HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 is the first printer that come with a special scanner that could scan objects in three 3D. Up to date, no commercial printer ever had this function yet. However, the term ’3D’ here is not the stuffs you’d found in 3DMax. It’s the 3-dimensional scan result that you can view it as if the object is popping out from the picture.
However, we are not sure whether the 3D effect is viewable on a normal display or not. All I know is that this HP TopShot LaserJet M275 printer is capable of scanning an objects in six different perspectives and merge the images into a 3D picture.
This printer also has the feature to post the picture directly to the web to show it off to the community. Talking about the specification, HP TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 printer can print 4ppm in color, 17ppm in black, has 3.5-inch color touchscreen display and large scan bed above the printer. Despite of the capability of scanning 3D objects, this printer cannot print in 3D.
HP said that this TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 printer is going to available soon with unannounced pricing. But I believe it would be expensive…
More details could be found on HP website.[via Winarco]
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