printer

  • Squink Lets You Print A Circuit Board For The Price Of A Cup Of Coffee

    Squink Lets You Print A Circuit Board For The Price Of A Cup Of Coffee

    3D printing has changed the way engineers test products, allowing them to cut down on time and costs. But what about 3D printing the components that go into most of these products? Read More

  • Zuta Labs Is Making An Inkjet Printer That Rolls Free

    Zuta Labs Is Making An Inkjet Printer That Rolls Free

    3D printers may be getting all the hype right now, but an Israeli hardware startup called Zuta Labs wants to inject some particles of excitement back into 2D printing — by turning the standard 2D printer box into a mobile robot that rolls across paper free-style, dropping ink like a road-surface marker inks white lines. Read More

  • LifePrint’s “App-Connected” Wireless Printer Makes Its Kickstarter Debut

    LifePrint’s “App-Connected” Wireless Printer Makes Its Kickstarter Debut

    LifePrint wants to bring back the fun associated with printing out photos – something users once marveled they could do at home with store-bought printers until social media reached critical mass, offering far easier ways to share. With LifePrint, described as an “app-enabled wireless photo printer,” the idea is that photo printing could become a part of our modern mobile… Read More

  • Review: Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4540 All-in-One Printer

    Review: Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4540 All-in-One Printer

    We’ve covered quite a bit of the Epson line and usually found the printers to be solid, respectable, and inexpensive. This latest addition to the WorkForce family, the WP-4540 is arguably all of those with a few caveats. This is a workhorse printer, designed solely to pump out as much paper as possible in an office setting. It’s quite large and heavy, and adding on the extra… Read More

  • This Kit Lets You Print Out The Internet

    This Kit Lets You Print Out The Internet

    This complete project kit made by Adafruit allows you to print out things from the Internet. Want to print all your Tweets onto receipt paper? You got it. Want to print out your Facebook wall? Why the heck not! The kit uses an Arduino board and thermal printer and offers the opportunity for weekend hackers to pop together a cool little printer thinger and learn Arduino and Twitter programming. Read More

  • Review: Epson 635 All-in-One Inkjet Printer

    Review: Epson 635 All-in-One Inkjet Printer

    Short Version: All-in-Ones are the merkins of the tech world: everyone needs one but no one wants to talk about them. That’s why I’m proud to lift my head high and say, unequivocally, that Epson has ironed out all of the kinks that come with this kind of printer and, in the process, built a handsome and usable device for home, office, or home office. Add in two-sided printing… Read More

  • Review: HP eStation All-In-One Printer With An Android Tablet

    Review: HP eStation All-In-One Printer With An Android Tablet


    Short version: part useful application of new technology, part marketing gimmick, the HP eStation is a solid all-in-one printer that uses a wireless Android-powered touchscreen tablet as its primary interface. The printer is about what you’d expect from HP these days, while the tablet presents some interesting new usability options. You certainly shouldn’t buy the eStation… Read More

  • Toner-, ink- and paperless printer (video)

    Toner-, ink- and paperless printer (video)

    A Japanese company called Sanwa Newtec has developed a printer that works without toners, ink or (copy) paper. ThePrePeat RP-3100 is rather based on a line thermal head and special paper that’s made of PET plastic and can be reused over and over again. In other words, if you have a sheet that you don’t need any longer you can insert it back into the printer (where it gets… Read More

  • Review: Canon Color ImageClass MF8050Cn all-in-one printer

    Review: Canon Color ImageClass MF8050Cn all-in-one printer

    There is a code to which a cowboy cleaves. He never shoots first, he’s always kind to ladies, and he never buys more printer than he can handle. While I can’t speak for those out on the lone prairie, I can report that the 52-pound ImageClass MF8050Cn by Canon may be the heaviest printer I’ve had in my office to date. This isn’t a printer for scrap-booking or… Read More

  • HP to merge printers and PC to bolster both

    HP to merge printers and PC to bolster both

    HP’s printer division, long a cash cow, is being folded into its PC division after sales of printers and ink fell this year. Most companies broke out their printer divisions once they realized they could make a lot of money there but now that HP is beating Dell, the company may see a good reason to bring printers and PCs together. Read More

