Archive for July, 2013

The Possibilities of a 3D Printer

3D printing technology is relatively new, finding its beginnings in the 1980s, but the progress it has made and the future it holds summon nothing less than amazement. With new materials being introduced into the 3D printing process, the possibilities seem endless. In addition to the lure of printing common, everyday items, the technology is building excitement for the opportunities it carries in medicine and health care. 3D printing is now making waves in food production, industry materials, and even medicine!

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New Samsung Models Can Save a Lot of Toner

Samsung Eco ModelsTwo new models from Samsung, the compact SL-M2625D and the multifunction SL-M2875FW, are not only very affordable to purchase, but they both come with multiple ways to save buyers money on laser toner supplies. This makes them an ideal choice for buyers looking to trim down their monthly supply costs without sacrificing too much in print quality.

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Understanding the Cost Per Page of Supplies


Chances are, you’ve had this experience: You shop for a printer that is in your price range, or even below your price range, get it home, and start printing. After a while, the cartridges run dry and need to be replaced, and only THEN do you realize that the cartridges for your bargain printer are not such a bargain.

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Print Your Own Books at a Kiosk

As more and more readers make the switch to eBooks and other digital formats, there are still many who prefer physical books. The problem, of course, is that you either have to order online and wait for shipping, or choose from what is available at your local bookstore. You could try to print a book at home, but you would burn through a lot of ink cartridges in the process, and the result likely would not resemble a real book. But what if you could simply choose from a large library of books and print yourself a physical copy on demand? Well, a number of companies have already started to make professional-quality on-demand books a reality.

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Microsoft Shows Off 3D Printing in Windows 8.1

Windows 8 3D PrintingNot long ago, Microsoft noted on the Official Microsoft Blog that they would start to support 3D printing within the Windows operating system, starting with Windows 8.1. Few in the tech world expected such a quick turnaround, however, as Microsoft actually demoed some of the Windows 8.1 3D printing features at the recent Inside 3D Printing Conference in Chicago.

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Turn Your Photos into Paintings

Cat Painting

Photos of your family, friends, and even your pets are like treasured memories, and it’s no surprise we like to surround ourselves with reminders of those who are important to us. If you have a prized photo that you really want to highlight, you may want to consider turning it into a painting. There are several tools available that can apply effects to make any photo look like an oil painting, watercolor painting, and more. Here, we will highlight a few of these tools, from web-based solutions to mobile and computer apps.

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How To Print Multiple Gmail Emails Easily

Printing Gmail Emails


Gmail is a full-featured email client, and its system of archiving emails means you will almost never lose an important message. While Gmail is accessible from almost any web device, it is not quite as tailored to printing, and you may find that a task as simple as printing multiple emails becomes laborious and cumbersome.

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Apple Offers Great Deals on HP and Epson Printers

Apple Logo Printer

If you’re in the market for a new printer, you might be interested in a new promotion from Apple. Noted first by 9to5Mac, HP and Epson has reduced the price of certain printer models by up to $70, and the prices are available online now and in stores soon, with an end date of September 6, 2013.

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How to Save Ink and Toner When Printing Web Pages

Remove Unnecessary Elements

An example of an online article with the extraneous elements removed.

If you print web pages on a regular basis, you understand the problem: web pages often contain numerous extra elements that don’t need to be printed, such as ads, backgrounds, images, and more. Sure, you can copy and paste the text into a document, but by utilizing some free tools on the web, you print only the parts of a web page that you actually need, and save on ink or toner at the same time. While there are numerous tools available on the web, here is a roundup of some of the best:

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3 Fun Independence Day Projects To Kick Off The 4th of July

Deck out your home in red, white and blue with these Independence Day projects.

Happy 4th of July!! Today is a very important day for people all across the United States. Not only is it one of the few days of summer where we get to ditch work, throw a backyard barbecue with our friends and family, and kick back and watch some fireworks, but it is also Independence Day!
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