Headline Rollup for February 9, 2017
Modern printing is more than just about pumping out pages a little faster. Today, printing is all about working smarter with the cloud and saving money on consumables.
It has been confirmed that up to 500 jobs will be lost with the closure of HP Inc’s inkjet cartridge manufacturing plant in Leixlip.
The evolving landscape of 3D printing technology demands flexibility in everyday classrooms and businesses. To expand capabilities for printing and modeling across devices, Dremel has adopted the digital manufacturing system company 3DPrinterOS™ to enable complete, cloud-based connectivity for the Dremel Idea Builder 3D printers.
Despite modern society existing in a full-on digital age, paper production is still going strong. That’s a problem if you’re concerned about deforestation, pollution and waste. It takes 75,000 trees to print the Sunday edition of the New York Times and although many people recycle, about a quarter of America’s landfill waste and a third of its municipal waste consists of paper.
The new software was announced in a press release, and is for Epson’s SureColor P-Series printers for “print and colour management workflow for photographers”. It is designed to “provide easy printer selection, layout and colour management settings”, as well as a live preview which makes it easy for amateur and professional photographers to “create the highest quality photos easily”.
Government Technology reported on the procurement agreement, which has seen the US Communities “public purchasing cooperative” sign an agreement to “buy from Amazon Business”, in a deal which will “give members the ability to buy directly from the website as part of a competitive procurement contract”.
Silicon Republic reported that the new development will cost less than one US cent to make, and that it will advance “micro-power capabilities”, as the “sensors powered by it have created a field of engineering that pushes the limits”. The research was carried out at Stanford University Medical Centre, with the team being led by Rahi Esfandyarpour, who published the paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences detailing “a two part system chip”.