2015-01-30

brother lc51 ink cartridges sale
Own a Brother inkjet printer? If so, you might want to check out today's exclusive deal of: 94% off Brother LC-51(Combo Pack of 10) High Capacity Inkjet Cartridges! Priced today only for $8.95 at CompAndSave, this Ink Fridays™ offer lets you save over $130 on these Brother ink cartridges.  That's quite a steal if we do say so ourselves, especially when you consider the average retail price for Brother LC51 printer cartridges is: $141.90. Stock up and save now on Brother LC-51 ink cartridges today only, deal ends January 30, 2015 at midnight (PST).

Compatible Brother Printers 

Not sure if your Brother printer is compatible? Check out the list below to see if your inkjet printer can be used with our Brother LC51 High Yield Ink Cartridges:

Brother DCP-130c
Brother DCP-330c
Brother DCP-350c
Brother Intellifax 1360
Brother Intellifax 1860C
Brother Intellifax 1960C
Brother Intellifax 2480C
Brother Intellifax 2580C
Brother MFC-230C
Brother MFC-240C
Brother MFC-3360C
Brother MFC-440CN
Brother MFC-465CN
Brother MFC-5460CN
Brother MFC-5860CN
Brother MFC-665CW
Brother MFC-685CW
Brother MFC-845CW
Brother MFC-885CW

Don't Miss Out on Ink Fridays™

CompAndSave has exclusive deals on ink and toner cartridges every Friday. To stay in the loop of the next offer, you can check back on this blog, our Facebook page, or sign up to our newsletter to never miss out.

Remember, 94% off Brother LC51 High Yield Ink Cartridges Ends at 11:59 (PST) tonight -start shopping now here!

1/30/2015 11:37:00 AM Denise Resendez
brother lc51 ink cartridges sale
Own a Brother inkjet printer? If so, you might want to check out today's exclusive deal of: 94% off Brother LC-51(Combo Pack of 10) High Capacity Inkjet Cartridges! Priced today only for $8.95 at CompAndSave, this Ink Fridays™ offer lets you save over $130 on these Brother ink cartridges.  That's quite a steal if we do say so ourselves, especially when you consider the average retail price for Brother LC51 printer cartridges is: $141.90. Stock up and save now on Brother LC-51 ink cartridges today only, deal ends January 30, 2015 at midnight (PST).

Compatible Brother Printers 

Not sure if your Brother printer is compatible? Check out the list below to see if your inkjet printer can be used with our Brother LC51 High Yield Ink Cartridges:

Brother DCP-130c
Brother DCP-330c
Brother DCP-350c
Brother Intellifax 1360
Brother Intellifax 1860C
Brother Intellifax 1960C
Brother Intellifax 2480C
Brother Intellifax 2580C
Brother MFC-230C
Brother MFC-240C
Brother MFC-3360C
Brother MFC-440CN
Brother MFC-465CN
Brother MFC-5460CN
Brother MFC-5860CN
Brother MFC-665CW
Brother MFC-685CW
Brother MFC-845CW
Brother MFC-885CW

Don't Miss Out on Ink Fridays™

CompAndSave has exclusive deals on ink and toner cartridges every Friday. To stay in the loop of the next offer, you can check back on this blog, our Facebook page, or sign up to our newsletter to never miss out.

Remember, 94% off Brother LC51 High Yield Ink Cartridges Ends at 11:59 (PST) tonight -start shopping now here!

2015-01-26



ink cartridges diy
Image via Roses&Pearl
If you have a printer at home there is a lot that you can use it for – these are uses for the printer that you may or may not have thought of, which can be fun and creative DIY projects for you and your family; which could also save you some money. Today we tell you how to put those ink cartridges to good use with some common and some not too common DYI ideas for your printer.

DIY Printing Projects for the Home

You probably already use your printer to print out pictures of the family – it can be fun to print out pictures to insert into frames or to create collages. You probably also use your printer to print out customized greetings, party invites, thank you notes, notes of condolence or sympathy and possibly even the gift tags that you attach to presents.

