This news is generally for photographers and fine art and graphic designers who run their own business. But I suggest all the people reading it to imagine that they are photographers or graphic designers willing to choose a new device to their own photography studio which will best match their needs. So, recently, Epson has launched its new SureColor P5000 professional inkjet printer.
What do we have here?
Image: ABC Tropical North, Harriet Tatham
I think, almost everyone has some history with the computer devices. Somebody still stores in a backroom an old printer-scanner-copier with rather costly cartridge which after buying new furniture occupies too much place. The other doesn’t want to throw away a mammoth-like old desktop as in some decades it will be a rarity.
Frame from the music video
The Canadian indie rock band Young Rival is famous for creative non-standard music videos to their songs. For example, the video on the song “Two reasons” shows different people vividly mimicking with fancifully painted bodies and faces. Their new song “Elevator” (though released in 2015) has got its music video only now due to special production conditions—the video was done on a dot matrix printer.
Recently this month, Canon has launched 4 new models of Pixma series printers. The TS5020, TS6020, TS8020, and TS9020 are color inkjet wireless all-in-ones providing options of printing, scanning and copying. All the models possess brand new sleek design (TS9020 is more sharp with clean lines, while the others look more soft) and are available in different colors depending on the model. The high-end devices are equipped with from 5 to 3-inch LCD touchscreens providing users with even more easy operation.
The last couple of years, 3D printing was growing up, and since than, the producers are doing their best trying to make 3D printers more affordable and suitable for mass market. They improve the technology, providing the devices with decent print quality, robust and user-friendly, in the accessible $400 price segment. One of them is the Mod-T 3D printer by New Matter.
In the beginning of this month, Japanese global technology company Ricoh has represented a new digital color multifunction printer (MFP) series. The two new models the MP C6503 and the MP C8003 are designed to enhance productivity of the high-volume environments providing super-high print speeds, multiple mobile connectivity, and excellent quality of the output together with the company’s special solutions aiming to simplify everyday document management tasks.
With each passing day, the devices belonging to the IoT (Internet of things) become more mobile. Say, earlier, printers were used as intended – meaning only for printing, but now almost every decent machine provides mobile connectivity and cloud services, which makes them vulnerable to an illegal use, for example in hacker’s attacks, or may lead to the loss of company’s significant information.
HP has already turned its attention to the problem and is aiming to redefine IoT security with the newest print product and service enhancements. The company will preconfigure its new printers and add enhanced security options to its Managed Printing Services (MPS).
New implementations will include:
- Specialized security support technicians to develop corporate print security plans.
- Security advisors helping to deliver ongoing expertise, risk profile updates, providing support for both security plans and compliance audits.
- Remote security settings management, which include permanent monitoring of a company’s printer network for potential risks.
In our everyday life, there are things that some people could never understand, the others could use them from time to time in some special conditions and the still others are obsessed with them and are always waiting for the upgrades. And what I mean now is special devices for printing labels. Why do we need them when there are still pens, plain paper and scissors? The answer is obvious only for a labeling fans and may become obvious for you when you find out a little more about these gadgets.
No doubt, children are usually more easygoing and adaptable than adults, and being born without a hand, of course, leaves its imprint and causes moral pain, but accepts easier by children than an adult being injured at a mature age. Being different from the others is a great challenge to any person especially of a young age. Children can taunt and mock their differently-abled schoolmates, but from now on the situation will be totally different as the scientists from the Huston University (belonging to a local chapter of eNABLE Community Foundation) provide children with 3D printed upper-limb prosthetics.
Recently, a third-grader from Huston area Rafael Esquivel has got his new 3D-printed hand. He says that his classmates from Lakeland Elementary in Humble now envy him and want to cut their arms off to get a 3D-printed one instead. The prosthetic is made of plastic and allows to hold objects of different sizes and even do the monkey bars. It takes about 25 hours to produce a hand like that and costs about $35. And even with this, the UH eNABLE group is said to never charge for the prosthetics it makes. The group has already helped different children to gain more normal life and is ready to help the others.
This time, Dell has prepared two new color printers from the Color Smart line and a new OpenManage Printer Essential solution to better match the needs of medium- and large-sized businesses. Its reliable, easy-to-manage and secure line of printers is expanded by the S3840cdn and S3845cdn models specially designed to work with Dell’s new OMPE technology providing quick setup and efficient fleet monitoring. In other words, the IT-crew now gets an advanced tool for easier printer fleet controlling (to limit color and B/W printing, to track the number of pages printed/copied/faxed, to monitor data usage, and to enable guest printing via a wireless adapter).