Brother's high yield printer offers practical solutions for small businesses
When it comes to selecting a printer, the process is not exactly something most people put a lot of thought into. Printers are often touted as fragile, fickle devices that break at the drop of the hat -- and in our personal experience, most home printers are this way. But what if someone owns a business, and is looking to replace their small, slow printer with something a little more substantial? That's the moment the market suddenly becomes quite a bit more intimidating. We're here to help, though, as we offer up our thoughts on the Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer, a laser printer that promises to change your opinion about printers as a whole. Did it change ours? Check our review to find out.
monitors, printers and more
This week at Newegg.com get a great deal on a bundle that includes a 28-inch Acer widescreen LED backlight LCD monitor and a Canon ImageClass MF3010 monochrome laser printer. These items carry a retail cost of $700, but are only $400 when purchased in this bundle. That's a savings of more than $150 over buying these items individually anywhere else.
Monochrome Ricoh SP 213 series printers include Ethernet, Wi-Fi networking
Ricoh has launched a set of three monochrome laser printers in the United States. The SP 213SNw and SP 213SFNw multifunction printers and the SP 213Nw printer all offer print speeds of up to 23 pages per minute, a low 10-second wait for the first print, minimal warm-up times, and a number of different connectivity and networking options.
Extensis announces availability of its new modular digital asset management system software
Extensis is launching a new digital asset management (DAM) system tomorrow, Extensis Portfolio. Aiming to provide a more affordable system for companies of all sizes, Extensis Portfolio allows users to holds millions of assets in one catalog or several, and can be used by multiple departments. Companies can choose what they will use with Portfolio's modular platform, with options for mobile DAM, single sign-on, web portals and more. The system's new "Restful" API provides simple integration with other third-party applications, such as eCommerce Systems, collection managements systems, and web content management systems.
Compact all-in-one prints borderless photos, includes wireless printing functions
A new all-in-one printer was recently released by Epson, positioned to be useful for families and photographers that want a device that doesn't take up much space. The Epson Expression Photo XP-860 Small-in-One offers a number of features to consumers, including borderless photo printing, scanning and sharing to Facebook, a wireless connection, copying, scanning, two-sided printing and faxing.
New models feature 11x17 printing, wide mobile compatibility
Printer manufacturer Brother today announced the MFC-J5620DW and the MFC-J5720DW, the first two models from its new line of color inkjet all-in-ones for small businesses, the Business Smart Plus Series. The new model offers printing up to 11x17, with print speeds of up to 22ppm black and 20ppm color.
$200 off 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro (Crystalwell)
This week at B&H.com, save big on the 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which has seen a $300 discount from the MSRP of $2,599, and it is about $200 less than the lowest price we have seen on this MBP anywhere else. It features a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 "Crystalwell" processor, 8GB of RAM and and 512GB of PCIe-based flash storage. Included is a one-year warranty on parts and labor from Apple.
Dual color printer brings cost to $1200, opens up printing to more consumers
Electronics retailer Monoprice has announced that it will start selling its dual-color extrusion 3D printer at the end of the month. The unit, which was first shown at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, is the first 3D printer to be released from the company. The offering marks yet another expansion by Monoprice into other areas of consumer electronics. The company has gone well beyond its early offering of cables, and since branched out into game electronics and music instruments.
GeForce GTX Titan Black graphics card offers 6GB of GDDR5 video RAM
Nvidia has released its sequel to last year's GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, the Titan Black. The Black edition offers faster performance while retaining quiet running and cool thermals, with the capacity to power 4K content and multiple monitor setups. Its high-speed, double-precision and 6GB frame buffer memory can facilitate 3D Surround and multiple monitor gaming performances. Priced at $1,000, the GeForce GTX Titan Black can be purchased from various retailers.
Lantronix announces Cloud Print Edition for xPrintServer, geared towards Android devices
Lantronix has announced a new edition to its xPrintServer family, the xPrintServer Cloud Print Edition. Its automatic printer discovery and configuration is aimed at businesses and individual IT professionals, and facilitates direct mobile printing. Geared toward Android OS mobile devices and devices running Chrome OS and Chrome browser, the Cloud Print Edition also accommodates OS X running Chrome and iOS devices with a Google Cloud Printing app. The company's Cloud Print Edition is a hardware solution for cloud printing that does not require additional software downloads or driver installations.
Epson adds printer support for Kindle Fire HD and HDX
Epson has announced its printing support for Kindle Fire Printing this week, offering an integrated wireless print function for Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. By adding the Kindle Fire tablets to its mobile printing capabilities, a wide range of Epson Connect-enabled printers can now print with tablets that run Amazon Fire OS 3.1.
