3D printing has penetrated into almost all of the spheres of our life. And art is not the exception. Different kinds of installations and pieces of art have been created using the 3D printers. What about literature you may ask? Is it possible to print a usual book on a 3D printer? I would say not yet. But it is possible to 3D-print separate words from a famous book and combine them into quotations making the book alive and the text – the subject of installation. That what’s been done with various books of Gabriel García Márquez – a classic latin-american author – during the International Contemporary Art Fair (ARCO) taking place in Madrid, Spain. This was done to celebrate Colombia as a guest country this year.
Not everyone knows that the Texas Computer Education Association’s conference – The TCEA Convention and Exposition – takes place every year in Austin, Texas. During this week-long event the latest services and products are exposed before the K-12 education industry professionals. And this year OKI Data has demonstrated its solutions and new models of printers and MFPs, which perfectly meet the special demands of the education segment. The new machines are:
We’re glad to inform you that Panasonic, a well known leading digital products and solutions company with haedquarters in Japan, was ranked ?5 overall and the top electronics brand in Interbrain’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands”report.
So, it’s not a surprise to know about two new Panasonic workgroup document scanners with improved speeds and functionality as the company always finds new ways to help their customers enhance their businesses’ productivity. The machines will perfectly fit for applications in legal, healthcare, insurance, finance and government.
The KV-S1057C and KV-S1027C scanners feature:
- small footprint design;
- high speed of scanning;
- improved rollers and paperfeed mechanism providing paper jam free scanning with almost no need of maintenance;
- additional media types (thick, thin, long paper) and items like passports, embossed ID cards (up to 3 at a time), envelopes, electrocardiograms;
- high speed and volume duplex scanning;
- up to 100 programmable workflows to easily program commonly used scan jobs through a PC client;
- intelligent double-feed detection;
- special Nuance PaperPort Professional 14 software at no additial cost enabling to use advanced scanning tools for convenient PDF creation and direct access to cloud services.
The both scanners go with a Three-Year Standard Warranty and the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,295.00 (KV-S1057C) and $995.00 (KV-S1027C).
DNP (Dai Nippon Printing) is one of the world’s oldest printing companies (established in 1876 in Japan). It was one of the first to develope dye-sublimation media and thermal transfer ribbons and now is the largest manufacturer in this business with subsidiaries all around the globe (with Imagingcomm America Corporation (IAM) in the U.S.).
Recently, Epson has launched two new models of its widely known L-series printers. They are all-in-one L455 and three-in-one photo printer L850. The Original Ink Tank System is supplied in both of the machines and provides the supreme quality of the output for the lowest possible price.
The year 2014 has presented us a fair amount of new 3D food printers producing anything from printed chocolate to printed cookie dough (e.g. 3D Systems’ ChefJet sugar printer, Natural Machines’ Foodini). This year the XYZPrinting has entered the food industry with its 3D Food Printer, represented at CES 2015.
Next month Fuji Xerox is launching its new high-end digital production printer in Japan (and after February 6 it will be shipped across the Asia Pacific). The Color 1000i Press is essentially different from the previous model the Color 1000 released in August 2010. It aims for high-end professional market, prints 100 ppm, uses media of up to 350 gsm and upgraded software.
On the 5th of January, Canon U.S.A. has announced the renewal of its Pixma line. A new model—MX492—is 30 percent smaller than its predecessor and possesses wide range of functions including advanced wireless capabilities and superb quality of the output. The printer is aimed for home and small offices as well as students’ dormitories being space-saving and not compromizing on functionality.
The year of 2014 was full of new ideas in both 2D and 3D printing industries. In the 2D printing the main attention has been dragged, from the one hand, to creating new ways of enhancing image quality, and, from the other hand, to unifying mobile printing platforms and making mobile printing capabilities the must-have in every printer and more available for general users.
Earlier this year, Xerox has launched a new Color C60/C70 all-in-one, that will be available around the globe this month. It combines diverse number of cost-efficient features, which will meet the demands of broad range of businesses from quick print shops, in-plant operations and manufacturers to small businesses and agencies.
The unique features of the model are: