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Technology News Round-Up – PCs, Printers, and Lexmark Legal Battle

Posted Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by .

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What’s going on in the world of your mobile devices? Will printing from your smartphone or tablet become easier even when away from home or office? Here are a few articles on the future of technology, from desktop computers to hand held devices and legal battles that keep printer companies honest.

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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” »

Letterpress: The Forerunner of Modern Printing & Its Recent Revival

Posted Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by .

If you spend any time at all in the art, design or technology worlds, chances are at some point you have heard the term “letterpress” used and didn’t understand what it meant. You might not have known that it is actually the oldest form of printing. According to The Happy Dragons’ Press, letterpress is when “ink is applied to the surface of metal type (which has a raised surface with a reverse image, like a rubber stamp) and the type is pressed against paper to make an ‘impression’.” This slight indentation where the type pressed against the paper, coupled with a thick layer of ink, should give the finished piece a noticeably tactile quality.

Letterpress Printing Tools
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Dell is No Longer Making Inkjet Printers

Posted Monday, January 27th, 2014 by .

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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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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” »

Brother Brings Color LED and Mobile Printing to the Home

Posted Thursday, November 7th, 2013 by .

Brother-Color-LEDAre you looking for a better solution for home color printing, or need a better way to connect your mobile devices to your printer? Brother has been busy in the past several months, releasing new affordable LED printers for color printing at home, as well as faster monochrome models. The new iPrint&Scan app turns your smartphone or tablet into a standalone printing station, and even makes scanning that much easier. We’ll take a look at some of the models and technologies in Brother’s current laser and LED lineup. Continue reading “Brother Brings Color LED and Mobile Printing to the Home” »

3D Printing a Room: The “Digital Grotesque” Project

Posted Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by .

Digital GrotesqueNew 3D printing projects are cropping up online every day, from printing 3D cars to 3D printing prosthetics. So far, though, this is the first attempt at 3D printing an entire room, and the results are amazing! The project, titled “Digital Grotesque“, was designed to be a 172 square foot room that can surround viewers in its detail, and it was all created through 3D printing. Continue reading “3D Printing a Room: The “Digital Grotesque” Project” »

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