It's Not Too Late to Get Ghoulish For Halloween

24. October 2013 11:08 by Calvin Yu in   //  Tags: , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Halloween is only a week away, but it's not too late to get those last minute spooktacular decorations ready. You could go to the store and buy an plastic carved pumpkin lit with LED lights or frightful fake fingers for your candy bowl. But that wouldn't be so fun! Consider making your own decorations instead. It's a great way to add a special homemade touch to one of our favorite holidays and surprise any guests or trick-or-treaters who might be visiting on Halloween night. More...

Troubleshooting Reminders for Printing

Lately we have been writing about printing innovations, but for this latest post we wanted to get down to the nitty gritty by exploring troubleshooting tips for printing at home. We all want to have a printer at the ready for all the random projects that pop up, but what happens when you're in a bind and printed pages aren't coming out right? Maybe things are printing too slowly. Maybe there are lines or weird marks. Maybe nothing will come out at all. Here are some basic tips to help you get back on track. More...

What Can 3D Printing Really Do?

10. October 2013 16:43 by Calvin Yu in   //  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

3D printing has been featured on virtually even major blog and news organization. Even consumer giant Amazon now offers a 3D printing landing page as they are attempting to bring 3D printers into consumer households. At 247inktoner, we've even featured how this technology impacts medical fields. But what other innovative things can 3D printing do? Why do these innovations matter? And what limitations, if any, are there to this technology? More...

Digital Impacts On Artmaking

3. October 2013 14:51 by Calvin Yu in   //  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

In past blog posts, we've covered some ancient artmaking techniques, including ink wash painting. However, for our latest blog, we wanted to set our sights on the role of digital technology in art by focusing on a current exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Titled "Test Pattern," it seeks to look at "increasingly seamless exchanges of visual information in the digital age." The result is a series of prints and related media that actually use technology to slow down how we process visual art in a time where access to these images has never been easier. More...

Nike's Human Printing Press

27. September 2013 04:50 by Calvin Yu in   //  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

 

Printing presses have been around in the Western world since 1450, but Nike has found a way to innovate printing press technology by making it come alive with athletes' individual sports. How, you must be asking, can human atheletes use their physical prowess directly in the printing process? Nike's branch located in Turkey launched "Made By Movement" to directly engineer a printing press to work with the activities athletes partake in. The result was a multi-faceted challenge to encourage physical health and show the beauty of each athletic skill through a video that documented the process. More...

Printing for the Future: HP and Mobile Printing

At 247inktoner, we are big proponents of using technology to increase your productivity. One application in particular, Evernote, is especially useful. But what can benefit your everyday printing experience at home and at the office? We know that installing printer software or trying to adjust your printer settings can be a real pain. That's where HP's mobile printing apps come in. With all kinds of solutions for home and office use on your mobile devices and email clients, printing is just a click away. Here are some of the highlights. More...

Mastering Photo Printing

6. September 2013 10:23 by Calvin Yu in   //  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

With more people using digital cameras, more are also printing these digital images at home. To avoid the hassle of store development, and extra processing fees, photo printers are a good investment for amateur or professional photographers alike. However, unlike a professional lab, many individuals might be unaware of specific ways to best optimize printing from home. The following tips will help you get the most out of your photo printer, allowing you to best capture all of life's precious moments for many years to come. More...

How The Great Picture Happened

Everywhere you look, you see printed billboards, wall art, and other forms of printed media from wide-format printers. But none of these images come close to The Great Picture, which holds the Guinness World record as the largest print photograph composed as one single image. How big is it? Measuring 111 feet wide and 32 feet high, it was created using an airport hangar as a giant pinhole camera. We wanted to delve into the history and construction of this truly remarkable printed image. More...

Back To School Craft Ideas

 

Across the country, a majority of students are leaving behind their favorite outdoor activities to return to the classroom. Many of them are probably doing so reluctantly, so it's important to find ways to keep them engaged. Crafts are a great opportunity for younger students to explore their creativity and develop fine motor skills. The following ideas provide a starting point to help form early lesson plans. More...

Who Does That Belong To?: Copyright Concerns in 3-D Printing

3-D printing is everywhere these days. Like our recent blog post on the medical applications of 3-D printing points out, new developments in printing have brought us a long way from the inkjet printer. With any new technology, however, comes a slew of unique concerns over what that technology can do. One of the biggest and most recent of these developments is related to copyright laws. More...

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