But have you ever used your printer to create interesting wall art or home décor? Did you know you can use your printer to create posters for the wall? You can find beautiful paintings on the net, scenic photos or other art that you can print (just ensure that the pictures are no subject to copyright that expressly forbids such use of the pictures, though). If you want printouts that are larger than your regular printed page, software is available online that will help break up an image into tiles – you then print out those tiles (one on each page) and assemble them to create a poster for your wall.

DIY printing on wood
Via Guy DIY
 You can also print on wood. Yes, that’s right; you can print on wood using a roll of waxed paper. Pick the image or images you want to print and cut out some standard sized print sheets from the roll of waxed paper. Now reverse the image (particularly important for text but you may not need to reserve it in other cases) on your computer and print it on to the waxed paper sheet. Place the printed image (printed side towards the wood) on to any wood surface. Using something stiff like a credit card, push the ink down into the wood surface. After a while, lift the paper off and you will have transferred the text, image or graphic on to the wood surface. 

 In addition you can print out place mats for your dining table – print scenic photos you like or even family photos (one personalized place mat for each person in the family!). Have these laminated and you're done! They make good casual presents as well. 


DIY Printing Projects for the Office or Home office


By LunchBreath
As you create décor for the home you can do the same for your office home office. Wall art, inspiring quotable quotes, motivational thoughts, wall posters and more can help to make your office space more attractive and cheerful. 

You could also printout your own desk calendars for the office – use photos of office employees, inspirational images or motivational thoughts as images. Labels for office shelves, files and more; even an “employee of the month” banner can be created in house for your office.
 
You can schedule these DIY printing projects for a time when you have fewer routine print jobs. Remember you should keep using your printer so that your ink cartridge doesn’t dry out and so that you get the best out of your cartridge as well as your printer.

If you have any DIY print projects that you would like to tell us about, feel free to share in the comments section below. If you liked this post or want to know about great deals on ink and toner cartridges, subscribe to our newsletter, ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.  
 
1/26/2015 01:10:00 AM Denise Resendez


ink cartridges diy
Image via Roses&Pearl
If you have a printer at home there is a lot that you can use it for – these are uses for the printer that you may or may not have thought of, which can be fun and creative DIY projects for you and your family; which could also save you some money. Today we tell you how to put those ink cartridges to good use with some common and some not too common DYI ideas for your printer.

DIY Printing Projects for the Home

You probably already use your printer to print out pictures of the family – it can be fun to print out pictures to insert into frames or to create collages. You probably also use your printer to print out customized greetings, party invites, thank you notes, notes of condolence or sympathy and possibly even the gift tags that you attach to presents.

But have you ever used your printer to create interesting wall art or home décor? Did you know you can use your printer to create posters for the wall? You can find beautiful paintings on the net, scenic photos or other art that you can print (just ensure that the pictures are no subject to copyright that expressly forbids such use of the pictures, though). If you want printouts that are larger than your regular printed page, software is available online that will help break up an image into tiles – you then print out those tiles (one on each page) and assemble them to create a poster for your wall.

DIY printing on wood
Via Guy DIY
 You can also print on wood. Yes, that’s right; you can print on wood using a roll of waxed paper. Pick the image or images you want to print and cut out some standard sized print sheets from the roll of waxed paper. Now reverse the image (particularly important for text but you may not need to reserve it in other cases) on your computer and print it on to the waxed paper sheet. Place the printed image (printed side towards the wood) on to any wood surface. Using something stiff like a credit card, push the ink down into the wood surface. After a while, lift the paper off and you will have transferred the text, image or graphic on to the wood surface. 

 In addition you can print out place mats for your dining table – print scenic photos you like or even family photos (one personalized place mat for each person in the family!). Have these laminated and you're done! They make good casual presents as well. 


DIY Printing Projects for the Office or Home office


By LunchBreath
As you create décor for the home you can do the same for your office home office. Wall art, inspiring quotable quotes, motivational thoughts, wall posters and more can help to make your office space more attractive and cheerful. 

You could also printout your own desk calendars for the office – use photos of office employees, inspirational images or motivational thoughts as images. Labels for office shelves, files and more; even an “employee of the month” banner can be created in house for your office.
 
