The printers will include Web access, touch screens and even individual e-mail addresses.
The new printers will range in price from $99 to about $400; the e-mail address for each printer is intended to provide an easy way to send print jobs to the Web-enabled printers.
The printers will enable users to send files from computers and mobile phones to the printers or store those print jobs in the cloud for later printing.
"We are once again revolutionizing printing to make web-empowered, cloud-enabled printing the new industry standard," Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group, HP, commented at Internet Week
. "We know that our customers want an easy way to print their content, anywhere, anytime. We're making that a reality today by giving people the power to print from any web-connected device - smartphones, iPads, netbooks and more - to any printer in our portfolio above $99. The world has changed."
In conjunction with the announcement, Google also said yesterday that it is working with HP on software that will let users connect to Google Docs, photos and its calendar offering directly from the new HP printers.