• The Gigabot 3D Lets You Print Things That Are Bigger Than A Few Breadboxes

    The Gigabot 3D Lets You Print Things That Are Bigger Than A Few Breadboxes

    Austin-based re:3D just started a Kickstarter campaign for the Gigabot, a large-format 3D printer designed to build things on a 24x24x24 inch built envelope, allowing you to make much larger objects than you can with similar printers like the Makerbot. You can get the bot kit for $2,500 or a pre-assembled unit for $4,000. Read More

  • HP Flails Further Into Irrationality By Offering Printer Spam

    HP Flails Further Into Irrationality By Offering Printer Spam

    Now that HP has sufficiently disgraced the vision of Mssrs. Hewlett and Packard, they continued to gyrate wildly into odd business that no one wants. To wit: in a joint press release with Condé Nast, the company is offering two odd consumer-facing propositions. First, they’re going to charge you $5.99-$10 a month to subscribe to a replacement ink service, called Instant Ink. When… Read More

  • Colorio E-820: Epson’s New Photo Printer Is Portable, Comes With Display And Remote Control

    Colorio E-820: Epson’s New Photo Printer Is Portable, Comes With Display And Remote Control

    Epson announced [JP] the Colorio E-820 for the Japanese market today, a photo printer and wireless keyboard set somehow designed like a computer from the 1970s or 1990s (at least when looking at the top menu). The newest in a line of similar devices, this 5,760×1,440dpi inkjet printer is suitable for printing both pictures and postcards without a PC. Users can create postcards by choosing… Read More

  • HP Embraces Google Cloud Print With ePrint Printers

    The very first generation of Google Cloud Print-ready printers have been loaded onto the trucks, and are en route to your local gadget shop. HP calls the technology ePrint, and it’s found on its range of Photosmart, Officejet, and LaserJet Pro printers. Read More

  • HP Printers See Biggest Growth & Market Share Year-Over-Year

    Here’s a game you can play at home or at the office. Go over to your printer. Is it an HP? If so, congrats, you’re part of the winning team! It turns out that HP has seen both the most growth and greatest market-share over the past year, comparing Q3 2009 with Q3 2010. Exciting, no? Read More

  • Canon Printers Scan Print Jobs For "Sensitive Material"

    Canon’s Uniflow technology will read print jobs sent to it and flag documents containing words deemed unsafe or insecure by admins. Here’s how it works: The server will email the administrator a PDF copy of the document in question if a user attempts to do so. The system can optionally inform the user by email that their attempt has been blocked, but without identifying the keyword… Read More

  • Back To School: Printers

    Your goal in school is to use your own printer as little as possible. Most schools have their own black and white printers on call 24/7 but sometimes you may need to print out a few snapshots for friends or a nice color cover for your last-minute essay on fish farming in ancient Mesopotamia as it relates to Shakespeare’s plays. My goal with creating this guide is to offer you a few… Read More

  • Review: HP Photosmart D110a, the printer with an email address

    Despite numerous advancements in printer technology, the fundamental failing of almost every consumer printer on the market today is the necessity to install printer drivers. Usually these drivers are accompanied by all manner of essentially junk software that “helpfully” pop up reminders when your printer is out of ink, or out of paper, or whatever. Hewlett Packard is making… Read More

  • Toshiba's Wipe Technology Scrambles Self-Encrypting Disk Drives When The Power Is Cut

    A step forward in data security: Toshiba today announced what it claims to be the world’s first technology that makes it possible to automatically wipe sensitive data from self-encrypting drives when a system is powered down or the HDD is removed from the system. Dubbed Wipe, the solution automatically invalidates the security key that was used to encrypt the stored user data. Read More

  • Gadgets of days gone by: HP DeskJet 500

    This week at CrunchGear, we’re looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys… those devices that still stand out in our memories despite their obsolescence. Feel free to contribute some of your own nostalgia. The Hewlett Packard DeskJet 500 was the first printer I bought with my own money. I spent a lot… Read More

  • Zink 2.0 inkless printers beginning to trickle out

    Zink stands for “zero ink.” It’s the name of a company that has created a new way of printing that uses, yes, zero ink. It’s all in the paper, hoss. Read More

  • Worlds Collide: iMo digital photo frame features built-in printer

    If you thought that the whole point of the common digital photo frame was to make old-school photos a thing of the past, it looks like you were wrong. I was wrong too, so let’s take comfort together in our wrongness. If the folks at iMo have their way, we’ll look at a digital photo on their digital frame and say to ourselves “I want that photo on some sort of card stock… Read More

  • Video hands-on with the Dell 5130cdn, the world's fastest color laser printer

    Yup, that gigantic Dell box contained a huge color laser printer. But to my pleasant surprise, the 100 lbs 5130cdn isn’t nearly as boring and mundane as I thought it was going to be. I really don’t know if it’s the fastest printer in the world like Dell claims, but I do know that this printer could be a serious weapon in the hands of a comic book pirate. (I would like to… Read More

  • Cage Match! HP versus Kodak

    Kodak: We’re the cheapest cost-per-page photo printers on the market! Look, here’s a whole bunch of independent research proving it! Nya-nya! Hewlett-Packard: NUH-UH! You’re a big fat liar, Kodak! We’re the cheapest cost-per-page. Kodak: Pfffft! Hewlett-Packard: Stop it! I’m telling! Hey CrunchGear! Kodak is being mean!! CrunchGear: What? Huh? Don’t make… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Dell portable photo printer for $29

    Sorry for the double CrunchDeals right in a row, but you might want to move quickly on this deal because it probably won’t last too long. Dell is selling its tiny Wasabi photo printer for just $29, down from $149. Read More

  • Oh yeah, Canon also released printers

    Canon has also released some PIXMA all-in-ones and SELPHY compact photo printers. Real winner is the ES40, a $149 printer that looks like a child’s radio. The best part? It talks to you! Canon SELPHY ES40 Compact Photo Printer
    The Canon SELPHY ES40 Compact Photo Printer is the latest addition to the SELPHY line which has become synonymous for producing high-quality photos, being portable… Read More

  • That USB chainsaw is not real

    So that fake USB Chainsaw from the other day is indeed fake. Hence the fakeness. It’s instead an eye-opening ad campaign aimed at educating the public about the wastefulness of printers. Read More

  • The sad truth about inkjet printers

    There are a couple of different opinions floating around right now on how to best measure the cost of printing with an inkjet printer when it pertains to the ink. In these tight economic times, determining that cost has everything to do with how often you need to replace “consumables” like ink and paper. In 2007, Kodak began its aggressive “Print and Prosper”… Read More

  • HP ruins summer by announcing back-to-school notebooks and printers already

    While students everywhere are preparing to rock the F out this summer, HP has just announced its line of back-to-school notebooks — a cruel reminder to you kids that summer is short and you should always be focused on studying and using your indoor voices. Read More

  • D-Link's SharePort now works on Macs

    Do you see that USB port right there? You know, the one on the back of my D-Link DIR-825 802.11n router? Well apparently Mac users can now use that port to share things like USB thumb drives, printers, etc, using D-Link’s SharePort software. . (Windows users have been able to do this for some time.) Well, theoretically Mac users can now use Share Port, seeing as though the installer… Read More

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