You can schedule these DIY printing projects for a time when you have fewer routine print jobs. Remember you should keep using your printer so that your ink cartridge doesn’t dry out and so that you get the best out of your cartridge as well as your printer.

If you have any DIY print projects that you would like to tell us about, feel free to share in the comments section below. If you liked this post or want to know about great deals on ink and toner cartridges, subscribe to our newsletter, ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.  
 

2015-01-22

Compatible Dell (Series 22) T091N Black & T092 Color 2-Pack High Yield Ink Cartridges.
For January 23, 2015, we have another amazing Ink Fridays™ offer at CompAndSave featuring a Buy 1 Get 2 Free ink cartridge deal.

This is another amazing opportunity to save on ink and toner during Ink Fridays™, the special this week is:
Buy 1, Get 2 Free:  Replacement for Dell (Series 22) T091N black & T092 color (combo pack of 2) high yield ink cartridges!

Priced at $14.98 at CompAndSave, you can save over $50 or  get 92% off when you consider retail pricing is at $66.98.

So if you own a Dell P513w All-In-One ,V313, Dell V313 All-In-One, or a Dell V313w All-In-One Printers - today's the day to save 92%  on a special Buy 1, Get 2 Free deal on your ink cartridges before January 23, 2015 ends at 11:59 PM (PST).  

There's only so many hours in a day, Buy 1 & Get 2 Free Ink Cartridges now before it ends!

1/22/2015 01:44:00 PM Denise Resendez
Compatible Dell (Series 22) T091N Black & T092 Color 2-Pack High Yield Ink Cartridges.
For January 23, 2015, we have another amazing Ink Fridays™ offer at CompAndSave featuring a Buy 1 Get 2 Free ink cartridge deal.

This is another amazing opportunity to save on ink and toner during Ink Fridays™, the special this week is:
Buy 1, Get 2 Free:  Replacement for Dell (Series 22) T091N black & T092 color (combo pack of 2) high yield ink cartridges!

Priced at $14.98 at CompAndSave, you can save over $50 or  get 92% off when you consider retail pricing is at $66.98.

So if you own a Dell P513w All-In-One ,V313, Dell V313 All-In-One, or a Dell V313w All-In-One Printers - today's the day to save 92%  on a special Buy 1, Get 2 Free deal on your ink cartridges before January 23, 2015 ends at 11:59 PM (PST).  

There's only so many hours in a day, Buy 1 & Get 2 Free Ink Cartridges now before it ends!

2015-01-19




save money on ink cartridges
Image via Daniel Foster

If you’ve been keeping track of our blog you probably know already that printer ink is among the most expensive fluids in the world. It’s more expensive than fine French champagne and even perfume! So it follows that we all want to save on our toner and ink cartridge purchases.  We look at how to save money on your purchases of printing consumables. 

 

Compatible Cartridges 

Now this has to be the most obvious way to save money on ink cartridges; that you could save up to 80% when you buy our compatible ink and toner cartridges. It is a well known fact that original equipment manufacturers make their money not by selling printers but by selling ink cartridges. The prices of printers, which are a onetime expense, are kept deliberately low while the prices of cartridges, a recurring expense, are inflated.  However a quick look at the comparison between the prices of OEM and compatible cartridges will reveal just how much a difference compatible inks can make to your bottom line.

Smart Printing 


how to save money on ink cartridges
via SmallBiz
Don’t print unless you have to. Send an email, share documents on the Cloud or use any one of the many digital options available so you don’t have to take a print out.

Also unless you need to have a high quality printout, use the draft setting to do your printing. This setting saves ink and gets you quicker printouts; both of which will help you save money. Print in grayscale or black and white – this also helps you save because black ink is typically cheaper than color ink. 

Check the font type and size before hitting the print command. Some fonts use less ink than others and some fonts use up less space on a printed page, fitting more words on a single page so that you need fewer printed pages in all.
When the printer tells you it’s out of ink, don’t believe it implicitly. The accuracy of these warnings tends to wary significantly; there may actually be a lot of ink left in the cartridge when the indicator shows “low”. Keep printing until you actually find that the print quality isn’t as good as it should be.

