Ink cartridges customers may be tempted to upgrade to a new printer following the unveiling of an upgraded multifunction printer (MFP) by HP.

It used the IPG APAC conference in Shanghai to release the Envy 110, the follow-up to last year's Envy 100, with eprint technology one of the major new features to be added to the machine.

This means users will be able to print documents and photographs off from the device wherever they are in the world.

A 3.5" display screen offers consumers the chance to control the printer via the menu, while it also has the ability to connect to a computer via Wi-Fi, reducing the need for cables.

Some 100 apps are set to be built into the MFP – which will be released on the Asian market in the coming weeks – while HP has made it noticeably smaller than its predecessor.

Ink cartridges manufacturer HP recently recommended its DeskJet 3070A device as one that could be perfect for consumers looking for a printer that is cheap to run.