  • Colorio Me E-800: Epson Japan to roll out postcard printer/photo frame hybrid

    Colorio Me E-800: Epson Japan to roll out postcard printer/photo frame hybrid

    Epson Japan has announced the Colorio E-800 [JP], a new device that serves as both a postcard printer and a digital photo frame. The E-800 makes it possible to print 89 x 127mm pictures without having to use a computer. Pictures or a calendar can be viewed on a 7-inch LCD screen with 800×480 resolution. Read More

  • Review: Epson Workforce 600 All-In-One Printer

    Review: Epson Workforce 600 All-In-One Printer


    The last Epson printer I reviewed, the Artisan 800, was a work of art. The Workforce 600 is the art of work. See what I did there? To be clear, there is little to say about besides the speeds and feeds. A printer is a printer is a printer, no matter how printer manufacturers like to spice things up with claims of ink price or pages per second. That said, I’m fairly impressed by the… Read More

  • DIY continuous ink printer solution

    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

  • Dell's Wasabi pocket printers now available

    Dell's Wasabi pocket printers now available

    Why would Dell name a line of printers after a Japanese plant? They have nothing to do with each other in any way. Anyway, the Wasabi PZ310 Bluetooth pocket printer is now available at an introductory price of $99 (regularly $149). The Wasabi pumps out 2×3 sticky-back color images in less than a minute and works with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones like the BlackBerry Curve, LG Trax… Read More

  • Video Review: Smartparts 8-inch digital picture frame and printer

    Rather than bore you with words, I chose to do a video review for the Smartparts digital frame mashup. It poops out 4×6 glossy photos and handles a variety of memory cards. The UI is simple to navigate and there isn’t a whole lot to it, so it’s perfect for anyone with any sort of tech knowledge. One ink cartridge is good for 36 prints and refills cost $20. Swapping ink… Read More

  • Caterpillar eats message into leaf, heralded as green printer

    [photopress:catpr.jpg,full,center] This caterpillar printer, if you can call it that, is sorta tech-related, depending on what your definition of “is” is. The inventor explains that you can get caterpillars to eat messages into wayward leaves by leaving a trail of honey in the shape of whatever. Leave a honey trail, as this picture shows, of the words “Love Me” and… Read More

  • Zink's Integrated Digital Camera, Printer Coming Soon?

    Zink's Integrated Digital Camera, Printer Coming Soon?

    Zink’s camera and printer convergence device is inching its way closer to launch, at least we think it is. It remains to be seen whether or not this will be worth the wait and cost, but a few more details have emerged and it’s raising our brows. How good will the 7-megapixel sensor be and does anyone really want 2-x3-inch prints? The 2-inch display and rechargeable battery… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: The Wireless Printer Pen

    Patent Monkey: The Wireless Printer Pen

    This week, Ericsson received a wireless printer-pen patent that can transfer hand writing to electronic text to send emails and receives content and can print it to special paper taking into account the position of the pen on the paper. With all this typing, is there still room for writing instrument innovation? After a few seconds of thinking, our answer is yes. Read More

  • The Futurist: What Women Want In Gadgets (Hint: It's Not Just Pink Paint)

    The Futurist: What Women Want In Gadgets (Hint: It's Not Just Pink Paint)


    For the most part, the attention gadget designers give to women doesn’t go much deeper than a thin coat of pink paint. Dip it in fuchsia, slap a label like “Rose” on it, and CE companies take it for granted that the fairer sex will claw at each other to grab their products off store shelves. But what does it take to make a truly female-friendly product? Could it be that… Read More

  • Zink Pocket Printer Holds Promise

    Zink Pocket Printer Holds Promise

    Zink is using a new kind of printing technology utilizing crystalized-ink embedded in paper. The result is a heat-activated printing solution that will create quick, great looking photos. Zink’s first product is a small pocket printer that is about the size of a deck of cards and is priced to sell for less than $100. The printer will easily connect to a mobile phone or a computer to… Read More