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61 Innovations in Printing

From Food Printers to Fake ID Printing

— March 31, 2011 — Tech
Over the years there have been numerous innovations in printing. These advancements were not only in the overall aesthetic of the once bulky and cumbersome world of printers, but also in their technological capabilities and their functionality.

Innovations in printing include everything from devices that can print nail designs to printers capable of printing 3D objects. Those a part of the green movement will be sure to enjoy the many environmentally friendly printers on the market just as those who enjoy a hearty breakfast will enjoy the vast array of toast printers that are available.

No matter how technologically savvy you are, printers are now used for a variety of tasks and are now more user-friendly then ever. The possibilities for the future of printing are endless!
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Printer-Sized DNA Devices
Printer-Sized DNA Devices
Ion Torrent's Personal Genome Machine is Lightweight and Affordabl
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Touchscreen Fax Machines
Touchscreen Fax Machines
The Panasonic KX-PW821 Proves That the Fax Isn't Dead Just Yet
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Printing Skin
Printing Skin
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Designs Futuristic Wound Treatment
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Epidermis-Printing Technology
Epidermis-Printing Technology
Wake Forest Facility Attempts to Rebuild Skin to Help Burn Victims
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Personalized Postcards
Personalized Postcards
Markus Huttary's Polapost Digital Camera Prints on the Spot
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3D Printable Pipe Instruments
3D Printable Pipe Instruments
MIT Media Lab Prints a Functional Flute Using a 3D Printer
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Emailing Printers
Emailing Printers
The HP Google Printer Connects Your Printing Device to the Web
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Touchpad Printers
Touchpad Printers
The Epson Artisan 725 Arctic Edition is Super Stylish
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Disguised Compact Printers
Disguised Compact Printers
The Book Printer is Small Enough to Fit in Your Book Bag
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Earth-Loving Printers
Earth-Loving Printers
The Reenk Pen Ink Printer Sets the Tone for Eco-Conscious Copiers
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Printing Computer Screens
Printing Computer Screens
The Prinitor by Dong Min Park Reduces Peripheral Costs
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Skin Printers
Skin Printers
Inkjets to Make Skin & Nerve Tissue
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Printing Without Labels
Printing Without Labels
Barcode Imager Prints Directly on Packages
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Polaroid 2.0
Polaroid 2.0
The PoGo Portable Instant Digital Prints
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Re-Printable Paper Devices
Re-Printable Paper Devices
The Eco Printer Increases the Lifecycle of Paper
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Printing Smartphone Docks
Printing Smartphone Docks
The Bolle BP-10 Printer Dock Prints iPhone Photos On-The-Fly
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Portable Photo Printers
Portable Photo Printers
Canon Selphy ES3 and ES30
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World's Fastest Color Printer
World's Fastest Color Printer
60 Pages Per Minute
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Rewritable Printer
Rewritable Printer
Toshiba Printer Can Write and Rewrite on the Same Paper
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Color Printer Pens
Color Printer Pens
Braun Markerfool Marker is an Innovative Inkjet Wonder
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Sustainable Liquid Printers
Sustainable Liquid Printers
The Organic Protein Printer is an Eco-Friendly Computer Accessory
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Realistic Printed Animals
Realistic Printed Animals
The HP Printers Campaign Features Life-Like Quality
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Photo-Printing Monitors
Photo-Printing Monitors
The Document Extractor Combi Monitor Literally Prints from the Screen
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Portable Printers
Portable Printers
Pandigital Uses ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology
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Zink Zero Ink Printer
Zink Zero Ink Printer
The Magic is in the Paper
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Ultra-Green Printers (UPDATE)
Ultra-Green Printers (UPDATE)
The Eco-Friendly Pencil Printer II Gives Pencil Shavings a Good Home
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Disposable Printers
Disposable Printers
