If you work in a busy office, there is a very good chance you have some empty ink cartridges piling up, waiting to be sent to a recycling facility. Well, a few creative individuals have found an even better use for their empty ink cartridges: making artwork! Whether you create a diorama with ink cartridges as the backdrop, or take a more functional approach and create a colorful lamp, you can use these ideas to inspire your own creations.
The process of fitting and purchasing an artificial limb can be expensive and extremely time-consuming, and many in third-world countries can’t afford them at all. There is new hope, however, as 3D printer owners are now printing their own prosthetic limbs, hands, and more; saving themselves hundreds or thousands of dollars and providing customization that might be difficult to achieve otherwise. Best of all, as they collaborate and share their knowledge and designs, the idea of simple, affordable prosthetics moves closer to reality. Continue reading “3D Printed Prosthetics Provide New Hope for the Disabled” »
Advancements in printing are happening more rapidly every day. There is so much news about 3D printing these days, but there are still innovations when it comes to printing at home or on the road with your own devices. These little improvements make a big difference in terms of speed and convenience, whether you are printing from your smart phone to your personal printer or printing your boarding pass in the hotel lobby, printing is at your fingertips. You can print from anywhere using Ink Technologies Ink and Toner. Continue reading “How To Print From Anywhere” »
Have you ever wished you could fold up your printer and take it with you? Well, Samsung has created a few concept printers that come pretty close to this goal, and they are quite impressive! The three printers were created for the 2013 International Design Excellence Awards, with a focus on eco-friendliness, simplicity, and customization. While they may not be headed to store shelves just yet, they breathe new life into printer design concepts, which have been fairly stagnant for years. They’ve also been busy creating the first NFC-equipped laser printers to hit the market. Continue reading “Samsung Creates Foldable Printers and NFC Laser Models” »
Let’s be honest. Most of us love it when a friend tags us in a new Facebook photo. The problem is, those photos may not be there forever! As Facebook continues to make changes, old photos get harder to find, and if a user deletes their account, their photos will disappear as well. By archiving every photo you are tagged in, you can keep them all safe, and you can even use a few automated tools to do the work for you. Continue reading “Archive Facebook Photos Automatically” »
The holidays are approaching faster than you think, and unless you want to get stuck giving yet ANOTHER necktie, consider creating a custom photo calendar. Sure, puppy calendars are cute, but they lack that personal touch that can make a gift truly memorable. Imagine dressing up the calendar with your favorite family photos, or even adding images of each family member to mark their birthdays, anniversaries, and more! We’ll show you several options to get you started. Continue reading “Create a Custom Photo Calendar” »
Have you seen the headlines that print is dead? What about the print media we carry around in our wallets and purses in the form of paper bills? Have you ever wondered who prints our U.S. currency? If it’s true that “lack of money is the root of all evil” then it’s even more important that someone keeps printing it! Read on as we explore who prints our money, and what a daunting task it really is.
Have you ever wished for an easier way to print photos from Facebook, Twitter, and other online services? Wish that you could integrate your smartphone or tablet with your printer for easier control? A few of Canon’s new services and mobile apps can help you find and print the images you want without the fuss!
If you’ve used a color printer or programs like Photoshop, you’ve probably seen or heard the term CMYK, but what does it stand for? Why should you care? In this article, we’ll explore the CMYK color model, as well as how it differs from other color models like RGB.
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