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HP unveils Photosmart Premium: “World’s first web-connected printer”

Posted in Printers by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2009

HP unveils Photosmart Premium: "World's first web-connected printer"Printers are fairly boring, but HP is looking to shake things up with the “world’s first web-connected printer.” The Photosmart Premium features a 4.33-inch front panel dubbed the Touchsmart Web, a touchscreen interface with several bundled, online apps to accommodate all of your paper-friendly tasks.

It even has a full-on HD Apps Studio just in case downloading new apps on your printer really takes off. The API’s being made open for the entire realm of developers, but it remains to be seen if the interest is there. It will cost you $399.

Xerox launches solid-ink color printer

Posted in Printers by Conner Flynn on May 7th, 2009

Xerox launches solid-ink color printerXerox’s new ColorQube printer promises to revolutionize color-printing using a wax ink. The ink can reduce the cost per page by as much as 62%. This new ink doesn’t sacrifice any printer functions either. Like other multi-function printers, the ColorQube can print, copy, scan and fax and be networked by several people.

So how does it work? The ink is melted and sprayed onto a spinning drum which deposits it on the page. Don’t get too excited. The machine costs $20,000. But as the technology progresses it will get cheaper over time. And even at that price huge companies could see a long term savings in cost.

NILO Nail Fashion Printer

Posted in Printers by Conner Flynn on May 3rd, 2009

NILO Nail Fashion Printer We reported on a nail printer previously, of the Barbie variety. Apparently this is the new hot thing. I wouldn’t know myself since I’m not a girl, goth or anyone else who paints their nails. But hey why not, we have printers for everything else.

Nilo is apparently all about “Nail Fashion”. And having taken years to perfect their nail printing devices, they are now ready to sell them to you so you can start your own business etc. The printers will run you from $2,999.00 for the standard all the way up to $3,544.00 for their deluxe printing kit.

Printer uses old coffee grounds for Ink

Posted in Printers by Conner Flynn on February 2nd, 2009

Printer uses old coffee grounds for InkIt doesn’t matter if you use your printer a little or a lot, we all still hate paying ridiculous prices for ink. But what if you could use old coffee grounds instead? That would beat the price of ink. It may sound crazy, but one day, who knows? Starbucks could resell their grounds for you to take home and put in your printer.(At a high price just like their coffee I’m sure.)

It’s a just a dreamy concept right now, but with the RITI coffee printer, you could drink your coffee and print with it too. The spent grounds would be poured into a cartridge and the printing mechanism would be moved back and forth by hand to create the image. I like the idea, but could do without the manual labor part. On the plus side, your resume might be judged by the aromatic quality of your spent coffee.

Samsung rolls with compact all-in-one printer

Posted in Printers by Nino Marchetti on January 30th, 2009

Samsung SCX-4826FN

Samsung introduced today for those in small and home offices a new mono-laser multi-functional printer. It is called the SCX-4826FN and it prices around $430.

The Samsung SCX-4826FN is a four-in-one product which offers print, copy, scan and fax features in a compact footprint. It is designed with a LED display that offers quick access to a variety of functions. Samsung says it is available now.

Barbie Digital Nail Printer prints on your fingernails

Posted in Printers by Conner Flynn on January 21st, 2009

Barbie Digital Nail Printer prints on your fingernailsSorry guys. This one’s for the girls. The Barbie Digital Nail Printer is part of Mattel’s new line of products called “beautronics”. This Nail Printer is designed to print images directly onto your fingernails using thermal inkjet technology and specially-formulated cosmetic grade ink.

Just insert your finger into the machine and a digital camera inside transmits an image of your fingernail to the computer. With the included Barbie software you can select from 1000’s of image designs and see a preview of the image you choose superimposed on your nail so you see exactly what it would look like on your nail.

UPS goes label free with new printer

Posted in Printers by Conner Flynn on November 13th, 2008

UPS goes label free with new printerThis thing may look like an X-Man accessory or strange sci-fi gun that straps on your arm and sucks your precious lifeforce with every round it fires, but no, as cool as that would be, it’s just something UPS is using so they can get all label-free. It’s HP’s Handheld sp400 All-in-One, which scans barcodes and prints sorting info directly onto boxes with quick-drying ink. No paper labels are required at all. UPS has been testing it out at a shipping center in Orlando, where they reportedly used it on 40,000 boxes with not a single error. Of course there was that one guy they pants in order to tattoo his butt cheeks, but that doesn’t count.

This device alone will make the company much greener. It will replace several larger, less green pieces of equipment like a giant thermal printer, PC, monitor and scanner. According to UPS the company will save 92,456 hours, 1,338 tons of paper and 3,807 tons of carbon emissions a year. That’s pretty big.

Objet Alaris 30 Desktop 3D Printer

Posted in Printers by Conner Flynn on October 19th, 2008

Objet Alaris 30 Desktop 3D PrinterHave you ever wished you had a real-life replicator that can actually create 3D objects from nothing? Like the Star Trek Replicator? It’s here. Actually 3D printers have been around for awhile, but are just now getting small enough to fit onto your desk. The Objet Alaris 30 is a compact desktop 3D printer that uses a peripheral with PolyJet Photopolymer Jetting. This helps it produce 600 x 600 dpi objects up to 11.5 x 7.7 x 5.9 inches in size.

