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HP announces two new Officejet Pro printers for small businesses

06/24, 5:56pm

Printers produce 'laser-like prints' at a lower cost, pricing starts at $99

Printer specialists HP announced two new Officejet Pro printers today, each positioned for small business owners searching for quality on a budget. The Officejet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One and the Officejet Pro 6230 ePrinter are designed to deliver expensive-looking prints at a low cost to customers. On top of a lower printing page cost, consumers can save money on ink, as each printer is eligible for HP's Instant Ink service.

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Briefly: Ultimaker 2 desktop 3D printer, Windows Phone's Files app

05/31, 12:54am

Dynamism announces Ultimaker 2 desktop 3D printer

Technology producer Dynamism has announced the launch of its new desktop 3D printer, the Ultimaker 2. Focusing on a user-friendly design, the printer utilizes an open filament system, allowing for use of any brand of filament. Small enough to fit in a working or living environment, the Ultimaker 2 features printing speeds of up to 300mm per second and 0.02mm layer resolution. Priced at $2900, Dynamism's latest 3D printer can be purchased online.

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Autodesk debuts Spark open-source 3D printing initiative

05/14, 4:03pm

Software maker to offer own reference design and hardware

Autodesk -- best known for software such as AutoCAD and 3ds Max -- has announced a new open-source initiative for 3D printing, dubbed Spark. The platform is geared toward making printing simpler and more reliable for all parties involved, including designers, and hardware and software developers. On top of software efforts, Autodesk says it will release its own 3D printer reference design and hardware.

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Apple updates Xerox printer drivers for 10.6 and up

04/04, 3:00am

Snow Leopard users get separate version but continued support

Late on Thursday, Apple updated its drivers for Xerox printers, print servers and its WorkCentre line. The new version, 3.0.1, covers updated drivers for OS X Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8) and Mavericks (10.9). Release simultaneously but separately was version 2.3 for Snow Leopard (10.6) only. The drivers update support for existing models and add support for new Xerox products, and the two versions are identical in terms of what products they support.

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Briefly: Samsung's NFC-enabled printer range, Miggo camera strap

02/02, 4:27pm

Samsung launches NFC-enabled printer range within small and mid-sized market

Samsung has announced the launch of NFC-enabled printers this week at the Samsung European Forum, including the monochrome laser Xpress M2880 Series and color laser Xpress C1860 Series. Both printers offer fast printing, at 28 pages and 18 pages per minute respectively. Featuring NFC and Wi-Fi Direct, users can print wirelessly by way of tapping their smartphone on the printer for sending files to be printed, or execute printing from a Samsung Galaxy device with its default print button, via a Wi-Fi connection.

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Apple updates printer drivers for wide variety of name brands

08/09, 8:23pm

Updates include Snow Leopard and Lion alongside latest OS version

Apple today released printer driver updates for two different manufacturers' products, with all of the updates available for Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) and Lion (10.7), while a few also include updates for Mountain Lion (10.8). Brands include Epson, and a number of labels owned by Ricoh, including NRG, InfoPrint, Lanier, Infotec, Savin and Gestetner. The updates will appear in Software Update as relevant for users' existing printers, and when users connect new printers to their network or computer. New models have been added alongside updates for older models with unspecified changes.

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Apple to offer $50 off HP printers at retail stores

07/08, 12:29pm

Epson printers to get non-discounted push

Starting on Tuesday, US Apple Stores will see an updated summer assortment of layouts, posters, and accessories, according to leaked information. One of the layout changes is expected to be a focus on third-party printers, particularly ones by HP and Epson. Some HP printers will get a $50 discount valid through September 6th. A leaked promotional "magnet" states that the HP discount actually started July 2nd, but the item was allegedly delivered to stores prematurely.

