Printers

  • New color printer cuts printing costs, costs $20,000

    New color printer cuts printing costs, costs $20,000

    Cheap color printing has long been the holy grail of grade-schoolers everywhere*. As you well know, Dad or Mom usually has a copier at work. This copier, at least in my day, was used to make multiple copies of hand-drawn comic books. These comic books are then sold at school for five or ten cents each. If those grade-schoolers parents had had a color copier, however, the entire situation would… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Color laser printer for $130

    CrunchDeals: Color laser printer for $130

    Printers are boring! OfficeMax has a color laser printer for $130, though, which is NOT boring since color laser printers normally go for a bajillion dollars. Read More

  • Sony's new portable printers are just what you didn't ask for

    Sony's new portable printers are just what you didn't ask for

    As if it weren't enough that we have useless features on our point-and-shoots, now we have to have them on our printers as well. First of all, the idea of taking my photos, editing and adjusting them, doing red-eye reduction and so on in-camera, then printing them out on the spot is so ridiculous that I can't even convince myself that it's done by anyone on this green Earth. A screen on the… Read More

  • Testing out the Barbie Digital Nail Printer

    Here’s Mattel’s “Barbie Digital Nail Printer” due out in August for an undetermined price. Which design will I choose for my own nail? Find out after the jump... Read More

  • Review: Samsung CLP-315 color laser printer

    Review: Samsung CLP-315 color laser printer

    Ask any geek of a certain age and predilection what they dreamt of back in high school and they’ll say, in order, a date to the prom and a color laser printer. Now that everyone with $100 and a pulse can get a fairly nice inkjet printer, Samsung is offering the CLP-315, a $184 color laser printer that is about as big as a standard all-in-one printer but with the added benefit of printing at… Read More

  • Handheld barcode scanner/printer combo from HP

    Handheld barcode scanner/printer combo from HP

    I’m not one to get overly excited about the technology behind transportation logistics (or am I?) but this thing from HP looks pretty cool. It’s basically a handheld wireless-enabled barcode scanner that can also print quick-drying ink directly onto boxes. So if you work at, say, UPS, you scan a box coming in, that info is transmitted wirelessly to your warehouse servers, and then you… Read More

  • Review: Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One

    Review: Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One

    When I took on the task of reviewing printers I worried that I’d be so bored that I’d fall asleep at the keyboard, leading to a review full of jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjllllllllllllllllllllmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm and a keyboard full of slobber. Luckily, the Epson Artisan 800 kept me awake and excited and, dare I say it, enthused about the state of printers. Read More

  • Canon releases two new combo printers

    Canon releases two new combo printers

    Canon today unveiled two more multifunction models to their printer line, PIXMA MP480 and the PIXMA MP190. Both printers combine the capabilities of a scanner and a printer into one unit. The PIXMA MP480 is expected to street around $100, while the PIXMA MP190 will be available for $70. Round up of specs after the jump. Read More

  • HP announces two inexpensive 5×7 photo printers

    HP announces two inexpensive 5×7 photo printers

    Hewlett-Packard has two new inexpensive photo printers in the $149 Photosmart A630 (seen above) and the $99 Photosmart A530. Both printers are capable of printing out photos up to 5×7 inches in size, which should please those of you who find 4×6 photos to be pedestrian and boring now. The A630 also features a 4.8-inch touchscreen, which is pretty large for a compact printer. Read More

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

    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 already… Read More

 
  • Canon's Selphy CP770 printer is, for some reason, shaped like a bucket

    Canon's Selphy CP770 printer is, for some reason, shaped like a bucket

    In the interest of making printing even easier, Canon will release or has released the Selphy CP770, a bucket-shaped printer. The printer, says the presser, should make printing fun for the “whole family.” Read More

  • Samsung CLP-315K, CLX-3175FNK color laser printers

    Samsung CLP-315K, CLX-3175FNK color laser printers

    Hold on to your hats as we blast face-first into the whimsical world of laser printers! Samsung has announced the world’s smallest laser printers. That’s right, plural, as in two of them! I don’t know, Samsung. They still look kinda big, unless those girls are both in kindergarten and sitting on a tablet of Advil. Anyhoo, the CLP-315K (pictured on the right) does 16ppm black and… Read More

  • Kyocera introduces 1,000 sheet-per-minute print head

    Kyocera introduces 1,000 sheet-per-minute print head

    Here’s an interesting development: Kyocera is building a new KJ4 series print head that can print at 150 meters per minute at 600×600 dpi, which equates to about 1,000 sheets per minute. Check your box for your current printer’s speed and be amazed. The head should go into printers next month. Kyocera uses ceramic piezoelectronics to make this 4-inch head squirt out ink faster… Read More

  • Xerox wants to make sure your printer is environmentally super-duper (else you can buy one of theirs)

    [photopress:xeroxtools.jpg,full,center] Xerox, the textbook definition of “metonym,” wants to guilt-trip you into ditching your [apparently] environmentally devastating printer for one of its own, which are powered by sugar and spice and everything nice. To further its goal, the Norwalk, Conn-based corp has released a slew of online tools to help you determine how much you’re… Read More

  • PMA 2008: Big Price Cuts for Big HP Printers

    PMA 2008: Big Price Cuts for Big HP Printers

    Yes, even though PMA ended on Saturday, we’re still digging news out of the show. Here’s a good one for any photographer considering buying one of HP’s well-reviewed — including in this publication — wide-format Z-Series printers which are seeing some significant price cuts. Usually this means a new model is on the way, but after meeting with HP at the show, this… Read More

  • From the "solving problems that don't exist" files: the hanging printer

    From the "solving problems that don't exist" files: the hanging printer

    Don’t push me, ’cause I’m close to the edge Some Korean designers designed this hanging printer with a full paper carriage that hangs over your desk and only the print head and roller sit on the desk. It’s not real and no one will ever ship it, but it sure is pretty. Hang on for dear life [Yanko] 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 money. Read More

  • HP and Staples involved in price-fixing?

    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 bent… Read More

  • DemystifyingDigital: New & Easy Printers

    DemystifyingDigital: New & Easy Printers

    DemystifyingDigital is a feature written by Dan Havlik, editor of DemystifyingDigital.com If you’re scrambling to buy a holiday gift for any of your friends with a digital camera, you can’t go wrong with a portable printer. While in the past these portables were long on cuteness but short on features and print quality, the latest models from Canon, HP, and Epson rival desktop inkjets… Read More

  • Cloudprint: When 50 Internet Cafes in Goa Aren't Enough

    Cloudprint: When 50 Internet Cafes in Goa Aren't Enough

    HP has unveiled a new printing technology, called CloudPrint, that allows you to upload documents to HP’s servers in PDF format and then print them anywhere in the world. You send the file through the free service and receive an SMS with a “pick-up” code. You can then go to any Cloudprint printer — HP provides a handy map — and type in the code to print your document. Read More