Random pic of the week

July 13, 2009

Matt Brown’s ‘Food and the Future of it’, final project for his masters in Interaction Design, envisions that food in the year 2040 would be synthetic and programmatic, made using 3-dimensional printers and lab-grown meat.
I love it!

Extract from Eat Me Daily

Wasabi is an inkless printer. Its small design and ease of use allows you to print anywhere and everywhere. It prints using Bluetooth®  and holds up to 12 sheets of adhesive-backed paper (Zero InkTM  paper).
It’s like Polaroid re-born.

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Canon has announced two new portable digital photo printers in their Selphy range, the ES3 and the cheaper ES30 which re-interpretes digital photo printing again.  Each has a built-in 15-in-1 memory card reader, are PictBridge compatible, use integrated ink & paper cartridges and have an LCD preview screen: 3.5-inches with wide-angle viewing on the ES3, 3-inches on the ES30.  The ES3 also gains 1GB of onboard storage, to allow regularly accessed images to be kept on the printer itself.

Both printers have a range of frame, clip-art and calendar templates that can be added on-device to images before printing. The AC adapter is built into the body of the printer so a simple power cable is all that’s required. 

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My first laser printer, the Samsung CLP 300… world’s smallest and lightest too.. well its not that light… I almost broke a few veins carrying it to my car.

It uses it new individual cartridge system and claims to print about 1000-2000 copies before it needs a change… well, we’ll see if it does what it claims. But its really easy to use, just slot in the cartridges like a torpedo, power on, and ready to print… no scary  buttons to learn as there is only a cancel button on the top and its quiet. For SGD 299…

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This printer design concept is thin enough to hang on the wall like a picture frame, or you can prop it up on a tabletop. When you’ve printed your page, it displays it for you right there as if it were a work of art. Push the printed paper out the slot on the side, and you’re good to go.
Its wireless… but where’s the power coming from?

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Zink Pocket Printer

January 31, 2007

Polaroid reborn? Zink, a company whose first product will be a stand-alone printer that’s about the size of a deck of cards. This one-button printer is designed to easily connect to a camera phone, and will cost around USD100. No ink to buy… just the prints… Did not say how much is the prints though… but I do remember Polaroid prints used to cost a bomb each…

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Epson’s new top-of-the-PictureMate-line photo printer produce true photo-quality prints at fast speeds, and its built-in combination CD-RW burner and DVD reader make it easy to print from optical discs or to copy your photos from a memory card to a CD… and it looked like an ice bucket… nice and refreshing…

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HP Printing Mailbox

October 20, 2006


I have an aunt who lives in Sweden… and once a year she will takes some pictures (many times around her garden showing her incredible success in growing a little pumpkin or apples or some other fruits) and send it via email to me so I will print it out to show to my mum… you get the idea.

Presto is an e-mail service for people who don’t have e-mail, computer or internet access. The service limits e-mails to receipts from known addressees, so there’s no spam. The e-mail service combines with a HP printer that plugs into a standard phone line and prints out received e-mails, photos, etc. in pre-formatted templates to the recipient. The only maintenance for the end-user is adding paper and changing the ink cartridge (that could be a problem). Presto even notifies the user when it is time to do that!The printer is available for USD149.99 .

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