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How to Print From Your Smartphone or Tablet

how-to-print-from-smartphone-tablet-iphoneWith people increasingly using their mobile devices to get work done on the go, what then happens when you need to print a PDF or a spreadsheet off your smartphone or Ipad? There are solutions for this. Printing companies have responded to this need creating apps to help you print a document without having to open your laptop or run to your PC. Here are a few options available:

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4D Printing - What does that even mean?

4D-Printing-ARCWho knew there was a fourth dimension? Apparently “the fourth dimension is time, shape shifting in fact,” according to the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science who have created a 4D printer.

The printer builds objects that have the ability to change based on the physics of the materials used, such that “3D printed materials…morph into new structures, post production, under the influence of external stimuli such as water or heat” said the ARC team in a release.

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7 Tips to Save Ink and Prolong the Life of Your Ink Cartridge

tips-to-save-ink-prolong-ink-cartridge1. Print Only What You Need

Think about why you’re printing a document and whether or not you actually require a hard copy. With cloud storage options like Dropbox or Google Drive, documents can easily be accessed via mobile apps or on your desktop. Instead of carrying a hard copy, you can access your documents on the fly this way.

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5 Tips to Print Efficiently to Cut Paper Costs

Printing-Efficiently-to-cut-paper-costsPrinting efficiently not only saves you or your business money, it also helps to save trees in the process. According to Natural Resources Canada in 2013, our country alone used 1,224,000 tonnes of printing and writing paper.  To help decrease the consumption of paper and the cost of purchasing paper, here are a few tips to get you printing more efficiently:

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Inkjet vs. Laser Printers – What’s the difference?

laser-vs-inkjet-printersThe price divide between inkjet printers and lasers printers used to be vast but as technology has progressed, you can now get a quality laser printer for a few hundred dollars. Both technologies can dish out great prints. Each type has its own strengths and weaknesses. Choosing one over the other is a matter of what you intend to print and how often you'll be printing.

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Choosing the Right Photo Paper for Your Inkjet Printer

photo-paper-for-your-inkjet-printerToday’s technology enables us to capture life’s special moments without hiring a professional photographer. High quality DSLR’s and a home inkjet printer can provide you with beautiful photographs that will make your friends and family think you paid someone to snap the shots. To follow suit with that quality touch, you need to know what photo paper is right for you. Here is a list of paper characteristics to help you purchase the right paper type for your intended project:

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