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DealNN: iMacs, printers and more

05/03, 3:14pm

iMacs, printers and more

This weeks deals from DealNN include bargain prices on iMacs, printers, monitors and more. Currently MacConnection.com has the 21.5-inch iMac for $1,279, which is $220 off the MSRP and the lowest price we have seen on this iMac by about $90. Free shipping is included, but sales tax applies for residents of New York state. The 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. Included are an Apple Bluetooth wireless keyboard, Magic Mouse, and one-year warranty on parts and labor from Apple.

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Apple revises printer drivers for Epson, HP, Canon

04/17, 12:18am

New revision adds new models, updates several older drivers

In a day replete with Apple updates to other critical software, the company updated its suite of printer drivers for Epson, HP and Canon printers, scanners and all-in-one (AIO) units. The updates include support for a handful of new models and revisions in drivers for existing models, and are compatible with Macs running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard through OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion.

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Apple adds site-specific controls to Java, updates Safari

04/16, 7:45pm

Restores more user control to Java web plug-in

Apple on Tuesday updated both Java and its web browser Safari for users of OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and higher. The updates now allow users to enable the Java web plug-in on a site-by-site basis, as opposed to the "active" or "inactive" options it had previously. Following a spate of serious issues, Apple forcibly disabled the Java plug-in because of malicious, in-use threats -- though users could reactivate Java once they updated.

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Kickstarter, Formlabs sued over Form 1 3D Printer

11/21, 12:59pm

Claim by 3D Systems alleges patent infringement

A manufacturer of 3D printers is suing Formlabs and crowdfunding site Kickstarter for an alleged patent infringement. The suit claims that the Form 1 3D printer infringes on a US patent owned by 3D Systems relating to stereolithography, and comes less than a month after the printer finished its highly-successful Kickstarter funding drive.

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Apple issues update for HP printers, AIOs

10/11, 7:57pm

Adds improved compatibility for recent OS X versions

Following a recent update for Epson, Canon and Lexmark printers and all-in-ones (AIOs), Apple on Thursday issued an update for most supported HP printers running under Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6), Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8). The new combination update for the HP line is 473.4MB in size, though most users will receive the update through Software Update which will be specific for the printer(s) they currently use.

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'Supplemental' patch issued for 10.7.5, 10.8.2, printers

10/04, 7:40pm

Lexmark, Epson, Canon drivers widely updated

Apple on Thursday issued what it calls "supplemental updates" patches for different bugs in OS X 10.7.5 and 10.8.2 (each the latest version of their respective OS versions), along with an update for drivers for various lines of printers, presumably to add or restore AirPrint compatibility for iOS 6 devices, Mountain Lion compatibility and more to a long list of existing models as well as any new. Why Apple chose to call the OS patches "Supplemental Updates" rather than issue an incremental update is unexplained, but each of the two updates is version-specific.

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HP announces new LaserJets for small, midsize business

09/28, 6:08pm

New LaserJet models have built-in document management

HP announced today the availability of two new LaserJet printers aimed at small to midsize businesses. The LaserJet Pro 200 color M251 and MFP M276 models are designed to increase office productivity and efficiency with an array of built-in apps from HP. Availability of the two models varies by country.

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Forum roundup: iPhone troubles and more

08/28, 12:20pm

Questions about anti-virus software and more

This week in the MacNN forums one forum member by the name of Selowitch is having problems getting their iPhone to connect to their HP printer, even though they can connect with an iPad, read more here. Yesterday Sadpandas started a thread about needing to transfer contacts and e-mail to a clean install of Mac OS X 10.8, and is concerned about using Migration Assistant, read more and provide advice here.

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Apple updates OS X drivers for eight printer brands

02/15, 4:55pm

Unusual burst of updates

In an unusual move, Apple has released simultaneous OS X driver updates for eight different brands. These include Canon, Samsung, Gestetner, Ricoh, Infotec, Lanier, InfoPrint, and NRG. Filesizes range from just under 17MB for the InfoPrint drivers to almost 330MB for Canon.

