Kodak launches the ESP 5210 All-in-One printer, a Wi-Fi enabled printer designed to make home printing simple. Over the past few years Kodak has been trying to make a name for themselves as a simple, inexpensive home printing option…
Yeah printers are boring, we know. But not the HP PhotoSmart Premium with TouchSmart Web. Oh no. This printer is so far from boring, it’s positively intoxicating.
Ok, it’s not that exciting but as far as printers go, it’s pretty cool. You see, dear readers, the HP PhotoSmart Premium is the first printer that will connect directly to the web.
It has a 4.33-inch screen in order to access its internet apps. Yes, that’s right, I said apps. On a printer.
HP has struck up partnerships with USA Today, Google, Fandango, Coupons.com, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, Web Sudoku and Weathernews so as users can select the relevant app and access, and directly print if required, news, maps, coupons, tickets, recipes, personal calendars and more – all at the touch of a button. Users can also connect directly to Snapfish to print their own digital photos.
The printer prints, faxes, copies and scans. It can print directly from Wi-Fi-enabled PCs, Bluetooth devices and the iPhone.
Out in the Autumn across the pond for $399, the model is expected in the UK next year.
You won’t often catch me writing about printers but then it’s not often that a revolutionary one comes out. Meet the Xerox ColorQube or at least its colour ink cartridges, anyway. Unlike most printers, these ones are solid and not powder or liquid.
These waxy lumps are melted down and sprayed onto the paper and work out around 62% cheaper than normal cartridges which would be fine if the ColorQube didn’t cost $20,000 in the first place.
The new technology is all part of Xerox’s plan to get people to print in colour. Last year, of the forest flattening 2.25 trillion pages printed in offices worldwide, just 15% were printed in colour, largely because, until now, it’s cost a bomb.
The ColorQube runs off pages at 85 per minute and is apparently perfect in every other way except for the typo.
We don’t often do printers round these parts any more, being total converts to the paperless office. In fact, it’s been ages since I physically wrote something on paper. Occasionally, though, you do have to print something out, so you’ll need a printer.
When you do, you don’t want to be hanging around, so I thought I’d share the news that Samsung has invented its fastest ever colour printer – the CLP-770ND. This baby can pump out 32 pages per minute, with the first one showing up just 11 seconds after you hit the ‘print’ button.
You’re unlikely to want this thing in your house – it’s aimed more at the corporate world – but it packs an 80GB hard drive and 720MHz processor, if high specs are what you want from a printer. It comes with 256MB of memory onboard, expandable to 1GB if you want things even faster.
The CLP-770ND will be out in June, and cost an unannounced amount. Expect the toner cartridges to cost you a vast amount more.
I was having a discussion with my girlfriend the other day about Polaroid Camera. She’s a big fan, but I always thought they represented the worst of both worlds between analogue and digital. Still, some people adore them, and if you’re one of them, then this product, straight out of Japan from toy company Tomy, might excite you.
At its core, it’s essentially just a camera with a printer strapped on. That might not sound particularly impressive, but it replicates exactly what the old Polaroid cameras used to do. The camera is a five megapixel jobby, and has infrared so that mobile phones can send their pics to the camera for printing purposes.
Kodak has announced its latest series of inkjet printers, the ESP 7 (pictured) and ESP 9, featuring the ability to print, copy, scan, and fax documents. Nothing particularly new there, but what is welcome is that Kodak claims to offer the lowest ink replacement cost in the industry.
Printer consumables is where the serious money is made, but Kodak’s printing technology and premium-quality inks could save users up to £75 per year (has anyone thought about setting up an ink cartridge price comparison site?)…
Epson has announced the arrival of its Stylus Photo PX700W and PX800FW printers, offering high quality colour images and, on the PX800FW, four-in-one functionality.
Epson claims that the quality of the photos printed by these machines exceeds that of photo labs.
The compact PX700W is fitted with a 6.3-inch colour LCD for easy perusal and selection of images, and features a high printing speed, with photos produced in around 17 seconds, plus integrated Wi-Fi and Ethernet for home networking…
Canon has announced two additions to its SELPHY line of photo printers: the ES3 and ES30.
Designed to be portable, with a compact, vertical design and fixed carry handle, the ES3 features a 3.5-inch LCD and the ES30 a three-inch LCD, for easy selection and editing of photos.
Key features include built-in image optimisation (trimming, red-eye correction), creating print button for adding frames and filter effects, direct printing from cameras and memory cards, wireless printing, plus storing of favourite prints in the ES3’s 1GB of memory…
Kodak claims it is changing the world of home printing with the Kodak ESP 5 all-in-one printer, cutting printing costs by up to 50 per cent…
I’m sure you know that printers aren’t the world’s most exciting tech product to review (although I’m sure Gary over at Idiot Toys would disagree), however when the video above is presented by perky, bubbly Zara, it makes for positively hilarious watching.
The Zink will retail for £99…