New printer capable of 6000x1200 11.5x17-inch duplex printing
Printing technology company Brother today announced the launch of the MFC-J6920dw, the flagship model of its new Business Smart Pro series of inkjet all-in-one devices for small- to medium-sized businesses. The MFC-J6920dw offers dual paper trays for a larger paper capacity, as well as higher ink capacity and print speeds of up to 22 pages per minute in black and 20 pages per minute in color.
New models optimized for printing from mobile devices
Samsung Electronics today announced availability of the company’s first Near Field Communication-enabled color laser printers. The NFC-enabled Xpress C4x0 series consists of two printers: the C410W color laser and the C460FW color laser multi-function printer, both designed with home and small office users in mind.
Users can find appropriate versions through Software Update
Apple has updated its Digital Camera Raw Compatibility add-on for iPhoto '11 and Aperture 3.x with an update to version 4.07, which adds support for two new Panasonic cameras and a Sony Alpha model. In addition the company added support for some new Canon printer and scanner models. The Raw file update is for Lion and Mountain Lion only, while the Canon drivers update stretches back to Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.1 or higher).
Standard version priced at $2,849, including material cartridges
BotObjects, the creators of the ProDesk3D printer, has opened it up for pre-orders. Billed as the world's first full-color 3D desktop printer, the ProDesk3D is going on sale in two different versions, one in orange and a limited edition version with blue coloring and extra equipment, with the first shipments due to be sent by the first of October.
Combination devices can print from cloud storage, connect over Wi-Fi
Brother has rolled out a new range of digital color all-in-one devices aimed at small business users. The MFC-9000 series of printers all use a 3.7-inch color touchscreen display with WebConnect and offer Wi-Fi connectivity, with the MFC-9340CDW flagship model providing a print rate of 22 pages per minute for both mono and color documents.
Amazon adds X-Ray functionality to popular TV shows
Amazon has updated the X-Ray feature of its Instant Video service to now include television shows. The update will allow users to view IMDB information for individual episodes of programs, including the names of actors, what other shows they have appeared in, and other similar content. Expanding what the company has done to movies in the last six months since the feature's launch, X-Ray is available to use for a number of popular TV shows on the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and the Amazon Instant Video app on the Wii U.
Wireless printers have paper cartridges at front, sits flush to wall
Canon has refreshed its printer and scanner lines with an improved design aesthetic and a number of functional improvements. Three Pixma printers, two of which are classed as "All-In-One" printers, and a CanoScan scanner have been listed by the company as being close to release in stores, with wireless connectivity being the main focal point, besides the redesigns.
Multi-function printer connects eight wireless devices to network
HP has put an all-in-one laser printer with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot on sale in India, effectively performing the usual task of a wireless hub. The HP Hotspot LaserJet Pro M1218nfs multi-function printer connects to a wired network via Ethernet, and can allow up to eight other devices to wirelessly connect at the same time.
Printer offers wide range of connectivity, including from iOS devices
Printer vendor Epson today unveiled the Epson Expression Photo XP-850 "Small-in-One" printer. Aimed at photo enthusiasts and families, the Expression XP-850 prints using Epson's Claria Photo HD six-color inks for smooth gradations and more accurate skin tones. The new model includes robust wireless features for easy mobile printing from an iPad, iPhone, tablet, or smartphone.
Low-budget 3D printer uses Stereolithography
A new 3D printer has more than quadrupled its initial target on its first day on Kickstarter. The Form 1 from Formlabs had an original target of $100,000, and currently stands at over $400,000 with 29 days of the Kickstarter campaign left to go. Instead of the extruded plastic used by other low-budget printers such as the Makerbot Replicator, the Form 1 opts to use Stereolithography (SL).
printers, headphones and more
DealNN deals this week include printers, headphones and more. Amazon.com's Gold Box deal of the day today is on the Epson WorkForce Pro wireless all-in-one color inkjet printer, it was $299.99, but has been reduced by 49% to $152.99 with FREE shipping. The Epson WorkForce Pro is an all-in-one printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine. It features AirPrint compatibility with iOS tablets, and smartphones.
All-in-One HP printers include touchscreens for web access
HP has introduced two all-in-one printers with remote printing, each aimed at students going back to school or college. Both the Photosmart 7520 and Photosmart 6520 use HP's ePrint technology for remotely printing from any web-connected device, Apple's AirPrint through any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch; as well as printing locally through USB and Wi-Fi.
