Articles about Printers
If you are looking forward to a bright new world of printing in 3D, you are going to have to wait at least five years before it hits the mainstream.
Stratasys' sees strong demand for the rest of the year as additive manufacturing takes hold. Meanwhile, the company's MakerBot unit continues to roll.
With costs decreasing and usability improving, together with the ability to print at ever finer resolutions in a fast-growing range of materials, affordable 3D printers may well repeat the 1980s success of the home computer as they too begin to usurp the older and much more costly 'professional' competition.
South Africa leads the continent when it comes to 3D printing, and most of that is thanks to one small group of hackers.
HP could roll out its 3D printing lineup tomorrow and there's a good argument that the company is too late. Perhaps Stratasys or 3D Systems is the next HP?
3D printing is a hot technology topic, and Tech Pro Research conducted a survey to find out who is using it, and how it's being used in the enterprise. Find out the preferred vendors, the best uses and...
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Tech Pro Research's latest survey reveals that a majority of respondents are already using or considering the use of 3D printers in the enterprise. The resulting report also included budget plans, best uses and favored vendors.
Perhaps no technology has been overhyped more than 3D printing in recent years, but that doesn't mean it isn't delivering real disruption. Here's how, and what's still holding it back.
When asked whether an emerging technology like 3D printing should be on the CIO's radar, our jury was split down the middle.
3D printing may hold both promise and peril, according to industry experts. Our latest guide looks at how this evolving technology is being used, the benefits it offers, and the concerns it raises.
Consumer 3D printing and bio-printing hog most of the headlines these days, but additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping have a decades-long heritage. Our timeline documents some of the key technologies, companies, products, services and applications involved.
While 3D printing is clearly tech's 'next big thing,' it still has several important factors holding it back from mass adoption. Here are the major obstacles.
In 3D printing, guns aren't the only tricky issues cropping up. The same types of legal and intellectual property issues that have haunted music and movies are about to get a lot broader.
The future of the burgeoning 3D printing industry looks set to be a battle of materials and data, as the industry's emerging players work to create technology with the potential to change the face of the world's manufacturing industry.
South Korea is preparing a 10-year roadmap to boost the 3D printing industry in the export-driven country. But can the government increase demand, awareness and education for a business that is starting from scratch?
Although the worlds of consumer plastic and industrial metal 3D printing are very different — as are their audiences — a pair of top engineers working in these two areas share a number of views on the future of the technology.
If you need a printed record of information on your Pocket PC handheld, this is a lightweight and portable way to get one wherever you are.
The DeskJet 450 is compact, and battery power allows you to use it in unlikely places. However, despite its good print quality, it's neither a budget printer, nor the fastest way of printing photos.
The multifunction PSC 2210 excels at basic tasks, such as printing and reading digital media, but it’s not suitable for offices with heavy fax traffic.
If you use a digital camera and want to print photos on the road, you’ll love this little printer. But if you're looking to print large sheets, consider a more versatile photo-capable inkjet.
When your photographs graduate from snapshots to art, reward yourself with the Epson Stylus Photo 2100. Its long-lived prints, first-rate output quality and ability to handle a broad selection of paper types are worth the high price.
If your organisation produces many colour documents that include photos, this is a fast and good quality way of doing it. You'd have to make good use of it to justify the above-average cost, but you do get a good printer for your money.
If you need full-bleed A3 colour printing, this printer will cost you less than a colour laser, and produce better results on photos even if it is a little slow.
The Phaser 6200DP's fast colour print speeds and useful features would appeal to any busy office, but its print quality falters at anything more complex than presentation graphics.
The Aculaser C1000 delivers solid performance and print quality at a reasonable price. A good choice of colour printer for small/medium-sized companies and departments.
An excellent general-purpose inkjet printer for consumers and small businesses.
For those who must have leading-edge kit, this is the first Bluetooth printer we've seen. However, if you just want a printer and can live with wires, you can get the same print quality for less money.
If you've got the space for it, the cp1160 is a good general-purpose printer for homes and small businesses.
Great graphics, a low price and HP's reputation make this a good choice for home users. Better text quality and lower ink costs would help, though.
Great speed, great graphics -- shame that Epson's Stylus C80 falls down on something as essential as printing plain-black text.
An excellent and inexpensive graphics and photo printer -- if you can overlook the flaws in its text-printing abilities.