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Printers & Scanners

Printers and scanners allow us to transfer the information we see on our screens and apply it to many different forms. We'll explore printer types, such as inkjets, laser printers and scanners.

How Scanners Work

Before the digital camera explosion, flatbed scanners were <i>the</i> way to get images into a PC and online. These devices turn images on paper into data you can access on a computer. Find out how scanners analyze, process and transfer images.

New '4-D Printing' Advance Makes Shape-changing Objects Inspired by Nature

A new development in 4-D printing creates objects that change over time and with certain stimulus. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

How Printer Ink Works

Printer ink is a common part of your everyday life that you might not know much about. Explore the history and future of printer ink. See more »

How Wireless Technology Changed Printing

Wireless technology has freed users from a sea of cables. Learn more about how wireless technology has changed printing. See more »

Is printing still relevant?

Whether you print at home or in an office setting, odds are you do so less than you used to. Is printing still relevant? Find out. See more »

10 Ways to Save Money on Printing

Printing documents can be costly. See 10 ways to save money on printing for tricks to avoid expensive print jobs. See more »

What’s the difference between ink and toner?

Ink and toner both go into and out of printers, but they have different functions. Learn about the differences between ink and toner. See more »

How does your computer know how much ink is left in the cartridge?

When your computer issues a low ink warning, do you find ways to keep printing until it's bone-dry? Find out how your computer calculates ink level. See more »

10 Ways 3-D Printing Could Change the World

3-D printing technology is now used for fashion, food, and many other things. Here are 10 ways 3-D printing could change the world, from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Inside an Inkjet Printer

These inkjet printer pictures show you the mechanics of these machines. See what's inside an inkjet printer with inkjet printer pictures. See more »

You want to set up wireless printing on a Dell, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to set up wireless printing on a Dell in this article. See more »