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The Retractable Printer Elongates to Ink an Array of Different Pages

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Oct 2, 2012 • References: behance.net and yankodesign
Currently, your printer might be the bulkiest item on your desktop, yet existing technologies can change this. The Retractable Printer may be a concept; however, the realization of its design is certainly within reach.

Neilson Navarrete's proposal makes the office appliance portable and easy to store. In its most compact form, the cylindrical electronic device is only slightly longer than the width of an A4 sheet of paper. It's amazing then then that such a small gadget can also spit out text and photos on pages of up to A2 dimensions. You simply pull the rounded ends of the Retractable Printer apart to lengthen the tube and spread the cartridges.

Designed for publishing a variety of different 2-D media, this modern machine would be intuitive to operate and convenient to use.