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Uses for 3D printing include creating artificial organs, prosthetics, architectural models, toys, chocolate bars, guitars, and parts for motor vehicles and rocket engines. To make an object, a 3D printer refers to a model in a digital file and applies layers of material, such as plastic or chocolate, until the object is completed.

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  • How many pages can one ink cartridge print?

    Q: How many pages can one ink cartridge print?

    A: Matt Kastner of Coastal Business Supplies Inc. estimates that every milliliter of ink yields about 1 square foot of printing. On a table of print yields of various HP cartridges, the number of pages ranged from 31 to about 40 per milliliter.
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  • What is the purpose of a printer?

    Q: What is the purpose of a printer?

    A: The purpose of a printer is to accept typed text and graphic images from a computer and transfer it to paper. Printers are sometimes sold along with computers, but consumers typically purchase them separately. Printers vary greatly in cost, speed, size and function.
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  • Can you print out a Jet Blue boarding pass?

    Q: Can you print out a Jet Blue boarding pass?

    A: A JetBlue boarding pass can be printed out after a passenger has paid for a ticket, chosen a seat and checked the number of baggage items needed for the flight. The printed boarding pass must be brought to the airport, in addition to a valid government-issued identification card, to pass through security. To reprint a boarding pass, passengers need to login to the "Manage your flight" on JetBlue.com.
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  • How do you use a copy machine?

    Q: How do you use a copy machine?

    A: Place your paper on the scanner or in the document feeder, if there are several pages. Then, select the number of copies and other settings. Print the copies and remove the originals from the copier.
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  • Q: How do you change the font size on a printer?

    A: Inkjet and laser prints don't have font sizes like older dot-matrix printers did, so changing the font size requires changing it in the document editing program prior to printing. In most cases, highlighting the target text and selecting a larger font size is easiest way to change the font's size.
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  • Q: What are some characteristics of a fast printing laser jet printer?

    A: A high sheet capacity, an Ethernet adapter and duplexing hardware are some characteristics of high-quality, fast laser printer. These characteristics are generally present in both photo and text-only printers as of 2015.
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  • Q: How does 3D printing work?

    A: 3D printing is done by using specialized materials which are layered to create a three-dimensional product. These materials are fused to other materials as they are deposited, often by the use of heated nozzles or lasers. Printers use data created in 3D-modelling software, such as AutoCAD, and slice it into hundreds or thousands of horizontal pieces to determine where layers of material go.
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  • Q: What makes a Brother HL-4070CDW printer go offline?

    A: While a number of issues potentially cause a Brother HL-4070CDW to go offline, one of the most common causes of this issue is an incorrect configuration of the Status Monitor program, as reported by manufacturer Brother. Other causes include networking and power issues.
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  • Q: Can you make your own person using a 3D printer?

    A: It is impossible to print a human using a 3D printer, as of April 2015. However, 3D printers are capable of producing models of humans using files created with 3D modelling software and materials such as plastic and metal.
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  • Q: How can you scan a document to an HP printer?

    A: To scan from the HP printer and configure settings, the computer to which the printer connects needs to have the full feature HP software installed on it. Using a USB cable connect the printer to the computer, or connect the computer through a wired or wireless network.
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  • Q: What are computer plotters used for?

    A: Computer plotters are used for drawing point-to-point lines and vector graphics. A plotter-printer uses inkjet heads to draw lines based on commands from a computer.
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  • Q: How do you get repairs for an HP 8500 printer?

    A: Get repairs done on a Hewlitt Packard 8500 printer by clicking the Authorized Service Providers link under the Customer Support heading near the bottom right of the HP.com home page. Confirm the current country default, enter a city and state or ZIP code, enter a range, and then select Service and Support Provider from the Buying For drop down menu. Finally, choose the printer type by clicking the plus sign next to the Printing and Imaging heading under Search By.
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  • Q: How do you reset an MX410?

    A: The Canon PIXMA MX410 printer has a factory reset option located in Device Settings. To access it, navigate to Device Settings, then to Reset Settings, select All Data, and press the OK button. Another issue some users experience comes after replacing an ink cartridge. The ink level may not reset, and a manual ink reset has to be done. To reset the ink levels, hold the Stop and OK buttons for five seconds.
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  • Q: What are sources for free printable "thank you" cards?

    A: As of 2015, free printable "thank you" cards are available at the following websites: Greetings Island, MES Cards, Got Free Cards and Brother. The DLTK website offers a greeting card wizard specifically for kids, allowing them to choose a "thank you" theme, images, custom text, font and font color.
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  • Q: Are Canon printers compatible with Macs?

    A: As a general rule, Canon printers are compatible with Mac computers. Specific compatibility depends on the model of Canon printer and the operating system on the Mac.
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  • Q: How do you troubleshoot communication problems with a Lexmark printer?

    A: To troubleshoot communication problems with a Lexmark printer, begin by removing the power supply cord and then reconnecting it to the printer. This diagnostic sometimes fixes minor communication issues.
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  • Q: What is 3-D metal printing?

    A: In 3D metal printing, parts are manufactured by a laser fusing together high-performance metals, layer by layer. This process is also known as Metal Additive Manufacturing or Direct Metals Laser Sintering.
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  • Q: What are some highly rated printers for Windows 8?

    A: Among the highly rated printers that are compatible with Windows 8 include HP Officejet Pro276dw, Epson Expression Premium XP-819 and Canon Pixma MG7120. These ratings are based on a review conducted by PCWorld magazine on inkjet multi-function type printers. When on the lookout for printers to be used with a computer with a Windows 8 OS, it should be noted that not all printer models will be recognized by the operating system, and it may take a bit of work to install the appropriate driver for the printer.
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  • Q: How much does a Canon wireless printer cost?

    A: Canon wireless printers cost between $40 and $360, depending on the exact model and its features. As of 2015, Canon wireless printers are sold by Amazon.com, Best Buy and Walmart.
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  • Q: How do you cancel a printing job?

    A: Cancel a printing job by using the physical controls on the printer or by removing the job from the printing queue. If Windows is slow to respond, turn the printer off, and then remove the job to save paper.
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  • Q: How do you print two A5 pages on A4 paper?

    A: To print two A5 pages in Microsoft Word, open the Print window, and choose two in the Pages per Sheet drop-down menu. Choose two copies per page.
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