Buy the Right Printer

Buy a printer with an Energy Star rating – this indicates that the printer is made to be efficient in terms of energy consumption. Also pick a printer that has an auto duplex setting so that the printer prints both sides of the page to save you money on printing paper.

Service and Maintenance of Your Printer

how to clean printer
Via ThingiVerse
Ensure that your printer is in good working order. Use it regularly and take printouts at least once each week.

This prevents the print nozzles from getting clogged up. Performing regular maintenance checks on your printer will also ensure that you get the best out of your printer and ink cartridges, with less wastage and less money spent on repairs and so on.

Other Ways to Save Money on Ink Cartridges

Using remanufactured cartridges is another way to save money on your print consumables. This is also an eco friendly option which recycles and upcycles used cartridges to create new ones.

Buy in ink bulk. Check out some of your great bulk ink options to save big on your printing expenditure. This can make a lot of sense, particularly if you have a lot of printing requirements and if you print large volumes regularly. 

Do you have any money saving printing tips to share with us? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below. To get regular special deals on ink cartridges and toner, subscribe to our newsletter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

1/19/2015 01:04:00 PM Denise Resendez



save money on ink cartridges
Image via Daniel Foster

If you’ve been keeping track of our blog you probably know already that printer ink is among the most expensive fluids in the world. It’s more expensive than fine French champagne and even perfume! So it follows that we all want to save on our toner and ink cartridge purchases.  We look at how to save money on your purchases of printing consumables. 

 

Compatible Cartridges 

Now this has to be the most obvious way to save money on ink cartridges; that you could save up to 80% when you buy our compatible ink and toner cartridges. It is a well known fact that original equipment manufacturers make their money not by selling printers but by selling ink cartridges. The prices of printers, which are a onetime expense, are kept deliberately low while the prices of cartridges, a recurring expense, are inflated.  However a quick look at the comparison between the prices of OEM and compatible cartridges will reveal just how much a difference compatible inks can make to your bottom line.

Smart Printing 


how to save money on ink cartridges
via SmallBiz
Don’t print unless you have to. Send an email, share documents on the Cloud or use any one of the many digital options available so you don’t have to take a print out.

Also unless you need to have a high quality printout, use the draft setting to do your printing. This setting saves ink and gets you quicker printouts; both of which will help you save money. Print in grayscale or black and white – this also helps you save because black ink is typically cheaper than color ink. 

Check the font type and size before hitting the print command. Some fonts use less ink than others and some fonts use up less space on a printed page, fitting more words on a single page so that you need fewer printed pages in all.
When the printer tells you it’s out of ink, don’t believe it implicitly. The accuracy of these warnings tends to wary significantly; there may actually be a lot of ink left in the cartridge when the indicator shows “low”. Keep printing until you actually find that the print quality isn’t as good as it should be.

Buy the Right Printer

Buy a printer with an Energy Star rating – this indicates that the printer is made to be efficient in terms of energy consumption. Also pick a printer that has an auto duplex setting so that the printer prints both sides of the page to save you money on printing paper.

Service and Maintenance of Your Printer

how to clean printer
Via ThingiVerse
Ensure that your printer is in good working order. Use it regularly and take printouts at least once each week.

This prevents the print nozzles from getting clogged up. Performing regular maintenance checks on your printer will also ensure that you get the best out of your printer and ink cartridges, with less wastage and less money spent on repairs and so on.

Other Ways to Save Money on Ink Cartridges

Using remanufactured cartridges is another way to save money on your print consumables. This is also an eco friendly option which recycles and upcycles used cartridges to create new ones.

Buy in ink bulk. Check out some of your great bulk ink options to save big on your printing expenditure. This can make a lot of sense, particularly if you have a lot of printing requirements and if you print large volumes regularly. 

