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HP says it will restore 3rd party ink cartridge functionality

HP says it will restore 3rd party ink cartridge functionality

Few things in the world of technology anger people more than ink cartridges for printers. We have all been trying to print a document only to have the printer stop and force you to replace the cartridge to keep printing. Often that happens well before any print issues like streaks or faded color happens. HP really got itself into the muck with a firmware that bricked some third party ink cartridges recently and is now asking forgiveness of its customers.

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HP printer firmware snuck in failure date for 3rd-party cartridges

HP printer firmware snuck in failure date for 3rd-party cartridges

Expiring messages on instant messaging services is one thing. But an undisclosed “expiring” dates on printers using unofficial ink cartridges? Not that usual. And yet, that is practically what HP is admitting to after it has been accused of sneaking in a pre-programmed failure date for printers that were using non-blessed, third party ink cartridges. And that happened only after thousands have already reported that their printers suddenly started showing cartridge error messages, all on the same date: September 13.

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Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 Printer Review

Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 Printer Review

Initial setup for the Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 printer is exceedingly user-friendly and simple. The entire process is laid out for the user piece-by-piece, cartridge-by-cartridge. There's a connectivity element as well, one in which you can connect to your PC or smartphone (if you happen to be in need of massive smartphone prints). We were provided several sets of Canon paper with which to test, while this device also works with 3rd-party papers from brands like Canson and Inkpress (with Canon-defined software profiles, that is to say).

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Canon PIXMA MG3050 and MG2550S printers unveiled for home use

Canon PIXMA MG3050 and MG2550S printers unveiled for home use

Canon has taken the wraps off two new printers, the Canon Pixma MG3050 and the Pixma MG2550S. Both printers are designed for home use and are of the all-in-one inkjet variety. The printers can be used for printing documents and small photos, doing so using a hybrid ink system. According to Canon, its Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering cartridge ink can produce photo-lab quality photo prints.

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HP Deskjet 3755 is “world’s smallest all-in-one” and super cute

HP Deskjet 3755 is “world’s smallest all-in-one” and super cute

It's not often that we describe a printer as "super cute," but the printer HP is announcing today is just that. The DeskJet 3720 is white and aqua - also known as cyan, also known as HP's own "Electric Blue." This device is aiming to be compact as possible while remaining capable of printing full-sized (letter) size paper. It also works with HP Instant Ink, an ink replacement subscription plan that'll cost users £1.99 per month - or $3 a month once the printer arrives in the USA. UPDATE: Here with a different name.

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These HP Jet Fusion printers could revolutionize 3D printing

These HP Jet Fusion printers could revolutionize 3D printing

HP is ready to supercharge 3D printing, revealing its much-anticipated printers capable of up to ten times the speed at half the cost of existing technology. Dubbed the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution, the system is able to produce not just the oft-lumpy clumps of melted plastic we're familiar with from existing 3D printers, but functional, prototype-ready parts or, alternatively, market-ready customized components or tchotchkes.

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Canon SELPHY CP1200 Printer Review

Canon SELPHY CP1200 Printer Review

Canon's Selphy Printer is a strange proposition, to be sure. Bringing relatively decent-quality printing on a small scale to a printer that's semi-mobile. Printing tiny images on pocketable photo-paper sheets, making the entire process as simple as tapping the print button on your smartphone. But is it worth the hassle? Does having a printer this size allow you to become a mobile printing hero for your family and friends, or does it amount to a bit of unnecessary bulk (assuming you've already got a bigger printer at home)?

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Samsung printers get Amazon Dash Replenishment features

Samsung printers get Amazon Dash Replenishment features

It's an all-too-common problem. You've got something very important that you need to print out, and you're in a hurry. The printer kicks on and starts going through its motions. And after a few minutes of kicking around, it finally tells you that you're out of ink. Now you have to run to the store to get a replacement, and you're already behind schedule. Sound familiar? Well, this may soon be a problem of the past.

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Canon Pixma lineup expands with seven new printers

Canon Pixma lineup expands with seven new printers

On Tuesday, Canon announced that its Pixma product lineup has been expanded with the addition of seven new printers. The expansion is comprised of the Canon Pixma MG7720, MG6800, and MG5700 series all-in-one inkjets. All of them are wireless and are suitable for multi-purpose use, including printing both documents and photographs. In addition, the wireless printers can be used with tablets and similar mobile devices via the Canon PRINT Inkjet app. The printers include a built-in scanner, and like the last Pixma we saw, these printers can print straight from Instagram.

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Epson EcoTank printer changes everything, ditches ink cartridges

Epson EcoTank printer changes everything, ditches ink cartridges

Whether you buy an expensive printer or a cheap printer, those ink cartridges are going to run out sooner than you'd like and replacing them will -- in some cases -- cost as much as the printer itself. Though we haven't be able to completely do away with printers yet, the need for them has decreased greatly enough that many people, faced with the high cost of ink, elect to run to the nearest library when they do need to print something. Only a shift in how printers work could potentially change this, and it looks like Epson is the one to bring about that change.

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Polaroid Zip Review: the best tiny photo printer on the market today

Polaroid Zip Review: the best tiny photo printer on the market today

The following review will give you a brief overview of what it'll mean to use the Polaroid Zip Instant Photoprinter. This little device can fit in your pocket (if you've got a wallet-sized pocket) and is able to print a collection of photos from your smartphone using NFC to connect and Bluetooth to send data. This device prints 2-inch x 3-inch prints with glossy fronts and instant-dry ink. This device takes the fun of the original Polaroid Instant Camera and jams it in to our modern age, with a sticky back to boot.

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Polaroid Zip pocket printer spits out prints from your smartphone

Polaroid Zip pocket printer spits out prints from your smartphone

Polaroid launched a new tiny portable printer earlier this week without much fanfare, and it is targeted at the mobile photographers among us -- those who can't remember the last time they picked up a dedicated digital camera because they've been too busy cataloging their life with a series of stylish smartphone-snapped pics. It is called the Zip printer, and it is small enough to fit in your pocket, printing out physical photographs for those times you take a shot that is extra special.

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