HP TopShot LaserJet Pro went from its carton to ready for use in about 15 minutes.Have you seen the new HP TopShot LaserJet Pro? HP is giving me a chance to review this new scanner, printer, and copier all-in-one — and then one lucky Craft Gossip reader is going to win one!

The box arrived at my door and within 15 minutes, I had the TopShot unpacked, together and ready to attach to my computer. The software installation files are in the TopShot’s memory so all you have to do is connect the cable and follow the on-screen instructions. That’s easy even if you don’t have much experience with computers, right? I attached the TopShot to my computer and in another 10 minutes, I have everything set up to print wirelessly!

I still haven’t told you the most exciting part about the TopShot. This is no ordinary scanner. The TopShot scans 3-D objects! The arm at the top has a high resolution camera in it that takes six images of your object, which are automatically combined into one high-resolution image. By combining multiple images, the TopShot quickly gives you a clear image on a bright, clean background. And your images can be immediately printed or posted directly to the Web!

Here’s my first scan of some tiny plastic forks. I was able to scan this image within 15 minutes of deciding to connect the this all-in-one printer to my computer! The actual scan took less than a minute.

tiny plastic forks scanned with the HP TopShot's 3-D scanner.

By Stacie Hooder


87 Comments so far

  1. Nicole Burris on April 9, 2012 8:47 pm

    That is so cool!

  2. Jocelan on April 10, 2012 2:05 am

    Looks really interesting.Thanks for the chance to win it.

  3. Edythe N on April 10, 2012 2:25 am

    Haven’t seen or heard about this printer. I’ll watch for part 2 on your blog. Sounds interesting.

  4. Carol DeLater on April 10, 2012 3:27 am

    I want it!! I haven’t seen this model anywhere. Too cool.

  5. Elizabeth Campau on April 10, 2012 3:51 am

    Oh the potential of this just has my mind going 90 miles a minute!!!!!LOL

  6. Mary Lou on April 10, 2012 4:05 am

    I’m with u Carol! Too cool for words. I want one too!!

  7. Eileen on April 10, 2012 5:07 am

    I love HP products! Great way to support their users with new products!

  8. Audrey on April 10, 2012 5:09 am

    This is so cool. It would be great for the labels I make for my home-made body products. I NEED one!

  9. Sarah on April 10, 2012 5:14 am

    Me, Me, Me,

  10. Deb Neerman on April 10, 2012 5:48 am

    WoW, I love the 3-D scanning feature … those forks look perfect. I NEED this! Thanks for the info and the review!

  11. Patricia P. Hall on April 10, 2012 5:49 am

    Wow! Very exciting!

  12. Shelley S on April 10, 2012 5:53 am

    I repair printers and copy machines professionally and I have to jump in here and say that HP printers are the best. The best quality prints, the most users friendly, the easiest to repair and the absolute workhorse printer of the entire industry. They last forever. I would love to have one of these!!
    I do NOT work for HP and repair many different bands.

  13. smfsprout on April 10, 2012 6:14 am

    This is amazing and I have to agree with everyone else. I want one of these!

  14. Diana W on April 10, 2012 6:16 am

    Wow, this is great! The 3D is awesome. I can already think of many uses for this printer. Can’t wait for the contest!!:0)

  15. Sylvia Beeson on April 10, 2012 6:24 am

    I really, really want one of these. Going to retire soon and will depend more and more on my own computer and printer to stay in touch with my family and the world!!

  16. red carousel lion on April 10, 2012 6:25 am

    wow – what a great tool to use to make 3-d copies of multi-dimensional projects created.

  17. Euphemia Roecker on April 10, 2012 6:38 am

    Would love to use one of these to copy old family photos and to help design art work!

  18. Lori Moody on April 10, 2012 6:41 am

    What a fun new “toy.”

  19. spidermom on April 10, 2012 6:53 am

    ah! this machine looks so cool! i have been looking at upgrading my printer to one that has a scanner too, this one looks awesome!

  20. Shelly E on April 10, 2012 6:55 am

    what do i need to do to win?

  21. Anne on April 10, 2012 6:59 am

    OMG… this is such an awesome HP All-In-One! I love the 3D aspect of it — so cool. I would love to have one of these.

