While it may look like something out of a Star Trek episode, the Eclipse-Dual printer is a concept design for a contemporary printer that shows the process of how something is scanned and printed.

According to the printer's designer David S. Hong, the idea behind the Eclipse-Dual printer is "to break conventional norms and do something radically different yet respecting the boundaries of ‘form beyond function’." The printer is shaped like a semi-circle and rather than concealing what happens between blank paper and printer document, people can see the process as it happens.

Bound to give the office or your home study a touch of future-savvy aesthetic appeal, the Eclipse-Dual printer will be a constant incentive to continuously print out documents. Witness as the price of paper skyrockets.