7-Day Menu Planner) to find the perfect items for your party menu.

    Want something truly special at your party? Give your guests the experience of a photo booth without having to actually rent one. All you need is an HP ePrint-enabled printer! During the evening, attendees can ePrint photos of the fun times instantly from their smartphones and then collect the pictures from the printer before leaving.2 And for an extra touch, set up a festive backdrop for guests to pose in front of. These snapshots could be the perfect take-home party gift (besides good cheer, of course).

    1 Requires a wireless access point and an Internet connection to the printer. Some services may require registration. Print app availability varies by printer model, country, language and agreements. For details, www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter.

    2 Web services such as ePrint and print apps require an Internet connection to the printer. Features work with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Print times may vary. Some HP LaserJets may require a firmware upgrade. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solutions, see www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

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    Get organized with the Google Calendar app

    Google CalendarMeetings, deadlines, heavy workloads—and don’t forget the office holiday party and secret Santa gift exchange. Calling this time of year “busy” seems like an understatement. Luckily, there’s a simple way to save time and stay organized: the Google Calendar app.

    The Google Calendar app allows you to access and print your Google Calendar (or calendars) in a snap, no PC needed. Just sign in to the app using your Google account info and choose between printing a daily, weekly, or monthly calendar. Here are some ways to make the most of your calendar printouts:

    • Print separate calendars—one for work/business, and one for family and holiday events.
    • Take one printout for yourself and put another copy on the fridge to keep everyone in the family updated.
    • Does your company have an avalanche of holiday office and/or client parties coming up? Ensure everyone stays informed with a calendar printout dedicated to this season’s packed schedule.
    • Print a monthly calendar with every employee’s upcoming vacation dates and circulate through the office or post in a common area.

    Don't have a Google Calendar yet? Just visit calendar.google.com to set one up—it’s easy!

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    Create a holiday family newsletter

    'Tis the season for sharing! There's something about this time of year that inspires us to share updates, photos, and milestones with our friends and family. Need help spreading all that good cheer? Visit the HP Creative Studio and you'll find an assortment of free, holiday-themed family newsletter templateNewsletter templates.

    Whether you're looking for something whimsical or something traditional, these templates make it easy to put together an attractive, photo-filled newsletter. Just add text and images–it's that simple! Here are some tips for creating a memorable, engaging family newsletter:

    • Tell a story about the photos you use instead of just stating facts.
    • Pretend that you’re describing these events to a friend (it’s an easy way to get that ideal conversational tone).
    • If you feel slightly awkward talking about yourself, try writing your newsletter from the perspective of the family pet, or if applicable, your new baby.
    • Keep it light. Concentrate on the good things that happened to you and your family.
    • Try to keep descriptions short and sweet—one page is the ideal length for a newsletter.
    • Lastly, it's always a good idea to get a second set of eyes for proofreading.

    Besides cards and family newsletters, the holiday season often calls for another type of correspondence–letters to Santa. Make this year special with free letter templates from the Dear Santa print app. Just print, have the kiddos add their wish list, and send off to the North Pole!

    Print app availability varies by printer model, country, language and agreements.

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    posted by LizatHP, Oct. 12, 2011 (0 comments)
    Festive feasting with recipe apps

    woman grabbing recipe from printerYes, the holidays are about family, the spirit of giving, and general merriment, but they're also about FOOD. The turkey, the mashed potatoes, the pie–oh the pie! And while culinary delights are a main draw of the season, don't let them take over your to-do list. You can save time by browsing a huge selection of inspiring recipe apps on your HP web-connected printer.

    • Use the 7-Day Menu Planner print app to find recipes for a week’s worth of flavorful, low-fat meals that can be prepared easily and economically.
    • Or, check out the Recipes from Coupons.com print app, which lets you search by categories like main dish, salads, vegetables, and desserts–making it easy to find just the recipe you were looking for. (Thanksgiving roast turkey with mushroom sage dressing, anyone?)
    • Explore the entire selection of scrumptious recipe print apps.

    Found a recipe that left your guests asking for thirds? Share the secret to your success with free printable recipe cards from the HP Creative Studio. Many of the card templates even let you add photos of your delectable dish. (Tip: consider laminating, since this may result in drooling.)

    Print app availability varies by printer model, country, language and agreements.

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    posted by LizatHP, Oct. 12, 2011 (0 comments)
    Give thanks for HP print apps!

    printable Thanksgiving placematIt’s the season of giving—so give yourself a break! Use the Happy Thanksgiving print app by HP Creative Studio to print everything you’ll need for your Thanksgiving celebration. You’ll find decorations, greeting cards, paper pilgrim hats, and even coloring page placemats for the kids’ (or adults’) table.

