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Epson EcoTank Pro printers make “Unlimited Ink” a reality

Epson EcoTank Pro printers make “Unlimited Ink” a reality

A set of new Epson printers revealed this week are included in the company's "Unlimited Ink for Two Years Program." They're both EcoTank printers, which mean they have ink tanks that can be refilled relatively easily. The whole EcoTank system isn't strictly new - this is only the newest set - but now that they've made them for a while, and there's an "Unlimited Ink" program... it might be time to take a closer look.

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Fujifilm’s Pikachu-themed Nintendo Switch printer is Instax-adorable

Fujifilm’s Pikachu-themed Nintendo Switch printer is Instax-adorable

Fujifilm has a new special-edition smartphone printer for the Nintendo Switch, complete with a Pikachu case, designed to make physical prints from Nintendo Switch titles like "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" and the upcoming "New Pokémon Snap" game. Thanks to a new Instax mini Link for Nintendo Switch app, the portable printer can be used to make Polaroid-style captures of screenshots from the games.

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Amazon’s weird Alexa sticky note printer will start shipping this summer

Amazon’s weird Alexa sticky note printer will start shipping this summer

If you were one of the people who pledged to buy the Smart Sticky Note Printer introduced as one of Amazon's Day 1 Edition concepts, good news: the device will start shipping later this summer. As expected, the tiny portable printer can be used to print out reminders on-demand using Alexa voice commands, as well as puzzles, recipes, and similar things.

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Windows 10 update: To fix printing, or to wait

Windows 10 update: To fix printing, or to wait

Today we're taking a peek at the latest set of updates for Windows 10, both the fix-up version and the next one set for April. The fix-up version, as we're calling it, is a version that repairs the oddity that appeared with the otherwise most-recent version of Windows 10. That version gave some users an error when attempting to use their paper printer.

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Windows 10 Out-of-Band update fixes printer BSOD bug

Windows 10 Out-of-Band update fixes printer BSOD bug

The Blue Screen of Death, more popular by its acronym BSOD, is amusingly one of Microsoft's long-lasting legacies, no matter which version of Windows it releases. The dreaded error message, which disrespectfully halts anything you may have been doing, can be triggered by almost seemingly random causes, from copying files to running some programs. The latest trigger happened to be caused by simply trying to print. Fortunately, the situation has gotten so out of hand that Microsoft decided to push out the fix way ahead of schedule.

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Windows 10 update error crashing computers via printers

Windows 10 update error crashing computers via printers

This week Microsoft released an update on top of their March 9, 2021 update for Windows 10. This is KB5000802 (OS Builds 19041.867 and 19042.867), for Windows 10, version 2004, with all editions, with Windows Server 2004, and more. Update notes from Microsoft suggest some users may see the error "APC_INDEX_MISMATCH error" after this update is out and a Blue Screen of Death appears.

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ELEGOO Mars Pro Review – A tiny 3D printing titan

ELEGOO Mars Pro Review – A tiny 3D printing titan

This printer is tiny, but mighty. The printer works with the sort of printing technique that's both messier and far, far more accurate than the most basic sorts of 3D printers on the block. The Mars Pro is a MSLA 3D printer with UV photocuring resin, courtesy of a matrix UV LED array.

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LONGER LK5 Pro Review – 3D printer for prototyping with a little fiddling

LONGER LK5 Pro Review – 3D printer for prototyping with a little fiddling

The LONGER LK5 Pro is the sort of 3D printer you buy when you know how to troubleshoot. This device is a middle-ground between the pre-constructed, high-end, brand-name 3D printers that cost a lot, and the DIY 3D printers that are dirt cheap because you have to know exactly what you're doing right from the get-go.

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Formlabs Fuse 1 3D prints with recycled material at (relatively) low price

Formlabs Fuse 1 3D prints with recycled material at (relatively) low price

Today Formlabs brought a 7-year project to the light, delivering the world's first benchtop industrial selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer to the public. This device is called Formlabs Fuse 1, and it'll be launched alongside a post-processing system called Formlabs Fuse Sift, and the Fuse 1's first powder material: Formlabs Nylon 12 Powder. With this setup, Formlabs says they are delivering on their "promise to bring this powerful technology to market at an affordable price point without compromising quality.

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Google Cloud Print goes offline on Friday

Google Cloud Print goes offline on Friday

Another Google product will be biting the device right at the turn of the year. Granted, there are indeed some products and services that are long overdue their retirement, it's still somewhat notable when Google adds another body to its notorious graveyard. This time, it will be Google Cloud Print that will be signing off after the last day of the year, forcing its remaining users, if they do still exist, to connect directly to printers in their network.

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HP Instant Ink subscription printing proves controversial [Updated]

HP Instant Ink subscription printing proves controversial [Updated]

Many probably see the world today as being predominantly digital but the unfortunate fact is that printed documents still occupy a large, not to mention critical, part of the world. Despite that dependence on printers, these devices have never really become the convenient and seamless experiences their manufacturers advertise them to be. Some of these printer makers have tried to adopt modern business trends without really adopting modern mindsets. HP, for example, is starting a new "printer as a service" program, though the subscription approach isn't pleasing everyone.

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3Doodler PRO+ brings metal and wood to 3D printing pen

3Doodler PRO+ brings metal and wood to 3D printing pen

By now, 3D printers have become less of a novelty and more of a common tool in many businesses. They're still, however, not the kind of thing you'd be able to easily buy off shelves, much less use when you need or want to. Access to 3D printers is still limited to makers, modders, and hobbyists, leaving out creatives to simply dream of the future. 3Doodler has just brought the future to the present with its 3Doodler PRO+ pen that boasts support for a wider ranger of materials, including, for the first time, metal and wood.

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