Zink, a company presenting at the DEMO conference today, announces a novel printing technology: A printer that needs no ink.
Zink printers heat up a printing element and roll plastic paper past the print head once, and presto, a 2-by-3-inch picture comes out dry in 30 seconds.
Dean Takahashi, of the Merc, has the scoop (here’s the link) on this Waltham, Mass. spin-out from Polaroid. This will usher in a range of new devices. Later this year, a digital camera will be launched with a Zink printer inside. Another company will launch an iPod accessory that prints from a camera phone. Say good-bye to that irksome HP printer!
VentureBeatVentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
- up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
- our newsletters
- gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform
- networking features, and more