    Before you get started, check out these helpful crafting tips and party ideas:

    • Thick/heavy paper. When printing your Thanksgiving greeting cards or pilgrim hats, try using thicker paper, like HP Brochure and Flyer Paper for extra durability.
    • Household helper. For an easy way to get crisp, precise folds in your paper crafts, use the back side of a butter knife when scoring on the dotted lines.
    • Kids’ table 101. Keeping little ones entertained for an entire dinner party is no easy task. Have plenty of activities on hand, like coloring page placemats from the HP Thanksgiving print app. Also, consider covering the kids’ table with butcher paper so that when the placemats are finished, they can keep on coloring.

    Time to print, craft, and set the table. The only thing you need now is a print app that can bake the perfect pumpkin pie.

    Print app availability varies by printer model, country, language and agreements.

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    posted by LizatHP, Oct. 12, 2011 (0 comments)
    Scheduled delivery... the next step in web-connected printing

    Imagine waking up to a freshly printed report from your favorite news source, or coming home from work to find a crossword puzzle waiting for you in your printer's output tray. Thanks to the scheduled delivery functionality featured on many print apps, this is now a reality.*

    Scheduled delivery apps offer a wide range of content that you can receive automatically through your printer whenever you want–just choose which day(s) of the week and the time. And, you can cancel the scheduled delivery functionality of an app at any point, without deleting the actual app.

    Scheduled Delivery setup page example


    From coloring pages and word games to daily horoscopes and news summaries, scheduled delivery print apps offer something for everyone. Explore the whole range of HP scheduled delivery apps now.

    *Scheduled delivery functionality is available on select HP Print Apps and web-connected printers.

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    posted by ePC_News, Oct. 1, 2011 (0 comments)
    Tricks and tips for a spook-tacular Halloween

    You know what's really scary? Realizing that Halloween is just around the corner and you still need some decorations and last-minute costume ideas.

    Luckily, you can find printable decorations, masks, pumpkin-carving templates, games, and activities—all from the Halloween Printables app on your web-connected printer. You can also visit the HP Creative Studio to find even more spine-tingling crafts and projects.HP Halloween

    Before you get started, check out these tricks and tips to ensure you have a frightfully good time this Halloween:

    • Safety first: If your kiddos aren't old enough to use a carving knife, tape on printable masks for a safe and simple way to bring their pumpkin to life.
    • Printing 101: When printing things like masks or carving templates, try using thicker paper, like HP Brochure and Flyer Paper—it will make the templates easier to trace and the masks more durable.
    • Household helper: Want an easy way to get crisp, precise folds in your paper crafts? Look no further than your kitchen drawer—simply use the back side of a butter knife when scoring on the dotted lines.
    • Last-minute kids' costume: Check out the Pirate Party Kit from the HP Creative Studio Party Kits app and craft your own pirate hat and eye patch. Then, just add a tattered white T-shirt, black vest, and boots to complete the look—easy!

    Ok, you're all set for an evening of Halloween crafting. All you need now are some scissors, glue, and the spooky sound effects CD you'll never admit to owning.

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    posted by LizatHP, Sept. 20, 2011 (0 comments)
    ePrint and the Road Warrior

    Road Warrior ePrintYou see them everywhere—they are skilled at the art of hailing taxis, can handle a rolly suitcase and a smartphone with the greatest of ease, and could get through airport security with their eyes closed. They are the ultra-commuters; they are the Road Warriors. And now, there's a new way for them to stay in touch with their loved ones while on the go: HP ePrint.

    John O., chief technology officer for a large systems manage service, is one busy Road Warrior—or perhaps more accurately, Sky Warrior. John flies weekly to his LA office, monthly to London, and makes the long trek to West Africa about seven times a year.

    So, how does he stay connected to his family while traveling? As John explains, he enjoys sending photos of where he is back home to his kids, "Last Saturday I happened to be at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs and I remembered that my son wanted me to take photographs if I ever got out there." He took some shots of the park’s beautiful old growth forests and rock formations and used ePrint to send the photos home to his son. And since the family's ePrint-enabled printer (an HP Photosmart eStation) is in the kids' room, they always have instant access to their dad's special deliveries. "When they get home from school, they can just walk up to the printer and see that there's a new photograph waiting for them."

    When he's not using HP ePrint to keep in touch with his family, John is using it to stay productive while working on the go. He can take advantage of ePrint to send out quotes or documents to clients wherever he is—even if it's on a plane. "I'm no longer limited by location," John says. "The world has basically become my oyster. I can send a document anywhere, whenever I want."

    And, HP ePrint isn't just for Road Warriors. Busy moms, teachers, and many others use this mobile printing technology to stay productive, simplify communications, and save time on last-minute tasks.