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Apple updates Brother printer drivers to 2.8.1

01/19, 3:40pm

Driver update comes in small package

Apple last night released a driver update for Brother printers, v2.8.1. As with most such updates, Apple isn't identifying exact changes; the code does, however, include the latest Brother printing and scanning software. The download requires OS X 10.6.1 or later, and measures 149.61MB, making it comparatively small for a printer update package.

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Apple ends $100 printer promo; solves code signing issues

01/17, 5:55pm

No reason given for end to printer deal

As of today Apple has put a stop to a $100 printer rebate offered alongside new Macs, says 9to5Mac. The information comes from a leaked internal support document. The memo does note, though, that people still have up to 90 days after their original date of purchase -- the last eligible date being January 16th -- to submit a rebate. "An additional 30 days will be given to correct invalid claims," Apple offers.

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Apple ups Logic Express 9.1.6, new Brother, Lexmark drivers

12/14, 4:25pm

Brings Logic Express up to par with Pro

Apple on late Tuesday released a trio of software updates. Among these is Logic Express 9.1.6, a patch for the company's mid-range audio editor. The code brings Express up to par with Logic Pro, which recently migrated to the Mac App Store. Numerous compatibility, performance, control, and instrumentation problems have been fixed. The update measures 140.58MB, and requires OS X 10.6.8 or later.

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Forum roundup: Searching for Mac compatible printers

12/09, 2:15pm

Current topics from the forums

Today in MacNN forums a user by the name of Helmling is looking for a 100% Mac compatible color laser all-in-one printer that can scan over Wi-Fi and isn't overly expensive, click here to join in. A discussion on what kind of Mac software can an eMac use, and how the software would be installed, has recently started, click here to read more.

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Black Friday printer deals

11/25, 3:55pm

Printer deals for Black Friday

Although printers may not be on everyones stocking stuffer list this holiday season, Black Friday price cuts can be found on a wide range of styles. Amazon.com has the Lexmark Prospect Pro205 wireless multifunction Inkjet printer for $87.99, which is $86 less than the list price of $173.99. Head to Newegg.com for the bargain priced Samsung workgroup monochrome wireless laser printer, now $39.99 after a $80 price cut.

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Review: Epson Workforce 840 AIO printer

11/21, 5:45pm

Lack of full scanning support hinders function

Epson's Workforce line of printers is aimed at small businesses, and offers not only the standard "all-in-one" functions of copying, printing, scanning and faxing we've come to expect, but also remote printing via an iOS app. The Workforce 840 features two paper trays, fast (but somewhat noisy) printing and good-quality printing for a 4-ink printer. But there are a few flaws that may cause buyers to reconsider, as Reviews Editor Ilene Hoffman uncovers in our exclusive review.

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Apple posts Aperture 3.2.1, drivers for HP, Epson printers

10/27, 6:20pm

Aperture update makes small number of bugfixes

Apple has released a trio of software updates, beginning with Aperture 3.2.1. The patch is said to fix just four issues, the most critical being one that caused the software to suddenly quit while running on a Core Duo processor. Also eliminated are glitches that caused the Crop tool to malfunction, a rendering issue when cropping with Onscreen Proofing on, and bad display of location menus on the map in the Places view.

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Apple updates Canon, Fuji,Xerox printer drivers

10/20, 10:30pm

Adds new models, updates others

Apple late today release updated printer drivers for Canon and FujiXerox printers, scanners and AIO units via its Software Update mechanism. The Canon update brings almost all of the company's drivers up to v10.42.1.0 and adds some new models as well, while the FujiXerox update changes the version on a handful of the company's many supported printers to either v2.1 or v2.2, leaving most of them (including some new-model additions) at v2.0.

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HP to offer new firmware update to enable cloud printing

09/30, 1:50am

Select LaserJet and MFP models will gain AirPrint

HP will begin implementing a worldwide firmware update to select LaserJet and multi-function printer (MFP) models to enable wireless network printing from mobile devices as well as connect to HP's cloud service and print remotely. The update will add to the number of models accessible by the iOS feature AirPrint, which allows devices running iOS 4.2 or later the ability to print from selected apps and native programs to AirPrint-enabled HP printers.

