Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Inkless Printer Inside Your Mobile or Camera

ZINK Imaging is up to finish off all mobiles and other gadgets owners. We hardly managed to get used to a digital camera in every mobile phone, when ZINK is getting another surprise – built-in color printer for mobiles.

The soonest, the company expects to present an authentic printing technology, using no inks, cartridges or printing ribbons. The patented development included in exposition of the company at DEMO 07, revolutionary changes the very concept of printing – the image on paper appears “without a single drop of ink.”

The answer is simple. It’s all about special paper ZINK. The paper already has and is expected to receive all-in-all 100 patents. Dry crystals of colouring agent are incorporated in structure of paper and activated with warmth, emitted by printhead of the printer. The crystals are hued forming a “high-quality, long-lasting, durable and inexpensive image.”

Mobile gadgets have been selected as initial field of implementation of the technology. Later during this year, partners of ZINK Imaging are release first products using the technology. It’s expected that they would bring the color printing where we couldn’t even imagine before – pocket digital cameras and mobile phones.

Monday, January 29, 2007

New OKI Monocrome Printers For Workgroups

Oki Data Corporation, the owner of OKI Printing Solutions brand producing printing devices, introduced two new monochrome printers – B4400 and B4600. The printers are designed for small workgroups and offices.

The manufacturer claims high quality and reliability to be the advantages of B440 and B4600. According to the company’s estimations, these printers’ monthly duty cycle two times exceeds of competing solutions and equals 40,000 pages. Having inherited the compact size, the new printing devices evolutionally replace B4250 и B4350 (presented on the picture) models.

The declared print speed is 27 pages per minute. First page print time is 6 seconds.

The estimated price of B4400 and B4600 is $229 and $299 accordingly. The printers are expected on North American market in February.

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Lexmark X9350 – MFP for Home and Small Business

The model range of Lexmark multifunction printers for home ans small businesses has been recently updated with a new model – Lexmark X9350. The new product features duplex printing and biult-in wireless network adapter. Lexmark X9350 uses Evercolor 2 inks to provide high quality and endurance of outprints. Given the photos printed on PerfectFinish Photo Paper, the manufacturer claims the photos to last up to 100 years in frames and up to 200 years in album.

Other features of Lexmark X9350 model:
  • 150-sheet paper tray
  • Multipage copying and fax sending via 50-sheet ADF
  • 2.4-inch LED color display
  • 48-bit scanner
  • 4800х1200 dpi resolution
  • Borderless 4x6 in. photo printing
  • Priting photos from mobile phones via bluetooth (bluetooth adapter required)
  • Direct photo printing from flash-cards, digital cameras supporting PictBridge technology, and flash-drives
  • Copying speed in black-and-white and color – 27 and 26 pages per minute, accordingly.

Recommended price in the US is $279.

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Epson Stylus Photo 1400: Printing A3+ Photos

Epson introduced a new photoprinter Stylus Photo 1400, designed, as the manufacturer states, for those in love with photography. The new printer produces 4 x 6 in. to A3+ outprints at 5760 х 1440 dpi resolution.

The model uses six separate cartridges for more effective use of inks. Proprietary Advanced Variable Sized Droplet Technology (Advanced VSDT) allows ajusting ink droplet size depending on printing image. The minimal size of ink droplet is 1,5 picolitre.

Stylus Photo 1400 features CD and DVD printing, supports direct printing from digital cameras over USB using PictBridge technology.

The printer appears on European market next month. The expected price of 399 euros seems reasonable for such solution.

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