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51 Super Strange Printers

From Edible Picture Printers to 3D Chocolate Printers

— January 24, 2013 — Tech
Gone are the days when a printer was simply tool for printing basic documents; today, printers can product everything from braille-enabled sheets to chocolate confections.

One of the most popular trends is 3D printing, which enables users to seamlessly print objects right from home. While this is an excellent idea for architects and engineers to pass designs around, it is being strangely modified for the mass market with ones that can craft candies and toast. There are a few out-of-this-world designs that are concepts, which leaves hope that they won't actually be released for purchase; that is, unless, you're really hoping to be able to print food or the pictures that can be enjoyed before being consumed.
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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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49
Personal Thermal Printers
Personal Thermal Printers
The mPrinter Combines Open Source Software with Old School Hardware
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48
Crazy Cuisine Printers
Crazy Cuisine Printers
Imagine 3D Printer is the Closest Thing to Star Trek's Food Replicator
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47
Man-Bag-Inspired Printers
Man-Bag-Inspired Printers
The Humble Home Printer is Stylish and Stand-Up
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46
Pocket Photo Printers
Pocket Photo Printers
The Polaroid GL10 Mobile Printer Provides Smartphone Snaps Instantly
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45
eMAKER Huxley affordable 3D printer kits
eMAKER Huxley affordable 3D printer kits
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44
3D-Printed Fossils
3D-Printed Fossils
The Sam Noble Museum is Remaking History
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43
Tubular Paper Machines
Tubular Paper Machines
Yang Jae Wook's Circle Printer is Sleek and Space-Saving
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42
Minuscule Smartphone Printers (UPDATE)
Minuscule Smartphone Printers (UPDATE)
The mPrinter Can Print Wirelessly From Your Smart Device
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41
High-Res Printers
High-Res Printers
Epson Stylus Photo R2000 Ink Jet Printer Brings Print-Store Quality Home
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40
Electronic Conversation Printers
Electronic Conversation Printers
BlackBox by Joe Doucet Makes Hard Copies of Messages
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39
Social Media Status Printers
Social Media Status Printers
Keep Physical Copies of Status Updates With the Facebook Box
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38
Polaroid Media Printers
Polaroid Media Printers
The Oksu Digital Data Printer Delivers Visuals and Virtual Links
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37
Portable 3D Printers
Portable 3D Printers
PopFab by Ilan Moyer and Nadya Peek Fits in a Briefcase & Works Anywhere
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36
Compact Upright Electronics
Compact Upright Electronics
The BookShelf Printer by Boaz Zemer Frees Up Space on Your Desk
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35
Touchpad Printers
Touchpad Printers
The Epson Artisan 725 Arctic Edition is Super Stylish
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34
Disguised Compact Printers
Disguised Compact Printers
The Book Printer is Small Enough to Fit in Your Book Bag
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33
Texty Photo Equipment
Texty Photo Equipment
The Descriptive Camera Develops a Narrative of a Scene in Words
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32
Religious Printers
Religious Printers
TextBase by Blair Fraser Digitally Keeps the Faith Alive
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31
Smartphone Printers
Smartphone Printers
The iPhone Photo Printer Makes Mobile Images Picture Perfect
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30
Earth-Loving Printers
Earth-Loving Printers
The Reenk Pen Ink Printer Sets the Tone for Eco-Conscious Copiers
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29
3D Chocolate Printers
3D Chocolate Printers
The 'Choc Creator' Can Turn Your Design into a Desert
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28
Re-Printable Paper Devices
Re-Printable Paper Devices
The Eco Printer Increases the Lifecycle of Paper
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27
Do-All Touchscreen Tech Concepts
Do-All Touchscreen Tech Concepts
The AC Portable Office Functions as Both a Tablet and Printer
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26
Capsular Coffee Shop Printers
Capsular Coffee Shop Printers
The Samsung Cafe Print Makes Bistros Appealing Productivity Centers
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25
Printing Smartphone Docks
Printing Smartphone Docks
The Bolle BP-10 Printer Dock Prints iPhone Photos On-The-Fly
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24
Hipster Photo Printers
Hipster Photo Printers
The Instagram Blurb Book Tells a Story with Pictures Taken on the Fly
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23
Sustainable Liquid Printers
Sustainable Liquid Printers
The Organic Protein Printer is an Eco-Friendly Computer Accessory
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22
Portable Printers
Portable Printers
Pandigital Uses ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology
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21
Ultra-Green Printers (UPDATE)
Ultra-Green Printers (UPDATE)
The Eco-Friendly Pencil Printer II Gives Pencil Shavings a Good Home
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20
Disposable Printers
Disposable Printers
The Instant Cartridge Printer Prints Pictures On-The-Go
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19
Wall-Mounted Printers
Wall-Mounted Printers
The Rolling Printer Occupies No Valuable Space on Your Desktop
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18
Photo Frame Printers
Photo Frame Printers
The Epson PictureMate Show Displays Memories and Prints Them
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17
Tiny Personalized Newspapers
Tiny Personalized Newspapers
'Little Printer' Shows Miniature Updates Important to You
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16
Tactile Page Printers
Tactile Page Printers
The Sim Cheong Printer & Scanner Makes Documents More Accessible
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15
Perpetual Printers
Perpetual Printers
The Prepeat Inkless Printer from Sanwa Newtec is for Upscale Eco-Offices
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14
3D Office Copiers
3D Office Copiers
ZPrinter 350 is the Closest Thing We Have to Teleportation
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13
Electronic Bandage Printers
Electronic Bandage Printers
The Band-Aid Printer Uses Tech to Cover Skinned Knees
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12
DIY Plaything Printers
DIY Plaything Printers
The BattleBricks MakerLegoBot is a Fully Functioning Block Printer
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11
Electronic Origami Machines
Electronic Origami Machines
Mac Funamizu's Dream Printer Creates Fully Folded 3D Models
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10
Convertible Computer Peripherals
Convertible Computer Peripherals
The AVES Inkjet Printer Transforms to Carry Out its Task
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9
Inkless Eco-Printers
Inkless Eco-Printers
The Tanning Printer Uses the Sun to Sear Images and Text onto Stationary
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8
Post-It Printers
Post-It Printers
Dongyeon Kim Brings the Post-It Note into the Digital Age
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7
3D Food Printers
3D Food Printers
Nico Klaber's 'Moleculaire' Makes Cooking a Push-Button Project
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6
Edible Platter Printers
Edible Platter Printers
Piece of Plate by Eliza Parucker Serves Up a Dish for Your Dinner
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5
3D Food Printers
3D Food Printers
The Cornucopia Food Printer Creates Healthy Meals
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4
Toast Printers
Toast Printers
The Toaster Printer Hybrid of Your Modern Dreams
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3
Phone Photo Printers
Phone Photo Printers
This Polaroid iPhone Dock Concept Lets You Print Photos Anywhere
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2
Large Object Printers
Large Object Printers
The Cubex 3D Printer by Cubify Can Produce a Basketball
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1
Edible Picture Printers
Edible Picture Printers
The Canon Edible Images Printer Ensures the Perfect Customized Cake
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