Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Concept Printers

Below you will find an aggregate of concept printer blog posts with links back to their respective blogs.

RITI Green Printer uses coffee dregs for Ink

From gizmag.com: The paperless office is a great notion, but in reality there are still many scenarios where the printer needs to be switched on and fed with environmentally unfriendly consumables - paper and ink. Recycling and re-using paper for print jobs has become well entrenched, but the expensive and often frustrating process of replenishing the ink remains an issue for many of us. Which brings us to one of the cleverest recycling ideas to emerge from this year's Greener Gadgets competition - the RITI printer. This design concept by Jeon Hwan Ju takes your coffee or tea dregs, plus a little elbow grease, and turns them into an eco-friendly alternative to conventional ink. Read the whole article here

Wall Mountable Wireless Printer

From engadget.com: A concept printer shown at the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, and designed by Ransmeier & Floyd takes a rather different approach to the concept of a printer. Rather than the usual practice of placing your printer as far out of sight as possible, you'd probably want to place this concept model in clear sight. Presumably battery powered (who would want a cable hanging off the wall?) the printer would communicate wirelessly with the printing device, and then feed the printout into a clear region at the bottom. Read the whole article here

Slim MFP Concept Printer

From idsa.org: The SLIMFP concept is a combination printer/scanner (Multi Functional Peripheral or MFP), which, unlike previous designs, uses the same paper path to both scan and print, without the need to manually change the print head to a scan head, and vice versa. It is extremely compact and can be wall mounted, saving valuable workspace. Read the whole article here

Circular Concept Printer

From boingboing.net: This circular concept printer ("uses rotational, instead of linear, movement to reduce its size") was one of 130 winners of the 2004 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Read the whole article here

Mini-Giant Printer

From tuvie.com: Mini Giant is a robotic printer concept that self-drives itself over a ZINK Paper sheet of any size in order to create a print. The main benefit of the ZINK technology is, it doesn’t require ribbons and ink cartridges. The designer has replaced the ink cartridges and ribbons with a heating system that can radically change its shape. Instead of using large scale paper into the printer, this concept brings this special type of paper laid on any smooth and hard surface. Mini giant is placed on the up left corner of a selected image and it will automatically move slowly on the paper surface. The back side heating place heats the portion it comes over and thus activates the ZINK paper’s crystals. With this small gadget, you can have a large format poster printer right in the palm of your hand. Read the whole article here

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