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Understanding Printer Acronyms & Printing Terms

Understanding-Printer-Acronyms-Printing-TermsFor those looking to purchase a new printer or update their existing office printer fleet, you’ll find an array of options. Choosing between whether you want a laser or inkjet printer and then trying to determine what the specs mean, can be a tad overwhelming. Understanding some basic terms will help you make an informed decision, as well as find a printer that matches your particular needs. Here are a few terms you’ll come across when looking through specs for a potential printer:

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3D Printed Ophthalmic Lenses are Here

3D printed ophthalmic lensesAdvances in the 3D printing world continue to amaze and the ability to print ophthalmic lenses is yet another solution provided by the additive manufacturing technique. Where traditional glass lenses are produced using subtractive manufacturing techniques, i.e. taking a lens blank and grinding/cutting away at it to create the final shape; 3D printing allows for customized printing of lenses without unnecessary waste being produced because there is no cutting/grinding process.

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An Affordable 3D Printer: Meet Cubibot

CubibotLooking to bring 3D printing to the masses, the makers of Cubibot have developed an affordable, user-friendly, desktop sized 3D printer. With an accessible starting price point of $149 (US), a compact size that fits easily on a countertop, and a database full of pre-built designs that users can select from and hit print, the Cubibot is truly an out of the box, plug and play 3D printer. 

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Print a Hologram with a Regular Inkjet Printer

lightfieldselfie printerPhoto: PetaPixelPrinter and printing technology continues to amaze and abound with brilliant ideas that bring to life what was otherwise thought impossible. Between 3D printed food, homes and prosthetics, to “printing” videos that use augmented reality (AR) to bring photos to life, the printer world and its technological advances never cease to bring some really cool tech to the world.

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