Printers

Hewlett-Packard remains the leader in the printing space, which is a high-margin business courtesy of ink supplies. However, enterprises are increasingly knowledgeable about the costs of printing and looking to farm management of these devices out to companies like HP and Xerox. Other key players: Lexmark, Eastman Kodak and Ricoh.

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Affordable 3D printing: New materials, new horizons

Affordable 3D printing: New materials, new horizons

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.

published August 4, 2014 by

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The history of 3D printing: A timeline

The history of 3D printing: A timeline

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.

published August 1, 2014 by

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Brother m-PRINT

Brother m-PRINT

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.

published November 14, 2002 by

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HP DeskJet 450

HP DeskJet 450

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.

published November 13, 2002 by

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HP PSC 2210

HP PSC 2210

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.

published October 9, 2002 by

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HP Photosmart 130

HP Photosmart 130

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.

published September 19, 2002 by

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Epson Stylus Photo 2100

Epson Stylus Photo 2100

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.

published September 10, 2002 by

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HP LaserJet 4600hdn

HP LaserJet 4600hdn

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.

published August 9, 2002 by

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Xerox Phaser 6200DP

Xerox Phaser 6200DP

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.

published May 20, 2002 by

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HP DeskJet 995C

HP DeskJet 995C

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.

published January 8, 2002 by

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Canon S500

Canon S500

An excellent and inexpensive graphics and photo printer -- if you can overlook the flaws in its text-printing abilities.

published November 4, 2001 by

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