Pills purporting to be Viagra filled with printer ink and rat poison.
As the technology becomes more refined and costs drop, a 3-D printer could be perched below your computer desk within the year.
He has manipulated the police to get his personal computer and printer.
People will one day just make a television with their 3D printer, buddy.
Should I give him the receipt for the printer ink I mistakenly bought there yesterday?
In the meanwhile I have quickened the printer and told him to get on fast.
I trust that, if you forgive me, you will never pardon the printer.
The mistake of the printer, seen upon the plate, was discovered too late for correction.
And at that very moment the printer of the Canadien was in prison.
This then, is an improvement, as the printer has but one operation to perform instead of two.
c.1500, "person who prints books, etc.," agent noun from print (v.). As a mechanical device from 1859, originally in telegraphy. In the computer sense, from 1946. Printer's bible (c.1702) so called from mistaken substitution of printers for princes in Psalm cxix:161, which led to the misreading:
Printers have persecuted me without a cause.
c.1300, "impression, mark" (as by a stamp or seal), from Old French preinte "impression," noun use of fem. past participle of preindre "to press, crush," altered from prembre, from Latin premere "to press" (see press (v.1)). The Old French word also was borrowed into Middle Dutch (prente, Dutch prent) and other Germanic languages.
Meaning "printed lettering" is from 1620s; print-hand "print-like handwriting" is from 1658. Sense of "picture or design from a block or plate" is first attested 1660s. Meaning "piece of printed cloth" is from 1756. In Middle English, stigmata were called precious prentes of crist; to perceiven the print of sight was "to feel (someone's) gaze." Out of print "no longer to be had from the publisher" is from 1670s (to be in print is recorded from late 15c.). Print journalism attested from 1962.
mid-14c., prenten "to make an impression" (as with a seal, stamp, etc.), from print (n.). Meaning "to set a mark on any surface" (including by writing) is attested from late 14c. Meaning "to run off on a press" is recorded from 1510s (Caxton, 1474, used enprynte in this sense). In reference to textiles, 1580s. The photography sense is recorded from 1851 (the noun in this sense is from 1853). Meaning "to write in imitation of typography" is from 1801.
He always prints, I know, 'cos he learnt writin' from the large bills in the bookin' offices. [Charles Dickens, "Pickwick Papers," 1837]The meaning "to record (someone's) fingerprints" is from 1952. Related: Printed; printing.
One who makes things unnecessarily complicated and obfuscates matters
[1834+; fr a traditional reputation for the shrewdness of such attorneys, and the phrase it would puzzle a Philadelphia lawyer, found by 1788]