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  • Y Combinator-Backed Lob Debuts A Cloud Printing & Shipping Service For Developers

    Y Combinator-Backed Lob Debuts A Cloud Printing & Shipping Service For Developers

    Want to build your own Postagram? You could with Lob, a new developer API for integrating printing and shipping services into applications that’s officially opening its doors today. The company makes it possible for a business to implement a programmatic means of printing, packaging, and shipping items on demand, including things like business cards, photos, posters, letters… Read More

  • File Transfer And Sync Service Pi.pe Launches Pi.pe Prints, Offering Photo Printing Options For Over A Dozen Cloud Services

    File Transfer And Sync Service Pi.pe Launches Pi.pe Prints, Offering Photo Printing Options For Over A Dozen Cloud Services

    Pi.pe, the file transfer and synchronization service which emerged from San Francisco-based Pixelpipe, has previously served as one of the only serious utilities to move photos and other media files between all the various cloud services. Since its launch a little over a year ago, Pi.pe’s focus has been primarily on backup and sharing. But it was missing an option for ordering… Read More

  • Paperless Post Goes Retro And Launches Paper, A New Invitation Printing Business

    Paperless Post Goes Retro And Launches Paper, A New Invitation Printing Business

    Paperless Post, a company that has built a name for itself offering a cloud-based, visually engaging, way of sending people invites by email, is going retro: today the company is officially launching PAPER, a printed stationery business that it will sit alongside its less physical cousin, which now has 1.5 million registered users, and has sent out invites to 30 million more since going live… Read More

  • Backed By Palantir, Groupon Brazil Co-founders, Printi Wants To Bring A Web-Based Kinko’s To Brazil

    Backed By Palantir, Groupon Brazil Co-founders, Printi Wants To Bring A Web-Based Kinko’s To Brazil

    American investors and VC firms (like Sequoia and Accel) have begun to turn their attention to Latin America, particularly to one of the region’s fastest growing economies: Brazil. Thanks to skyrocketing Internet penetration, the growing number of B2C eCommerce companies that have popped up over the last year and a population of just under 200 million, Brazil has become an appealing… Read More

  • Instacanvas Launches Global Marketplace For Instagram Prints

    Instacanvas Launches Global Marketplace For Instagram Prints

    Given that it’s pretty hard to take a really bad photo with Instagram, it’s only natural that some users would want to turn their images into physical objects to hang on their walls. There are a few companies out there that allow you to print your Instagram photos on canvas, but Instacanvas is probably the first site that focuses on letting Instagram users sell their own images… Read More

  • Bre Pettis On The Colbert Report

    http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:video:colbertnation.com:388966 The Colbert Report
    Tags: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive This is so great. I love Bre and I love Makerbot and I love Colbert. It’s like a geek threesome! Watch as Bre makes Colbert’s head in a Makerbot. Read More

  • 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

  • Actual headline: Man gets Windows Vista to work with printer

    What sounds like a headline from The Onion is from the real story of an area man who did get Windows Vista to work with his printer, but not without the help of Microsoft software engineers. PI reporter Todd Bishop first brought word of the man’s trouble not long ago on the PI blog and local geeks wanted to help, as Seattle-area geeks tend to do. One helper was a Microsoft test engineer… 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

  • Going Green: If you have to use a printer, do it the environmentally friendly way


    I love this month’s feature package, Going Green. It’s perfect for my tree hugging lifestyle and it gets everyone else at CG on board. There seems to be a misconception that being eco-friendly is hard or that it won’t make a difference. I hear the latter argument all the time and I relate it to girls and their dieting woes. Before you go and start calling me a chauvinistic… Read More