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Apple seeds Epson 2.8 drivers for Mac OS X

08/23, 4:55pm

Update supports Lion, Snow Leopard

Apple has released a new set of drivers for Epson printers. Now at v2.8, the drivers technically include both printing and scanning software. The download is a sizable 961.5MB, but is compatible with both Lion and Snow Leopard, and also supports a variety of languages.

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Epson Stylus 3880 17-inch printer dubbed 'Signature Worthy'

08/15, 4:50pm

Comes with selection of high-quality papers

Epson today added to its lineup of professional-level inkjet printers with the introduction of the Stylus Pro 3880 "Signature Worthy" Edition, a 17-inch printer featuring extra-wide color gamuts with nine of Epson's own UltraChrome K3 inks for more vivid magenta tones as well as deeper hutes of blue and violet. The special edition also comes with six letter-sized packs of a matching line of "Signature Worthy" papers.

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Epson colors two Artisan printers in midnight blue

08/08, 9:30pm

Artisan 730, 837 offer elegant variations

Epson has added two variations to their line of Artisan high-quality all-in-one wireless printers -- The 837 and the 730, both sporting covers and trim in what the company calls "midnight blue" and also including a new emerald green smart-touch panel that is three times brighter than before, offering easy and computer-free navigation. Both printers can be paired with companion apps for iOS and Blackberry devices for remote printing.

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Apple updates drivers for HP, Brother, Samsung [Lion, SL]

08/03, 8:45pm

HP drivers also updated for Lion

Apple has issued updates to the printer drivers for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion for customers using HP, Brother and Samsung printers, as well as Lion users with HP printers. The HP drivers require at least OS X 10.6.1, while the Brother and Samsung drivers require only 10.6.0 or higher. The Brother and HP drivers are mostly updates for existing supported printers, while the Samsung drivers expand the number of supported devices.

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HP expands AirPrint support to eight more LaserJets

06/23, 12:20pm

Tech still limited to HP printers

HP is distributing a new firmware update which substantially augments the number of AirPrint-compatible printers. Eight more LaserJet models have been added; these include the P1102w and P1606dn, as well as six Pro models: the CP1025nw, M1212nf, M1213nf, M1214nfh, M1216nfh and M1217nfw. Prior to today only five LaserJets supported AirPrint, all of which were Pro devices.

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LG intros fastest color deskjet printer

06/21, 10:55am

Features up to 60 ppm, lowest cost of ownership

LG Electronics has partnered with Memjet to produce the Machjet JPP6010N, which they claim is the world's fastest A4-size color desktop printer. The Machjet is capable of up to 60 ppm speed at 1600x800 dpi resolution, comparable to color laser printers. The key component is Memjet's ink handling technology, which puts 70,000 nozzles on a single printhead. This enables resolution rivaling color laser printers but with a fraction of the energy use. The Machjet has a total cost of ownership that is less than half of color laser printers, according to LG. The Machjet also uses less ink than standard inkjets.

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Samsung intros new wireless printers

12/17, 1:20pm

Printers uses new "polymerized chemical" toners

Samsung has introduced two new wireless printers, the CLP-325W and CLX-3185FW. Both printers feature the company's new "polymerized chemical" toner, which is claimed to create more durable prints with stronger fusing for less image deterioration.

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HP updates latest LaserJet printers, adds mobile printing

12/14, 3:30am

Print-by-email, "apps" via firmware update

Hewlett-Packard has sent out a new firmware update on six of its business LaserJet models, enabling mobile print and additional built-in print options, and promises more models will be supported as well. The HP ePrint compatible printers can now have print jobs sent to them by any email-capable device. Additionally the firmware update will add additional printing options, called "business apps" by HP, that users can interact with directly on internet-connected printer models with no computer required.