    Learn more about HP ePrint 

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    posted by LizatHP, Sept. 19, 2011 (0 comments)
    Top 5 people to share your ePrint e-mail address with!

    Once you've created your own, personalized ePrint e-mail address, it's time to give it out to friends, family, and anyone else who you want to "keep in the loop."

    Top 5 people to share ePrint address with

    1. Your mom: A simple way to stay connected and share memories. (And even if she never sends you anything, she'll appreciate being in your Top 5!)
    2. Your siblings: Have photos of your adorable nieces and nephews sent directly to your printer. It's also an easy way for them to send you family newsletters and updates.
    3. Your best friend: You've shared secrets since the ninth grade, of course you’ll share your printer's e-mail address. Plus, who wouldn"t enjoy finding fun photos and inside jokes in their printer's output tray?
    4. Your child's teacher: With your ePrint e-mail address, teachers can send missed homework assignments, permission slips, school newsletters, and more.
    5. Your grandkids: Just think of your printer as a much more convenient mailbox! Check it for drawings, photos, and letters from your little munchkins.
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    posted by LizatHP, Sept. 17, 2011 (0 comments)
    Your ePrint account: How to manage and block senders

    Don't let your printer become a portal for spam, accidental print jobs, or new pranks by your "hilarious" Uncle Frank. Adjust your ePrint settings and easily choose who is allowed to send documents and photos to your printer. Here's how it works:

    1. Click on the ePrint Settings button to the right of the Recent Print Jobs box.
    2. Under the Allowed Senders tab, you'll see two options for who can send you print jobs:
      • Everyone (anyone who knows your printer's e-mail address can send jobs to your printer)
      • Allowed Senders Only (your printer will only accept jobs sent from the e-mail addresses listed)
    3. If you choose the Allowed Senders Only option, you can then enter the e-mail addresses that are allowed to send things to your printer.

    And don't worry, you can remove a listed address at any time and switch your settings as often as you'd like.

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    posted by LizatHP, Sept. 10, 2011 (0 comments)
    Selecting your printer's custom e-mail address

    Until now, everyone with an ePrint-enabled HP printer has had to memorize a pretty complicated 12-character, randomly generated e-mail address. But now you have the option to claim your name (or your business' name) and pick your own personalized ePrint address.

    Here's how:

    1. Make sure you're logged in to your HP ePrintCenter account, and then press the Change button next to your existing ePrint e-mail address. 
    2. Type in a personalized e-mail address of your creation and press Check to see if that address is already taken.
    3. Press the Save button to save your new e-mail address—that's it! This might also be a good time to review your ePrint settings, including permitted senders and print options.

    Custom ePrint address

    Here are a few things to keep in mind when customizing your ePrint address:

    • Since your printer address will be much easier to remember, you may want to revisit the security settings and create an "allowed senders" list—which you can also do right here at the ePrintCenter.
    • If you're creating an address for professional purposes, remember to: keep it simple, try to incorporate your name, and skip anything too personal (I'm talking to you, weekendpuppeteer@net.com)
    • Take full advantage of your new customized address—consider adding it to your e-mail auto signature, using it to sign up for e-newsletters (your reading material will be waiting for you in the output tray!), and giving it out to friends and family.
    • Visit the ePrint Help & Tips page and click on the Getting Started tab to learn more about customizing your ePrint e-mail address.

    So be sure to claim your desired ePrint address before it's taken! Sorry, folks, I'm pretty sure that myprinter@hpeprint.com was probably the first to go.

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    posted by LizatHP, Sept. 9, 2011 (0 comments)
    Connect your printer to your ePrintCenter account

    You wouldn't deposit just half of your paycheck, or use only one side of your closet, would you? So, why only take advantage of some of the benefits offered on the ePrintCenter?

    By connecting your HP ePrint-enabled printer to your ePrintCenter account you'll be able to:

    • Browse the latest print apps and add them directly to your printer
    • Customize the view of your apps on your printer
    • Enhance the security of your printer's ePrint capabilities
    • Adjust your ePrint settings, including creating a personalized ePrint e-mail address

    And the best part? Since you're already registered on the ePrintCenter, it will only take a minute to add your printer:

    • Click on the Add printer option at the top of your ePrintCenter home screen.
    • You'll now be asked to enter your printer's claiming code—which can be found on the info sheet that printed out when you first enabled its Web services.
    • Press OK when you’re done.

    Can't find your printer's claiming code? No problem! You can reprint the info sheet with the code at any time, right from the printer's display panel. Visit the ePrint Help & Tips page and click on the Getting Started tab to learn more.

