PCR’s guide to the latest printers and print accessories

From home to business use, traditional to 3D printing, we take a look at some of the most innovative products in the print sector today…

Lexmark B2236dw

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Specs: Print speed up to 34 pages per minute (A4, mono), 2-sided printing integrated, 8 seconds to first page (black), 256MB memory as standard, 1GHz Dual Core MHz processor.

“Compact, connected, and affordable, the high- performance Lexmark B2236dw is part of Lexmark’s Two Series range, designed to enable micro- workgroups looking to simply and securely print all within a compact and easy-to-use device. The printer features monochrome output up to 34 pages per minute, standard Wi-Fi connectivity and two- sided printing.”

Contact: Exertis, Westcoast

Epson WorkForce WF-2860DWF

Specs: 4-in-1 colour inkjet printer, wireless printing, LCD touchscreen, compact design, ability to print from smart devices.

“The Epson WorkForce WF-2860DWF is a compact, 4-in-1, colour inkjet printer, which features wireless, double sided A4 printing and allows you to print easily from your smartphone or tablet. Print, scan, copy or fax with a 30 page automatic document feeder and fast print speeds of up to 33 pages/min monochrome, or 20 pages/min colour. The printer also features a 61mm colour LCD touchscreen for ease of use.”

Contact: Target Components

MakerBot Replicator+

Specs: Print and mobile software, fused deposition modeling, 640 x 480 camera resolution, USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity.

“MakerBot’s award-winning desktop 3D printer is engineered for fast and reliable 3D printing. To ensure easy, accessible 3D printing, the MakerBot Replicator+ comes with the Smart Extruder+ and all the standard features of its predecessor. A few of those features include an LCD display, an on-board camera, as well as USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet connectivity.”

Contact: MakerBot

Verbatim BVOH Filament

Specs: 0.5kg material weight, 182m filament length, 176°C melt temperature, 200mm spool diameter.

“A high quality water soluble support material that can be used with a number of different polymers and easily dissolved in cold water. This environmentally-friendly material provides support for printing objects with overhangs or particularly complex structures. Verbatim BVOH follows the tightest Japanese quality controls as standard, ensuring excellent layer-forming and adhesion properties.”

Contact: Verbatim GmbH

InkLab Compatible Inks

“High quality compatible ink cartridges and refills for the latest Epson, Canon and HP printers.”

Contact: Target Components

Lexmark MB2236adw

Specs: Monochrome LCD display, print speed up to 34 pages per minute (A4, mono) with 2-sided printing integrated, copy speed up to 34 copies per minute (mono), scan speed up to 23/25 sides per minute (A4 mono), 7/8 sides per minute (A4 colour), 512MB memory as standard, 1GHz Dual Core MHz processor.

“Compact, connected, and affordable, the high- performance Lexmark MB2236adw is part of Lexmark’s Two Series range, designed to enable micro-workgroups looking to simply and securely print, copy, fax and scan, all within a compact and easy-to-use device. The device includes Wi-Fi, two sided printing, scanning and fax.”

Contact: Exertis, Westcoast

XYZPrinting Da Vinci Nano

Specs: 4.7kg in weight, prints biocompostable DEHP- free PLA filament, 120 x 120 x 120 mm removable print bed.

The da Vinci nano has been designed to make 3D printing accessible for everyone. Safe and portable, its micro-design makes it a perfect 3D printing companion for any child. It comes fully assembled with auto-leveling software and an auto-feeding filament system, making setup, calibration and maintenance a breeze.”

Contact: XYZPrinting

Epson Expression Home XP 452

Specs: Compact design, mobile printing with iPrint app, comes with individual ink cartridges, memory card slot.

“If you’re looking for a high-quality, cost-effective printer for the home, the XP-452 small-in-one is sure to tick all the boxes. Smart savings can be made with this printer, as you only ever replace the colour used. What’s more, it gives you plenty of choice as Epson Connect has lots of mobile printing options. You don’t even need a PC to print photos; just insert a memory card into the slot.”

Contact: Target Components

Xerox AltaLink C8055

Specs: Copy, email, print and scan functions, maximum copy resolution of 600x600dpi, speed of up to 50.55ppm, minimum 250GB HDD/Intel Atom Quad Core 1.91 GHz/2 MB Cache/8 GB system memory, 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet, high-speed USB 2.0 direct print, Wi-Fi Direct with optional Xerox USB wireless adapter, NFC tap-to-pair.

“Xerox AltaLink devices provide new levels of capability and connectivity for mid-size, large work groups and busy offices. With AltaLink, your extended workforce has instant and secure access to the documents, data and workflows it needs to work faster and more efficiently – from every location and with any device.”

Contact: Xerox

Verbatim PET-G Filament

Specs: 1kg material net weight, 69 MPa flexural strength, 90% transparency, 50 MPa tensile strength.

“An easy-to-print filament with high impact strength. This hydrophobic filament has excellent flexibility, prints with almost no warping or shrinkage and is odour neutral. It is an ideal material for mechanics concept modelling, food containers as well as medical objects. As with all Verbatim filaments it is made to the high Japanese quality control standards and tight tolerances ensuing consistent feeding and stable prints.”

Contact: Verbatim GmbH

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