Alternative Ink

The expansion of printing sees brands turning to unexpected sources of ink
Implications - Technologies like 3D printing have reignited consumer interest in at-home technology, which is being expanded by brands and individuals with alternative ink sources. Using recycled materials or even H2O, the solutions speak to the eco-friendly consumer as well as individuals looking for economical ways to increase efficiency.
SCORE: 6.6
This Year and Mild Top 5 Examples: 83,886 Total Clicks Oct 13 - Aug 14
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Ballpoint Pen Printers - The Pen Printer Makes Use of Discarded Writing Implements for Ink
SCORE: 8.2
Viral 78,749 Clicks Pub: Oct 26, 13
Ballpoint Pen Printers
The Pen Printer Makes Use of Discarded Writing Implements for Ink
Any resourceful person will be completely won over by the Pen Printer. What designers Su-in Kim and Tae-jin Kim have proposed is using old ballpoint pens as sources of ink for the device, rather... [More]
Plastic-Repurposing Printers - The Ekocycle Cube Uses Plastic Filaments to Print Things in 3D
SCORE: 8.2
This Year and Hot 3,411 Clicks Pub: Jun 20, 14
Plastic-Repurposing Printers
The Ekocycle Cube Uses Plastic Filaments to Print Things in 3D
With 3D-printing on the rise, Cubify decided to create a more economical approach to the new technology with the Ekocycle Cube 3D Printer. In a world where can now physically print almost any object... [More]
Ethical 3D Printer Filament - ProtoPrint is Bridging Technology and Grassroots Technology in India
SCORE: 6.5
This Year and Mild 477 Clicks Pub: May 23, 14
Ethical 3D Printer Filament
ProtoPrint is Bridging Technology and Grassroots Technology in India
Since 3D printing is becoming an increasingly big deal, it was only a matter of time before someone starting using 3D printer filament for social good. Founded by MIT environmental engineering... [More]
Water-Powered Printers - This Printer Uses Water Instead of Ink to Get Perfect Prints
SCORE: 4.1
This Year and Mild 1,084 Clicks Pub: Feb 3, 14
Water-Powered Printers
This Printer Uses Water Instead of Ink to Get Perfect Prints
A water-powered printer seems like the best idea for a printer since the 3D printing craze came along. This printer will allow for printer users to get rid of their conventional printer ink in favor... [More]
Fluid-Fueled Printers - The Ghost in the Machine Project by Ted Lawson Draws Blood
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This Year and Untested 165 Clicks Pub: Aug 27, 14
Fluid-Fueled Printers
The Ghost in the Machine Project by Ted Lawson Draws Blood
Ted Lawson has a knack for designing artwork that makes people both cringe and question his meaning behind everything. For his latest work entitled ‘Ghost in the Machine,’ the artist is... [More]
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