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Planon Printstik portable printer

Planon, maker of the DocuPen ultra-portable color scanner, has released a highly portable 1" x 10.75" x 1.9"printer designed for use with smart phones and other Bluetooth enabled devices. The “Printstik” holds a cartridge roll of 20 pages of paper and can print up to three pages per minute.  Read More

Canon PIXMA iP100 Mobile Printer

April 15, 2008 The new PIXMA iP100 Mobile Printer from Canon promises a compact, high-resolution color printing solution for those on the go with the ability to cater for direct from camera, Bluetooth or in-car printing.  Read More

Dimatix Materials Printer

April 3, 2008 Using FUJIFILM’s cartridge-based Dimatix Materials Printer (DMP), Konarka Technologies has demonstrated the world's-first fabrication of highly efficient solar cells using of inkjet printing technology.  Read More

DYMO DiscPainter CD/DVD printer

March 3, 2008 The DYMO DiscPainter CD/DVD printer is a compact dedicated disc printer, optimized for producing high-quality, full-color graphics on inkjet printable discs in about one minute. Discpainter uses DYMO’s patented RadialPrint (or ‘spin’) technology that prints directly onto the CD while it is spinning, creating professional quality graphics quickly from outer edge to inner hub. DiscPainter features three print quality modes that lets users print up to 600 DPI graphics in a minute, and 1200 DPI images in three minutes, while ink density can also be adjusted with nine ink density settings for precise ink control to optimize the quality for the specific disc surface be it matte, glossy or color. One ink cartridge is able to print around 100 discs in a matte or glossy format.  Read More

HP advances recycling techniques for ink cartridge manufacture

January 31, 2008 HP has developed engineering technology that enables it to use post-consumer recycled plastics in the production of new its inkjet print cartridges. To date more than 200 million cartridges have been manufactured using the process and materials used include multiple sources and grades of recycled plastics – from everyday water bottles to used HP inkjet cartridges.  Read More

The Polaroid pocket-sized Zink printer

January 24, 2008 Zink zero-ink printing technology is a significant and far-reaching advance in printing technology that seems set to take the world by storm. Using advanced heat-reactive crystals impregnated into the paper, Zink allows you to produce durable, full-color, high-resolution prints from printers so small they can literally fit in your pocket or be integrated into mobile imaging devices. The digital Polaroid camera is about to hit the shelves featuring this fantastic new technology, and you'll be relieved to hear that the mobile printing revolution is refreshingly inexpensive.  Read More

Xerox develops environmentally progressive High Yield Paper

August 1, 2007 Xerox has developed a new, lighter business paper optimized for digital printing that saves on mailing costs and significantly reduces the impact on the environment by using half as many trees. The new High Yield Business Paper is made via a mechanical process that uses less water and chemicals and results in a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75% according to Xerox.  Read More

Canon's SELPHY CP740 Compact Photo Printer

July 4, 2007 Digital photography has opened a lot of doors in terms of photo sharing and the distribution of digital images - but people still love printed photos they can hold in their hand or stick in a scrapbook - but while printing technology has reached an excellent standard, it hasn't always been very convenient. Canon's SELPHY compact photo printer aims to address this - it's a full lab-color 4" x 6" photo printer that prints straight from a camera or memory card, and is small enough to take to parties with you. Its dye-sublimation printing process is similar to what your local photo processing shop uses. Consider it the polaroid camera of the digital age.  Read More

The NUR Expedio Revolution Inkjet printer

July 4, 2007 A new mega-sized inkjet printer went on show at SHANGHAI AD & Sign 2007 in China yesterday when NUR Macroprinters showed its advanced NUR Expedio Revolution which prints images up to five meters (16.6ft) wide, enabling it to print billboards in a single pass. Apart from its impressive size, the Expedio Revolution offers unsurpassed printing speed at 300 sq.m (3,200 sq.ft) per hour and can be configured for high quality double-sided printing at 90 sq.m /hr. But wait, there’s more – so that it doesn’t sit idle when there are no billboards to print, it’s capable of multi-roll printing on three rolls simultaneously allowing users to print different files on each roll, reducing costly substrate waste. As there’s effectively no limit to the length of each print, this baby can print an image 5 meters tall and 60 metres long - in an hour. Just the thing for gift wrapping houses.  Read More

New Print Technology delivers high-speed, quality color at breakthrough Price/Performance

March 23, 2007 A new color printing technology known as Memjet looks set to impact the industry at potentially disruptive levels based on the public demonstrations so far. It is the first printing technology to combine high speed and quality color at a leading price/performance level, and was unveiled earlier this week in Kia Silverbrook’s keynote address at the Global Ink Jet Printing Conference in Prague. The new technology prints full-color images at 60 pages per minute (ppm), many times the inkjet industry standard. The technology, which will be a fraction of the price of high-speed color laser devices, will soon be available for OEMs targeting the home/office, photo-kiosk and label markets. Printing costs for the basic desktop printer are expected to be less than US$0.02 for a mono page, and US$0.06 for a color page with 20 percent coverage. There’s more to come – read on to understand why the technology is scalable from 20mm to more than 2 meters (6 feet), and could hence be incorporated into mobile phones and digital cameras while at the other end of the scale, it could lead to large-format commercial printing applications with the ability to print a personalised newspaper.  Read More

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