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How the Epson ET-3600 Saved Our School Year (And Changed My Mind About Wireless Printing)

How the Epson ET-3600 Saved Our School Year (And Changed My Mind About Wireless Printing)

The Epson Expression ET-3600 promised to address all my main complaints about desktop printers in a single, easy-to-manage solution. So, with a double barrel of snark already loaded up, I opened Epson’s big bright box just in time for the kids to go back to school in the New Year. Read More

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Robox Plug and Print for Home

Robox Plug and Print for Home

The Robox 3D printer is an attempt to reduce the finicky nature of the 3D printing process with a number of innovations. Some of these I’ve seen before, but Robox may be one of the first to compile them into one reasonably priced plug-and-print machine. Read More

A 3D Printing Neophyte Spends Three Weeks With a Cube 3D Printer

A 3D Printing Neophyte Spends Three Weeks With a Cube 3D Printer

I’m one of those people who is obsessed with technology and gadgets, so it may be somewhat of a surprise that up until a month ago, I hadn’t yet dabbled in the world of 3D printers. I’m not sure why it took so long to cross paths, but I finally took the leap and spent a few weeks playing with one of the first mass-market 3D printers, 3D Systems’ Cube, a device that’s now available on store shelves at retailers like Staples. It’s easy to see 3D Systems is laser focused on the home and small business market with this device — the printer itself is designed to look like a colorful small kitchen appliance (in other words both chic and non-threatening), it’s compact, relatively easy to use and carries a $1,299 price tag. After two weeks, I believe that 3D printing is an interesting technology, but it’s still largely at the hobbyist level. The combination of cost and limitations in the technology mean 3D printing isn’t ready for prime time — yet. Read More