Do you have any money saving printing tips to share with us? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below. To get regular special deals on ink cartridges and toner, subscribe to our newsletter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

2015-01-16


It's Friday, you know what that means at CompAndSave.com? Ink Fridays™. Our special deal today, January 16th,  is a combo-pack of Brother LC103 (4-pack) Compatible High Yield Ink Cartridges. For today only, you can get this bundle for $7.99 instead of $63.68 - that's over 86% in savings!

http://www.compandsave.com/Ink-Fridays_a/293.htm
Brother LC103 (4-Pack) Ink Cartridges: Get it here for $7.99

So if you're running low or want to stock up on your Brother LC103 ink, today's the day. Visit us here to start shopping and saving at CompAndSave before the deal runs out on January 16, 2015 at 12:00PM (PST).

Ink Fridays™ 

Who doesn't love a good deal? We know for sure our amazing customers do thanks to their kind words on our Facebook and Google + pages. To show them our appreciation for making us one of the market leaders in compatible ink and toner cartridges, we created our own deal-of-the-day called Ink Fridays™.  Every Friday, starting at 12:00 AM PST, we post a special offer on any of our ink or toner cartridges that are compatible with popular brands like HP, Samsung, Kodak, etc..

You expect anywhere from 50% to over 86% off, like today, on some of our best-selling compatible ink and toner cartridges.

Stay In The Loop With Our Mailing List

Every Friday means a new deal. You'll catch us on Fridays posting on Facebook a special offer, but we can also  sign you up for our special Ink Fridays™ newsletter so you'll get a heads up about each week's new offer by 10:00 AM (PST).

Like today's special discount offer on this guy: Brother LC103 (4-Pack) Ink Cartridges. If this is your matching compatible ink cartridge, you only have a few hours before it ends on January 16th at 12:00PM (PST)....so start your shopping...in one...two...three.

1/16/2015 11:02:00 AM Denise Resendez

It's Friday, you know what that means at CompAndSave.com? Ink Fridays™. Our special deal today, January 16th,  is a combo-pack of Brother LC103 (4-pack) Compatible High Yield Ink Cartridges. For today only, you can get this bundle for $7.99 instead of $63.68 - that's over 86% in savings!

http://www.compandsave.com/Ink-Fridays_a/293.htm
Brother LC103 (4-Pack) Ink Cartridges: Get it here for $7.99

So if you're running low or want to stock up on your Brother LC103 ink, today's the day. Visit us here to start shopping and saving at CompAndSave before the deal runs out on January 16, 2015 at 12:00PM (PST).

Ink Fridays™ 

Who doesn't love a good deal? We know for sure our amazing customers do thanks to their kind words on our Facebook and Google + pages. To show them our appreciation for making us one of the market leaders in compatible ink and toner cartridges, we created our own deal-of-the-day called Ink Fridays™.  Every Friday, starting at 12:00 AM PST, we post a special offer on any of our ink or toner cartridges that are compatible with popular brands like HP, Samsung, Kodak, etc..

You expect anywhere from 50% to over 86% off, like today, on some of our best-selling compatible ink and toner cartridges.

Stay In The Loop With Our Mailing List

Every Friday means a new deal. You'll catch us on Fridays posting on Facebook a special offer, but we can also  sign you up for our special Ink Fridays™ newsletter so you'll get a heads up about each week's new offer by 10:00 AM (PST).

Like today's special discount offer on this guy: Brother LC103 (4-Pack) Ink Cartridges. If this is your matching compatible ink cartridge, you only have a few hours before it ends on January 16th at 12:00PM (PST)....so start your shopping...in one...two...three.

2015-01-12


CompAndSave Weekend Customer Support
If you have ink or toner on your mind this 2015, CompAndSave.com has you covered any day of the week. One of our New Year Resolutions was to extend our customer service hours to 7 days a week, and we're happy to say we reached that goal.

So go ahead and give us a call. Whether you need help deciding on which printer cartridge is compatible with your printer, questions on shipping, or just want to pop in and say hello  - our customer support team is here for you.

Talk Ink With Us 

 

CompAndSave Weekend Phone Tech
If you've never contacted us before, or want a refresher, now's the time to do it. Start talking with our friendly customer support team by:
  • Dropping us a ring at: 1-877-465-6888
  • Chatting live with us here
 We are open:
  • Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM (PST)
  • Sat - Sun: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
Who ever said talking about ink or toner couldn't be fun? Find out the answers to all of your printer cartridge related questions now and see why this guy on the right gives us two thumbs up. Call now.

