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  • Ricoh Release Low Cost GelJet Printer in UK

    Ricoh has added more devices to its GelJet lineup of printers and is now offering a high quality colour printer for business for as low as £60.

    The device, which is the lowest priced printer from the company with this technology, offers reliability and a low running cost, as well as great images of an A4 size of 1200x1200dpi. The printer is network ready with a built in Ethernet port and can print up to 29 ages in a cycle per minute.

    The device which is aimed at the smaller business and home markets is a hybrid of laser and inkjet technology and uses viscous pigment based inks, which are made from soya to dry rapidly on paper creating the image or text.

    The printers are also made from green materials and have an eco-mode that cuts ink use in half and use only 27w when printing, around the same as a single light bulb. The device feeds paper through the printer by a transfer belt rather than rollers and this enables it to print on relatively thick materials such as cardboard.

    Costs per print are between 14p  page in colour falling to half that in eco mode. The device works with both PC and Mac and also can print from Android and IOS devices too. There’s also a two year warranty with the printers, which is onsite and means the technician will come on site to fix any malfunction.

    It looks like an interesting device for a low initial cost, using some particularly interesting technology in this sector.

  • HP Discusses Inkjet Printer Changes over Last 30 Years

    HP has been making inkjets for almost as long as the inkjet has existed and in the period of time has seen some significant changes in the way printing is done. Within that period of time in fact they have probably been one of the fore businesses in developing how ink and paper meet.

    Recently, the company offered a number of insights into the most important parts of the printing process and speed and quality were two of the most common. Consider, for example, that early ink-jet printer heads each held 12 nozzles; today, they hold more than 42,000 each. Or that each nozzle is 15 microns wide—and that a human hair is 75 microns wide. These facts are quite astounding in themselves and show where we’ve come from to reach where we are now.

    HP’s development webs in Corvallis, USA have been discussing the way that things have changed and how printers have kept up with the pace of change. In fact, the lab there was used to develop everything from calculators to circuit boards.

    The whole talk is a very fascinating one and places things in perspective as regrads where the world of the inkjet is today – moving from producing a page of very low resolution copy at 1 page in three minutes, to having printers with 42,000 nozzles create one page in split seconds of time via nano layers.

    It’s certainly worth reading if you’ve an interest in printers or anything in the tech arena and a good grasp can be got here on eWeek.

    What do you think about printers and printer tech and where we’re going?

  • The High Cost of Ink for Business

     

     

     

    The High Cost of Printing [INFOGRAPHIC]
    via: The High Cost of Printing [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Businesses pay significant amounts of money for ink in this day and age and this great infographic sheds a lot of light.

  • MIT Create Ice Cream in all shapes with 3D Printer

    We always talk about 3D printing and its food making abilities, however this is possibly the tastiest form of printing yet.

    Three students from MIT have created a 3D printer that can produce Mr Whippy style ice cream in any shape you please. The device is basically a soft serve device connected to a 3D printer. The students explained to The Guardian, “We bought a small upright freezer which was large enough to both put the Solidoodle inside and allow for the full build volume we were aiming for.”

    The device is cooled through liquid nitrogen, which allows it to cool into any shape they require the moment it is released. Shapes are created by layering the ice cream on top of other ice cream, as they are squirted onto plastic moulds.

    One of the big wins for the 3D printer is that it interests children and so gives them some sort of intrigue into the technology. Indeed, it’s also supposedly very tasty too – which is always a good thing. The device may also have plenty of commercial use and is touted to be appearing in some form or shape in a Mr Whippy van near you soon.

    For now however, take a look at this Willy Wonka style magnificent machine. Ideal for the temperatures we’ve been having of late.

