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HP releases new ENVY Inspire printer to fit our new hybrid lifestyles

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HP has launched a new all-round printer – the HP ENVY Inspire – that meets the evolving needs of today’s customers who need to print everything from work documents to school assignments and photos.

HP says it learned a lot during the pandemic which saw many workers set up home office workspaces while their children were learning from home at the same time.

Before the covered pandemic, HP said half of Australians (49 per cent) were printing at home at least once a week – that’s 1.4 times per week.

Today that figure is 65 per cent printing at home at an average of 2.4 times a week.

HP’s research found most Australians use their printer to manage life admin like documents and forms (78 per cent), print work documents (60 per cent) and education materials (57 per cent).

And while the new HP ENVY Inspire is designed to fit our needs as we work and learn from home, it also has impressive photo printing capabilities including two-sided printing.

This allows customers to print a photo on one side and add a date, location and the caption on the other side.

On the quality side, the HP ENVY Inspire does match the quality you see on your mobile devices and can also print panorama and square images.

There are also a wide range of templates so you can let your imagination run wild and create greeting cards, collages and other keepsakes.

Design-wise, the HP ENVY Inspire is available in neutral colour options to fit into families homes and is made of more than 45 per cent recycled plastic

“ENVY Inspire was built based on first-hand understanding of what is needed in our new normal, as the team that developed it did so while working remotely in the pandemic,” said Rachael Williams, Director of Personal Systems, HP Australia & New Zealand.

“It brings together our best products, photo inks and services – combined with the smartest printing system HP+, our best-in-class HP Smart App, innovative Instant Ink delivery – providing families with our most versatile home printing system yet.”

Photo tray to print your images

The HP ENVY Inspire is also enabled with HP+ – a smart printing system that allows users to access the printer from home or anywhere using the HP Smart app so they can send and store files.

Part of the HP+ programme is a subscription to Instant Ink, a service that will deliver cartridges to your doorstep before you need them.

The connected printer can monitor the number of pages you are printing per month and anticipate your needs in terms of cartridge replacements.

HP has designed its new ENVY Inspire printer with the hybrid work life in mind and included quiet mode so it doesn’t disturb those working and learning from home.

This is also the first HP printer certified to work with Chromebook to make it easier for families to print school and work projects.

HP ENVY Inspire 7900e and 7200e series are available now at HP.com.au and Harvey Norman for $179 and $149 respectively.