  22. Kim on April 10, 2012 7:20 am

    Wow, this would be really cool for scanning your items and then publishing a 3-D picture on your online storefront so people can get a better idea of what it looks like. Would love to win one of these! Thanks for the opportunity!

  23. Tina S on April 10, 2012 7:22 am

    I must have this printer!

  24. Julie Rule on April 10, 2012 7:30 am

    How fantastic is this piece of equipment? Can I have as much fun as you did, please?

  25. Dorothy on April 10, 2012 7:35 am

    This printer is just what I have been looking for. I like it, I like it.

  26. Melissa Kaye on April 10, 2012 7:40 am

    Love it! I think this would be great for all those kids’ art projects!

  27. Sandra on April 10, 2012 7:45 am

    Unbelievable, this is exactly what I need. what do I need to do to win it?

  28. Doris Meneses on April 10, 2012 8:07 am

    Any crafter needs this printer!!!!

  29. Desi on April 10, 2012 8:15 am

    Nice! I hope I win it!! Thanks for the chance to enter!!

  30. Tifani on April 10, 2012 8:16 am

    oooh I so need this my printers (yes, printers) are both on their last legs!

  31. Colleen E on April 10, 2012 8:21 am

    That looks amazing, I have so many 3d objects I want to scan! Do you know how big the scannner bed/area is?

  32. Meari on April 10, 2012 8:29 am

    A very cool piece of equipment for sure!!

  33. THERESE on April 10, 2012 8:38 am

    moi aussi elle me plait bien cette imprimante

  34. Michele T on April 10, 2012 8:40 am

    Holy smokes this is an amazing and nifty device – I would love, love, love to win one!!!

  35. Nancy on April 10, 2012 8:43 am

    I was looking at this printer yesterday. I would so love to have it!

  36. Shannon Wynne on April 10, 2012 9:10 am

    Leave it to HP to come up with a tool from us crafters. This looks like one of those “must have” gadgets but it would be more wonderful to win this new printer with TopShot.

  37. Sierra Mohr on April 10, 2012 9:16 am

    My printer just died. I really need a new one. This one sounds perfect. And it is an HP, which is what I prefer!

  38. Mary Corley on April 10, 2012 9:31 am

    I need this printer

  39. KittenWithAWhiplash on April 10, 2012 9:33 am

    My first printer was an HPIII LaserJet that I had for over 20 years, and it was used when I got it. I’ve got anther used HP now, and I think it might last forever, so if I win this giveaway, my current printer will go back on CL for someone else to enjoy.

  40. Barbara on April 10, 2012 9:42 am

    Fantastic! I want, I need it!

  41. Cathy on April 10, 2012 9:44 am

    WOW! This would be awesome to have! I have lots of family info, pictures, and documents I want to pass on to family. I would love to try this machine to preserve them! Crossing my fingers! Pick me! Pick me! :) LOL!

  42. Rosalie on April 10, 2012 9:50 am

    What a wonderful printer – I’d love to have one. Pick me. Pick me….

  43. Roseanna on April 10, 2012 10:04 am

    Oh, what an awesome printer…definitely want one of these!!

  44. CathyM on April 10, 2012 10:07 am

    Looks very versatile. I can think of a number of uses for it right off the bat.

  45. Judy H on April 10, 2012 11:26 am

    Awesome! Looks and sounds like a great machine. Go figure I really need a new printer! Please pick me!

  46. jenn on April 10, 2012 11:30 am

    I want this!! How do we enter to win??

  47. Marilyn on April 10, 2012 11:43 am

    WOW, that is slick! I’m thinking of all sorts of uses

  48. Nancy on April 10, 2012 11:46 am

    Oh the things I could do! (if I win!)

  49. Dorothy S. on April 10, 2012 12:35 pm

    I would love to win this for my husband and of course for me too.

  50. Michelle on April 10, 2012 12:54 pm

    I would love this printer. I can imagine all the cool things that I would scan.

  51. Mary Gross on April 10, 2012 1:29 pm

    What a cool tool to have. I would love it!

  52. ALICE HANCOCK on April 10, 2012 1:38 pm

    What a great idea – 3D scanning!

