HP and Walgreens Extend Mobile Print Options for Customers on the Go

Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:45am EST

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  PALO ALTO, CA, Jan 15 (Marketwire) -- 
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that customers can now print directly from
their smartphone or tablet to more than 8,000 U.S. Walgreens stores,
bringing the HP Public Print Locations (PPL)(1) network to 30,000 sites
worldwide. 

    By downloading the free HP ePrint Service iPhone app,(2) users can order
prints of their photos, which can be picked up from a local Walgreens in
as little as an hour. 

    "Providing HP ePrint users with access to more than 8,000 Walgreens
locations makes their printing experiences easy and convenient," said
Jasbir Patel, senior director and general merchandise manager, Photo and
E-commerce, Walgreens. "HP's integration of the Walgreens QuickPrints
technology gives customers expanded access and provides another level of
valuable engagement."

    This fall, HP ePrint mobile printing apps reached more than 6 million
downloads, and the number of people printing to the HP PPL network is
doubling every six months.(3) In addition, HP recently enhanced its HP
ePrint Service app to feature more cloud service content, including
direct integration with Dropbox and Facebook.

    "As we extend the HP Public Print Location network to include Walgreens,
customers and partners will have greater access to convenient and
flexible printing solutions as they need it," said John Tomesco, vice
president, Worldwide Enterprise Business Development, Printing and
Personal Systems, HP. 

    Printing at Walgreens is expected in future versions of the ePrint
Service app for BlackBerry and Android. 

    The HP ePrint Service application for smartphones and tablets is
available for download at www.hp.com/go/eprintmobile. HP is the only
company that makes it easy for customers to securely print from their
mobile devices to both HP and non-HP printers at work and while on the go
by geolocating nearby locations. 

    About HP
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meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The
world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that
spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT
infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP is
available at http://www.hp.com.

    (1) Usage of HP Public Print Locations requires internet- and
email-capable smartphone or tablet with separately purchased wireless
internet service, and the HP ePrint service app. Availability and cost of
printing varies by location. A list of supported smartphone and tablet
operating systems is available at www.hp.com/go/eprintmobile.
 (2)
Supports the following devices running iOS 4.2 or later: iPad, iPhone
(3GS or later), iPod touch (third generation or later). Works with HP
AirPrint-enabled printers and requires the printer be connected to the
same network as the iOS device. Wireless performance is dependent upon
physical environment and distance from the access point. AirPrint, the
AirPrint Logo, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple(R)
Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
 (3) Data based on
internal HP data, January, 2013.

    iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

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