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#1 odd

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:34 PM

check this out


ZINK is a breakthrough technology that produces on-demand color images and photos - without ink, ribbons or toner. The ZINK technology enables a new category of color printers and paper that work as a system to print a whole new way.

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. ZINK paper is durable, colorful, and affordable.

Before printing, the embedded dye crystals are colorless, so ZINK paper looks like regular white photo paper. The ZINK printer uses heat to activate and colorize these dye crystals. The printing process is now radically simple. Just add paper and press "print". The result is high quality, long-lasting, durable, and affordable images.



Video of how the printer works

#2 FalseAgent

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 07:10 PM

wow, is that a reality? If it has that edge over inkjets, it could replace the pre-dominant inkjets that everybody have trouble with.....

#3 HingVista

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:47 PM

Wonderful concept! The future of the printers! :D

#4 Freka

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 11:10 PM

That would be awesome if it is released on market!

#5 odd

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 12:08 PM

according to a magazine i just read they will come out with mobiles and digital cameras in about 1 to 3 years

#6 The Silent Warrior

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:38 PM

WOW!

#7 kaironxp

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:11 PM

i dont understand very well, it works with any ink printer o it needs an special printer :s

#8 RanShak

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 01:35 AM

Hope the cost of the paper doesn't outweigh the price of ink.

#9 odd

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 03:22 PM

i dont understand very well, it works with any ink printer o it needs an special printer :s

no it works with a special printer that shoots a very hot laser (somthin)and the crystals in the paper change color

Hope the cost of the paper doesn't outweigh the price of ink.

in Malta the paper is lm 2.00 ($ 6.30 , € 4.66 ) for 50 papers (A5 photo size)
it is pretty expensive but everything is expensive in the beginning
i dont know how much the printer is

#10 timbertide

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 09:13 PM

I'll definitely go for it.

#11 Seventh Surfer

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 10:58 PM

Amazing.. :yes:

#12 odd

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 03:09 PM

the printer is about $253 (lm 80 )(€186)

#13 Guttermouth

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 09:47 PM

Behold the future, I like the concept on the chemical reactions they are using.

#14 Razor VinT

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:11 AM

cool..

#15 cmkumar2k

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:31 AM

good found..... knowledge... thanks for the found and ready links dude (Y)

#16 odd

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 02:01 PM

good found..... knowledge... thanks for the found and ready links dude (Y)



im always prepered lol :lol:

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