Taking image capture into another dimension

Imagine a world where your multi-function printer is smart enough to not only print, copy and scan but also capture images, render them in three dimensions and upload them, all at the touch of a single button. The HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275, available from distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC), does all of this and more.

The TopShot is a revolutionary new way to capture images of three dimensional objects. When you place the object you wish to photograph on the image capture platform or “stage” and at the touch of a button the overhanging arm with built-in eight megapixel camera will take six different images, three with LED flashes from different angles, and three in ambient light conditions with different exposure levels, to mimic a studio-like product shot.

These six images will then be intelligently combined to deliver a virtually glare-free and shadow-free 3D image, perfect for catalogues, online stores or anyone else who wants to show off their products in a different dimension.

“The TopShot represents brand new technology from HP and is a unique offering in the marketplace. It is HP’s first all-in-one to offer new 3D image capturing technology with background removal in a 3D scan/capture. Distinctive design elements such as the high resolution camera embedded in an elevated arm above the capture stage, which folds away when not being used, offers perfect functionality,” says Caron De Fortier, HP Printers and Supplies Division Manager at DCC.

Add into the mix simple workflow applications such as scan-to-web, scan-to-cloud, business card scanning and receipt scanning and tracking, along with high quality colour laser printing, copy and scan functionality, and the TopShot represents the ultimate productivity tool for business. It even offers various options for printing, from standard USB connection to Ethernet, ePrint and AirPrint wireless and WiFi direct printing, for computer-less operation.

“The TopShot is also HP’s smallest multi-function printer and incorporates a host of earth-friendly features for the eco-conscious user. HP’s Auto-Off technology turns the printer off when it’s not being used, and Instant-On makes sure it starts up immediately when you need it. HP also offer free cartridge recycling in South Africa and around the world, through the HP Planet Partners programme,” De Fortier says.

Aside from nifty features and clever functionality, the TopShot also prints 17 pages per minute black and four ppm in colour, with 245dpi max scan resolution and 600 x 600 dpi max copy resolution.

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