Items tagged with Printers

It's no secret that printer companies gouge consumers on ink. This is why they can get away with selling cheap printers -- they know you'll spend a fortune on ink, especially if you print a lot of color photos, which can drain ink tanks at the same clip as an old V8 muscle car chugging on gasoline. The question is, would you be willing to pay a higher cost upfront for a printer with low ink costs? Epson aims to find out with its new line of EcoTank inkjet printers. Starting at $380, Epson's EcoTank models include enough pre-installed ink to last up to two years, depending on how much you print.... Read more...
People taking old hardware and tuning it to make music isn't anything new, but it's not often we see it done on a much grander scale. Today, we can, thanks to some geeks over at isthis.gd. Inspired by other "radical tinkerers", they set out to create a MIDI orchestra for the Grey London PR agency and Brother - a company that makes many things, but one thing we're all especially familiar with: printers. Understanding that finding old gear was going to be a bit tough, they set out to a landfill, and apparently hit the mother-load. They took the good ones back to their workshop, tore them apart,... Read more...
Lexmark has been a mainstay in the inkjet printer business for as long as we can remember, so it comes as a bit of a shock that the company is bowing out of the segment as part of an aggressive restructuring plan to cut costs. By ceasing development and manufacturing of inkjet hardware, Lexmark estimates it will save some $95 million annually. "Today's announcement represents difficult decisions, which are necessary to drive improved profitability and significant savings," said Paul Rooke, Lexmark chairman and chief executive officer. "Our investments are focused on higher value imaging and software... Read more...
If you are old enough to remember Polaroid's instant cameras, then the concept behind Dell's new Wasabi PZ310 "ultra-mobile printer" will look very familiar to you. The Wasabi is a small printer that fits in the palm of your hand that can print color photos in less than a minute from digital cameras, mobile phones, and other mobile devices. The Wasabi uses a printing technology called ZINK, which stands for "Zero Ink." As its name implies there is no ink involved in the printing process, and therefore no potentially messy and costly ink cartridges to replace:"At the heart of the ZINK Technology... Read more...
With Christmas just around the corner, I'm sure some of you are looking for the perfect gift. In the year 2005, a pair of slippers might cut it. But how about new photo printer? Designtechnica looks to make the job a little easier with their Fall 2005 Buying Guide for Photo Printers. "You may have to dig a little deeper with other models that don't have 'photo' in their names. This doesn't mean you can't print photos with them; rather, there are models like the ones just mentioned that utilize specific technologies to deliver the ultimate in photo-quality... Read more...
Good moring everyone. It's time for your morning news fix.  We have an interesting collection today, covering printers, hard drive enclosures, video cards and more.  Let us jump right into it and see what's on tap for today... The Tech Zone took five of the smallest color printers on the market and pit them against each other to see which one is best: "Fast forward to today, where color printers offer great print quality and weighs just a few pounds. Whether it's going from bar to bar to take photos with Coors babes or taking wedding photos at the country club, there are plenty of... Read more...
Hey gang, JeffB ringing in the weekend with the Friday morning news.  It's funny, since I've relocated to North Carolina and decided to work from home, weekends and holidays don't mean so much anymore.  I used to look forward to the weekend, and long weekends like Memorial Day, and now it really doesn't matter anymore.  Takes a little getting used to, but I wouldn't have it any other way.  Well, enough of my babble, let's get this show on the road: Review of the Belkin TuneDok Car Holder for the iPod @ WhiningDog.net: "With the TuneDok in place, the iPod looks right at... Read more...