This Inkjet Printer Can Print Directly Onto Glass, Plastic and Cermaics

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 2, 2016
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Xerox is a company that may be best known for printing solutions in the 1980s and 1990s, but the company is making a strong push to reinvent itself as a printing technology manufacturer of the future with the release of its exceptionally high-tech Direct to Object Inkjet Printer, a simply named machine that does exactly what it promises -- print directly onto different kinds of objects and materials rather than simply just paper.

The Xerox Direct to Object Inkjet Printer uses complicated algorithms to control the movements of its miniature nozzles, which measure in half the width of a hair. The nozzles are capable of applying ink onto materials ranging from metal and glass to plastics and ceramics, and works not just with smooth surfaces but also with curved and roughed surfaces.

The possibilities with this Direct to Object Inkjet Printer are truly exciting, as it can be used to do print names, numbers and designs on everything from helmets to bottles, and could be leveraged by stores selling personalized merchandise for example.