HP has come out with a compact inkjet printer called Tango that they are calling “the world’s first smart home printer.” Not only is it unique because HP also designed it to look like a book, but it comes with Alexa support built in.
Inkjet printers are relatively cheap. That’s because it’s the inkjet printer cartridges that will burn a hole in your pocket. It’s the old razor-razorblade business model.
Depending on how often you use your printer, you could be changing cartridges as often as every week.
If you ever wanted to send secret messages using your computer, you could just embed secret messages in your image files. But if you want to print out hidden messages, you can hack your inkjet printer to print invisible messages.
Got some leftover inkjet cartridges lying around? You could just send them back to the factory so they can be recycled – er, cleaned out, refilled and then sold to some other sucker for way too much money – or, you could make some lamps out of them – or, you could do this:
These wacky collectible desktop figurines get their inspiration from inkjet printer cartridges.
Mark James’ Cardboy CMYK Cartridge critters comes in the four familiar printer ink colors, cyan, magenta, yellow and black.
The 4-inch tall figures are available individually for £5.95
This odd-looking photo printer from HP has a style that you’ll either love or hate. Reminiscent in some ways of the original egg-shaped iMac models from the late 1990s, the Photosmart A826 printer looks a bit like something out of an old science fiction movie.
While its design might be a bit outlandish, functionally, it’s pretty robust for a dedicated photo printer.
The other day, I reported on a suspicious, but promising new technology that claimed to print up to 60 pages per minute. Well I’m happy to inform you that Memjet technology is for real.
This new technology, developed by Silverbrook Research, will enable ridiculously fast desktop inkjet printers and could totally revolutionize the printing industry.
A company that has spent the last thirteen years researching inkjet printing technologies (yet never released a product) claims they have developed a technology which will allow desktop printers to print at ridiculously fast speeds.
Australia’s Silverbrook Research has circulated a video of the prototype device in action, churning out pages at an astounding thirty pages per minute in full color, sixty pages in black and white:
Their “Memjet” technology claims to achieves these stellar speeds by using a print head that spans the entire width of a page.