1. Technology

Tips, Troubleshooting, and Other Kinds of Fun


You've got a printer or scanner and want to get the most out of it. Here's some advice on how to set things up so they work the first time, some troubleshooting tips, and ideas on how to get creative when you use your new (or old) machine.
  1. How To
  2. Troubleshooting
  3. Getting Creative with Printers / Scanners
  4. Online Photo Scanners

How To

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Printers and scanners offer scores of options so they can give the best possible output. Here are some quick tips on getting them to do what you want them to do, and keeping them well maintained.


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With high-tech gear, things aren't always going to work right. Here are some solutions to common problems, and ideas on how to maintain your machine.

Getting Creative with Printers / Scanners

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Some of the software to make your printer or scanner work will come in the box. But if you want to get really creative, you might consider buying or downloading some image-editing software and other fun tools. Some tools, such as Adobe Photoshop Express, are available for free online.

Online Photo Scanners

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If you've got a huge amount of photos you'd like to scan, it's often faster and easier to trust someone else to do it--otherwise, scanning photos one at a time can be a very time-consuming process. But it's not easy to compare these services, since they all have lots of different deals and requirements. This comparison chart of online photo-scanning services should help you compare pricing between some of the biggest players.

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