Update adds new models, revisions for 10.6 and higher
On Wednesday, Apple updated printer and scanner drivers for OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and higher, including the new Mountain Lion release. Samsung drivers have been updated to version 2.5, while HP devices have been updated to v2.9. Also updated were various FujiXerox drivers, to version 2.2.1. Users of older Mac systems will find the relevant updates for their systems through Software Update. Mountain Lion users will see the drivers through the Mac App Store for the first time.
Polaroid Z2300 offers flashback to yesteryear
Polaroid has taken the wraps of its Z2300 Instant Digital Camera. The brand famous for delivering instant photos from analog cameras has now managed to put a 21st Century spin on the original concept. The Z2300 not only takes digital still shots, it also incorporates a small onboard ZINK Technology printer that lets users instantly print 2x3-inch photos.
Deals on printers, USB drives, and more
Today's deals from DealNN include discounted printers, USB drives, and more. Buy.com is this week is offering a discount on the Canon imageCLASS D420 Black & White Laser Multifunction Printer, complete with two sided copying and printing, up to 9600 dpi color scanning quality, and a maximum print speed of up to 23 pages-per-minute. Currently featured at DealNN, this printer has now dropped to only $114 in price, and delivers savings of up to 76%.
Deals on printers, speaker packages, and more
Today's deals from DealNN include price breaks on printers, speaker packages, and more. Tigerdirect.com this week has lowered the price of the refurbished Brother All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer, complete with print speeds of up to 35 papers-per-minute black or 28 ppm colored, a 3.3-inch color LCD display, and maximum resolution of 6000 x 1200 dpi. Currently featured at DealNN, this item has dropped to $54.97 in price and offers savings of up to $85.
Camera produces dry prints in under a minute
Polaroid has introduced its latest digital camera, the Z340, which resurrects aesthetics from the company's instant-film cameras of the '80s. The large build enables the camera to integrate its own printer, which produces 3x4-inch prints that feed out of a slot on the front panel. A 2.7-inch display can be used for previews or photo editing, with options for cropping or adding artistic frames.
Handles wide variety of paper, fine-art media
Epson's new R2000 is a 13-inch printer with several features normally reserved for pro-level printing, such as pigment-based inks, flexible media handling and larger-capacity cartridges compared to its predecessor, the R1900. The eight-color unit works with Ethernet, 802.11n (the company does not recommend using the wireless capability on 802.11b/g) and USB 2 and uses Epson's UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink for vivid, archival printing idea for serious photography, and which can be printed on sheet or roll paper, canvas, art boards and CD/DVDs.
Deals on printers, GPS navigators, and more
This week’s deals from DealNN include a discounted multifunction printer, Toshiba laptop, and GPS navigator. Buy.com has recently dropped the price of the Canon imageCLASS MF4570dn Black and White Laser Multifunction Printer to only $195.99, which makes it 71% less than its original list price of $695. The Canon features print speeds up to 26ppm, Ethernet support, and multiple print modes.
App can configure mosaic layouts
Bolle Photo has introduced the BP-10, a photo printer built specifically for the iPhone. With the help of a complementary iPhone app, users can produce 4x6-inch prints on A6 photo paper. The app provides controls for printing single photos, combining several shots into a mosaic, or printing up to four copies to share with others.
Includes manual two-sided printing
Epson has unveiled a new all-in-one printer with built-in wireless support, Epson Stylus NX420. The sub-$100 printer is designed for home use and provides print speeds up to 6.4 black pages-per-minute, or 3.3ppm for colorp pages. Features include a 1.5-inch LCD color display, one-touch copying, and both red-eye removal and automatic photo correction technology. The built-in scanner offers support for a maximum scanning resolution of 1200x2400dpi, as well 48-bit or 24-bit color output.
High-yield ink cartridges offer longer ink life
Epson has announced two color inkjet printers geared for small businesses, the B-310N and B-510DN. Both printers feature high-capacity front paper cassettes capable of holding up to 500 sheets, along with network support for remote control. The B-310N offers four ink cartridges capable of printing an average of 3,000 black pages and 3,500 color pages before requiring replacement. Additionally, the printer provides a rear feeder that can handle envelopes and sheet labels.
Epson Stylus Pro 3880
Epson has unveiled its latest 17-inch printer, the Stylus Pro 3880. The device builds upon the features of the Stylus Pro 3800, adding new technology such as UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink. The eight-color ink set is claimed to provide more intense blues and violets for a wider color gamut.
