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Printer Reviews: Brother HL-L8360CDW An Economical Small Office Colour Laser Printer

Aimed largely at small offices with relatively heavy printing requirements, the Brother HL-L8360CDW is a colour laser printer that has been widely praised by reviewers. Given that the Brother HL-L8360CDW is meant for businesses that do a lot of printing, the 250-sheet capacity of the standard tray might not be adequate. If that's the case, y...
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Free Printable Paper Models of Buildings and Structures

We previously looked at printable building kits for railway, military and other transport modellers, but there are plenty of free downloadable printable kits of structures of general interest. Paper craft in general and model building in particular can be a good activity for keeping kids busy during school holidays (especially now the weathe...
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Free Printable Easter Crafts For Kids

Easter provides a lot of opportunities to use your printer in craft activities for your kids.We have chosen to take a secular view of Easter, so bunnies and eggs predominate, but some of the ideas and techniques could also be applied in a religious context. Indeed, some of the sites mentioned also feature religious images. Easter Egg Hunt ...
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Printer Review: Canon Pixma TS6260 Printer

Designed for home use, the Canon Pixma TS6260 is a printer/scanner/copier with some interesting features. For example, 35 patterns are built into the TS6260 with wrapping paper, paper crafts and scrapbooking in mind, and sheets bearing these patterns can be printed directly from the colour touch screen control panel with no need for a comput...
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Free Printable Model Railway Card Building Kits

Most printers are used for mundane tasks such as printing reports and school assignments, or keeping hard copy versions of emailed invoices. Over the coming months we'll look at some ways of using your printer for hobby and craft projects. If you are a military or transport (trains, buses, trams, cars, trucks and so on) modeller, buildings a...
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Effective ways to avoid parcel delivery and postal problems (Australia)

One of the best things about online shopping is that you don't have to carry your purchases home. Conversely, one of the worst things about online shopping is that you can't carry your purchases home and instead you must rely on a third party for delivery. Few of us stay at home all day, and even if you work at home or are a full-time parent...
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Printer Review: HP LaserJet Pro M15w Printer

Billed as "the world's smallest laser printer in its class," the HP LaserJet Pro M15w measures just 346x189x159mm. Despite the small size and low price (RRP $129, street price is around $10 less), the LaserJet Pro M15w prints a respectable 18ppm at 600dpi resolution, with a claimed first-page-out time of less than nine seconds. Tiny, Qui...
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Printer Review: HP DeskJet 3720 All-in-One Printer

Space is at a premium in small offices and apartments, but if you can't find room for an HP DeskJet 3720 then you probably don't have room for an all-in-one at all. When the DeskJet 3720 was launched, HP claimed it was the world's smallest all-in-one priced less than $US250. That claim was made quite reasonably on the basis of volume (the ne...
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Printer Review: Canon Pixma iX6860 Colour Inkjet Printer

Not all that long ago, people would have laughed if you said they would be able to buy an A3 printer for significantly less than $200. But there are now several models in this category, among them the Canon Pixma iX6860. List price is $169, but if you buy the iX6860 from Ink Depot you'll save a couple of dollars (our price is $166.44) and yo...
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How to clean printer yourself: Simple and easy tips

Keeping your printer clean isn't merely a cosmetic issue. Avoiding a buildup of debris can help avoid problems. Outside How often you clean the outside of a printer largely depends on how dusty your environment is. Another consideration is that dust on a gloss black case is all too obvious, while it's almost invisible on a matte beige fi...
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