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Jobs: AirPrint a 'giant leap to driverless printing'

11/23, 12:30pm

Promises better printer support 'soon'

AirPrint should gain much broader device support in the near future, according to Apple's Steve Jobs. The CEO recently responded via e-mail to a complaint about the number of printers AirPrint is currently compatible with, limited to just 11 HP models. "Lots more coming soon," Jobs' e-mail opens.

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Printopia expands AirPrint support to multiple printers

11/18, 1:15pm

Still waiting on iOS 4.2 update

Ecamm has launched Printopia, a new Mac printing app. The software tricks iOS 4.2 devices into recognizing any Mac printer as an AirPrint-compatible device. Users can additionally direct files to "virtual" printers, for instance output as a JPG or PDF file on a Mac. Another option includes printing to a Dropbox folder for online sync purposes.

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Epson outs two low-cost all-in-one WorkForce printers

08/10, 9:50am

Entry-level printers for home and small office

Epson today introduced the Workforce 320 and Workforce 325. The new entry-level all-in-ones offer the ability to scan directly to PDF and e-mail. Other business-friendly features are the inclusion of a large 30-page automatic document feeders and fade, water, and smudge resistant ink that comes in individual color cartridges.

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Leak sheds light on HP's eStation Zeen, Zeus printer

08/05, 10:50pm

Tablet communicates directly with printer

Additional details surrounding HP's eStation Zeen tablet and Zeus printer have emerged. The Zeen tablet allegedly runs Android 2.1 paired with a custom HP skin, rather than a WebOS implementation, although it is unclear if the company will upgrade to v2.2 before the public launch, unnamed sources have told Engadget.

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Epson launches 3 Artisan-series printers

08/05, 1:30am

Six-ink Printers print from iPhone, Wireless N

Epson has launched three new all-in-one printers, the Artisan 835, Artisan 725 and an all-white Artisan 725 Arctic Edition. The printers feature speeds of up to 10-second-per-print, 4x6 photo printing, built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi, and wireless iPhone printing support. They also offer scanning and copying and automated two-side printing, along with support for SD, SDHC, Compact Flash and Memory Stick cards.

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Aperture, iMovie, printer and Pro Apps updates go online

03/25, 5:00pm

Aperture 3.0.2 fixes numerous glitches

Apple has released a collection of four new patches, covering multiple products. Central is Aperture 3.0.2, which addresses general stability in the workflow app, as well as 13 individual problem areas. Some of the latter including upgrading libraries from Aperture 1.x or 2.x, creating print presets, using the Curves, Straighten and Retouching tools, and IPTC metadata. The upgrade is a 69.83MB download.

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Reviews: Bento 3, Popcorn 4, Epson Stylus NX515

01/04, 10:35am

New Bento leaves some tweaks remaining

MacNN has reviewed three recent releases, beginning with Bento 3, FileMaker's personal-level database software. The program is described as easy to use, with upgraded features such as new views and encrypted fields. Some flaws still remain however, including problems with syncing back to Address Book, and changing font color or size in individual fields.

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Plustek intros D428 MobileOffice scanner

12/10, 10:55pm

Supports document imaging apps

Plustek Technology has introduced a new product for its line of MobileOffice scanners, the D428. The compact 4 x 12 scanner handles everything from document imaging to working with content management apps, and is designed for small or large home offices, banks and pharmacies. It delivers a maximum 600dpi resolution and supports scanning speeds of up to 2.2 seconds-per-page or 28 pages-per-minute. It also supports a wide range of page and media sizes, enabling users to scan an item as thick as a credit card.

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Dell debuts new P-, V-series all-in-one inkjet printers

11/18, 6:20pm

Models offer color trim, two-sided printing, touch

Dell on Wednesday introduced six new inkjet all-in-one printers geared for home and business use. All of the models feature print speeds of up to 33 pages per minute in monochrome or 25 pages per minute in color. Monochrome copy speeds are claimed to reach 25 pages per minute, with color copies processed as fast as 21 pages per minute. All "w" variants feature integrated wireless connectivity, while an optional Bluetooth dongle can be connected to the USB Pictbridge port.

