Printing without ink
Date 5-Feb-2007 20:00:10
Topic: Miscellaneous News
|"Zink" stands for "Zero Ink" and it's the name of a company that claims they have invented the no-ink printing. The new system uses a special paper with embedded colourless crystals. |
|The key to this process is the patented ZINK paper, an advanced composite material with dye crystals embedded inside and a protective polymer overcoat layer outside.|
A source of heat changes those crystals colour, thus producing the print.
The end of expensive ink replacements and the beginning of expensive printing papers?
At least their printer is very small, as small as an iPod, so you can take it together with your camera and print your photos, only 2" x 3" though. I'm really looking forward to see an A4 printer with this technology.