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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Q: How do you fill in a blank promissory note PDF before printing it out?

    A: Fill in a blank promissory note PDF on a PC or Mac by using the editing functions of Adobe Acrobat or by using an program such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. Mac users can also use the editing features of Preview to fill in a blank PDF.
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  • Q: How do you print pictures of dogs to send in for photo contests?

    A: One method to print pictures of a dog to send in for a photo contest is to upload them onto your computer from your camera or smartphone, and then use software or a Web service to print them on a home printer. Another option is to take them to a photo printing kiosk at a store such as Walmart or CVS.
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  • Q: Where can you find a Wi-Fi printer?

    A: Wireless printers that use Wi-Fi to connect to computers and other devices are available from most major retailers including Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Staples and Fry's Electronics. These retailers sell printers both online and in-store. As of 2015, the highest-quality wireless printers come from HP, Brother, Canon and Epson, according to a study by PC Magazine.
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  • Q: What is the cash value of a used printer?

    A: In general, most consumer-grade printers are worth next to nothing if used. Companies that manufacture printers make most of their money on ink sales, so they subsidize the cost of the printer itself, making them cheaper to replace. Printers are also prone to mechanical problems, which reduces their value.
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  • Q: Does the Canon MG3220 printer come with a manual?

    A: The Canon MG3220 comes with a manual. It also includes a setup CD-ROM, a PG-240 pigment black cartridge, a CL-241 dye color cartridge and a power cord. It does not include a USB cord.
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  • Q: How do you use a wireless printer with a tablet?

    A: A wireless printer can be used with a tablet by means of apps provided by the printer manufacturer, third-party print service apps and Near Field Communication. Cloud services such as Google Cloud Print can also be used to print wirelessly from a tablet.
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  • Q: What are some ways to design your own creative CD labels?

    A: Some programs that enable users to design custom CD or DVD labels are Ronyasoft's CD DVD Label Maker, CyberLink's LabelPrint 2.5 and Createspace's Cover Creator. As of 2015, these label-making applications are available for free download, though CyberLink's LabelPrint 2.5 is only available as a limited free trial.
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  • Q: What are head replacements for HP printers?

    A: "Heads" are printheads, the actual nozzles through which ink flows from the ink cartridge and onto the paper, and they are replaceable on some HP printers. Customers can purchase replacement heads for their HP printers online from the HP parts store.
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  • Q: Where do you find owner's manuals for Brother printers?

    A: Brother printer manuals are available on the company's website in the Customer Support Center. Go to Brother-Usa.com and move the pointer over the Support tab at the top of the screen. Click Support Center from the drop-down menu. On the Support Center page, enter the printer model number.
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  • Q: How do you get a manual for a Canon Pixma MG5220?

    A: To get a manual for a Canon Pixma MG5220 printer, go to ManualsLib.com, and type the printer's model number into the Search field. The Search field is located in the lower center portion of the Web page. Click the Search button, and select the manual or guide. To download a PDF copy of the manual, click the green Download button, and type in the verification code. Your download begins automatically.
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  • Q: How can you install an HP printer without a CD?

    A: Printer owners can download the driver to run their printer from HP's website at HP.com. Once the driver is installed, the user should be able to select their printer from the print menu when ready to print a document.
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  • How do you print free greeting cards online?

    Q: How do you print free greeting cards online?

    A: As of 2015, Greetings Island and GotFreeCards.com allow users to create and print free greeting cards on its websites. Each site offers templates for greeting cards for various occasions. They're available in black and white or color print and feature several graphics options.
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  • Q: What are the main features of the HP 6500 all-in-one printer?

    A: The main features of the HP 6500 all-in-one printer include wireless connectivity, large processor and product memory, secure digital card slot and integrated optical character recognition software. Other features include a universal power adapter and digital fax machine.
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  • Q: How do you reinstall a wireless printer?

    A: To reinstall a wireless printer onto your computer, click on the Start button and then the Start menu. Select the option for devices and printers. Choose the option to add a printer to activate the printer wizard. Select the option to add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer. Select your printer from the list. Follow the onscreen prompts to install necessary drivers, and enter the administrator password, when needed. Follow the additional onscreen prompts to complete the installation process.
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  • Q: What is a homegroup?

    A: A homegroup is a group of PCs on a home network that can share files as well as printers. The principal advantage of using a homegroup is the easy file sharing. Multimedia such as pictures, videos and music are also shared among people on a homegroup. Similarly, other people cannot modify the shared files unless they are given permission to do so.
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  • Q: How do you contact Lexmark technical support?

    A: Customers can contact Lexmark technical support via email, phone or chat as of 2015, according to Lexmark. Chat is only online during business hours.
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  • Q: What are some printers with a USB connection?

    A: Printers with a USB connection include the HP LaserJet P2035 and HP Officejet 4632. As neither printer includes a USB cable, they must be purchased separately. The LaserJet printer allows users to print up to 30 pages per minute and features a 250-sheet input tray. The printer also includes a sleep mode for when it's not in use to provide energy savings. The Officejet printer is an all-in-one printer that includes scanning and faxing features.
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