Evolution of printers

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Evolution of printers

Evolution Of PrintersBy Laila Belpalme

3D printers: First 3d printer was invented in 1984 by Charles Hull. Most of them today cost from about $2,000 and up, but some are found for less. It is estimated that by 2016 they will start selling for under $2,000. 3D printing is when you make a 3d object out of a digital file with a 3d printer that usually works by laying down layer by layer of material.

Printing Press: It works by applying pressure onto an inked surface then pressed onto paper or cloth, transferring the ink. Invented in the Holy Roman Empire by Johannes Gutenberg around 1440. One of the most influential events in the second millennium. These printing presses were very large

Laser Printer: Very first was invented by Gary Starkweather in 1969, but Canon was the first to produce a consumer laser printer. LPB-CX was in stores in 1983. Non- impact. Ink is dry when applied.

Wireless printers: Wireless printers allow people to print something without their device being plugged into the printer. It makes it so that you can print from further away and so that multiple computers can print at the same time. More than half of all printers sold in 2010 in the US retail were wireless. They were invented in 1993 by Andrew Clams. Wireless printers use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to connect to your home network .

All in one printers (MFP): The reason for printers that include features with copying and scanning, is so that people don’t have to own separate machines for printing, scanning, and copying. They were made for the convenience and it reduces prices. These multifunctional printers also can have features such as email and fax too. Most manufactures now carry these printers. Smaller so they take up less space. Invented in the early 90s.

TODAYBut 3D printers can print more than plastic, new food 3D printers have appeared like the Foodini or Bocusini “Food printing is a layer by layer application of foods such as melted chocolate or mashed potato, using a small nozzle. The device is nothing more than a very precise, automatically controlled, pastry bag. "On Sale summer 2015.

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