Make your own posters with ProPoster software

We reviewed the PostersPrinting service a while back which will turn your photos into posters.  Here’s a take on that idea: DIY software, ProPoster, that lets you print the poster components yourself, glue not included!

Before you jump on the ProPoster idea thinking it’s cheaper, keep in mind that this is more suited for when you need to create large (throwaway) banners and/or don’t care as much for the quality of the print or continuous nature of the paper.

PostersPrinting (which looks like it has been subsumed by parent company Mimeo) produces a quality poster of a more permanent nature that can be framed and hung.

Download ProPoster from CNET.

Review: Dymo Printable Postage Sheets and Software

Endicia/Dymo has a new combination product for printing USPS postage from the comfort of your own home. Called Printable Postage, its 2 main components are a free piece of software for Windows/Mac and the Printable Postage sheets. You also need an Endicia/Dymo account where you can buy USPS postage for printing to the sheets.

Shapeways 3D prints models you design

shapeways modelAlthough 3D printing technology has been around for some time now, it is still many years away from home consumption as the printers are much too expensive. However, there are companies like Shapeways that offer this an outsourced service for consumers.

Head over to to design and order your very own full-color high resolution 3D models. There are different types of materials that you can use. Pricing for models can go anywhere from $1 to over $1000, although most models fall into the $50 to $150 range [FAQ].

Designers can upload their designs in industry standard file formats VRML and X3D. The model bunny in the photo is an example of the items that can be ‘printed’.

Belkin Home Base Wireless-N Access Point – Network Share Your Printer, Other USB Devices

If you don’t already have a WiFi-connected printer, and would like to locate your printer away from your home router, how do you do that? Well, Belkin has a solution called Home Base that is a Wireless 802.11n Access Point that you can plug in your printer and/or other USB/1 wired Ethernet device(s) and voila, they’re on your network.

The Belkin Home Base has 1 wired 10/100Mbps Ethernet port and 4 USB 2.0 ports. It is also DLNA compatible.

Buy now!
Price: $129.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

GfG’s Article Recap for Week Ending May 29, 2009

This week saw us yearning after some ‘appliance 2.0’ technology including ‘connected’ washers/dryers and a freezer failure sensor kit.

We reviewed a poster printing service which we thought was pretty good.

The Easy iPod Media Sharer‘s name says it all – useful family gadget. We do love our Gmail; their new lab is cool – an Inbox Preview feature.

We feel that President Obama is taking the right approach in creating a Cyber Czar position.

Objet’s Alaris 30 Printer – the latest in 3-D Printing

A few years ago we ran an article about the future of 3D printing, and how it could eventually end up as a consumer-grade possibility. Price-wise, this may still be restricted to small businesses at best, but 3D printing is a reality today.

Enter the Alaris 30 by Objet, an Israeli company that specializes in photopolymer jetting. Quite a mouthful, but it’s the heart of what makes 3D printing possible. The Alaris 30 is geared towards creating highly accurate prototypes, at 600 x 600 dpi, 28u layer thicknesses, and up to 11.5 x 7.7 x 5.9 inches in size.

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