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Lemark Genesis Printer Features Flash Scan

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We're just back from CES Unveiled and will be bringing you hands-on video of all the latest devices and technology as soon as we can.

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One of the most striking devices we got our hands on at CES Unveiled this evening in Vegas was what Lexmark is calling the world's first "now-in-one" printer, the Genesis.

Speaking with Jason Wolf, from Lexmark, he told us how the Genesis employs Flash Scan technology to allow for almost instant previews and super fast scans within a couple of seconds. The boasts of Lexmark seemed to be backed up seeing the device in use this evening.

The first thing you notice about the Genesis is its vertical orientation, glossy black front and 4.3in touchscreen display. The flatbed scanner once closed instantly displays the preview on the LCD touchscreen. The reason for the really fast scanning ability of the Genesis is the use of a 10 Megapixel Mono CMOS Image Sensor which basically means it takes a digital photo of the page. The speed of the “scanning” really was impressive and is something which really makes the Genesis stand out from other printers.

Supporting 802.11n WiFi, the web-connected touchscreen allows you to create customized one touch "SmartSolutions" to simplify common tasks, such as scan to email. Also, you can view your favourite photo sharing sites such as Picasa directly from your printer. In relation to the printing side of things, Wolf claimed print speeds up to 33ppm black, 30ppm for colour and 4 x 6in photo prints in as little as 26 seconds. Use of Vizix ink cartridges allow for “intense ink droplet precision” and with the use of individual ink cartridges, you’ll change only the colour you need. Print resolution is stated as up to 2,400 x 1,200 dpi for black and 4,800 x 1,200 dpi for colour.

The Genesis, which is currently available in France and Australia, will cost $399 in the US but Wolf couldn't confirm UK pricing or release date yet.

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