That’s an improvement over the 5-inch cube that they did last year. The printer can manufacture small moving elements as thin as 0.0011 inches. According to Objet, the Alaris 30 Desktop 3D Printer will give you 36 hours of unattended printing from your 3D CAD files. No word on pricing or availability.

Wireless Kodak printers save you $$ printing

Posted in Printers by Nino Marchetti on September 23rd, 2008

Kodak ESP 9

Kodak’s got itself a couple of new wireless all-in-one inkjet printers which reportedly offer the “lowest ink replacement cost in the industry.” These printers are the ESP 7 and ESP 9, priced around $200 and $300, respectively.

Kodak says these new printers will save you, the consumer, around $110 a year on ink, compared to “other leading consumer inkjet printers on the market.” This is done by combining “the latest in printing technology with affordable, premium-quality inks.” The ESP 7 and 9, for example, offer an intelligent paper tray system which automatically adjusts settings based on 4×6 or 5×7 sizes and estimates paper amounts on both trays.

Epson gets all stylish with new Artisan inkjet AIOs

Posted in Printers by Nino Marchetti on August 26th, 2008

Epson Artisan 800

Epson seems to feel adding some style to its new Artisan all-in-one inkjets will convince you to lay down cash to make one part of your home office. The new Artisan 800 and Artisan 700 are priced around $300 and $200, respectively.

The Artisan 800 and 700, both available in September, do look nice with their stylish piano black finishes. What is really interesting though is the mix of features. This is particularly true of the 800, which includes both Wi-Fi and faxing capabilities, in addition to being able to print, copy and scan at 4800 dpi resolution (48-bit color). It includes as well an automatic document feeder, 7.8-inch touch control panel and 3.5-inch LCD panel for viewing loaded photos from compatible memory cards.

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Canon announces 2 new Selphy printers

Posted in Printers by Conner Flynn on August 26th, 2008

Canon announces 2 new Selphy printersCanon has two new Selphy compact photo printers, the Selphy ES3 and Selphy ES30. Both are nice and portable. The ES3 will come with 1GB of internal memory, a 3.5″ LCD display for navigation and preview and a 15-in-1 memory card reader.

The Selphy ES30 will feature a 3″ LCD display and a 15-in-1 memory card reader. Both include three all-new image effects (Modern Bright, Pinhole Camera and Nostalgic), reduced footprints and a fixed carry handle for easier portability. The handle gives it a bit of a child’s toy look, but what are you gonna do? The Selphy ES3 and Selphy ES30 will cost you $199.99 and $149.99 respectively. They have new photo printing options as well, like new Gold and Silver Easy Photo Packs.

Casio’s new PCP-1200 photo printer

Posted in Printers by Conner Flynn on August 19th, 2008

Casio’s new PCP-1200 photo printerThe new PCP-1200 photo printer from Casio is aimed at those who care enough to send the very best. Or at least the very best that you can create. It has a 7inch widescreen touch display and keyboard so you can print text on post card sized paper.

You can also print photos Straight from your digital camera, cell phone and memory cards. You also get over 60 stamps like hearts, stars etc so you can girl it up to your heart’s content. Great for greetings cards of all types. The PCP-1200 photo printer is currently available in Japan for around $500.

Canon pops out a couple of new all-in-one printers

Posted in Printers by Nino Marchetti on August 11th, 2008

Canon PIXMA MP480

Canon was busy today pimping some new photo all-in-one printers targeted at general use. They are called the PIXMA MP480 and PIXMA MP190 and pricing is set at around $50 and $70, respectively.

The PIXMA MP480 includes features to auto fix photos and automatically scan. It is capable of text print speeds of up to 20 pages-per-minute (ppm) in black and up to 16 ppm in color. It is also capable of printing 4 x 6 inch borderless prints in approximately 45-seconds.

New Dell color laser printers do that printing thing

Posted in Printers by Nino Marchetti on August 9th, 2008

Dell 2135cn

Dell is rolling out three new color laser printers for home and office settings to address broader business needs. These new models – the 2135cn, 2130cn and 3130cn – should all be available shortly.

Dell said these new color laser printers are reportedly more energy efficient. Other than that, they are pretty standard printers for their class. Full details after the jump, directly from the mouth of Dell.

Look – new Lexmark wireless printers: try not to yawn

Posted in Printers by Nino Marchetti on July 25th, 2008

Lexmark X7675

Lexmark earlier this week put out some new printers for those working in homes or running small businesses. They are the X4975, X6675 and X7675, priced around $180, $150 and $200, respectively.

There’s not much outstanding to say about these three printers – except for the fact all are wireless, allowing you to print from somewhere else around your home or office. You’ll also find Ethernet connectivity available on the high end X7675.