Ever wonder how images get printed on things like phone and tablet cases? UV inkjet printers can print on just about any surface, and can even create textures. Strange Parts takes us inside of the Besjet factory, where they make these industrial wonders, and offers a look at how they’re made, as well as their capabilities.
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Digital fingerprinting and identity tracking is a fact of life these days. But did you know that even the pages your printer has been spewing out could be tattling on you? According to this video from Half as Interesting, printer manufacturers have been outputting a hidden serial number onto every sheet of paper for years.
HP’s Tango printer is designed to be used primarily with its companion app. It lets you print both via a Wi-Fi and a data connection, scan and share documents, even automatically order ink refills. It also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana.
A portable printer that quickly outputs copies of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other images on your phone onto 2″ x 3″ mini prints. Each glossy print has a peel-off sticky back so you can slap them on notebooks, laptops, and other surfaces. Sticker packs cost $10 for 20 sheets.
These days, there’s not a ton of need to print things, but sometimes it’s still nice to have a hardcopy. The compact Rolto printer wirelessly connects to your iPhone and can print perfectly proportioned screengrabs in black and white. Great for recipes and to-do lists.