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Leapfrog 3D Printers partners with Ricoh

leapfrog 3d printersRicoh have announced a new partnership with Leapfrog 3D Printers that will see Ricoh become the official reseller of the Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D Printer, along with other models in Europe from January 2015.

As part of the agreement, Ricoh will provide a complete package of support for customers around the Leapfrog 3D printers, including the ability to add 3D printers to existing Ricoh imaging print service contract.

The partnership will initially be available to customers in Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK, with wider availability across Europe during 2015.

Ricoh and Leapfrog 3D Printers will initially focus on customers in the education sector, expanding to support customers in the engineering and manufacturing sectors over time.

Leapfrog 3D Printers already provide educational 3D print packages and curriculum materials, while Ricoh offers tailored print installation, management, training and support contracts.

Olivier Vriesendorp, Director, Product Marketing, Ricoh Europe commented, “This partnership with Leapfrog 3D Printers combines its award-winning range of 3D printers with Ricoh’s strengths in the education sector providing comprehensive service, from IT services to consultation, installation, training and support, to help customers apply 3D printing technology in their organisation.

“As customer demand for 3D print steadily increases, we will continue to evolve our products and services to meet their needs.”

Mathijs Kossen, CEO of Leapfrog 3D Printers said: “Ricoh Europe shares our mission of adding real value for businesses and schools by providing them with a combination of the right tools and services.

“Besides high quality 3D printers, we also offer complete solutions that provide a customised mix of 3D printing hardware, software, print materials, and learning platforms to different user groups. I am very pleased that Ricoh will now add their state-of-the-art support and training services to this mix.”

Both Ricoh and Leapfrog 3D Printers will be exhibiting at the Bett Show at Excel, London.

VIDEO: Unboxing the Brother PT-H300 Label Printer

Getting a label printer for the home or office can be a quite an eye-opener – you won’t realise how much you’ll use it! The Brother PT-H300 Label Printer is one device that is particularly handy for businesses and we have put together a short unboxing video to show you exactly what to expect.

We have taken a look at what comes in the box with the Brother PT-H300 Label Printer, such as label tape and users guides.

Also, we haven’t forgotten about the all-important serial number – we let you know where you can find it.  Ensure you make a note of this number, as it is needed so you can register your Brother PT-HL300 Label Printer.

There’s also a quick example of a label printed on the Brother label printer, though if you want a more in-depth look, you can check out our Brother PT-H300 Label Printer review here.

Check out the Brother PT-H300 Label Printer unboxing video below:

VIDEO: Review of the Xerox ColorQube 8580 Solid Ink Printer

xerox colorqube 8580Finding the perfect colour printer for your office can be a lengthy, sometimes difficult, process, but that’s exactly why Printerbase are here – to make everything easier when it comes to print!  So, in keeping with this, we have put together a video review of the Xerox ColorQube 8580 Solid Ink Printer.

As you’ve been looking through the colour printers that would suit your specific needs, we’re sure you’ve come across laser and inkjet devices, but have you considered a Xerox Solid Ink printer?

Xerox Solid Ink is an innovative, proven and sustainable form of colour print technology that is similar in looks to a wax crayon.  Small solid blocks of non–toxic, no–mess ink are used, rather than the usual toner and inkjet cartridges – providing you with an easy–to–use, cost–effective alternative that doesn’t compromise on print quality and stays eco-friendly.

The Xerox ColorQube 8580 uses Solid Ink technology to deliver a simple, low-cost performance that is sure to improve any office, particularly in terms of print quality and amount of waste produced.  This Xerox really is perfect for any eco-conscious business, in fact, you could produce up 90% less waste!

Offering exceptional, PANTONE-approved prints at fantastic speeds of 51 pages per minute, the Xerox ColorQube 8580 is a powerful, high-quality option that will make your business stand out from the crowd.

Also, as it comes with Mopria certification, the Xerox ColorQube 8580 offers simple printing from mobiles and tablets – adding flexibility to an office print setup.

We have showed you have to safely unbox the Xerox ColorQube 8580, too – check out the video here.

Watch our review of the Xerox ColorQube 8580 Solid Ink Printer below:

VIDEO: Unboxing the Xerox ColorQube 8580 Solid Ink Printer

When your new printer arrives, it’s always tempting to get it out of the box and working straight away.  However, it’s important that you unbox your new device safely – and that’s why we’ve put together this video to show you how to do this with the Xerox ColorQube 8580 Solid Ink Printer.

We have also taken a look at what you can expect to get with the Xerox ColorQube 8580 Solid Ink Printer, so there should be no surprises once you open up the box with your impressive new printer.  The video also explains how much starter Solid Ink comes with this Xerox, which should give you enough time to get your replacement ink order in.

We have also been sure to show you where you can find the all-important serial number for the Xerox ColorQube 8580 Solid Ink Printer.  You will need to make a note of this number if you are to register your device – keep it safe!

If you want a more in-depth look at the Xerox ColorQube 8580 Solid Ink Printer, you can watch our review here.

Check out the unboxing video for the Xerox ColorQube 8580 Solid Ink Printer below:

3D printed Vacuum Cleaner unveiled

3d printed vacuum cleanerA 3D printed vacuum cleaner has been created by South Africa-based Hans Fouche after he was inspired by a competition ran by Hoover and Thingiverse, which asked users to design new add-ons for their models.

Fouche, who has 3D printed his own lawn mower in the past, included a twist on his design, with the 3D printed vacuum cleaner also doubling up as a decorative vase when not in use.  The perfect design for those who struggle to store their vacuum cleaners!

Along with his partners, Kobus Van der Walt and Adam Oxford, Fouche showed off his 3D printed vacuum cleaner, which started out as a Hoover vacuum before the team designed new components and an outer shell.

From their designs, the three men used a 3D printer to create the vacuum’s shell, nozzle and the main tube in just four hours on a high-end machine. This would, of course, take much longer on the average 3D printer as the parts would need to be broken down into individual pieces before connecting them together.

Fouche told that he used 2KG of ABS thermoplastic granules in total to print the entire vacuum cleaner.

The 3D printing innovator also revealed that his next project will be a “beautiful chair”, which he will be designing in the near future.

Would you print your own vacuum cleaner-decorative vase combo?

Check out the video showing the 3D printed vacuum cleaner in action:

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