1/12/2015 01:05:00 PM Denise Resendez

CompAndSave Weekend Customer Support
If you have ink or toner on your mind this 2015, CompAndSave.com has you covered any day of the week. One of our New Year Resolutions was to extend our customer service hours to 7 days a week, and we're happy to say we reached that goal.

So go ahead and give us a call. Whether you need help deciding on which printer cartridge is compatible with your printer, questions on shipping, or just want to pop in and say hello  - our customer support team is here for you.

Talk Ink With Us 

 

CompAndSave Weekend Phone Tech
If you've never contacted us before, or want a refresher, now's the time to do it. Start talking with our friendly customer support team by:
  • Dropping us a ring at: 1-877-465-6888
  • Chatting live with us here
 We are open:
  • Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM (PST)
  • Sat - Sun: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (PST)
Who ever said talking about ink or toner couldn't be fun? Find out the answers to all of your printer cartridge related questions now and see why this guy on the right gives us two thumbs up. Call now.

2015-01-05

Cool 3D Printer
Photo by: MakerBot Industries
 We have spoken about 3D printing and 3-D printers before; about the various applications that are possible right now, and about some amazing things that could become a reality in future. It sounds a little like something out of a Sci-Fi film that you can simply create objects – three dimensional objects with limited or full utility by the simple press of a button and yet this could well become reality in the not so distant future.

So why should you care about 3D printers? You may think that 3-D printing has no application in everyday life unless one is an inventor, but you would be wrong. These unique printers are revolutionizing various different spaces – education, medicine, space travel, fashion, technology, transport and more. 3 D printers could be at your own doorstep sooner than you think!

Amazing Things 3D Printers Can Do

Again this may seem like something from Faceoff, but surgeons are now using these machines to guide facial reconstructive surgery. The printers ‘print’ face replicas for face transplant procedures. They factor in various aspects such as the bone structure of the skull, grafts and metal plates.

They not only make the surgical procedure more accurate with better outcomes, but also can help shorten the length of the procedure itself. In a case where a person’s jaw has been destroyed and has to be reconstructed from bone sourced from other parts of the body, a 3D printer can be used. If a piece of rib or leg bone is to be used for the reconstruction, the device can help cut the bone in a highly precise manner. 
3D Printer Prints Dinosaurs
Via Shapeways.com
Movable dinosaur robots is again a concept that seems to belong to the realm of fantasy, but scientists at Drexel University in Philadelphia have developed a way to 3D print scaled-down prehistoric skeletons of extinct creatures. These recreations are based on scans of real dinosaur fossils. Artificial muscles and tendons are grafted on to these scaled down skeletons, and there you have a smaller sized replica of an 80 ton monster!  Similarly replicas of historical figures can be recreated with the help of a 3 d printer – King Tut reincarnated, anyone?

Marine biology is another area where 3 D printing is being utilized – replicas of the predatory dragon fish are being studied in labs rather than having to dive to great depths in complete darkness using high pressure tanks.

Currently there is a Brazilian orthotics company that has been able to has use 3D printing technology to print tiny plastic replicas of fetuses still in utero; a rather unusual keepsake of pregnancy!

 

Amazing Things 3D printers Will Do In The Future 

These marvelous printers can ‘print’ biological tissue. Already a Sand Diego startup is able to create functioning liver tissue; we can infer from this that the day is not far when an entire working organ for the human body can be created using technology similar to this. Fabricated ears and prosthetic limbs could one day be created – not for human beings but also for animals. The possible applications for beloved family pets are only now being considered and explored.

