A Robotic 3D Printer Could Print Anything, Anywhere It Wants

3D printers are far from a perfect technology at this point, but one of their most glaring issues is that their printing capacity is limited to the size of the machines. The print head on a 3D printer can only travel so far, which is why moving it onto a wheeled platform that's completely mobile is a brilliant idea,… » 9/17/14 11:53am Today 11:53am

Xerox's Robot Printer Brings Your Documents Right To You

The one advantage to the paperless office being nowhere in sight is that every time you print something you get to leave your desk and waste time while wandering over to the copy room. At least until Fuji Xerox's robot printer concept that delivers printed documents right to your desk becomes commonplace. » 8/26/14 8:45am 8/26/14 8:45am

A Tiny Printer That Spits Out Whatever's on Your iPhone's Screen

A smartphone in your hand can replace a wallet full of paper notes and receipts, but there are still times when a printed copy of what's on your phone can be handy; whether it be for sharing a map with someone, or following an online recipe without getting your device dirty. And that's exactly why this tiny printer… » 8/01/14 9:13am 8/01/14 9:13am

This All-In-One Printer Churns Out Completely Functional Circuit Boards

Prototyping a new device without a factory at your disposal is as time consuming as it is expensive. Unless the crowd-funded Squink printer manages to become a reality. It lets hobbyists and aspiring Wozniaks print their own functional circuit boards using conductive ink and glue, for almost immediate turnarounds when… » 7/21/14 1:48pm 7/21/14 1:48pm

Anybody With a Printer Can Make These Origami-Inspired Robots

We were promised robots. The future, science fiction told us, would be a world swarming with automatons that did all the jobs we didn't want. But you know what? Robots are really expensive and hard to build. Two MIT scientists want to change all that with inkjet printers and techniques borrowed from origami. » 4/11/14 4:20pm 4/11/14 4:20pm

Pocket-Sized Wonder-Printer Would Work Its Own Way Across a Page

With what has to be one of the most ambitious Kickstarter projects to come along in a while, the folks behind this Mini Mobile Robotic Printer want to revolutionize the mobile office. Because of instead of carrying a page-wide device that has to pull paper through it, this little marvel will instead print directly on… » 4/10/14 9:27am 4/10/14 9:27am

A Printer For People With Terrible Penmanship and Scissor Skills

Most printer news these days involves expensive 3D models designed to create almost anything from melted plastic. But Cricut's new Explore model still deals with paper, just not how your inkjet at home does. Like its predecessor, using a small blade on its 'print head' the Explore can actually slice up a page however… » 1/23/14 10:00am 1/23/14 10:00am

This LED Printer Creates Fleeting Messages on Photosensitive Paper

Liat Segal's Confession Machine printer isn't designed for running copies of TPT reports at work, unless you're really making an effort to realize a truly paperless office. Because instead of ink or toner, Segal's creation uses an array of 16 ultraviolet LEDs to 'print' messages on a static surface covered with a… » 1/22/14 10:00am 1/22/14 10:00am

This Tiny Printer Only Prints What You Select On Your Screen

Do you feel guilty printing out an entire email when all you really needed was someone's address? King Jim's new compact Cocodori printer is designed for just those occasions. Using an included piece of software, it lets you highlight only specific areas of your screen for printing. And what you're left with is a… » 1/16/14 11:22am 1/16/14 11:22am

Scrapbookers Rejoice! Casio's Pomrie Prints Adorable Rubber Stamps

If you've ever been dragged into a craft store you'll know that—for whatever reason—scrapbooking is a booming business. And Casio has decided it wants a piece of that glitter-covered pie with the introduction of a printer called the Pomrie that can actually churn out custom rubber stamps. » 1/07/14 9:00pm 1/07/14 9:00pm

Fujifilm's Instax Printer Turns Phone Snaps Into Instant Film Photos

These days, everything is instant photography, but no matter how many filters you smear onto that smartphone picture, it's never going to have the wonderful feel of the photos a Polaroid used to spit out. But now you can approximate that level of satisfaction thanks to Fujifilm's new Instax Share SP-1 printer. » 1/06/14 3:00am 1/06/14 3:00am

Labelmaking Enthusiasts, This Is Your Apollo 11

Unless you're obsessively organized, or love the iconic aesthetics of the old-school manual models, it's really hard to muster much excitement for a labelmaker. But somehow Epson has managed to create the perfect tiny printer for the smartphone age. For the casual user it's finally an easy way to bring a little bit of… » 1/04/14 9:00am 1/04/14 9:00am