  53. Anne Pask on April 10, 2012 2:09 pm

    It is amazing. I have never seen a printer/scanner/copier which can come close to doing things like this one does! I can’t believe how quickly you were able to go from ‘in the box’ to a great scan.Wow.

  54. debbie myers on April 10, 2012 4:08 pm

    oh this looks like a fab scanner. i must have one. thanks

  55. barbara woods on April 10, 2012 4:33 pm

    would love that

  56. Sandy Gray on April 10, 2012 5:06 pm

    This is just cool! I WANT IT!!

  57. Jane T on April 10, 2012 5:20 pm

    What a super thing is this? I would love to be the winner of this. I love things like this!!!

  58. Sarah on April 10, 2012 5:35 pm

    WOW! Have not seen this. Would love to be a winner. Thank you for the opportunity. Sarah

  59. Peg Linge on April 10, 2012 6:23 pm

    Does this work to scan a cupcake? :)

  60. Cecilia Helena on April 10, 2012 6:56 pm

    Estou precisando de uma impressors HP nova.Obrigado pela chance de ganhar esta.

  61. Cecilia Helena on April 10, 2012 6:58 pm

    Estou precisando de uma impressora HP nova.Obrigado pela chance de ganhar.

  62. Vicky Sophon on April 10, 2012 7:07 pm

    Looks interesting. I’ll need to investigate this more.

  63. Kelly on April 10, 2012 7:11 pm

    this has to be one of the coolest things I have seen in a while!!!

  64. Kathie on April 10, 2012 8:55 pm

    Looks like a fun new “toy”!

  65. bessy on April 10, 2012 9:35 pm

    wow! what a nice tool. Me encanta espero ser la ganadora.

  66. AnkeE on April 10, 2012 9:47 pm

    oh what a great idea, thanks for the chance to win.
    Hugs AnkeE

  67. Dorothy S. on April 10, 2012 10:20 pm

    Would love to win this and surprise my husband. We both would love it.

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  70. Mary Jo A on April 11, 2012 4:21 am

    With my present HP printer pretty much out-dated, would be great to win a new HP. I purchased an HP many years ago, and have nothing negative to say about it. Would love all the bells and whistles of this one!

  71. Karen on April 11, 2012 6:17 am

    This is awesome! Endless possibilities

  72. Darla Welch on April 11, 2012 6:53 am

    What will they come up with next! This is an amazing piece of equipment – the images are so realistic. I’d LOVE to win this.

  73. ohsue on April 11, 2012 8:06 am

    Just in time to replace my dying printer,

  74. Stacie Hooder on April 11, 2012 2:43 pm

    I’ll have to give that go!

  75. Ann on April 11, 2012 7:47 pm

    This would be a great addition to my new vintage store…

  76. Mia on April 11, 2012 10:20 pm

    This is so great. I can already think of a million uses!! Scanning my vintage compact collection would be my first project!

  77. Keri Lee Sereika on April 12, 2012 3:53 am

    Okay now that is the coolest thing I have seen all week! What a nifty idea! Thanks for the informative review!

  78. Christine Timko on April 12, 2012 11:47 am

    This is very impressive. I would like to use the printer/scanner at work to see how it works on old books.

  79. Allison on April 12, 2012 3:41 pm

    So exciting. I desperately need a new printer too. Oh, the amazing possibilities!

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  81. Chrystine on April 13, 2012 6:48 pm

    that is so awesome! I would love to have a printer that not only didn’t swallow too many sheets of paper but could do all that marvelous stuff!

  82. vicky edwards on April 13, 2012 9:19 pm

    Hi, would love to win this. Thanks for the chance. vicky edwards

  83. Dawn McCreary on April 15, 2012 10:44 am

    That is too cool!!! Thanks for this chance.
    Good luck to all.
    D McC

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  85. Ginny on April 15, 2012 3:22 pm

    Awesome! My mom would love this for mothers day. She makes all kinds of things that she has to print and she would love to be able to scan.

  86. Kymberly Pray on April 26, 2012 5:09 pm

    If, as often is the case in art, the aim of an image is to fool the eye, then this printer succeeds wonderfully. The possibilities are seemingly endless and my mind reels with all the fun that could be had.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win an infinitely useful tool.

  87. Laura Keane on April 27, 2012 4:24 am

    What a cool tool to have!! I’d love one!!

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