3 d printers could also be producing edible products sometime in the near future. Sea scallops, cookies and banana-flavored gelatin have already been ‘printed’; perhaps a steak dinner may emerge from such a device one day. You could also be wearing shoes made from consumer grade leather that came out of a 3-d printing machine. These printers could likely limit the environmental costs associated with the farming and meat industries, experts envisage. 

food 3D printer
Via Inside3D
 3D printing has obvious applications for the car and auto sector. 3 d printing could not only create prototypes and models but actual auto parts as well. Home ware products, defense applications and weaponry, wearable tech, clothes and more can come out of these printers in future.
 If you had a 3D Printer, what would you want to use it for? Let us know in the comments below!

 If you liked this post, be sure to tell us about it. To keep track of future interesting posts like this one, subscribe to our newsletter. To find the best ink and toner cartridge deals, like us on Facebook or check out the best printer cartridge deals currently available. 

1/05/2015 12:27:00 PM Denise Resendez
Cool 3D Printer
Photo by: MakerBot Industries
 We have spoken about 3D printing and 3-D printers before; about the various applications that are possible right now, and about some amazing things that could become a reality in future. It sounds a little like something out of a Sci-Fi film that you can simply create objects – three dimensional objects with limited or full utility by the simple press of a button and yet this could well become reality in the not so distant future.

So why should you care about 3D printers? You may think that 3-D printing has no application in everyday life unless one is an inventor, but you would be wrong. These unique printers are revolutionizing various different spaces – education, medicine, space travel, fashion, technology, transport and more. 3 D printers could be at your own doorstep sooner than you think!

Amazing Things 3D Printers Can Do

Again this may seem like something from Faceoff, but surgeons are now using these machines to guide facial reconstructive surgery. The printers ‘print’ face replicas for face transplant procedures. They factor in various aspects such as the bone structure of the skull, grafts and metal plates.

They not only make the surgical procedure more accurate with better outcomes, but also can help shorten the length of the procedure itself. In a case where a person’s jaw has been destroyed and has to be reconstructed from bone sourced from other parts of the body, a 3D printer can be used. If a piece of rib or leg bone is to be used for the reconstruction, the device can help cut the bone in a highly precise manner. 
3D Printer Prints Dinosaurs
Via Shapeways.com
Movable dinosaur robots is again a concept that seems to belong to the realm of fantasy, but scientists at Drexel University in Philadelphia have developed a way to 3D print scaled-down prehistoric skeletons of extinct creatures. These recreations are based on scans of real dinosaur fossils. Artificial muscles and tendons are grafted on to these scaled down skeletons, and there you have a smaller sized replica of an 80 ton monster!  Similarly replicas of historical figures can be recreated with the help of a 3 d printer – King Tut reincarnated, anyone?

Marine biology is another area where 3 D printing is being utilized – replicas of the predatory dragon fish are being studied in labs rather than having to dive to great depths in complete darkness using high pressure tanks.

Currently there is a Brazilian orthotics company that has been able to has use 3D printing technology to print tiny plastic replicas of fetuses still in utero; a rather unusual keepsake of pregnancy!

 

Amazing Things 3D printers Will Do In The Future 

These marvelous printers can ‘print’ biological tissue. Already a Sand Diego startup is able to create functioning liver tissue; we can infer from this that the day is not far when an entire working organ for the human body can be created using technology similar to this. Fabricated ears and prosthetic limbs could one day be created – not for human beings but also for animals. The possible applications for beloved family pets are only now being considered and explored.

3 d printers could also be producing edible products sometime in the near future. Sea scallops, cookies and banana-flavored gelatin have already been ‘printed’; perhaps a steak dinner may emerge from such a device one day. You could also be wearing shoes made from consumer grade leather that came out of a 3-d printing machine. These printers could likely limit the environmental costs associated with the farming and meat industries, experts envisage. 

food 3D printer
Via Inside3D
 3D printing has obvious applications for the car and auto sector. 3 d printing could not only create prototypes and models but actual auto parts as well. Home ware products, defense applications and weaponry, wearable tech, clothes and more can come out of these printers in future.
 If you had a 3D Printer, what would you want to use it for? Let us know in the comments below!

 If you liked this post, be sure to tell us about it. To keep track of future interesting posts like this one, subscribe to our newsletter. To find the best ink and toner cartridge deals, like us on Facebook or check out the best printer cartridge deals currently available.