Printer Industry News

3-D Pen Has Arrived

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

This may be the most eye catching development in 3-D printing since it was first introduced in 1980. It’s a 3-D drawing pen. It uses photo-polymers and UV light to draw in vertical space. It’s called CreoPop, the coolest Scorpionpen around. The light sensitive ink is solidified by shining ultra-violet light on it.

All of the 3-D pens out there melt plastic do dangerously hot temperatures. Just think about what would happen if somebody, especially children, gets melted plastic onto their skin or in even in their eyes. In addition, you get a quite unpleasant smell when you use pens that melt plastic and is just not nice a home environment.

The CreoPop 3-D pen does not melt plastic, there are no hot parts and no bad smell. It’s the perfect tool for anyone wanting to create their own designs, their own shapes and in many different colors. It’s great for kids and brings drawing to a whole new level. Kids can make jewelry, customized clothes for their dolls and even their own special toys.

BearThey make many types of ink:

  • magnetic ink – that can be used to make refrigerator or whiteboard magnets
  • glow in the dark ink – so you can make objects that radiate light in a dark room
  • aromatic ink – so you can make items that smell really good such as a bathroom or car fresheners
  • temperature ink – paint a coffee or tea cup and see how it changes color when you pour a hot liquid
  • body paint – since it uses cool ink you can make tattoos and henna designs

It’s an extremely novel idea never seen before.  If you think this pen is KOOL, please pledge at indiegogo.com so we can see this innovation come to life.

Konica Minolta bizhub C754/C654 Color MFP Series

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.launched the bizhub® C754 and the bizhub® C654 Color Multifunctional Printers. MFP printers are an all in one system for printing, copying, faxing and scanning. They both feature the Konica Minolta INFO-Palette design which is a new touch screen interface allowing more advanced accessibility than before. The bizhub C754 and C654 Printer Series features a broad range of new applications and software to enhance its productivity, coupled with fast speeds and superior color quality output.

Both MFP printers incorporate a vibrant 9-inch color touchscreen display with superior resolution for print preview choices, the INFO-Palette layout on the new bizhub C754 and C654 Series provides an user-friendly “touch & swipe” interface that actually works as effortlessly as today’s fastest cellular devices. Straightforward menus and customizable icons permit users to work faster and smarter. Together with fast output speeds as much as 60 ppm color and 75 ppm monochrome on the bizhub C754, and 60 ppm color and 65 ppm black and white on the bizhub C654, this innovative series can certainly deliver customized, full-color content in-house and on-demand, saving both money and time. Regarding professional configurations such as health related, legal and education applications, the bizhub C754/654 Series allows high- speed scanning, scan-to-folder functionality and effortless integration along with industry-standard software for scanning and converting records to digital documents. The bizhub C754/C654 series comes with standard dual scanning, powerful finishing solutions, versatile document management as well as stunning high-impact color, which makes it suitable for high-volume document applications of all sorts.

The bizhub C754/C654 series also provides improved security through Konica Minolta’s bizhub SECURE and various sophisticated alternatives such as Biometric Authentication and HID Proximity Cards to protect very sensitive documents. In addition to offering Konica Minolta’s exclusive Simitri® HD polymerized laser toner, built-in Emperon® print system, bizhub OP (Open Platform) technology and PageScope® Enterprise Suite, the bizhub C754/C654 Series achieves among the lowest power consumption rate in its class – even lower than the standard specified by Energy Star certification. The INFO-Palette design additionally includes a one of a kind Eco-indicator that allows tracking of paper, toner as well as energy consumption by device, account or end-user to encourage increased cost-consciousness.

Sloan-Kettering Worker Charged with $3.8M Ink Cartridge Fraud

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

A 32-year-old healthcare facility employee with the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center building on East 53rd Street was busted and arrested for apparently stealing more than a million dollars worth of toner cartridges over a three year period and selling them to the black market.

Marque Gumbs, who earned $37,000 annually from the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, allegedly lived the high-life right after selling the printer toner cartridges to the underground black market. He padded his checking account with $149,048 worth of cash deposits as well as paid for a BMW X6 for $50,500 in cash. based on court documents.

Gumbs was arraigned in NYC, Manhattan Criminal Court Wednesday and charged with grand larceny. He is being kept in jail and held on a $100,000 bail.

“He kept a fairly low profile, but the way he dressed was a little flashy,” a neighbor of his at the Trump Plaza in New Rochelle told The Wall Street Journal. “You could tell he wore fancy clothes but he himself was low key as a person.”

Gumbs supposedly worked as a receiving clerk at the hospital’s outpatient campus on East 53rd Street. The position offered him to manage control over ordering, receiving and stocking the printer ink cartridges.

He ordered $1.2 million worth of printer cartridges between October 2009 and August 2010 which were not compatible with any of the inkjet printers at his facility, the complaint stated. Gumbs ordered an overall total of approximately $3.8 million worth of ink cartridges while he was employed by Sloan-Kettering.

Gumbs allegedly asked the supply truck to meet him around the street rather than within the building and after that stashed the products inside the garbage bay area, based on the court papers.

A spokesperson for Sloan-Kettering said that Gumbs began doing work at the cancer center in 1999 but has since been terminated.