Archive for the ‘printer’ Category
The Chinese continue to surprise the world. This spring a printer for “building” houses was announced. And now an enormous 3D printer with an X and Y axis of 12 m x 12 m (almost 40 feet each) is showed off. It happened on the 2nd World 3D Printing Technology Expo in Qingdao, China, which took place on the June 19-22. The expo gathered individuals and companies, interested or involved in 3D printing industry, from all over the world, including the US. The novelties, materials, spheres of application and more were discussed during the expo time.
Funny thing about the advanced technologies, one day they almost always become mass-cultural. It’s like telephone and radio in the beginning of the last century. Everybody were talking about progress, broadening the horizons and making life much easier and interesting. Fantasts imagined such things in novels, and we live alongside them and think them usual. Mobile phones, Internet. And now the 3D printing is becoming a part of everyday life thanks to a new startup.
Samsung has announced two new product lines at CeBIT-2014. It is an annual computer world expo, taking place in Hannover, Germany, and gathering computer and mobile industry companies, where all the novelties and technical innovations are introduced.
New A4 laser printers with NFC capabilities are targeted to home and small office segment, to which Samsung is planning to pay more attention in 2014. Both lines—color Xpress C1860 and monochrome Xpress M2885—include two models: a printer and an MFP, all with ReCP (Rendering Engine for Clean Page)—a special Samsung technology to enhance images—and polymerised toner to brighten up colors.
In the beginning of 2014 LG Electronics announced launching of a new variant of its pocket photo printer LG Pocket Photo 2.0 (PD239). It provides printing form any tablets and smartphones with the help of NFC or Bluetooth. The size of the printouts is 5.1 x 7.6 cm (2 x 3 in). Windows Phone, Android and iOS compatible, this multifunctional device will be indispensable, while travelling.
In January 2014, during the yearly CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Nevada, Canon announced the launching of several new models of printers and MFPs with Wi-Fi. Among them—Canon Pixma iP8720, which is a wireless inkjet photo printer for wide-format output.
OKI is widely known for its productive and innovative machines, but this time it surpassed itself. The company launched a new C900 series of color LED printers C911dn, C931dn, C941dn with revolutionary capabilities.
C941dn — a flagship A3 model — is made for office applications. Its unique feature—printing with the use of 5 colors of toner: CMYK plus white or clear—greatly enhances creative capabilities and image quality of the output. It can print on a broadest types of media from 360 g/m extra-thick card stock to 14 mil polyester and magnetic media and it can handle different sizes of media from 3×5-inch index cards to 13×52-inch banners.
The use of clear toner allows to produce unusual visual effects. When spot clear toner is put over CMYK, a brilliant effect is achieved. With the white toner it’s easy to print on dark-colored media with an excellent result. The model has improved abilities of printing on gloss and matte media. Fiery® XF RIP server (optional) helps to improve image management.
The impressive print speed of up to 50 ppm (both in color and monochrome modes), image resolution of 1200×1200 dpi, monthly duty cycle of 300,000 pages and highest capacity consumables in its class (up to 38,000 pages, based on ISO) makes OKI C941dn a very attractive purchase, while its total cost of ownership is the lowest, compared with the devices of the competing brands.
Earlier this year HP has launched two new ink-jet models: an OfficeJet Pro 276dw MFP and a 251dw printer. According to the manufacturer, they are produced right for the companies, which need budget-friendly and reliable solutions for wireless and remote printing. Both devices support wireless connection and shared access from PCs, notebooks, tablets and mobile devices even without a network or router – via HP ePrint.
Recently Samsung has launched a new series of color laser printers and MFPs, providing leading-edge technologies into everyday life and broadening printing capabilities. Xpress C410W is a low-end color laser printer for home and small office, which possesses well-known Samsung features as ergonomic, compact and modern design and advanced functionality. Except for the basic characteristics, the model has a range of valuable advantages.