HP is set to unveil a line of printers with their own email addresses, allow people to print from devices such as smartphones and the iPad.
The company last year released a web-connected, touchscreen printer - the Photosmart Premium Touchsmart Web - but the new line-up will be the first to feature their own dedicated email addresses.
That will allow users to email their documents or photos directly to their own - or someone else’s - printer. It will also let people more easily share physical documents, as rather than merely emailing links around, users can email a photo to a friend’s printer.
The email address could overcome the need for specific printer drivers on devices such as smartphones, Apple’s iPad (which doesn’t currently offer printing facilities) and Google’s forthcoming Chrome OS devices.