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Dec 08

MakerBot 3D Printer ……… Arrr Me Hearty!

It’s always interesting the things we get asked to print on the mighty MakerBot 3D Printer ……… Arrr me hearty!
 

Nov 07

A Very Sad Week Indeed!

So this week is a very sad one for us here at Blueprint Imaging, as we have finally retired our trusty Ricoh MP C2800.
The super reliable little 28ppm backup machine was sent off the be recycled and turned into a Ricoh Park Bench or maybe a bunch of Ricoh Scooter Docks. So even though it’s …

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Mar 31

Needed faster large format scanning, so got this as well ……… The Contex IQ Quattro 4400!

So it turns out that when you increase your large format printing speed, you have to speed up your large format scanning as well.  So this little beauty was acquired to handle the task.
The Contex IQ Quattro 4400 is a very special machine, it’ll scan an A0 / E size document in just 3.5 seconds.
Faster: Spend …

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Mar 31

Needed faster large format printing, so got this ……… The Epson SureColor SC-T7000!

Turns out, due to the high volume of large format work we have been getting this year we needed more speed, so we decided to grab one of these bad boys to solve the problem.
The Epson SureColor Technical series is a versatile and compact range of printers. They are designed for users who need to …

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Mar 20

Something else we just can't stop watching ……… The Duplo DC-646 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser!

So this is a great time saver, unless, like us, you count the time we now spend watching it work that is.
The Duplo DC-646 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser is Duplo’s versatile digital color finisher providing printers the ability to create a multitude of unique full-bleed applications with more efficiency and flexibility. Performing up to 8 slits, 25 cuts …

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Mar 12

Better not forget about this ……… The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner!

Introducing the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner.
With just two clicks, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner’s easy to use, yet sophisticated software creates clean, watertight 3D models that are ready to 3D print.
We’ve optimized the whole process to work seamlessly with MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers, but you get standard design files to use on the …

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Mar 11

Recommended Read : Leo The Maker Prince

LEO the Maker Prince teaches children ( both young and old ) about 3D printing by following Carla and LEO’s journey through Brooklyn.
LEO is a walking, talking robot who happens to be able to print ( in plastic ) any object that Carla draws.
The other robots in the book have their own special capabilities: H1-H0 …

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Mar 11

We’re carboNZero, are you ?

We’re carboNZero, are you ?
As of the 15th of February 2010, Business Applications Limited, our parent company became a carboNZero Certified Small Enterprise company. Making us one of the first to companies in Gisborne to achieve this qualification.
So now, even though we are Blue, we’re still very Green. For more information check out the carboNZero …

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Feb 27

Oh, so did we mention this ……… The MakerBot Replicator 2!

Welcome to prosumer 3D printing. With a resolution capability of 100 microns and a massive 410 cubic inch build volume, the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer is our easiest, fastest and most affordable tool yet for making professional-quality models.
We set a new standard with our work, so that you can set a new standard …

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Feb 27

Got one of these as well now ……… a Duplo Automatic Paper Folder!

Got one of these as well now ……… a Duplo Automatic Paper Folder to save our fingers from those annoying paper cuts!
The Duplo DF-980 Automatic Paper Folder is the quietest tabletop folding machine in the industry.
With a high speed of up to 246 sheets per minute, the DF-980 utilizes Duplo’s patented three-roller friction feed system …

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