Friday, May 27th, 2011
Anything endorsed by Lady Gaga is bound to be interesting. The eccentric popstar-cum-fashion icon has previously endorsed the ‘Beats’ headphone series by Monster Cables, so when we heard that Polaroid had been working closely with the star to design a new range of products, we got curious.
Details on the first product released from Polaroid and Lady Gaga’s new Grey Label line, the GL10 Instant Printer, were released earlier this week. Following the initial unveil of the prototype in January alongside two other products, the GL20 (a pair of Gaga-style sunglasses with a camera and LCD screens in the lenses) and GL30 (a slightly more traditional Polaroid instant camera), the GL10 is the first to go on sale to the general public.
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The pocket-sized printer weighs just 15 ounces and allows users to print a hard-copy 3” x 4” photo in less than 45 seconds using Polaroid’s 2nd Generation ‘Zink’ zero ink printing technology. This method of inkless printing embeds colour directly onto the paper without the need for inks or ribbons. (more…)
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Ink and paper will forever be a staple in any workspace with a computer. You can’t avoid it, nor can you ignore it – they’re essential items in both businesses and homes, but they don’t come cheap. Printer ink has been deemed to be worth more, weight for weight, than gold! However, there are several ways in which you can save pennies just by following a few simple rules.
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1. Don’t print more than is necessary
If you print less, it’ll cost you less. Do you really need to print out that e-mail? Could you have just read that report on-screen? Most print options give you a choice of fitting multiple pages onto one sheet, which minimises the amount of ink and paper you use. Try to limit how often you print as well – if you print everything you need in one go, the printer only needs to boot up once as well and you’ll save on your energy costs.
2. Double-side your printing
Use both sides of the paper. Some printers provide this option for you – it’s known as ‘duplexing’. If your printer lacks the ability to duplex, it’s easy to do this process manually by turning and re-inserting the paper. You’ll instantly halve the amount of paper you use. (more…)