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.
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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.
The 3D printers, which originally were manufactured only for industrial use, step by step are becoming part of an everyday life. With their help it is possible to embody the most various ideas and to create unique things.
The Cube is the most compact and affordable model of a 3D desktop printer in a line of the “3D Systems”. The Cube has a user-friendly intuitive interface—it is the only printer in the world adapted for children (from 8 years old). This feature helped it to win the KAPi (Kids at Play Interactive) award 2013 in the USA. The printer is equipped with special overlays for an extruder, not disturbing the process of printing and protecting a child from an accidental touch to a hot extruder. (more…)
In spite of the fact that laser printers have become affordable over the years, they won’t force out matrix printers from the market. Jet printers – another popular family of printers – won’t make it either. The reason lies in the printing technology: while laser and jet printers are so-called nonimpact printers (they don’t interfere with paper), the pins of matrix printers strike ink directly in the paper. To leave prints of letters on the paper is the function of impact printers, and it is necessary or desirable in many areas (for example, while preparing the documents or missives). One more reason of success of matrix printers hides undoubtedly in lower cost of consumables. Flexibility of matrix printers is also important. Quite often one device combines availability to print on the rolled paper and single sheets, in black-and-white or color mode – and only few preparatory operations are needed. Moreover, the matrix printing technology has stood the test of time, and such printouts could be of rather high quality. That’s why this market is still full of offers. Meet the short reviews of the popular dot matrix printers of the famous brands. (more…)
It’s difficult to guess by the first look that the device belongs to the office equipment. It’s rather possible to take it for a hi-tech equipment, used for carrying out specialized biology researches, due to the low-profile design and the transparent top board. Undoubtedly, the HP Envy 120 e-All-in-One is manufactured, using the latest technologies. But thus it is a multifunctional printer for home. However, the design of the device prompts: it is possible to expect more than plain text printing. Its classical black color and rather strict style will perfectly fit any interior. To manage the device the impressive 4.33-inch color touch screen is used. Points of the menu are clearly recognized.
The printer possesses a broad range of advanced features, one of which is a Secure Digital 512 Mb memory, enough for even the largest images or PDF-documents.
The essential pro of this model is that it can automatically duplex (and reduce paper consumption). 4 color or 7 black-and-white pages per minute is a sufficient speed for home (in draft mode – 23 and 28 pages respectively). The maximum resolution in black/white – 1200 dpi, in color – up to 4800 dpi.
The cartridges to this special HP Thermal Inkjet technology printer are of two types – black and tri-color (an independent replacement). High-yield XL cartridges are also available as well as free recycling program.
The quality of the output is really unprecedented. It is easy to receive an excellent professional-like photo at home in about a minute. Photos are fade-resistant, they are printed without white margins on A4 or US Letter-pages. It is pleasant to print even on envelopes or greeting cards. The direct printing from MS Duo and SD-cards is available (put one in the slot and you’ll get the photos from your camera automatically).
The device is almost silent. So you won’t wake a sleeping child while printing the last-minute documents.
HP Envy 120 e-All-in-One possesses a tablet scanner, coping with scanning of black-and-white and color documents with the resolution of 1200 dpi. In it the CIS technology (Contact Image Sensor) is used. Moreover, the scanned output (the JPEG/PNG/BMP/TIFF/PDF formats are supported) can be sent to an e-mail immediately (for the business partners or friends to get the necessary information quickly). Through the transparent top board it’s convenient to control the scanning process: use of glass as the main material allows to see all operations.
Envy 120 e-All-in-One has a standard connectivity (USB and Wi-Fi), can be operated from smartphones, tablets, laptops. Moreover, it’s possible to charge the battery of a mobile device via the printer.
The dimensions of the model are 16.88 x 13.23 in with a height of 4.33 in and with the weight of 17.6 lb. The printer automatically reduces power consumption. In the box are two cartridges – black and tri-color, software CD and a power cord.
In the beginning of summer Dell added two new models of printers for home and small offices, among which is B1265dfw, to its lineup. This multifunctional laser monochrome printer has substituted the previous model and boasts new advanced features and broadened functionality.
The significant advantage of B1265dfw is its wireless connectivity. Famous Dell Easy WiFi Installer helps to install the printer in 4 clicks and to start work in wireless mode. Mobile printing is also available with Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Dell Mobile Print App.
It is 4-in-1 printer, which shows high speed of 28 pages per minute (A4) while printing. This model provides paperless PIN-protected faxing, color scanning and possesses advanced copy features, including copying of 2 or more pages or both sides of an ID card on one side of paper, clone and poster copying.
This environmental-friendly printer is switched to a toner-economy draft mode by a special Eco button. The automatic integrated duplex allows to reduce paper consumption. And we should mention the high-capacity supplies.
Dell guarantees the great quality of the output and provides 1 year warranty. The price of B1265dfw is under $300.
This year, Epson, famous for its cut-edging technologies, implemented in different types of printers, introduced several point-of-sale printers (among which is TM-T70II) and the latest solutions with the expanded capabilities.
The OmniLink Smart Solutions provide a wide range of functions from in-demand web-based printing and cloud printing and services to peripheral connectivity (via USB ports) to special PC POS systems. New applications and variants of configuration are compliant to existing technology. These solutions help to raise the retailer business on a new level.
Epson TM-T70II belongs to a thermal receipt printer class. Essential features, which put this model above the nearest competitors, are its space-saving size and height, high print speed and convenient operating from its front. Due to the TM-T70II low-profile design, one can put it anywhere in a small space of a counter or mount the printer under it. No additional space is needed, because paper is loaded and dispensed from printer’s front, where all the controls are as well. The owners will also appreciate paper saving options, variety of paper dimensions, multiple connectivity and two-year limited warranty.