  • Great Printer Cleaning Tips from the Pros

    Cleaning a printer is a worthwhile endeavour if you want to ensure you get the best from it in terms of longevity and also in the quality of the prints. So, here are some more tips to give you an idea on how to do just that.
    Safety first
    When you are cleaning your printer, make sure to turn the device off and also stay clear of fusers as these can hold heat and stay very warm.
    Dust
    Dust is one of the biggest problems for people using printers and the best way to clean it is with either a small vacuum, or alternatively a small can of compressed air - this is also a great alternative and can really help make your life a lot easier. This can also be used on keyboards to clean between keys and to be honest is a necessity for numerous reasons.
    Be Kind
    A lot of devices are damaged by people being rough with them. We know printers can be a pain, however treating them roughly seldom helps.. Always be careful when you get paper problems and be firm but remember to be kind as otherwise the mechanism can be damaged.
    Printer Heads
    The printer heads should be cleaned quite regularly, although not too much. In addition, try and keep printer cartridges in cool dry areas and printers away from dirt and also heat as this tends to dry them out.
    Follow these tips and you should greatly limit issues with your device.
  • Amazon Expect Fujifilm Instep Share SP-1 to be Christmas Hit

    We’ve mentioned the Fujifilm Instep Share SP-1 before and it’s been on sale for a number of months now, however according to Amazon it’s going to be a significant Christmas buy for 2014.

    The company showcased the Fujifilm device at their annual Christmas event in London and believe that there is a healthy interest in it already and expect it to be big come the festive season. The device is similar to some already existing on the market, including the LG Pocket Photo and options from Polaroid too.

    The Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 is a fun device that is around the same size as a Fujifilm Instep 8 instant camera and prints fun little images to sheets directly from a tablet or a mobile phone. The cost of the little sheets is around 20 for £14, which is one of the lowest costing on the market.

    The Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 is priced at £140 and is battery operated too, with two AA batteries coming in the box alongside a packet of 20 exposures for printing too.

    It remains to be seen whether it will be as popular as Amazon believe, however we will have to wait and see what happens.

  • The History of Printing

    Printing History Timeline

  • Why Owning a printer is Still a Good Idea

    Even in the world of iPads, phablets and mobile phones with huge screens, there is still plenty of need for a printer in the home. In fact, printers have become increasingly versatile and because of this adaptability can still be very useful on a number of levels – we take a look at why a printer is still a good idea.

    Photos

    Even though most of us store out photos on digital devices, there are still plenty of reasons it’s a great idea to print out the physical copy. Printers are fantastic for creating decent quality prints and placing them at your glossy finger tips. A printer provides a low cost, high quality way to create prints that you can keep forever and offer that tactile appeal.

    Document

    There are always documents that you need to print out at one stage or another – whether that’s something legal, a boarding pass or otherwise. In these cases you will rue not having a printer and so it’s worth having one. It saves on having to pay the local internet café for a printout, or having to go to your local library to do so.

    Kids

    From colouring books to passing the time with paint on the computer, printing out is all part of growing up. You create something online, print it out and viola you have a nice addition for the side of the fridge.

    No Effort

    Unlike years ago when printers we unreliable devices that got blocked every so often, printers nowadays aren’t.  These old devices ruined the notion of a printer on a lot of us and the modern options are very different. They’re fast, wireless and reliable and a far cry from the printers of old. Certainly worth considering.

    So, as you can see printers are something that still have plenty of uses in the home and it’s only when you need one you truly miss their usefulness.

  • HP Officejet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One Review

    The HP Officejet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One is the brother of the larger 8630 series printer and is a lighter duty version of the popular printer, offering an impressive list of functions though at a cheaper price as it omits the second 250 sheet paper tray. It’s ideal for light to moderate printing needs and also home offices with heavier requirements.

    The device offers can, fax, printing over network and a whole range of other nice additions such as printing from USB memory stick and also Wi-Di and NFC connectivity as, well as the usual forms of printing connectivity. It’s a good device for mobile or traditional network printing because of these arrange of options.

    Paper handling is limited to a 250 sheet tray without a manual feed, however it’s otherwise excellent. The device offers printing duplexing and a legal size flat bed with a 50 sheet document feeder. For printing and scanning at the same time this does tend to make life a lot easier. There’s also a 4.3 inch display on the front panel that offers a well-designed menu system that makes it easy to give and change settings.

    Size wise it measures  12.4 by 19.7 by 18.5 inches (HWD) and weighing 28 pounds 10 ounces. This makes it quite large and so it will need its own spot specifically in the office. Print speeds are around 505papges per minute for a print and it takes around 50 seconds for a 4x6 photo to print from the device.

