About Steve Leigh

Steven Leigh has been enthusiastic about technology since he was very young, and he enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise with others, through his writing. He is also a composer, a musician, and a singer, experimenting with the blending of technology and music with his recording and performance projects. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and running in 5K races and is currently training for his first 10K.

Affordable HP Laser Printers for the Home and Small Office

Posted Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by .

With recent stories of decline from other manufacturers, such as our recent story of Dell No Longer Making Inkjet Printers, HP continues to show strong sales and innovation in its printer lineup. While it may be true that inkjet printer sales are on the decline, the market for laser printers is still strong. HP’s laser printers are seeing such low prices in recent months that they are becoming affordable enough for busy home and small office users to take the plunge.

Monochrome Laser Models

HP LaserJet 1606dn

The HP LaserJet 1606dn

HP’s monochrome laser models are a staple of the modern office environment, but affordable models are starting to make their way into homes and small offices as well. Consider the company’s least expensive model, the HP LaserJet Pro 1606dn. This unit includes both networking and duplexing with sharp laser quality, but its price is more in line with that of a typical inkjet model. Of course, the savings on HP 1606dn toner cartridges will make it a more cost-effective solution in the long term. Continue reading “Affordable HP Laser Printers for the Home and Small Office” »

Dell is No Longer Making Inkjet Printers

Posted Monday, January 27th, 2014 by .

Dell Not Available

Image: Dell.com

If you’ve shopped around Dell’s website lately, you may have noticed something missing. Whereas previously, the company bundled discounted or even free inkjet printers with many of their computer packages, they have now stopped selling Dell branded inkjet printers entirely! Does this mean owners of previous models are left out in the cold? We take a look at why this change happened, and how consumers will be affected. Continue reading “Dell is No Longer Making Inkjet Printers” »

Epson Adds Easy Printing for the Kindle Fire and Chromebook

Posted Monday, December 30th, 2013 by .

Kindle Printing

Image: Epson.com

As mobile devices become an integral part of our lives, companies like Epson continue to find new ways to integrate with these devices. Standards like AirPrint cover some of the most popular smartphones and tablets. Epson seems to have found a niche, however, by supporting smaller devices like the Kindle Fire and the Chromebook with easy printing solutions. This will make their products that much more appealing to owners of devices like Kindle Fire tablets and Chromebooks.

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The Currency Printing Process [Infographic]

Posted Friday, December 20th, 2013 by .

The Currency Printing Process Lead In

Printing U.S. currency is an interesting process. Every part of a single bill is made up of specific inks, paper, and symbols that give it a beautiful and intricate look. This level of detail also makes it difficult to counterfeit. Learn more about the money printing process and how it began by viewing the following infographic.

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Affordable Canon Laser Printing for Under $100

Posted Thursday, December 12th, 2013 by .

Canon has been very busy in the past year, releasing affordable new laser printers and expanding their AirPrint lineup. They have also launched a new website just for the crafty crowd. Here, we round up some of the most exciting things to come out of Canon in the past several months.

Canon imageCLASS LBP6000

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7 Great Gifts for the Tech Geek in Your Life

Posted Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by .

Han Solo TrayChances are, you have at least one tech geek on your holiday shopping list this season. If not, who do you get to fix your computer? The trouble is that most tech geeks already have the coolest toys, so how do you surprise them with something fun and unique? We’ve rounded up 7 gifts that are sure to put a smile on the face of any sci-fi-loving, video game-obsessed technology geek, and many of them can improve productivity and organization in the process.

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How To Screen Print From Home

Posted Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 by .

How to Screen PrintScreen printing is often thought of as a professional service that requires the use of special equipment to achieve good results. That is no longer the case! With a printer, standard inkjet cartridges, and some planning and materials, and the following infographic, screen printing does not have to be a difficult process. Follow the instructions in the infographic to produce simple screen printed items in the comfort of your own home.

 

 

 

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What is HP Cartridge Protection?

Posted Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by .

HP Cartridge ProtectionIf you’ve purchased an HP Printer, you might notice that the printer won’t allow you to install your cartridge. Is HP trying to block you from using compatible and remanufactured supplies? Not exactly.

With some new printers, HP introduced a Cartridge Protection feature that is designed to protect against counterfeit products posing as genuine HP supplies. Unfortunately, it often has the side effect of blocking less expensive compatible and remanufactured supplies.

We’ll show you how to disable it with a few simple steps. Continue reading “What is HP Cartridge Protection?” »

Print Your Own Thanksgiving Decorations

Posted Thursday, November 14th, 2013 by .

When is the last time you REALLY decorated for Thanksgiving? If you’re like most people, you probably just put up your Christmas decorations a little early to show off to your family. After all, Thanksgiving decorations would be too expensive, right? Well, we’ve got a better alternative, as we’ve rounded up a collection of decorations you can make at home with your printer and a little craftiness. So save some money, take on a few fun projects, and get ready for Turkey Day! Continue reading “Print Your Own Thanksgiving Decorations” »

3D Printing Human Organs

Posted Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 by .

Printing Liver Tissue

3D printing liver tissue. Image: Organovo.com

The story sounds like something out of a horror movie, or at least a dark science fiction film. Nevertheless, scientists are already using 3D printing technology for printing and testing live tissue with an eye toward replacement organs. While it might sound a bit like a modern reboot of “Frankenstein”, their research could eventually lead to life-saving procedures and shorter organ donor waiting lists. How far are we from printing entire replacement bodies? Continue reading “3D Printing Human Organs” »

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