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    I must say that your service is absolutely exceptional and I have recommended your company and products to several friends today; all are serious "printer" people.I retired last year and my friends are all into, or are still working in the photo industry. Sincerely,Gerhard


    Dear, just to let you know than i realy appreciate your costumer service.
    Thank you


    Just a Thank you and all the best


    Ce message est simplement pour vous dire que j'ai bien reçu la commande XXXXXX et que je suis très satisfait de la rapidité de la livraison et aussi de la qualité de l'encre. C'est la première fois que j'utilise de l'encre "autre que l'originale" et pour le moment je suis très satisfait. Soyez certain que je vais vous référez à mes amis et collègues de travail et c'est certain que je vais commander à nouveau de chez vous. Merci beaucoup.


    Je veux seulement vous dire un gros merci pour la rapidité avec lequel vous avez traité ma demande et aussi pour le petit extra en papier photos,c'est très apprécié.



    I received my order, thank you for your great customer service..



    It is not often people write emails or letters of praise but consider this one of the rare ones!
    I must say, ordering your product was about the easiest imaginable. Coupled with the fact that it arrived here basically “next day” I am thoroughly happy. To tell you the truth, I was expecting to have to go pay full retail for one black cartridge thinking that your’s would take at least a week to arrive but I was wrong, the order arrived before I could even go out to get one!
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Inkjet Printer and Mussels

What do they have in common ?

Researchers at a North Carolina State University found a way to use a natural, mussel glue along with a variation on the inkjet printer to make medical adhesives.

The adhesive protein mussels create allow them to stick to virtually any type of material, including rocks, glass, metals, and wood. This approach may help replace traditional sutures, and lead to faster recovery times and increased precision for exacting operations like eye surgery, according to the researchers.

The drawback of traditional sutures (stitches) is that they require great skill and longer operating times, and are associated with a number of surgical complications, including discomfort, infection and inflammation.

Synthetic adhesives, while widely used, are seeing growing concerns over their toxicological and environmental effects. Some of the solvents, monomers, and additives used in synthetic adhesives are not biodegradable and do not break down in the body , and therefore may cause inflammation, tissue damage, or other problems.

These concerns have paved the way for the development of natural substitutes that may overcome several problems associated with conventional tissue bonding materials.

According to a co-author of the study Dr.Roger J. Narayan, and associate professor in the joint biomedical engineering department of NC State and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the piezoelectric inkjet printing of naturally-derived biological adhesives are non-toxic and biodegradable.

The technique can be used to create customized medical adhesives, which may have a host of applications. For example, it may “significantly improve wound repair in eye surgery, wound closure and fracture fixation,” according to Narayan. “This is an improved way of joining tissues because the use of the inkjet technology gives you greater control over the placement of the adhesive. This helps ensure that the tissues are joined together in just the right spot, forming a better bond that leads to improved healing and less scarring,” he said. This technique may significantly improve wound repair in next generation eye repair, fracture fixation, wound closure, and drug delivery devices.

The study was performed in collaboration with Professor Jon Wilker in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University. The Journal of Biomedical Materials Research B will publish the study, in April. And The National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Office of Naval Research funded the research.


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