Monday, June 30, 2008


I'm terribly proud to announce that this blog has been weighed, measured and scored 8. sent me a letter the other day saying had they reviewed my blog and given it an 8.0 score out of 10:

Dear Printing Depot author,

Our editors recently reviewed your blog and have given it an 8.0 score out of (10) in the Shopping category of

This is quite an achievement!

We evaluated your blog based on the following criteria: Frequency of Updates, Relevance of Content, Site Design, and Writing Style.

After carefully reviewing each of these criteria, your site was given its 8.0 score.

We’ve also created score badges with your score prominently displayed. Simply visit your website’s summary page on

Printing Depot at Blogged

Please accept my congratulations on a blog well-done!!
I'm very pleased with these 8 points as I didn't expect to be evaluated so high. Actually, I didn't expect to be evaluated at all, which makes it even more pleasant.

Hooray for me!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Make Your Prints Glow

You can easily pimp your printer to produce images glowing in the dark. All it takes is a glow dusk, printer ink and a microwave oven. This video clearly shows what to do with what.

Makes me wanting to buy a cheap printer and try. Do you think it is possible to do same trick with laser toner?

17 Ways of Reducing Printing Costs

TCD blog published a money-saving guide to those who think they spend way too much on printer and those who think there's no such thing as excessive costs management.

A Laser Printer That Sucks

Did you know your laser printer may actually save you from infringing the DMCA. Yes, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that prohibits you downloading pirated movies and software.

How is that possible?

Guys from University of Washington examined BitTorrent file-sharing networks using specially designed BitTorrent clients to monitor the traffic on these networks. The researchers didn’t download any files, but somehow they received over 400 takedown requests - notices from the ISP to stop distributing that copyrighted content.

Funny thing is one of those requests was forwarded to a network laser printer implying that it was downloading something. A coincidental discovery that one may use it his favor, don't you think?

Inkjet Printers May Replace Offset Presses

Want it or not, but the of all the printing technologies inkjets develop faster and wider. Inkjet printers have been successfully adapted for use in a variety of fields other than general printing of text and images. Today the inkjet technology achieved much greater speed of printing than it originally had.

Having matched laser printers, it is now threatening the king of speed print - offset press. At the Drupa 2008, a trade show dedicated exclusively to printers and printing technologies, major printer makers are showing new inkjet presses predicted to be the future of commercial printing.

This future is yet to come, but surely won't make us wait for itself for too long.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

HP Innovations & New Injet Technologies

I totally forgot to say last week a new article was published on TCD blog about HP innovations in printer ink, toner & media.

Today I'm reforming and telling you in timely manner another news. If you're keeping eye on what's going on in the printing industry, you may be interested to know that in the nearest future the inkjet printers are likely to supplant offset printing from it's pedestal of commercial printing king.

New inkjet presses being half as fast as their offset counterparts, offer almost same level of quality at 4 times lower price per page. Digital future is inevitable, guys :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A printing depot that is not printing depot

Today I analyzed visitor statistics, who comes from where and what keywords they used. It turns out there's another couple of printing depots (a link to only one ancient site, 'cause the other site is down). They have nothing to do with this blog, just like this blog has nothing to do with them. It's just a pure coincidence of the names.

It may look suspicious that I deny any connection between our sites, but it's not like that. It was a funny thing to discover, that' all. We are not along in the internet!