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ColorPlus X1 Printer Driver

The Black Ice ColorPlus X1 printer driver with Barcode printing is the complete solution for businesses and developers needing a fast...

January 20, 2015 By Black Ice Software

3D printing: Mainstream adoption in 2014?

My take is that 3D printing is a key industry to watch for 2014 in enterprise technology, but you'll have to beware of the hype. Will HP gobble up the smaller players leading the 3D printer charge today?

January 2, 2014 by

Printer or Marketing Service Provider?

Transforming from a printing company printer into a marketing service provider certainly may require a lot of internal work. But once those steps have been completed, a crucial step in the process is to let the world know about the new services that you can offer.

October 7, 2011

Taming the Printer Beast

In an article entitled "Dump Your Printer to Escape the Madness," Sam Grobart laments the cost of printing and gives suggestions as to how someone might be able to get by without printing or at least printing less. Grobart offers good tips that are applicable to everyone.

September 15, 2011

LG Machjet LPP6010N: a 60ppm inkjet

LG recently announced the Korean launch of an A4 office printer based on the innovative Memjet high-speed inkjet printing technology. The Machjet LPP6010N is capable of speeds of 60 pages per minute (ppm) at 1,600 by 800 dots per inch (dpi) resolution, making it one of the world's fastest desktop colour printers.

June 28, 2011

Virtual IPDS Printer

Emulate your existing LaserJet, Inkjet printer, or MFP device into an IPDS capable printer that fully supports the IPDS protocol. Using...

December 10, 2014 By IPDS Printing Solutions

Cloud printers wrest ink from Google, HP

Cortado has formed an alliance of printer and networking equipment manufacturers to broaden the number of devices that support its mobile cloud-based printing technology.Inaugural members of the Cloud Printing Alliance include Brother, Dell, Funkwerk, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Mita and OKI, Cortado, subsidiary of ThinPrint AG, announced at CeBIt on Tuesday.

March 1, 2011 by

An Interview with America's Public Printer

You may not realize that every American President has the right to appoint an official Public Printer for the United States, who oversees one of the largest document creation and printing operations in the world.

September 7, 2010

How to Print on Weird Things

I love the occasional story about printing on unusual surfaces, like the first time I heard about the CakeJet printer for transferring edible images on to cakes. So I was wondering how companies get images onto all those unusual things you see available these days like customized mouse pads, coffee mugs, Christmas ornaments, dog dishes, etc., etc.

August 3, 2010

Free Marketing Video for Digital Printers

Recent research by the Printing Industries of America (PIA)* suggests that more than one in three printers is using social networking to grow their business. International Paper's WatchPrintWork service is positioned to help the printer sales representative showcase their capabilities using social media, as well as through e-mail.

July 16, 2010

Will Inkjet Printing Kill Offset?

None of this is good news for those companies that make offset printing presses, but we are seeing increases in the sales of inkjet and toner machines. One of the disadvantages of offset printing is that most offset presses are not "on the network," and require a hand-off to a commercial printer. In our highly networked document world these days, the printing device almost has to be part of the network, and that's where toner and inkjet have a strong advantage.

July 8, 2010

What a flexible display looks like

To get screens to be as ubiquitous as paper, the price is going to have to drop as low as paper - and than means getting away from clean rooms and expensive glass-handling robots. HP, as a printer company, thinks that printing screens is the way to do it.

May 28, 2010 by

Five Helpful Green Printing Tips

It's one thing to be green with your in-house printing, and quite another to be green with out-sourced work sent to a commercial printer. Doc knows that once a job gets sent off to a shop, it's hard to know just how efficient and environmentally friendly the process really is.

November 17, 2009

HP's kinder, gentler stance toward printer paper

I know I'm dating myself, but when I was a girl hooked on Nancy Drew mysteries, disappearing ink was all the rage as a tactic for covert operations. Now, as I sit staring at my printer every day, reluctantly printing out notes and other items that I just can't deal with on screen, I think more about how to make office paper demand disappear and about how to make paper responsibly without making all the trees disappear.

October 19, 2009 by

HP: Printing just ain't what it used to be

ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz shares his views on the recent news that Hewlett-Packard's printing and imaging reported a 20 percent decline in the third quarter of 2009. He says companies such as Facebook are cutting into HP's printer business with online photo-sharing tools.

August 26, 2009 by

Where to get the cheapest online photo prints

With everyone pinching pennies these days, paying too much to print out your photos can add up. Though not as convenient as printing photos on your own photo printer, online photo finishers offer much cheaper per print prices. But not all online sites are created equal--it's worth it to shop around to get the best prices.

April 8, 2009 by

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