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(UPI)   Scientists develop new silver nanoparticle printer ink with flexible electrical properties which may shatter previous threshold of what could be charged for printer ink   (upi.com) divider line
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2009-02-13 12:36:55 PM  
Flexible electrial properties? Shocking.
 
2009-02-13 12:37:07 PM  
I love my little Canon. Replacement black ink cartridges are $7.00 (yes, seven dollars) and last for a long time.

Mind you, the only thing I ever need to print is text and line drawings, so I have it easy.
 
2009-02-13 12:37:12 PM  
+1 subby ... brilliant headline.

/one internets for you
 
2009-02-13 12:39:48 PM  
Yeah, but when I can turn my monitor into a mirror?
 
2009-02-13 12:52:54 PM  

jlawn001: Yeah, but when I can turn my monitor into a mirror?


That question calls for a little reflection.
 
2009-02-13 12:53:20 PM  
FTA: "...our approach enables the microelectrodes to be printed out-of-plane, allowing them to directly cross pre-existing patterned features through the formation of spanning arches," Lewis said. "Typically, insulating layers or bypass electrode arrays are required in conventional layouts."

Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and keep on drinking until I figure out what that means.
 
2009-02-13 01:10:01 PM  

jlawn001: Yeah, but when I can turn my monitor into a mirror?


just get a scanner and scan a mirror.
 
2009-02-13 01:12:05 PM  
I find ink to be so expensive that it is almost cheaper to just buy a new printer when the ink runs out because the new printer comes with ink.
 
2009-02-13 01:14:36 PM  

RoxtarRyan


FTA: "...our approach enables the microelectrodes to be printed out-of-plane, allowing them to directly cross pre-existing patterned features through the formation of spanning arches," Lewis said. "Typically, insulating layers or bypass electrode arrays are required in conventional layouts."

Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and keep on drinking until I figure out what that means.


The printers are capable of doing some 3-D work. Once the first trace has been printed, a second trace can be printed above it without touching it, like a bridge going over an interstate ('spanning arches'). This means the two traces won't interact electrically, removing the need for insulators and other workarounds.
 
2009-02-13 01:21:04 PM  

RoxtarRyan: FTA: "...our approach enables the microelectrodes to be printed out-of-plane, allowing them to directly cross pre-existing patterned features through the formation of spanning arches," Lewis said. "Typically, insulating layers or bypass electrode arrays are required in conventional layouts."

Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and keep on drinking until I figure out what that means.


It's got something to do with Jeffries tubes and reversing phase modulation.

/everything I need to know I learned from ST:TNG
 
2009-02-13 01:24:25 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: The printers are capable of doing some 3-D work. Once the first trace has been printed, a second trace can be printed above it without touching it, like a bridge going over an interstate ('spanning arches'). This means the two traces won't interact electrically, removing the need for insulators and other workarounds.


Gotcha. But I'm gonna keep on drinking.
 
2009-02-13 01:26:01 PM  
Headline in ten years: Silver nanoparticles cause lung disease.
 
2009-02-13 01:32:08 PM  

Slenderocean: I find ink to be so expensive that it is almost cheaper to just buy a new printer when the ink runs out because the new printer comes with ink.


The ink cartridges that come in a new printer are about a third full. So, while the ink you buy aftermarket is more expensive, you get a lot more ink.
 
2009-02-13 01:35:53 PM  
I'm in the market for a small, inexpensive colour laserjet printer, any recommendations?
 
2009-02-13 01:40:15 PM  
I find it much more economical to print everything at work.
 
2009-02-13 01:47:15 PM  

Slenderocean: I find ink to be so expensive that it is almost cheaper to just buy a new printer when the ink runs out because the new printer comes with ink.


If you actually compare, Kodak's ink is the cheapest on the market.
 
2009-02-13 01:51:57 PM  

DaScribbler: +1 subby ... brilliant headline.

/one internets for you

 
2009-02-13 01:52:15 PM  
Headline was a bit unwieldy at first, but it certainly delivered the goods. +1 Subbs

/refills toner
 
2009-02-13 01:56:28 PM  

docmattic: RoxtarRyan: FTA: "...our approach enables the microelectrodes to be printed out-of-plane, allowing them to directly cross pre-existing patterned features through the formation of spanning arches," Lewis said. "Typically, insulating layers or bypass electrode arrays are required in conventional layouts."

Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and keep on drinking until I figure out what that means.

It's got something to do with Jeffries tubes and reversing phase modulation.

/everything I need to know I learned from ST:TNG


But can the printer be remodulated to emit an inverse tachyon beam from the deflector array?
 
2009-02-13 02:04:22 PM  
Nice subby, I laughed
 
2009-02-13 02:14:25 PM  

docmattic: It's got something to do with Jeffries tubes and reversing phase modulation.
/everything I need to know I learned from ST:TNG


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2009-02-13 02:36:07 PM  
 
2009-02-13 03:02:07 PM  

RoxtarRyan


Gotcha. But I'm gonna keep on drinking.


Well, obviously.


:-)
 
2009-02-13 03:38:11 PM  
And one use is for printing antennas on balloons, another is for printing RFID antennas that won't break when the tag is flexed.
 
2009-02-13 04:26:51 PM  

Denial_of_Death: docmattic: It's got something to do with Jeffries tubes and reversing phase modulation.
/everything I need to know I learned from ST:TNG


Thread over.
 
2009-02-13 08:25:29 PM  

the_sidewinder: I'm in the market for a small, inexpensive colour laserjet printer, any recommendations?


You may retain only two of those three adjectives, then its a more realistic possibility. The HP 2600s aren't terrible machines though, do not go near the 3600s though, just take my word on that.
 
2009-02-13 08:32:45 PM  

Denial_of_Death: docmattic: It's got something to do with Jeffries tubes and reversing phase modulation.
/everything I need to know I learned from ST:TNG


FLAWLESS VICTORY
 
2009-02-13 08:36:11 PM  
Lets see... I buy my black cartridges when on sale, last time it came out to $9 each. Then OfficeMax gives $3 store credit for each one recycled.

I might print 100-200 pages a month, so $6 every 2-3 months NBD. I'm okay with that price.
 
2009-02-14 01:14:05 AM  
My replacement black ink cartridges are $30.00. Needless to say, I print everything off in one of my university's computer labs with my free printing allowance. Fark that shiat.

/Printer came free w/ computer.
//Is probably why the cartridges cost that much.
 
2009-02-14 01:23:42 AM  
I had an orgasm when I read that headline

+1
 
2009-02-14 02:04:10 AM  

BumpInTheNight: The HP 2600s aren't terrible machines


Seconded. I have a 2600n which I'm happy with. I had an HP LaserJet III before that for ages, and when it finally gave out I looked at color lasers as an option (planning to mainly stay with B&W, but it'd be nice to have occasional color). I was pleased with the low cost (relative to insane inkjets) and decent-quality outputs of the 2600. You can get cheaper toner on higher-priced HP models, and that's what I'd do if I did more color printing, but the 2600 isn't bad if you only do it infrequently. It's a nice little machine, and it isn't too expensive for B&W printing, either.

And thanks, ZachF81, Bored Horde, and General Vayo. As it did for you and others, the "technobabble" (but real this time!) just jumped out at me, and I heard in Geordi's voice. There was only one thing to do...
 
2009-02-14 02:24:24 PM  
they make their money off the ink, not the Print device.

a 'printer' is a piece of software.
 
2009-02-14 05:58:35 PM  

Linux_Yes: they make their money off the ink, not the Print device.

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Lunix_yes: a 'printer' is a piece of software.

2.bp.blogspot.comView Full Size
 
2009-02-15 12:48:20 AM  
I screen print silver ink onto flexible circuits for a living, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2009-02-16 03:10:25 PM  

Skyfrog: Headline in ten years: Silver nanoparticles cause cure lung disease.


FTFY!

Apparently you're unaware of the miraculous properties of silver.
 
2009-02-16 04:27:43 PM  
Wolfram fractal panels!!
 
2009-02-16 08:26:46 PM  
docmattic:
It's got something to do with Jeffries tubes and reversing phase modulation.

/everything I need to know I learned from ST:TNG


Not to nitpick, but as I'm directly related to the person that those tubes are named for, it's worth correcting that it's "Jefferies" tubes, as they were named after Walter Matthew Jefferies, art director for ST:TOS and the original designer of the Starship Enterprise, as well as the one who coined the designation/call-sign NCC-1701 for the ship.

Have to correct it every time I see it, it's like a sick obsession. Sorry.

With that said, I wholeheartedly agree with your comment.

/ubergeek
 
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