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Apple hosts HP printer driver update for Snow Leopard

09/22, 3:20pm

Supports wide variety of printers

Apple has posted a new cumulative driver update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard, supporting printers by HP. The v2.2 HP update includes software for both scanning and printing, and ensures compatibility with a broad selection of HP hardware. Numerous product lines are covered, including Business Inkjets, LaserJets, Color LaserJets, DesignJets, DeskJets, OfficeJets, Photosmarts and PSCs.

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HP launches printer-themed App Studio

09/08, 1:20pm

Apps provide ready-made content

HP has introduced the App Studio, a new service attached to a recent printer, the Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web. Apps allow the printer to quickly print off sanctioned content, such as movie tickets, art projects from Disney, photos from Flickr or 60 Minutes articles from CBS. The service uses an open API, and HP is hoping to introduce a variety of new print apps in the future, in some cases based on user suggestions.

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Brother intros HL-3000, MFC-9000 business printers

09/03, 10:35pm

New Brother printers geared for small office use

Brother on Thursday introduced several new printers in its HL-3000 series and MFC-9000 lineup. The HL-3040CN features print speeds of up to 17 ppm in color or monochrome, with 600x2400 dpi resolution. Users can place up to 250 sheets of paper into the feeder and connect the printer via Ethernet or USB 2.0 interfaces.

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Lexmark intros eight new all-in-one inkjet printers

09/01, 8:20pm

Lexmark all in one inkjets

Lexmark on Tuesday introduced eight new all-in-one inkjet printers geared for small- to medium-size business. The Platinum Pro905 features a 4.3-inch touchscreen and a customizable interface for quicker access to frequent tasks. Users can also view web content from the display, such as news, weather, or photo sharing sites.

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Apple lists apps incompatible with Snow Leopard

08/28, 11:25am

S. Leopard's broken apps

Apple has published a series of official support documents for Mac OS X Snow Leopard, which ships today. These cover Finder and the desktop, the printing process, and more crucially a number of incompatible applications. A specific set of programs may be automatically moved to an "Incompatible Software" folder on a Mac, and/or blocked from being opened.

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Epson unveils WorkForce 610 and WorkForce 1100

08/12, 1:35pm

Epson WorkForce line

Epson has released the 610 and the 1100 as part of its WorkForce line of printers. Both new models integrate Wi-Fi, wired networking and PC Fax capabilities, while the device construction is designed to be recyclable and meet ENERGY STAR standards. The all-in-one WorkForce 610 has a 2.5-inch LCD tilt screen and an automatic document feeder (ADF) that supports maximum print speeds of up to 38 pages per minute (ppm) in greyscale and color. Laser-quality work can be run at up to 15 ppm for black content or 9.3 ppm for color.

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DYMO makes 450-series label printers official

07/22, 5:35pm

DYMO 450's to ship soon

After surfacing earlier this month, DYMO today officially launched three new label printers in its LabelWriter 450 series. The 450 series printers output US Postal Service approved labels, barcodes and name badges, among other uses. The new series can print from 50 to 70 labels per minute, depending on the model, from software like Word, Outlook, QuickBooks and CardScan. USPS labels can be printed for First Class, Express Mail, Flat Rate postage, postcards and more. The label writers connect to Macs and PCs via USB.

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Lexmark intros new wireless "N" touchscreen printers

07/13, 6:35pm

Lexmark myTouch printers

Lexmark has announced a new line of inkjet printers, with eight all-in-one devices to be released on September 1. The printers each integrate 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreens for "as needed" navigation. Graphical icons provide quick access to basic print, copy and scan functions. The printers also utilize Lexmark's new Vizix print technology, featuring separate ink tanks to improve printing speed and printing precision. The line boasts Wireless-N connectivity for customers needing a longer range and faster file-transfer rates.

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