Sharp Japan have announced the Aquos HN-PP150, a photo printer that can also be used to display images on a TV via its HDMI output. Images can be loaded onto the PP150 either via a memory card (with SD, SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro cards all supported), via USB 2.0 or by transferring them via InfraRed. It can also be used to browse internet photo galleries.
Everyday a new digital picture frame is released. Some are better than others, no doubt, but not all of them try to pack a printer into them. Keian Japan is doing just that with their P71-A2-JP digital photo frame, which features an integrated printer.
This 7-inch digital photo frame has a 480 x 234 resolution. It also supports MS and SD, including SDHC up to 32GB. It can play MP3 audio files to go along with your photo presentations and has a USB host for added convenience. But the really interesting part about this digital frame is that is has a printer built in. It saves photos from a memory card once they are selected from the viewing screen.
Why is it that whenever I hear about anything with the word "3D" in the title, the child in me perks up? Regardless of the reason, there's no doubt that the Matrix 3D Printer from MCor is pretty cool not just because it pops out prototypes on the fly. It also renders 3D objects out of regular paper. Yes, that A4 stuff!
There's no reason to panic, but this is a little unnerving. The EFF has found that all printers produce teeny tiny yellow dots on each and every piece of paper that passes through them. But what they can't figure out is why.
3D printers have been around for quite some time, but they're just now getting streamlined enough to fit in an office space. That's what makes the Alaris 30 Desktop 3D printer from Objet stand out.
Canon has announced two new portable digital photo printers in their Selphy range, the ES3 and the cheaper ES30. Each has a built-in 15-in-1 memory card reader, are PictBridge compatible, use integrated ink & paper cartridges and have an LCD preview screen: 3.5-inches with wide-angle viewing on the ES3, 3-inches on the ES30. The ES3 also gains 1GB of onboard storage, to allow regularly accessed images to be kept on the printer itself.
If you're in the market for a new printer, the Epson Artisan 700 and 800 are two fantastic choices that take the all-in-one printer to a new level of sophistication. With a black finish that practically makes them look as good as furniture, these printers are stand outs.
Fans of the Polaroid camera were greatly dismayed when it was discontinued. Even though the picture quality was lackluster, there was just something about the instant gratification of a photo appearing as soon as you took the picture. But it looks like Polaroid has heard all of your cries and will be releasing a digital camera with a built-in PoGo Bluetooth printer.
If you've ever been out and wished you could give someone a print of something from your notebook or BlackBerry, PlanOn might have the printer for you. The PRINTSTIK is a 10.75 x 1.9 x 1-inch battery-powered thermal printer that can connect either via USB or Bluetooth; they've had it in over at TabletPCReview and, if you fit the niche, it could be your mobile salvation.
A fresh bevy of photo printers out of HP today, with the emphasis on increasing flexibility and ease of use even when away from computer editing software. The Photosmart A630 and Photosmart A530 both use 5 x 7-inch photo paper and can be outfitted with HP's Bluetooth dongle for wireless printing from cellphones and other devices. The A630 also has the largest touchscreen currently available on a portable photo printer, measuring in at 4.8-inches.
Perhaps it's unbearably geeky to get excited by a label printer, but GTD devotees with a sense of style should get a kick out of King Jim's new Tepra SR600 Label Writer. Roughly a 10cm cube, the printer hides a monochrome screen and keyboard under its pop-up lid, while a 180dpi thermal printer takes care of the business end. Labels themselves ticker-tape out of the slot at the side and are automatically cut.