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    posted by LizatHP, Sept. 5, 2011 (0 comments)
    It's here: Pick your printer's (simpler) email address

    Until now, everyone who has enabled ePrint capability has had the dubious fortune of trying to memorize a pretty complicated printer address - the 12-character, randomly generated ePrint addresses were not exactly user friendly.  However, starting today, every new and existing customer around the world can pick a personalized, custom ePrint address.  Here's how:

    • Exisiting customers: If you already have an HP ePrint-enabled printer, log into your HP ePrintCenter account.  Click the "change" button next to where your existing ePrint address is displayed, and follow the prompts to complete the process.
    • New customers: Visit the HP ePrintCenter and sign up for an account.  Add your printer to your account and you will see the printer's pre-assigned email address, which you can customize by clicking "change."  After you've entered and saved your unique email address, you can update settings including permitted senders and print options.

    Keep in mind you can delete or change your ePrint address at any time.  If you decide to delete your custom ePrint address it will not be available to you or anyone else for six months, preventing others from receiving documents/photos intended for you.

    So apart from a few guidelines when selecting your custom ePrint address (pick something between 6 and 30 characters long, letters and/or numbers are okay as well and underscores and up to two dots - but no special character such as % or #) the world is your oyster!  Since your printer address will be much easier to remember, you might also like to revisit the security settings such as setting up an "authorized senders list" - you can do that on the ePrintCenter, too.

    So go...hurry up and claim your desired ePrint address before it's taken.  I bet myprinter@hpeprint.com will be one of the first to go...I hope I can claim something like Lizsawesomeprinter@hpeprint.com.

    Liz Philips

     

     

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    posted by hpws$104759832, June 29, 2011 (62 comments)
    Print What You Want!

    You may have seen our post about the new free browser app for download: HP Smart Print.  If you haven't tried it yet, you haven't experienced the time and paper savings it can give you.

    Have you ever printed a recipe from a website and ended up printing unwanted ads and logos?  You then have to spend time sifting through a stack of paper for the cooking instructions you need.


    Check out how HP Smart Print can help you go from computer to cooking even faster!

    Or maybe you're fed up with getting a stack of printouts when the news article you wanted to print could easily fit on one page, if you took away the masthead, sidebars and extra links.  HP Smart Print can help you print only the headline and article content you want, so you spend time reading the news, not looking for it!

    Have you tried Smart Print? 

    Tell us about your experience in the comments: are you using it to print recipes, news articles, boarding passes, maps?  What else?

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    posted by hpws$104759832, May 12, 2011 (12 comments)
    No Wasted Paper with HP Smart Print - Free Download

    We typically highlight print apps in this section but this nifty browser add-on is so great, we wanted to share here.  Have you ever attempted to print an article from your favorite website, walked to the printer and found five or six unwanted, half blank pages sitting in the tray?  Between the ads, logos, and reader comments, you now have to sift through a stack of paper to find the article you wanted.

    Enter HP Smart Print.  This browser app (available by downloading the HP Bing Bar will help you print ONLY the information you want - i.e. the article, recipe, map, etc - and leaving the rest on your screen.  The HP Bing Bar includes other applications to help with various aspects of your internet experience - from search to weather and more.

    To introduce HP Smart Print and the HP Bing Bar, HP is hosting a sweepstakes through April 20 with the potential to win some great prizes for just downloading the HP Bing Bar.  Each week HP will give away a $250 HP Gift Card and at the end of the month, one lucky person will win the $3,000 Grand Prize, which includes an HP Envy 17 3D Notebook PC and HP Photosmart eStation e-All-in-One Printer.

     

    Good luck and let us know how you like using HP Smart Print.

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    posted by hpws$104759832, April 6, 2011 (15 comments)
    “Scheduled Delivery” in demand on D110a models

    It’s like getting a free print subscription right from your printer!

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    What are Scheduled Delivery apps?

    Scheduled Delivery apps are free printer apps that bring you the info you want, on your schedule!* Get handy tips, news, business info, recipes, kids’ activities, puzzles, comics, and more— helping you manage your busy life as well as save time and money. And the best part? Your free content is delivered directly to your printer so it’s ready and waiting for you.

     

     

     

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    You can browse the entire collection of print apps on the ePrintCenter Apps home page. Each Scheduled Delivery app has a small clock beneath its print app icon. To view all of these apps in one place, click the Show Scheduled Delivery Apps only box at the top of the page.

     

     

     

     

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    Setup options may be a little different depending on the app, but for most Scheduled Delivery apps, you’ll follow these steps on ePrintCenter:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Once you’ve found a Scheduled Delivery app you’d like to add to your printer, select the app and click the Add to Printer button.

    2. Next, click on Setup to customize your delivery.

    3. Choose the day (or days) you want to receive your print subscription.

    4. Select your time zone and then the time you want to receive your printout.

    5. To complete your subscription, select Apps on your printer’s control panel, find your app, and select Print.

     

    SC1Pausing your Scheduled Delivery

    Going on vacation? No worries! You can easily pause (and resume) your subscription directly from your printer’s control panel. Simply select Apps, find your app, and then press Pause or Resume.