The Instant Cartridge Printer Prints Pictures On-The-Go
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Paint Splatter Promotions
Paint Splatter Promotions
The Canon Pixma ‘Color Sculptures' Ads Are a Riot of Neon In
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Printable Hairdos
Printable Hairdos
The Barbie Printable Hair Extensions by Mattel Offer a Way to Personalize Hair
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Photo Frame Printers
Photo Frame Printers
The Epson PictureMate Show Displays Memories and Prints Them
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Personalized Present Paper
Personalized Present Paper
Hemlock Printers 'Happy Wrap' Was Custom-Made by Turnstyle
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Inkless Handheld Printers
Inkless Handheld Printers
The Mini Giant Nixes Cartridges & Ribbons Altogether
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Perpetual Printers
Perpetual Printers
The Prepeat Inkless Printer from Sanwa Newtec is for Upscale Eco-Offices
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Fleshy 3D Printers
Fleshy 3D Printers
The Organova Bioprinting Endeavors to Reproduce Human Tissue
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Printed 3D Ceramics
Printed 3D Ceramics
The Unfold 3D Bowl Introduces a Whole New Era of Pottery
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Printing 3-D Objects
Printing 3-D Objects
The Real-Life Star Trek Replicator
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3D Office Copiers
3D Office Copiers
ZPrinter 350 is the Closest Thing We Have to Teleportation
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Mini Wireless Printer by Zebra Technologies
Mini Wireless Printer by Zebra Technologies
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DIY Plaything Printers
DIY Plaything Printers
The BattleBricks MakerLegoBot is a Fully Functioning Block Printer
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Toast Printer
Toast Printer
Zuse Burns Designs Into Your Bread
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Coffee Printer
Coffee Printer
Custom Edible Ink Images
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Guinness Printers
Guinness Printers
OnLatte Printers Find New Foam to Decorate
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Dessert Decoration Printers
Dessert Decoration Printers
The Circut Cake Printer Will Turn You into the Cake Boss
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CNC Toast Printer = X-Y Control System + Hot Air Rework Station
CNC Toast Printer = X-Y Control System + Hot Air Rework Station
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Post-It Printers
Post-It Printers
Dongyeon Kim Brings the Post-It Note into the Digital Age
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Fake ID Printer
Fake ID Printer
Persona C30 USB Name Badge Kit
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Printed Dessert Designs
Printed Dessert Designs
The Cricut Cake Creates Intricate Dessert Details
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Ultimate Mobile Printer on Your Notebook Lid
Ultimate Mobile Printer on Your Notebook Lid
Trak
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Building From a 3D Printer
Building From a 3D Printer
Enrico Dini's Gaudi-Inspired Sand and Epoxy Structures
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Edible Platter Printers
Edible Platter Printers
Piece of Plate by Eliza Parucker Serves Up a Dish for Your Dinner
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Coffee Printers (UPDATE)
Coffee Printers (UPDATE)
The OnLatte Foam Printer
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Stubby Printers
Stubby Printers
The Pencil Printer by Hoyoung Lee Replaces Ink With Stubs
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3D Food Printers
3D Food Printers
The Cornucopia Food Printer Creates Healthy Meals
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Printable Architecture
Printable Architecture
The Enrico Dini 3D Printed Building is the First of its Kind
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Personalized 3D Printing
Personalized 3D Printing
Metaltec Printer Can Make Nearly Anything You Can Imagine
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Toast Printers
Toast Printers
The Toaster Printer Hybrid of Your Modern Dreams
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Mainstream 3D Printers
Mainstream 3D Printers
Desktop Factory's 3D Printer
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Printable Nail Designs
Printable Nail Designs
The ArtPro Nail Printer V6.1 Puts Technology on Your Fingertips
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DIY Printed T-Shirts
DIY Printed T-Shirts
Hack a Day Shows You How to Create Your Own Ironic Tees
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Easy-to-Use 3D Printers
Easy-to-Use 3D Printers
European Market is the First to Get the HP Designjet 3D Printer Series
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