Epson yesterday announced that they will make a full-scale entry into the mobile inkjet printer business. They also unveiled the Japanese smallest and lightest A4 paper-sized mobile inkjet printer "PX-S05".
Canon is currently showing an intriguing optical illusion video on a special website called "PIXUS×GUNDAM PROJECT". The video is a collaborated project with the Gundam series and it is made to promote Canon's ink-jet printer PIXUS.
Bonsai Lab, Inc. has released the reasonably-priced compact 3D printer BS01 on April 1.
In December, 2013, 3D printer BS01 was sold for 3 weeks only at the cloud funding site "kibidango". It collected the targeted amount of money after just 2 days, and reached about ¥10,500,000 funding in 3 weeks, an amount about 5 times more than their targeted amount.
Hong Kong's 3D printer producer, Makible, signed a distributor agreement with Asianet and opened an online store called MakiBox Japan for the Japanese market. They are going to start selling 3D printer construction kits at reasonable prices on February 20:
- MakiBox A6 LT for ¥34,800 - MakiBox A6 HT for ¥46,800
MakiBox A6 is a semi-assembled 3D printer kit series with simple assembly requiring you to screw and clamp some components together and tune a bit.
This is for all of you still using paper notebooks…
When you want to copy some information you need that is displayed on your PC screen to put into your paper notebook, have you ever thought it is a troublesome task to write it down or print out the page, cut the part you need out with scissors and glue it into your notebook?
Cocodori, to be released by King Jim on January 31, is a mini printer that prints out the range you capture on the PC screen on 75mm wide roll paper.
Fujifilm is going to release portable printer instax SHARE SP-1 on February 15. The portable printer allows you to wirelessly send a photo taken by a smartphone and instantly print it out on film for the instant camera Cheki series.
To use the portable printer, install the dedicated free application, compatible with both Android smartphone and iPhone, to your smartphone. The application provides a lot of templates and editing options to decorate your photos.
LG will showcase its new Pocket Photo 2.0 (Model PD239) smart mobile printer at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 7-10. LG’s latest Pocket Photo device provides wireless connectivity with NFC and Bluetooth, enabling users to print custom 5.1 x 7.6 cm (2 x 3 inch) pictures from most of today’s tablets and smartphones. Compatible with Android and iOS, the versatile Pocket Photo 2.0 is an excellent travel companion.
As westerners send Christmas or Hanukkah cards, we send postcards called "Nengajyo" as a greeting for the New Year in Japan. Last year, 3.6 billion (with a B) "Nengajyo" were exchanged in Japan. Lately, to make life easier, many people use a computer to prepare large amounts of Nengajyo. However, there are many people who are not good at using a computer and think sending Nengajyo can be a big hassle.