We're slowing getting closer to that long-standing goal of paperless offices (and home offices), but, unfortunately, we're not there yet — and if you've got a printer or two installed at home the costs can quickly rack up. Yet with a little time and some effort you can drive the costs down while still churning out page after page of Google Maps directions or FedEx shipping labels.
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Video: The iconic buses in London are red, big-arse double-deckers that use roller blinds to show the destination stop rather than the typical LED display. I think the blinds look a lot better than the digital displays. Here's how McKenna Brothers makes them, from the cutting of the letters, to the making of the negative, to the actual printing process, to the rolling into the display unit, and everything in between. It's a really fun (and very involved) process to see.
Considering printer ink costs more than booze and even human blood, it's no surprise everyone's on the hunt for a cheaper alternative. And that includes researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology who've created an inkless printer that works by perforating special paper with thousands of microscopic holes.