    Quality of prints is quite good, while text quality is good for the range of printers and clearer than the vast majority. Graphics are at the lower end of average and photos are about the same – similar to prints from pharmacies.

    Overall though it’s a good printer that offers plenty for its price range and comes with some nice options that people will be quite happy with for the cost.

    The HP Officejet Pro 8620 e-All-in-One is the brother of the larger 8630 series printer and is a lighter duty version of the popular printer, offering an impressive list of functions though at a cheaper price as it omits the second 250 sheet paper tray. It’s ideal for light to moderate printing needs and also home offices with heavier requirements.

    The device offers can, fax, printing over network and a whole range of other nice additions such as printing from USB memory stick and also Wi-Di and NFC connectivity as, well as the usual forms of printing connectivity. It’s a good device for mobile or traditional network printing because of these arrange of options.

    Paper handling is limited to a 250 sheet tray without a manual feed, however it’s otherwise excellent. The device offers printing duplexing and a legal size flat bed with a 50 sheet document feeder. For printing and scanning at the same time this does tend to make life a lot easier. There’s also a 4.3 inch display on the front panel that offers a well-designed menu system that makes it easy to give and change settings.

    Size wise it measures  12.4 by 19.7 by 18.5 inches (HWD) and weighing 28 pounds 10 ounces. This makes it quite large and so it will need its own spot specifically in the office. Print speeds are around 505papges per minute for a print and it takes around 50 seconds for a 4x6 photo to print from the device.

    Quality of prints is quite good, while text quality is good for the range of printers and clearer than the vast majority. Graphics are at the lower end of average and photos are about the same – similar to prints from pharmacies.

    Overall though it’s a good printer that offers plenty for its price range and comes with some nice options that people will be quite happy with for the cost.

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  • Canon's PIXMA iP2850 Review

    Simple printers like the

    Simple printers like the Canon's PIXMA iP2850 don’t appear too often these days in a worl of high powered, high spec machines. However, the Canon's PIXMA iP2850 is just that a simple no-frills, basic machine.

    Coming in a simple white it’s almost like a toy printer or a Fisherprice printer in the way it looks. It’s tiny too, weighing in at 2.3kg and measuring 426 x 235 x 134 – perfect for the home office.

    The 60 sheet tray makes it ideal for the home office and though it feels quite flimsy, it’s still ideal for regular home use. The device utilises two cartridges and comes with a USB 2.0 connection around the back. This is all advocated by its sub £40 price tag.

    There is a shortage of plenty you get on a lot of other devices. From the lack of a USB port for direct printing to no controls and a max photo print size of 13x18cm, it’s a bit limiting. It does include the My Image Garden software which allows you a number of nice options on-screen.

    Even though the printer is slow, it does produce very good quality photo prints and funnily the image doesn’t take up the amount of paper it requires. Speeds for black and white are around 7ppm, which is quite slow, but the quality is excellent. Costs per page run into the 7p mark for colour and around 6p for black and white. There are also high yield cartridges which bring the costs down further.

    So, over all a good printer with flaws but plenty of positives too.

    don’t appear too often these days in a worl of high powered, high spec machines. However, the Canon's PIXMA iP2850 is just that a simple no-frills, basic machine.

    Coming in a simple white it’s almost like a toy printer or a Fisherprice printer in the way it looks. It’s tiny too, weighing in at 2.3kg and measuring 426 x 235 x 134 – perfect for the home office.

    The 60 sheet tray makes it ideal for the home office and though it feels quite flimsy, it’s still ideal for regular home use. The device utilises two cartridges and comes with a USB 2.0 connection around the back. This is all advocated by its sub £40 price tag.

    There is a shortage of plenty you get on a lot of other devices. From the lack of a USB port for direct printing to no controls and a max photo print size of 13x18cm, it’s a bit limiting. It does include the My Image Garden software which allows you a number of nice options on-screen.

    Even though the printer is slow, it does produce very good quality photo prints and funnily the image doesn’t take up the amount of paper it requires. Speeds for black and white are around 7ppm, which is quite slow, but the quality is excellent. Costs per page run into the 7p mark for colour and around 6p for black and white. There are also high yield cartridges which bring the costs down further.

    So, over all a good printer with flaws but plenty of positives too.

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