Clog-Free Inkjet Printer Inspired by the Human Eye

"The eye and an ink jet nozzle have a common problem: they must not be allowed to dry while, simultaneously, they must open," explains Jae Wan Kwon, associate professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. Kwon, with the help of MU engineering doctoral student Riberet Almieda, solved the… » 7/18/12 7:40pm 7/18/12 7:40pm

Inkjet-Printed Adhesive Sensor Strip To Measure Soldiers' Blast Exposure

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has become one of the biggest challenges for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan—shockwaves caused by IEDs and rocket-propelled grenades can cause serious damage that is at times nearly impossible to diagnose. DARPA hopes to change that with a disposable strip » 10/14/08 11:30am 10/14/08 11:30am being developed by…

Casio PCP-1200 Photo Printer Has 7-Inch Touchscreen, Keyboard for Some Reason

This new photo-printer from Casio is one mixed-up gizmo: As well as standard photo-printing functions, it's got a 7-inch touchscreen and a full keyboard. So is it a mini computer with printer aspirations, or a printer with computing aspirations? Hard to say, but it's supposedly able to edit the photos you pop in from… » 8/19/08 6:52am 8/19/08 6:52am

Inkjet Ink Test: Manufacturer Brand vs. Cheapo Store Ink

Trusted Reviews has a big investigation on inkjet printers and inkjet ink, and their year-long study comparing fading between more expensive manufacturer brand vs. the cheaper crappy brand shows that you get what you pay for. Over three months, the differences between the two were negligible, with pages only fading… » 4/29/08 6:20pm 4/29/08 6:20pm

Kyocera Inkjet Printhead Spits Out 1000 Pages a Minute

I can't say that I have ever been impressed by a printer, but the device they are cooking up at Kyocera could be a first. Their new KJ4 series printhead can churn out up to 200 meters per minute at 600 x 480 dpi, or 150 meters per minute at 600×600 dpi—which equates to about 1000 sheets of A4. After consulting a… » 3/31/08 5:45pm 3/31/08 5:45pm

Trak Mobile Inkjet Printer Concept Snaps Onto Laptop Lids

Designer Hung Chih Wang thinks the inkjet printer market has room for an ultra-mobile concept: his "Trak" design is a mini printer that snaps onto the lid of your laptop. Handy for hardcopies on-the-go, it's small enough to be USB powered and even has a detachable print head for easy travel storage. There's no mention… » 3/05/08 8:19am 3/05/08 8:19am

Kodak ESP 3 All-in-One Printer Has Software Facial Retouch

The Pitch: Kodak's ESP 3 all-in-one printer, which has a nice black finish and a software feature for facial retouching with "one click" that "reduces blemishes" and enhances facial features. They also claim that it saves 50% ink when compared to similar inkjet printers.
The Catch: It's hard to tell exactly what the… » 1/07/08 12:00am 1/07/08 12:00am

Scientists Serve Up Bluetooth Replacement in the Form of Inkjet-Printed Plastic Sheets

Scientists at the University of Tokyo have developed a new 1mm thick plastic sheet inkjet-printed with various nanoparticles and insulating and semiconducting polymers that enables electronic devices placed on it to communicate with one another. A technology like this would have advantages over other means of… » 12/14/07 4:30pm 12/14/07 4:30pm

HP Uses Inkjet Tech to Replace Hypodermic Needles

HP has figured out a way to make their inkjet technology a bit more versatile: by getting it to inject drugs into humans. Yep, HP is looking to replace hypodermic needles with their inkjet technology in a method reminiscent of nicotine patches. HP is licensing a patch with up to 90,000 microneedles per square inch… » 9/11/07 11:30am 9/11/07 11:30am