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iBox Nano: the world’s smallest resin 3D printer?

ibox nanoWell, it didn’t take long.  It seems that the first mobile 3D printer is on the verge of release – introducing the iBox Nano, which is thought to be the world’s smallest resin 3D printer.

Created by iBox Printers, the iBox Nano weighs just three pounds and is both small and light enough to simply carry around in your bag – it truly is a portable 3D printer!

Unlike most other 3D printers available on the market currently, the iBox Nano can work without any wires at all – you don’t have to use a USB or power cable!  The iBox Nano is Wi-Fi-enabled – so there’s no need to be tethered to a computer or laptop – and it is also the world’s first battery-powered 3D resin printer, with the battery option lasting for approximately ten hours.

The completely wireless option, paired with the iBox Nano’s silent operation, allows you to print on the go, whether that be in the library, at a friend’s house, or even while having a coffee.

The iBox Nano is incredible simple to use, too – it can be controlled using a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer and only requires access to a browser for you to be able to print.  You don’t need to install any specialised software onto your devices – just start printing in 3D!

The creators discussed the iBox Nano on their Kickstarter page: “We didn’t set out to improve 3D printing, we set out to remove the barriers; to get 3D printers in the hands of everyone. That’s why we have developed the worlds smallest, most affordable and easiest to use 3D Resin Printer.

“Most 3D printers are expensive, large, noisy and complicated. We created the iBox Nano with the home based user in mind. We are now ready to share this technology with you.

“We have been hard at work, and with your help, we’re ready to take the iBox Nano into full-fledged production. By supporting this effort, you’ll be the first to get your hands on an amazing 3D printer AND help usher in a new era of home based 3D printing – an era in which your creative output is no longer limited by price or dauntingly complex machines.”

You can still back the iBox Nano project on Kickstarter - iBox Printers are looking to raise funds for the production of the 3D printer.

Check out the iBox Nano 3D Printer in action below:

Try a Business Inkjet Printer in your office

business inkjet printerTraditionally, inkjet printers have been used for home users and, at a push, small offices – however, the capabilities of inkjets have developed at an incredible pace.  The benefits of a small-to-medium business replacing a laser printer with a business inkjet printer is leading to a huge shift in offices across the UK – times have changed!

Manufacturers have been quick to recognise that, too – leading to a wide variety of business inkjet printers being offered by the likes of Brother, HP and Epson, to name but a few.

As mentioned, there are a plethora of benefits when it comes to choosing a business inkjet printer, including cheaper running costs, high-capacity ink cartridges, professional-quality prints, the ability to print on a wide range of media and impressive print speeds.

So, if you want a laser-like performance, paired with reliability and much lower print costs, then a business inkjet printer could be the ideal choice for you!

Find the perfect business inkjet printer below:

HP OfficeJet Pro X476dw

Perfect for small-to-medium businesses that are looking for a lower cost per page by switching to a business inkjet printer.  Able to print, copy, scan and fax, the X476dw is packed with intelligent, easy-to-use features. A fantastic option for your office!

  • Print – Copy – Scan – Fax
  • Ideal for SMBs printing up to 9,000 pages each month
  • Impressive speeds of 55 pages per minute
  • Claim a huge £135 Cashback

Epson WorkForce WF-4640DTWF

Need a business inkjet printer that cuts costs, offers professional-quality prints and a wide range of features for your home or small business?  Then the WF-4640DTWF, with its ability to print on a wide range of media and mobile print capabilities, is the ideal choice.

  • Print – Copy – Scan – Fax
  • Print on a wide range of media – card, envelopes, labels etc.
  • Wi-Fi Direct, Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint compatible
  • FREE Three-Year On-Site Warranty

Brother MFC-J5720DW

This Brother business inkjet printer, which can print, copy, scan and fax, increases productivity in any office, with its 580-sheet paper capacity for printing up to A3 in size.  Add in the ability to print and scan to/from mobile devices and cloud services and you have the cost-effective MFP that you’ve always wanted!

  • Print – Copy – Scan – Fax
  • 580-sheet paper capacity for printing up to A3
  • Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint compatible
  • Scan to and print from Google Docs, Evernote, Facebook, Dropbox etc.

Canon MAXIFY MB5050

This is a 4-in-1 business inkjet printer, with mobile and cloud connectivity, that is ideal for busy, small offices – particularly as first mono prints are done in just seven seconds!  Compact, with a 7.5cm colour touch panel for simple navigation through the features, the MB5050 also supports Google Cloud Print and Apple Airprint.

  • Print – Copy – Scan – Fax
  • Ideal for small businesses printing up to 1,500 pages each month
  • Supports Google Cloud Print and Apple Airprint
  • Compact, space-saving design

 

VIDEO: Unboxing the Brother MFC-J5720DW Colour Inkjet MFP

In this video, our resident print expert, Ben, will show you how to safely unbox the Brother MFC-J5720DW Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer.

We have also shown what comes in the box with this impressive all-in-one device from Brother, so there will be no surprises when you have to do it!

The location of the all-important serial number has been revealed, too – so there won’t be any frustrating searches when it comes to registering your Brother MFC-J5720DW Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer.

 

You can get the Brother MFC-J5720DW Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer HERE!

 

VIDEO: Introducing the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620DWF

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620DWFHere at Printerbase, we like to give you a well-rounded insight into the printers that could well become an integral part of your home or office, such as the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620DWF.

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620DWF is a colour inkjet multifunction printer that offers professional-quality, two-sided print, copy, scan and fax capabilities – making it an ideal device for the office.

Packed with plenty of handy features, such as Scan-to functions and Wi–Fi Direct, which allows you to print directly from mobile devices, it makes using the machine simple in an office environment.

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620DWF is a genuinely cost-effective option, too – so, if you’re looking to save on print costs, look no further!  This Epson MFP, with its no-heat technology, uses up to 80 percent less power than competitive colour lasers, while the optional high capacity ink cartridges bring the running costs low, too.

One top of the standard one-year on-site warranty, there is currently an extra two-year on-site swap warranty FREE with the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620DWF – this offers ends on 31 March 2015.

Find out more about the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620DWF in our video overview below:

 

Get the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620DWF HERE!

 

Two-thirds of manufacturers are using 3D printing

3d printersIt has been revealed that two-thirds of manufacturers are using 3D printing is some form, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers [PWC].

With only one-third of the 100 companies surveyed not using 3D printing, it was shown that many industrial manufacturers are using the technology for rapid prototyping, production and custom parts.

However, it also said that the majorities of companies are still in the process of experimenting with the technology in a bid to discover how is best to apply it to their production processes – highlighting just how early we are into the 3D print revolution.

PWC also stated that companies will find use for 3D printing beyond fast-paced prototyping, particularly as 3D printing technology evolves towards handling multiple materials and fast print speeds.

Of all the companies that took part in the PWC survey, almost 30% stated that they were experimenting with 3D printing technology; 25% said they used 3D printers solely for prototyping; 10% for both prototyping and production; 3% for creating products that couldn’t be made with traditional methods and the final 1% for final products or components.

 

“Despite these trends, the 3D printing industry faces challenges,” the PWC report said. “Rapid prototyping will remain important but is not the game-changer that will expand the technology into high-volume use cases.

“The industry should pivot to printing more fully functional and finished products or components in volumes that greatly outnumber the volumes of prototypes produced.

“Printer speeds are increasing across the product spectrum; at least one high-end system under development could print up to 500 times faster than today’s top machines. And key patents are about to expire, a development likely to hasten the pace of innovation,” PWC stated.”

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