Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Prepeat EcoPrinter: Less Printing Consumables

The future of consumable-less printing has been ushered with the exhibition of Sanwa Newtec's Prepeat Eco-printer at the 2009 Eco Products.

This printer uses a special thermal head to be able to print and in conjunction with a special purpose rewritable paper. No ink or toner cartridge is needed. And the paper can be used up to 1000 times.

Here is a video demo of the Prepeat Eco-Printer.

Because it is a new technology, it is priced very expensively. The printer costs 500,000 Yen while the paper cost 300 Yen per sheet. But as we all know, as technology develops, gadgets and machines tend to become cheaper.

At the moment, I can only think of the Newspaper industry that can benefit with this kind of printer. And of course, the environment as a whole because no more cartridge to dispose after and less paper consumption.

But in the meantime, for those businesses or home users worried about the high cost of printing consumables, they can opt for cheaper but quality remanufactured ink/toner cartridges and recycled paper in order to limit their printing expenses.

Read from Technoworld.

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