Ink

  • Ink’s New Mobile Framework Lets iOS Apps Talk To Each Other, Share Data (You Know, Like On Android)

    Ink’s New Mobile Framework Lets iOS Apps Talk To Each Other, Share Data (You Know, Like On Android)

    Ink, home to the Ink File Picker (formerly known as Filepicker.io), which lets developers integrate access to cloud services within their applications, is today launching its second product, Ink Mobile. This new iOS framework is designed to help mobile applications talk to each, too, rather than just with cloud services. And more importantly, it lets them share data. Read More

  • Breakthrough? New spreadable electrode may pave way for cheaper LCDs

    A research team from Japan-based Mitsui Mining & Smelting and Tohoku University says it managed to develop a spreadable electrode that may lead to lower prices for LCD panels in the future. The key element of the technology are indium tin oxide particles of 5-10 nanometers in diameter (pictured) the team has created. Read More

  • DIY continuous ink printer solution

    Printer ink cartridges, like razor blades, are a scam. Manufacturers practically give away printers, and then rob us blind again and again with exorbitant ink prices. Here’s your chance to stick it to The Man by creating a “continuous ink printer”. Never buy ink cartridges again! Read More

  • Xerox's new gel printer ink might trickle down in a decade or so


    Don’t expect this new ink to be hitting a printer near you any time soon, but I found it reassuring that the companies in charge aren’t just sitting back and letting the cash roll in. They are, in fact, hard at work on new ways to make money. The latest advance is this gel ink, which, not being water-based, will keep its place and shape on nearly any surface. There’s… Read More

  • Study: Brand name inks last longer than store brand inks

    You can print cheap, or you can print well, and if you’re going for long-term documents, you’ll want to go well. A new year-long study out today shows that while discount, third-party ink is great for short-term printing, maybe even better than manufacturer’s ink, it tends to fade after a year. In fact, the brand name ink looks up to three times better after a year. It’s… Read More

  • Cartridge prices on the rise as ink breaks the $1000 a barrel mark for the first time

    [photopress:T054020.jpg,full,center] I’ve never much cared for the modern computer printer’s business model. In short, the idea is to push cheap, craptacular printers on the masses, then use them as a loss leader to make money on the ink. This works because printer ink, much like oil, is a commodity that has a per-barrel price. This price fluctuates, and that makes traders… Read More

  • HP and Staples involved in price-fixing?

    Shame on you, Staples and HP! Lull us into a false sense of security with your hilarious Easy Button and not hilarious celebrities’-hands-doing-stuff commercials while you pull the wool over our eyes with your printer ink price-fixing. I feel violated, although that might have nothing to do with this HP/Staples stuff. These are all allegations at this point, so let’s not get too… Read More

  • Inkjet Printers Claim to be Out of Ink – Not Really


    According to a study by TÜV Rheinland, inkjet owners are taking the advice of their printers, throwing out cartridges when the printer says they’re empty. The problem? They aren’t really empty. In fact, the cartridges are over half full when thrown out, and may still have hundreds of pages worth of ink left. I personally run my ink supply into the ground, printing until my pages… Read More

  • Kodak Easyshare Printers: What's All the Fuss?

    I went to Kodak’s Easyshare Printer launch and walked in just as a group of nerds began playing Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet. Yes, real live nerds. Don’t ask me why. I’m as confused as you. See, they made the launch into an extended Saturday Night Live sketch and they ran the entire thing in NBC studios. Feel free to watch some highlights after the jump, but it’s… Read More

  • Tattoos for the Indescisive


    For years I’ve considered tattooing various lines of verse and prose all over my back. The problem is that I often change my mind on what lines I’d want to stick on my body (although the opening verse of “The Waste Land” and various lines from Blood Meridian have endured as ideas for sometime). Fortunately for people like me, a new type of ink will soon be introduced… Read More

  • Ink Rechargink Station For Inkjet Cartridges

    A station located in convenient locations so inkjet users can recharge their ink carts? That’s brilliant. This KIS Rechargink station was being demoed at Photokina, and is supposed to re-juice your ink stock in less than five minutes. There are ten sub-stations in each station, designed to work with different cartridges from different manufacturers. It pays to select the right one when… Read More