Three dimensional home printing in five years

The printing technology available to both companies and consumers has improved massively over the years. The history of printing dates back many centuries. However, the devices available today bear little resemblance to primitive early versions.

Now, people can source superb quality printer ink and they can choose between a plethora of sophisticated devices, including wireless printers.

One particular development that has caught many individuals’ attention is the creation of 3D printers and, according to one organisation, this technology could be commercially available to consumers in the not too distant future.

In its latest Hype Cycle, Garnter suggested that 3D printing will take more than five years to mature beyond the niche market. After this point, the products might become a common feature in properties around the world.

The firm noted that 3D printers allow individuals to produce physical objects like toys or household wares within their own homes. It added that, combined with 3D scanning, it may be possible to scan certain objects with a smartphone and print a near-duplicate.

Meanwhile, commenting on the study, vice president and Gartner fellow Jackie Fenn said: “It is the broadest aggregate Gartner Hype Cycle, featuring technologies that are the focus of attention because of particularly high levels of hype, or those that Gartner believes have the potential for significant impact.”

Regardless of the type of printers consumers currently have, it is now simple for them to source Lexmark toner ink, Kodak ink cartridges and so on at great value prices over the web.