     

    The selection of free Scheduled Delivery apps is always growing. Check them all out now!

     

     

    Watch this video on scheduled delivery now!

     

    * Scheduled delivery functionality is available on select HP Print Apps and web-connected printers.

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    posted by ePC_News, April 5, 2011 (4 comments)
    Updated Designs for Valentine's Day print app

    If you’re looking for sweet ideas to make your loved ones smile this Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out our updated Valentine’s Day app. Many new printables have been added including games like a Valentine’s-themed bingo, more greeting cards, and love-themed stationary that you could use to pen a letter to your sweetie or even use in your scrapbooking.

     

    Personally, I really appreciate the small Valentine’s Day notes that are perfect for sharing for the classroom. Last year, I’d forgotten to pick up some at the store so this app truly saved me. For this year, we found a cute design when you can incorporate a lollipop into the card and the designs are easy enough for kids to cut out. I use a thicker paper stock to make the cards, such as the matte HP Inkjet Brochure paper – the results are more like the cards you’d buy at the store. 

     

    We have more updates coming to existing apps – hope you keep checking back for the latest!

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    posted by LizatHP, Feb. 4, 2011 (38 comments)
    Google Maps print app retired; other map apps available

    If you’ve recently launched the Google Maps print app, you probably noticed a message letting you know the print app is no longer supported and was removed from your printer (for Photosmart eStation owners, you may notice this soon after December 15). This is not an error; the Google Maps print app is no longer available for use or for download through the “Get More” options. 

    MapQuestWe do, however, continue to provide other mapping print apps for you, including Bing Maps with Directions and MapQuest Directions & Maps as two options for US-based customers with touchscreen models.

    Bing MapsTo begin using the Bing Maps and MapQuest apps for printable maps and directions, simply go to the “Get More” button on your touchscreen and add the apps to your printer.

    Please note that this change has no effect on other Google print apps – the Google Calendar print app for instance is something you can continue to use.

     

     

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    posted by LizatHP, Dec. 15, 2010 (43 comments)
    ePrint or Print App Issues?

    We heard from many of you after a recent firmware update last week regarding service interruptions and delays for some of HP's web services for the web-connected printers including ePrint, print apps, and the ePrintCenter web site. Thank you so much for letting us know of these issues via the ePrint and Print App Support Forums. Within minutes of the first complaints, our team quickly worked to understand the problem and complete updates to improve connectivity and reliability. All systems should be back at normal service levels at this time.

    In general, many issues related to web services can be addressed by this fix:

    1. Turn off the wireless (WiFi) option at the printer's front panel or in the wireless settings menu. Then turn on again, wait 5 minutes, and your printer should reconnect to HP's web services.
    2. If you continue to have issues, you can turn your printer off and then on again. That alone may resolve the problem but if not, go to web settings using the front panel of your printer and remove web services. Then re-enable web services to re-establish your connection to ePrint and Print Apps. Note: this step will result in a new email address being assigned to your printer.

    If there is ever a time where you experience trouble with your web-connected printer, please visit the HP Support Forums and post a comment. This is the best and fastest way we can help address your specific need. On the forums, HP employees and experienced users field questions and respond to problems.

    We appreciate your need to get quick response when there is an issue. And that’s why we have the forums. We really do appreciate all of the feedback we get and thank you for participating to help make your printing experience even better.

     

     

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    posted by LizatHP, Dec. 15, 2010 (303 comments)
    New on D110a models: Scheduled Delivery

    If you have a Photosmart e-All-in-One (model D110a) you'll find a new feature called Scheduled Delivery available via five new print apps on the HP ePrintCenter.

    With Scheduled Delivery, you can arrange to have your printer deliver printed news and information directly to your printer at any time of the day – ideal, for example, if you want to grab the morning crossword puzzle on your way out the door each morning, or get movie info every Thursday night when making your weekend plans. You can start or stop the delivery service at any time – it's basically designed to make your life easier by providing you the content you want, when you want it.

    At launch, this feature is only available on the Photosmart e-All-in-One (model D110a) and accessible through five brand new print apps, including:

    Motley Fool print app

    You will notice all of the print apps, current and future, that feature Scheduled Delivery will be listed on HP ePrintCenter with a small clock icon (see the image on the right) that denotes you can set-up a delivery time and frequency for printouts. (Please note: if you don't have a D110a model, the new print apps listed above will not show up in your tray of available print apps since the Scheduled Delivery service is not yet available on other models).

