Conscious Printing

A continued dependency on printed documents sparks an eco movement

Implications - As the continued push towards more workspaces adopting a paperless ethos and less printer use among consumers, a rise in eco-friendly printing innovations are reintroducing the office practice without the associated waste. The increase in ecological options is helping to satisfy green-minded Millennials while still respecting more traditional mainstays of office life. These cost-effective solutions also reignite the consumer printing market as many individuals have chosen to ditch the technology in recent years thanks in part to increased smartphone and tablet usage.
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Ballpoint Pen Printers - The Pen Printer Makes Use of Discarded Writing Implements for Ink
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Viral 101,524 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]
Eco Cardboard Printers - The 'Origami' Laser Printer is 100 Percent Recyclable
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Warm 8,283 Clicks Pub: Jul 10, 13
Eco Cardboard Printers
The 'Origami' Laser Printer is 100 Percent Recyclable
The ‘Origami’ mono laser printer is a completely recyclable personal gadget. Made of folded cardboard, the printer can be deconstructed and made into paper at the end of its life cycle.... [More]
Miniature Smartphone Printers - ZINK Smart App Printers Are Portable and Print Directly from Apps
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Mild 7,618 Clicks Pub: Aug 14, 13
Miniature Smartphone Printers
ZINK Smart App Printers Are Portable and Print Directly from Apps
Pairing a smartphone with a traditional printer is a possibility, but with the new ZINK Smart App Printers users will be able to print directly from a variety of apps to get small print outs on-the-... [More]
Water-Powered Printers - This Printer Uses Water Instead of Ink to Get Perfect Prints
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Mild 1,493 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]
Eco-Friendly Customized Printers - The Cocodori Printer Only Prints Snippets of Your Computer Screen
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Untested 1,034 Clicks Pub: Jan 20, 14
Eco-Friendly Customized Printers
The Cocodori Printer Only Prints Snippets of Your Computer Screen
Instead of going through the tedious process of print screening a snippet of a web page or computer screen and printing it out, Japan-based office supply firm King Jim created a tiny compact printer... [More]
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