The Best Printer Deals of Black Friday Are Back In Stock, For Now

The cagiest deals of Black Friday 2015 are back in stock, if you hurry. We’ve seen the Brother HL2380DW for $80 and the DCPL2540DW for $85 already this week, but they both disappeared within hours. At least for now though, they’ve available and ready to depose your awful Inkjet. »Yesterday 5:05pm11/25/15 5:05pm


Two Popular Brother Laser Printers are On Sale Today, Starting at $50

Earlier today, we shared a deal on a barebones Brother laser printer for $50, but if you want high-end features like wireless networking and a built-in scanner, the Brother MFCL2700DW is down to $119 today as well, also an all-time low. [Brother MFCL2700DW All-In-One Mono Laser Printer, $119]… »8/10/15 6:15pm8/10/15 6:15pm

This Zombie Printer Was Hacked To Broadcast Radio Waves

All electronic devices emit radio waves when they’re powered on, even if they don’t connect to the internet or Bluetooth. Governments have been using these accidental waves to spy on each other since the 1960s—but this week, a computer scientist at the Black Hat hacker conference took the idea way further than we’d… »8/06/15 4:35pm8/06/15 4:35pm

An Inkless Printer Makes Color Images With Tiny Microscopic Holes

Considering printer ink costs more than booze and even human blood, it’s no surprise everyone’s on the hunt for a cheaper alternative. And that includes researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology who’ve created an inkless printer that works by perforating special paper with thousands of… »6/19/15 12:30pm6/19/15 12:30pm

A Printer You Won't Hate for Just $65

If you’re sick of fighting with unreliable ink-guzzling home printers, I can’t recommend mono laser printers highly enough. You give up the ability to print in color, but you get toner cartridges that will last until the heat death of the universe, and sheets that fly out at over 21 ppm. »5/12/15 7:15pm5/12/15 7:15pm

This Printer Churns Out Complex Double-Layered Circuit Boards

3D printers are well on their way to eventually creating perfect replicas of almost any object we can imagine, as long as they don't rely on any electronics inside to function. But devices like the new Voltera, a printer that churns out prototypes of complex dual-layer circuit boards, is a sign that this won't always… »2/10/15 12:20pm2/10/15 12:20pm

This Printer Spits Out Messages That Actually Ignite and Self-Destruct

With a new data breach revealed every week, is it possible to safely share anything these days? Even passing notes in class risks a teacher intervention, unless you can smuggle this printer in your backpack. Clearly inspired by Mission Impossible, the messages it prints actually physically self-destruct just moments… »10/15/14 1:52pm10/15/14 1:52pm

How to Hack an Inkjet to Print Custom-Colored Makeup

After graduating from Harvard, Grace Choi decided that she wanted to target the makeup industry with a low-cost device that would actually let consumers simply print their own. And while she's working on perfecting (and raising the needed funding) to put her Mink printer into production, she's created a tutorial on … »9/22/14 5:30pm9/22/14 5:30pm

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 11:53am9/17/14 11:53am

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 9:13am8/01/14 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 1:48pm7/21/14 1:48pm