    The video link included above walks you through a step-by-step tutorial showing you how to start using this feature. Personally, I plan to set up the 7-Day Menu Planner on Wednesday mornings when I plan my shopping; and will schedule the Kids Only content to give my little ones something to do while I make my grocery lists. Please let us know how you like this new feature and how you use Scheduled Delivery.

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    posted by LizatHP, Dec. 9, 2010 (16 comments)
    Discover free NEW printables on your web connected printer

    One of the first things people do when they set up their web connected printer is add the free print apps – from craft projects to crossword puzzles, news, coupons and games, customers basically can customize a direct-to-print experience on their printer that is perfect for them. The good news is that these print apps are powered by the web – and if new content is added to your favorite print app, you will be able to access it all immediately the very next time you use it.

    Kung Fu PandaTake DreamWorks Animation as an example. When HP introduced web printing to the world a year ago, the DreamWorks print app fast become a favorite. There you can find a collection of coloring pages of popular characters, games, and activities from your favorite movies including Shrek and Kung Fu Panda. The amount of content continues to grow – for this and many other of the existing print apps.

    It’s easy to see if there’s new content… just take a close look at the print app icons. If the icon has a blue “halo” around it, it means content has been refreshed since the last time you opened the app.

    Additionally, brand new print apps are launched regularly so be sure to check to see if you’re missing out on any of the new releases by following these instructions:

    • If you have a touchscreen model, find the “Get More” button on your panel and follow the directions on how to add a new print app I posted on the blog.
    • If you have a non-touchscreen model, just visit the HP ePrintCenter to discover new apps and add them to your printer. On the “Apps” tab there is a sub-tab called “Get More” that will enable you to add new apps and delete ones you don’t use, right from the HP ePrintCenter.

    More information about the web connected line-up can be found on the HP web connected printing page.

     

    Shrek® & © 2010 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. Shrek is a registered trademark of DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.
    Kung Fu Panda® 2010 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.
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    posted by LizatHP, Oct. 26, 2010 (17 comments)
    More fun and functionality in expanded print apps

    Holidays starting early? Seems like they are for customers of HP Photosmart All-in-One/e-All-in-One printers (models with a touchscreen) with the release of new print apps under the "Get More" icon on their front panel.

    While we introduce new print apps regularly, this week we have six special free apps in honor of the announcement of new web-connected printers. There's a little something for everyone:


    For families with young kids

    Customers who have young kids already know what added value these web connected printers bring in the way of kid-pleasing printables. Our partnerships are strong as ever, and this week we welcome Sesame Street and Leapfrog to the mix.

    With the Sesame Street print app, you and your kids can priSesame Street Tracing Sheetnt books, coloring pages, and learning activities. The gang from Sesame Street – including Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Grover – are all prominently featured in the printables. My own kids have been enjoying the "trace your letters" worksheet and printable books – all of a sudden, storytime becomes more fun when the kids can select a book from the printer and watch it print in minutes.

    Designed for preschool- through 2nd grade-aged children, the Leapfrog print app features a wealth of educational materials that may very well be appealing to families who homeschool and for those who just like providing their little ones with brain-building activities. I like how Leapfrog organizes the worksheets, puzzles, and such by putting them into categories that include Literacy and Learning, Math, and Learning for Life.

     

    For travelers

    We are proud to announce the Delta Air Lines print app, the first boarding pass app to be released on our printers. So many customers have suggested partnering with an airline to bring easy airline check-ins to the home... and we delivered. The Delta Airlines app lets you log into your Delta SkyMiles account, check into your flight, and print out your boarding pass – hopefully saving you time at the airport or on your PC the night before.

    Additionally, road warriors will appreciate the Bing Maps print app. Powered by Microsoft's Bing search engine, this app lets you input address information to get turn-by-turn directions to your destination. You can select printed output in text and/or map form, and the best thing is, the information is perfectly formatted – a big plus over print-outs I usually get from my PC.

     

    For foodies

    Bacon Bacon Wafflewaffles anyone? People who enjoy cooking and looking at mouth-watering photos of food will want to check out the My Recipes print app. Taking the best recipes from MyRecipes.com – which means the best selection from Cooking Light, Southern Living, Sunset, Coastal Living, All You, Real Simple, and Health collections – means there are a range of delicious culinary choices available at the touch of a button. This app joins a couple of other popular recipe apps already available, including Kraft Foods print app and Recipes from Coupons.com print app.

     

    For shutterbugs

    Many customers buy HP Photosmart printers for the ability of printing amazing, lab-quality photos. But until now, it's been difficult to access and print collections stored online on services such as Snapfish. To make things easier, we welcome the Photobucket print app.

    Like photo print apps we aleady have, including the Snapfish print app and Picasa web albums print app, you can access your Photobucket account online directly through your web printer's touchscreen interface. After a login, online photo albums will appear on your printer and you can browse and select any of your photos for printing.


