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.

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3-D-Printed Houses Could Revolutionize Affordable Housing

3-D-printed homes can be completely and cheaply built on site with energy-efficient and resilient materials.

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

"4-D printing" adds another dimension to 3-D printing, by creating objects that are programmed to change shape. A new Harvard development takes inspiration from nature.

How Printer Ink Works

Printer ink is such a common part of your everyday life that you might not have stopped to wonder about how the printer knows what to put on a page or how all those nozzles deliver just the right amount of pigment.

How Wireless Technology Changed Printing

Wireless technology has freed users from a sea of cables. How has it changed printing specifically?

Is printing still relevant?

It used to be that every home and office needed a printer. Now that's not such a necessity, but are we really ready to give up printing?

10 Ways to Save Money on Printing

Printing documents is costly, to the point that the expense sometimes might override your desire for hard copies. But there are a few tricks that will help you keep printing without breaking the bank.

What’s the difference between ink and toner?

OK, you know both go into (and come out of) printers, but do you know what the separate characteristics of ink and toner are?

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

Ink is costly, so you want to know you're getting your money's worth. Your computer will tell you when you need to replace your ink cartridges, but how does it calculate usage, and how accurate is it?

10 Ways 3-D Printing Could Change the World

You might think of 3-D printing as a way to make plastic models and parts, but people are embracing the technology for fashion, food, housing and a host of other things.

Inside an Inkjet Printer

An inkjet printer is any printer that places extremely small droplets of ink onto paper to create an image. Take a look inside one to see how they work.

How to Set Up Wireless Printing on a Dell

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.

How to Understand the Relation Between Print Size vs. Resolution

You're totally confused about digital photography and would like to learn how to understand the relation between print size vs. resolution. This article will help you learn how to understand the relation between print size vs. resolution.

How to Fix a Printer Driver Error

It's worthwhile knowing how to fix a printer driver error. Learn about how to fix a printer driver error in this article.

How to Choose the Right Inkjet Photo Paper

Knowing how to choose the right inkjet photo paper will make your pictures even more brilliant. Learn about how to choose the right inkjet photo paper in this article.

How to Print a CD/DVD Label

If you know how to print a CD/DVD label, you can give your disc a professional quality look with a professional looking label. Learn about how to print a CD/DVD label in this article.

How to Install Inkjet Tanks

You need to install inkjet tanks, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to install inkjet tanks in this article.

How to Share a Printer between a PC and a Mac

You'd like to learn how to share a printer between your PC and a Mac. Here's how to share a printer between a Mac and a PC.

How to Share a Printer on a Home Network in Windows 7

You'd like to learn how to have your home computer network, which uses Windows 7, share a single printer. This article will show you how to share a computer on a home network in Windows 7.

How to Clean a Scanner

When you know how to clean your scanner, and clean it regularly, you will ensure its longevity and high performance. Learn about how to clean a scanner in this article.

How to Configure a Printer or Scanner in Windows 7

Configuring a printer or scanner is a relatively easy task. Learn about how to configure a printer or scanner in Windows 7 in this article.

How to Add a Shared Printer from Windows Vista

When you know how to add a shared printer from Windows Vista there's no need to buy multiple printers. Learn about how to add a shared printer from Windows Vista in this article.

How 3-D Printing Works

People are used to printing out all sorts of two-dimensional documents and photos on their home printers, but imagine if you could do the same with 3-D items like toys or even furniture. Find out how 3-D printing is making that scenario a reality.

What are the different ways you can print without wires?

Wireless technology has helped get rid of that tangled mass of cables underneath your desk. Wireless printers can help you take the next step toward becoming completely unwired.

How Ink-free Mobile Photo Printers Work

A printer that fits in your pocket? Won't ink drip out of it and stain your clothes? Not with this ink-free portable device. Snap a photo with your digital camera or cell phone and print it instantly.

How can you print without ink?

Inkless printing? It doesn't seem possible. But one company's prototype inkless printer can print as well as erase documents. That means paper can be reused. How green is that?


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