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Inkjet vs Laser Printers: What's the Difference?

Can't decide between an inkjet or laser printer? Here's more about the features and benefits of each type of printer, and which is best for your...

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Trying to Find the Best Way to Build a 3D Model?

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programs operate on a variety of mathematical formulas which results in models being created as either solid, mesh, or...

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Plate A 3D Print in Metal to Give an Object Strength and Beauty

Plating, or electroplating, has been around for hundreds of years. People are starting to apply this age-old technique to 3D printing.

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Printers & Scanners

You've got a great printer and/or scanner; now what? Learn the tips and tricks to optimizing yours for easy use alongside your computer, laptop or...

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How to Fix the Canon B200 Printer Error

If you're trying to print on a Canon printer and see the Canon B200 error, try these solutions before taking your printer in for a fix.

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The Easy Guide to Auto-Installing Printers on Mac OS X

Adding a printer to a Mac can be as easy as plugging in the printer and turning it on, but you may want to take a few additional steps.

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What Is an Inkjet Printer?

Inkjet printers are common for home use, but how does an inkjet printer work? Here's a look at inkjet printers, their advantages, and disadvantages.

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Do You Need to View STL Files? Download One of These Free STL Viewers

Check out these free and powerful STL viewers, some open-source versions, that you can use to 3D print today. Download one of these free versions.

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How to Estimate a Printer's Cost per Page Before You Buy

How to use the manufacturer's page yields and cost of consumable cartridges to estimate a printer's per-page cost of operation or cost per page.

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How Adjustments to Heat and Speed Can Improve Your 3D Prints

Having trouble with your 3D printer settings? Follow this step-by-step guide for tips and tricks.

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The Differences Between Types of Scanners

The most common types are flatbed scanners, sheetfed scanners, photo scanners, and portable scanners, and each is suited to different tasks.

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What Kind of a Scanner Do I Need?

Resolution and color depth matter in all types of imaging including printing and cameras, but bigger isn't always better.

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Things to Know Before Buying Inkjet Photo Paper

Learn how to choose the right paper for your needs based on these criteria and see how a few different types of paper stack up against each other.

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What Materials Are You 3D Printing With?

There are many different 3D printing materials, each with unique strengths and weaknesses. Which is best for your 3D project?

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How to Get a Printer Online ASAP

When a printer is showing offline, the cause could be as simple or complex. These troubleshooting tips can make your printer get online again.

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Calibrating Your Scanner Will Ensure More Accurate Scans

Calibrating your scanner visually with ICC profiles, IT8 scanner targets, or with calibrating software ensures more accurate scans.

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How to Print Photos Using Your Own Equipment

You have a picture and you want a print it. Here are the steps and some tips for getting the best-looking prints possible.

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Learn About PostScript Printers, and Why Graphic Artists Use Them

Learn why PostScript printers are the publishing industry standard and why you may not need one if you print simple documents.

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How to Clean a Printer and Scanner

Tired of streaky images when you try to use a printer or scanner? Before you spring for costly repairs, try giving your printer a cleaning.

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How Printer Resolution Affects Output Quality

A printer's dots per inch (dpi) specification affects the quality of the prints it makes—up to a point.

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The Many Faces of Bond Paper

Bond paper is a strong, durable paper suitable for electronic printing and use in office machines for letters, invoices, and other business forms.

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You Can Fix These 6 Common Problems With Your Printer

These six printing problems can keep your printer from printing. Use these tips to fix networking, USB, driver, paper jams, and ink and toner issues.

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What to Consider Before Buying a New Printer

Here are a few important things to consider before investing in a new printer to be sure you get the best printer for you.

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Fast, Accurate Scans with Canon's CanoScan LiDE 210 Flatbed Scanner

The Canon CanoScan LiDE 210 Flatbed Scanner offers functionality and convenience in a small footprint, and at a small purchase price.

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Multifunction (Print, Copy, Scan, and Fax) Printers Provide Value

Here's a breakdown of how all-in-one, or AIO, printers, a.k.a. multifunction printers (or MFPs), copy, scan, and sometimes fax, in addition to print.

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How Your Scanner Digitizes Data

Understand how your scanner works and how its charged-coupled device (CCD) array achieves the best resolution and color depth possible.

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What Affects Print Speed and Why?

Print speed depends on the type of document you're printing, the printer's pages per minute (ppm), and how your printer's preferences are set.

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What Are the Standard Paper Sizes in North America?

Explore the specifications of North American paper sheet sizes along with additional information for common sheet sizes of paper in North America.

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