Your Next Home Office Workhorse: The Epson WP-4020

What if you could have a printer that was relatively light weight but durable enough to handle over 2000 printed black and white pages with a single ink cartridge? Enter the Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4020, a 24-pound, high-capacity, high-speed printer that retails for only $149.99. Whether you often find yourself working from home and need to print a lot of documents quickly and efficiently, or just want to get the most bang for buck, you no longer have to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars to get a printer that would leave most small offices jealous. More...

Keeping Your Printers In Working Order

When was the last time you ran tests to make sure your printer was in good working order? If you said spring, it's probably because we wrote about the necessity of spring cleaning. If you have cleaned your printer since then, great! If not, now is the time to make sure your printer is in good working order, particularly if you use it only occasionally. The longer you wait to clean your printer, the more likely it is to require maintenance you cannot perform at home. More...

Ink Wash Painting: A Long Standing Tradition

Ink has many uses from practical applications to more artistic ones. One of the earliest of these ink art forms, and one of the most technically demanding, is ink wash painting. Said to originate out of China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE), this art uses calligraphy ink to create landscapes that are often imaginary or loose interpretations of actual places. Since the Tan Dynasty, this type of ink painting has spread to other Asian countries, and has even inspired notable American artists, including Georgia O'Keeffe. More...

Wall Art: The Perfect Summer Mosaic

Are you looking for some art to cover a bare wall in your home or apartment? Are you looking to save some money? We have the perfect project for you. By searching online art blogs like Colossal or photo sharing websites like Flickr, you can gather images to create your own wall mosaic. In combining as many 4 by 6 inch or 5 by 7 inch prints as you want, the possibilities for sprucing up even the emptiest wall are endless. More...

Summer Crafts to Spice Up Your BBQ

 

Though it might be too late to spruce up your Fourth of July BBQ with some homemade crafts, there are at least 6 weeks left to add decorative touches to your next outdoor party. With a paper pinwheel or homemade labels for your items, these little details go a long way in providing creative flair to keep your guests entertained and talking. Like our blog post on Father's Day crafts, these projects take little more than a few steps and a trip to the craft store. More...

Near Field Communication Printing

No doubt 2013 has been one of the more exciting years in recent memory for developments in printing technology. With the vast expansion in capabilities of 3D printing and mobile applications, it's now easier and more efficient to print than ever before. However, mobile app technologies have been shown to have many limitations. With a new type of technology, called Near Field Communication (NFC), printing from your mobile phone might get considerably easier. More...

Business Card Makeover

21. June 2013 04:31 by Calvin Yu in   //  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Maybe you're getting into a summer lull at work or gearing up for a once-a-year business conference. No matter the occasion, when was the last time you thought to update your business cards? These little cards matter more than people think, especially in terms of design. Serving as a first impression, they could help you be remembered for upcoming business deals or future job opportunities. The following tips will help you spruce up your business cards and really make an impression, whatever the event might be. More...

3D Printing and Medical Applications

3D printing is the most talked about new development in printing technology at the moment, particularly with Amazon's recent opening of a dedicated 3D printing page on their website. While the discussion is focused on the consumer aspect of this technology, we wanted to focus on the more high tech applications, including how these technological developments show promise for the medical field. Though 3D printing is still relatively expensive, rapidly decreasing costs and the development of new types of materials used in printing prosthetics make this technology viable for many larger research-focused hospitals. With the future looking bright for medical applications of 3D printing, there is great hope that medical costs and recovery times can be reduced. More...

German Expressionism and the Role of Printmaking

German Expressionism refers to a particular point in art history just before World War I that culminated in the development of new styles of art across mediums as diverse as film, painting, architecture and cinema throughout the country.

But perhaps the most underappreciated artistic movement was the use of printmaking to develop new artistic forms, respond to the political upheaval at the time, and provide records of violence experienced during World War I.

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DIY Gift Ideas For Father's Day

With Father's Day just over two weeks away, now is the time to start making the perfect gift to surprise dad. He might like golf clubs, grilling equipment, or some new ink cartridges for his printer, but nothing says "I love you" quite like a homemade gift. After suggesting gift ideas for Mother's Day, we knew Father's Day was a perfect occasion to get those creative juices flowing again! Here are a few ideas that any dad is sure to appreciate. More...

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