    I invite you to take some time to explore the new print apps and tell us what you think. Remember you can always check for more apps (and even see if the print apps you already installed have new content) by looking at the front panel or by visiting the HP ePrintCenter.

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    posted by ePC_News, Sept. 22, 2010 (4 comments)
    HP brings breakthrough features and design to new printers in web connected line-up

    The blogs and media have been abuzz about two new printers announced this week. The interest centers on the fact that these products are pushing the boundaries of both web functionality as well as design; chances are, you have never seen an all-in-one printer, from HP or otherwise, that look and perform like these new jewels in our line-up.


    HP Photosmart eStation AIOThe HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One is what I call the mack-daddy of our product line. Not only does it have the full features of an HP All-in-One you'd expect like printing/copying/scanning/faxing, it also has ePrint and HP print app functionality. But brand new to this model (as well as all previous consumer models) is web browsing.

    Web browsing... on a printer? Yes! The printer features a detachable, 7-inch, full-color touchscreen device so you can sit on your couch with it, browse the web, and send print jobs to the printer via your WiFi network. We’ve made it easy to hit your favorite sites like Facebook and access your email, instant messenger, news and weather sites too by offering customizable widgets. You can also use the touchscreen device as an eReader and connect with Barnes & Noble's expansive eBookstore.


    The other headline-making printer is the HP ENVY 100 e-All-in-One. Take a look at this thing... does it even look like a printer? It was designed to be sleek and super slim and aimed to complement modern home décor. Personally, I think it will be great for people who value design and have long been frustrated by trying to keep a printer in cramped livHP ENVY100 eAIOing spaces and offices.

    Although it's much more compact and looks almost more like a stereo component than a printer, you can still depend on all of the functions of an all-in-one printer. That, in addition to the web functionality like ePrint and print apps, this model has a high-resolution touchscreen display, whisper-quiet operation and a retractable paper tray. And if that isn’t enough, the printer is ENERGY STAR qualified and the planet’s first PVC-free printer ever made.


    We'll feature more about these much talked-about devices here on the blog.

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    posted by LizatHP, Sept. 21, 2010 (5 comments)
    Apple’s AirPrint announcement benefits HP e-All-in-One customers

    Update November 22, 2010:
    It's here! Apple today announced that AirPrint wireless printing is now available as a free software update with Apple iOS 4.2. This means that if you are an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch user, you will now see an embedded print function within apps on your device and will be able to automatically find and print to a printer without the need to install drivers or download software.

    HP's existing and upcoming ePrint enabled printers are the only printers to support direct printing from Apple iOS devices - no other printer company offers this capability. Here is the complete list of HP ePrint enabled printers that offer compatibility with AirPrint. More info about this exciting development can be found at http://www.hp.com/go/airprint.

     

    Apple logoApple today announced AirPrint wireless printing as part of the company's iOS 4.2, a free software update for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users available next month. With AirPrint, people using Apple devices will find a print function automatically enabled within the apps on their device and they will be able to select a printer on their network and print to it without the need to install drivers or download software.


    HP’s existing and upcoming ePrint enabled printers will be the only printers to support direct printing from iOS devices at launch – which makes a lot of sense given HP’s stated vision of making it easy customers to print anytime, anywhere. Our ePrint enabled printers already make it possible to send a print job to the printer via email, but now Apple’s AirPrint will make the print option readily available by embedding a print option into the many apps Apple offers customers of the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices.


    I’ve been impressed with previous attempts of getting Apple products to “play” with HP printers. Awhile back HP released a mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch called HP iPrint Photo that basically enables wireless printing of photos on your device to any HP WiFi-enabled printer. It’s installed on my iPod touch and my kids think it’s “magic” when I send photos to print from the iPod to the printer in the next room.


    The release of iOS 4.2 will make it just that much easier to print photos and documents directly from the apps – and I’m so pleased that HP will be the very first printing company to offer this capability.


    Some Q&A about AirPrint and HP printers and the post on HP's Corporate blog give additional detail.

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    posted by LizatHP, Sept. 14, 2010 (33 comments)
    Welcoming HP’s first web-connected business printers to ePrintCenter

    HP Officejet Pro 8500A eAIOJust a couple months ago at Internet Week New York, HP announced the intent to expand the range of web-connected printing  to include business inkjet models. And today, that vision is being realized. We welcome new HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-All-in-One series and HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-All-in-One to the family of web-enabled printers. The models represent the first of HP’s business class printers that are web-connected and ePrint-enabled.


    Just like the Photosmart e-All-in-One, the new business models have an email address that allows direct printing from a mobile device while on the go, or, as often happens, convenient printing for clients or colleagues visiting the office – without the need to install drivers or software. Another big plus – the web functionality allows for customers to print web content such as templates and stored documents without a PC by using HP print apps.