Primera ships label maker
Primera Technology has announced its LX200 Label Printer, capable of 1200 dpi printing at high speeds. The label printer uses inkjet printing, differing from competitors' more common and slower thermal transfer technology. It can print labels, tickets, tags and coupons in linear and 2D bar codes like PDF417. The inkjet nature of the printer offers better security, leaving no records behind after printing as thermal printers do, making the LX200 a good choice for healthcare and government applications.
Epson Stylus NX400 printer
Epson today introduced its new generation of all in one printers with the flagship Stylus NX400. The new printer features a 2.5-inch LCD to preview photos and documents, while a PictBridge port and memory card slot that support nearly all formats thanks to an adapter mean a computer is not required to print photos or files from cell phones or digital cameras. Automatic photo correction software allows users to edit photos before printing them.
Deals on iMacs, refurbs
In light of Apple's updates to the iMac line, MacMall is running a few specials on current and late model iMacs, both the 20- and 24-inch versions. MacMall is also bundling Parallels Desktop 3.0 with the purchase of any iMac, as well as a free Epson printer, and from $50 to $100 off the machine, after mail-in rebates. The online retailer is offering discounts on the newly released iMacs, from $1150 on the entry-model, to $2100 for the high-end 3.06GHz version – $50 to $100 off Apple's suggested retail price.
The 24-inch iMac comes with a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB of memory, a 320GB hard drive, Superdrive and an ATI Radeon 2600 Pro. MacMall is selling the 24-inch iMac for $1500 after rebates and aforementioned specials.
Kodak ESP 5 printer
Kodak on Thursday announced its newest all-in-one printer, the ESP 5. The printer is able to scan, copy and print documents and images and do so without a connected computer thanks to its multi-format memory card slot and Bluetooth support. A 3-inch color LCD display allows users to preview and edit the content before printing.
Lexmark wireless inkjets
Lexmark today unveiled a new line of low-cost inkjet printers geared towards home users that feature built-in wireless printing. The lineup consists of three models so far: the Z2420 wireless printer, X3650 multi-function, and X4650 wireless multi-function. The two wireless versions communicate with 802.11b/g, and are compatible with the current 802.11n draft version. Lexmark will ship the three models starting later this month, with additional versions to follow later this year, ranging from $80 to $130.
Canon's new printers
Canon has introduced a new all-in-one printer and a low-cost straight inkjet printer. The new PIXMA MX850 Office All-In-One features printing, copying, scanning and faxing capabilities along with an Ethernet port for networking. The device features an automatic document feeder (ADF) which can copy or scan both sides of a document automatically. The Auto Duplexing feature permits two-sided copying/scanning of letter-sized documents, without the need to manually turn over pages and re-feed the document. Consumers are able to print two-sided documents automatically as well. This unit even has the ability to scan and print at the same time. When scanning a multi-page document to print, the PIXMA MX850 Office AIO printer will scan the first page and start printing it while the scanner is scanning the second page and so on. The printer also features a large 2.5-inch TFT display for easy viewing of images or printer menus.
Ricoh's new printers, MFPs
Ricoh today introduced the Aficio SP C222DN color laser printer alongside the Aficio SP C222SF series of color laser multifunction products (MFPs, shown at right). The six new models feature a sleek and compact design to provide a more personal look and feel for small offices requiring color documents, according to Ricoh. The SP C220DN, SP C221DN, and SP C222DN are priced at $530, $630 and $760, respectively. The Aficio SP C220S is available for $830, while the SP C221SF is priced at $950 and the SP C222SF sells for $1,050.
Ricoh GX2500 gel printer
Ricoh recently introduced the GelSprinter GX2500, the first in its line of gel printers meant for workgroups of up to three users. The GX2500 is capable of printing 28 pages per minute in both color, and black and white, using a viscous ink formulation to provide waterproof, smear-less images that don't bleed through paper. Ricoh says the printer is ideal for cost conscious organizations such as schools, real estate firms, and insurance offices. The GX2500 is currently available for $170 through Ricoh's online store, and through select retailers nationwide.
Brother color MFC lasers
Brother on Tuesday unveiled its first line of digital color laser copier-printers, with the introduction of the DCP-9040CN and DCP-9045CDN. Targeted at small offices and workgroups, the DCP-9000 series uses the same single-pass print engine that is resident in the HL-4000 and MFC-9000 series devices that were introduced earlier this year. The new line of all-in-ones feature up to 21 pages-per-minute print speeds in both color and monochrome, producing up to 2400 x 600 DPI prints. The units connect through Ethernet and USB 2.0, and the upper model features compatibility with USB Direct Interface electronics, such as USB flash drives and PictBridge-enabled cameras. Brother is selling the DCP-9040CN for $600, while the DCP-9045CDN will be available for $700 in December.