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Create Natural Impressions With Sun And Botanicals

Create Natural Impressions With Sun And Botanicals

There are many natural applications that can be used for dying fabrics and materials. There are also several ways to add prints and patterns to designs by using age-old, resourceful techniques. Naturally coloring fabrics and designing prints can be done right in your backyard. Read on for great how to’s and look below for the before and afters. The sun can have powerful effects on textiles, and that can be used in your favor if trying to add a decorative touch to fabrics. A simple, organic way to add prints to fabrics is to work with flowers, greenery and herbs… read more

Stone Paper: Good Alternative or Eco Exaggeration?

Stone Paper: Good Alternative or Eco Exaggeration?

Paper made from recycled content is obviously a better option than papers made from new resources. Paper makes up over one half of all recycled substances by weight that is gathered in the U.S. New merchandise is always popping up in the eco friendly market, and the paper industry is full of them. Stone paper is one spin on paper products that has surfaced in recent years. Marketed as environmentally friendly and a better choice than paper made wood pulp, stone paper is made mostly with calcium carbonite which is a natural mineral. For durability, a high density polyethylene is… read more

Affordable 3D Printing

Form-1 Printer

We’ve written several times about 3D printing because, well, it’s one of the coolest and most innovative new industries of the decade. From giant 3D printed houses, to the many different uses for these devices, 3D printing is a pretty big deal. Not only are the materials used in 3D printers cheap, but the printers themselves are essentially home-based factories, making you an eco-friendly force to be reckoned with. Save gas by skipping out on a trip to the mall and simply build your own products yourself. Today, we’ll share with you some of the most affordable printers on the market,… read more

Unprint It Please

Laser unprinter research

We have all heard of laser printers and most of us have used laser printers, but not an unprinter. A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge in England have created a laser unprinter that can remove ink without damaging the paper. Both methods use lasers, but the “unprinting” methods are very different. Laser printers use a laser to give individual “pixels” on a piece of paper a positive charge. The laser unprinter works by tracing the outline of the toner and then flash-frying it off using the device’s laser. The trick is vaporizing the toner without damaging the… read more