    The first print app available on the business models is the Portfolio.com print app – with it, you can navigate through a variety of industry categories and print news that is relevant to your business. There are many more print apps in the works, all designed with the small- and medium-business customer in mind. You’ll hear about the innovative print app mash-ups right here on the blog.


    You can find out more about the HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-All-in-One series and HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-All-in-One on our web site; highlights include the 8500A’s cost savings (50 percent lower cost per page compared with laser printers) and the 7500A’s introduction to the world as the first wide-format all-in-one device with web connectivity.


    So, welcome Officejet and Officejet Pro models and more importantly… welcome to our business customers visiting us on ePrintCenter! We’re happy to have you join us.

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    posted by LizatHP, Sept. 8, 2010 (9 comments)
    Question: How can I tell when there is new stuff added to an existing print app?

    Using print apps is one of the things I like most about my web-connected printer and after talking with so many of you over the past several months, I’ve discovered that you enjoy them too. However, I discovered that some people aren’t aware that we’re not only adding new print apps regularly, but we’re also refreshing content within the apps as well.


    So here’s the good news. It’s simple to check to see if there are new apps and new content.


    To find new print apps:

    To find new content in print apps you already have:

    Glowing print app icon


    Whether you have a touchscreen or non-touchscreen model, take a close look at the print app icons. Some of the icons may have a blue “halo” around them. This indicates new content has been refreshed since the last time you or someone in your household launched the app. This is how I figured out the AOL Kids print app, MapQuest print app, and Disney print app had new content waiting for me (and by the way, Disney’s new Toy Story 3 printable content made one of my Buzz Lightyear-loving sons VERY happy – there are lots of new coloring pages!).


    Hope these tips help you get even more from your printer.

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    posted by LizatHP, Aug. 15, 2010 (7 comments)
    The future of printing is here: HP ePrint now available

    ePrint

    HP's ePrint feature made headlines when it was announced a few weeks ago and today it was rolled out to all customers who have purchased the new HP Photosmart e-All-in-One Printer. Other printers in the Photosmart e-All-in-One line will be equipped with HP ePrint when purchased.

    The key behind HP ePrint technology – or more simply put, a 'send to email' print solution – is that each web-enabled HP Photosmart e-All-in-One printer has its own unique email address. Once activated, the ability to print PDFs, Microsoft Office documents, and photos from anywhere, anytime, with any device is possible.

    Getting started with HP ePrint

    The trick to getting started with HP ePrint begins by ensuring your web-connected printer is connected to the Internet wirelessly. From there you need to activate the e-All-in-One

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    posted by LizatHP, July 15, 2010 (46 comments)
    Some facts about HP's new web printers

    eAIOLast week, HP launched a line of new web connected printers and unveiled plans to make printing more convenient and accessible. There has been a lot of excitement about these products as well as some questions and concerns about how these printers and their applications will work. With the hope of alleviating some confusion, I wanted to take a moment to provide some facts from HP about ePrint, Yahoo ads and spam:

    1. HP will not push content to web connected printers without customer permission. Period.
    2. HP / Yahoo are testing an advertising pilot. The purpose of this test is to learn what printed content is most valuable to customers and how they want to receive that content. Through the pilot, select customers are receiving printed content that includes ads which are customized to match their interests – the same ad-supported content they see beside the online blogs, editorial or hard-copy magazines they already read.
    3. This program is still in its pilot phase, and HP will use customer feedback from the test to guide decisions about how to offer programs that meet our customer needs.

    HP has built serious spam blockers into ePrint:

    1. A printer with ePrint capabilities has a random email address that can be reset by the customer at any time.
    2. HP uses industry-standard email spam filters for the printer's email address.
    3. HP allows customers to “white list” or “black list” email addresses, so the customer controls who can/cannot send print jobs to their printer.
    4. Users can turn off ePrint altogether so they do not receive any emailed print jobs.
    5. HP does not and will not provide customers' printer email addresses to advertisers.

    How HP’s scheduled delivery service will work:

    1. The scheduled delivery feature, once enabled, will allow customers the ability to schedule delivery of content they themselves choose – e.g. a coloring page after school or a newspaper for the morning commute. The printer will not print content that users haven’t selected.
    2. HP has not and will not send unsolicited prints to customer’s printers – the user must set up a scheduled delivery.  

    The whole idea of these new printers and new capabililties is that HP wants to give customers access to the content they want in the way that they choose. We are eager to hear from our customers and we welcome your thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment here or reach out to us via Twitter at @HP_IPG, @AngelaatHP, or my personal account, @LizatHP.

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    posted by LizatHP, June 18, 2010 (13 comments)