The ColorPod Add-On Creates Novelty Full-Color Printed Edibles

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 22, 2016
References: spitstec.nl & 3ders.org
ColorPod is the name of a 3D printer add-on created by Aad van der Geest, which makes it possible for shapely printed edibles to be created in full color.

The technology that powers this creation is like a combination of powder-based 3D printing and traditional color inkjet cartridges, meaning that makers are able to create an endless amount of creatively shaped sweets.

The edible ink that's used in printing is a combination of water, ethanol (diluted vodka) sugar and dextrin, which creates a sugary shape layer by layer. To show off the possibilities of the system, colorful skulls, multi-color trains, houses and Pokemon characters have been created. This technology indicates huge potential in the confectionery industry for the creation of custom sweets in the future.