Since cellphones have cameras now, someone came up with a brilliant ideas for your camera photogs out there to prints your pics via your cellphone without INK! How does it work? That was the first question I asked too. It seems that this compact printer uses plastic paper with thermal properties. These thermal properties react to different temperatures which is supposed to deliver great quality.
To create the perfect colors, the printer uses a method that controls the colors by using temperature. The crystals in the top yellow layer need the highest temperature and shortest time to melt, the magenta (which is the middle layer) needs a lower temperature and longer time, the bottom cyan layer requires the lowest temperatures and longest exposure time.
How technologically savvy is that? The pictures are water proof too :) I really would like to have one. Any takers? :P
Creation of Zink Imaging from US.
The Inkless Printer is set to be out in late 2007 for $200 bucks. I don’t know how much it would cost to replenish those thermal papers. Probably more expensive. I guess we shall see.