Any resourceful person will be completely won over by the Pen Printer. What designers Su-in Kim and Tae-jin Kim have proposed is using old ballpoint pens as sources of ink for the device, rather than expensive cartridges that never even fully deplete.
The wonderfully compact appliance is super slim and can be easily slipped into a laptop bag. It's powered by a computer, a tablet or a smartphone via a USB cable and it accommodates the standard A4 size of paper.
In terms of operation, take an old writing utensil that's either dried up or too runny and insert it into the round hole on the right side of the Pen Printer. Heat will extract the ink and the inner mechanisms will redistribute it precisely as text and images on your page.
The Pen Printer Makes Use of Discarded Writing Implements for Ink
1. Sustainable Printing - The trend of using discarded ballpoint pens for ink in printers presents an opportunity for sustainable printing practices.
2. Compact Printing Appliances - The trend of compact pen printers that can be easily transported opens up opportunities for on-the-go printing needs.
3. Ink Extraction Technology - The trend of innovative ink extraction mechanisms in pen printers offers opportunities for more efficient ink usage and reduced waste.
1. Printing and Imaging - The printing and imaging industry can explore the use of sustainable ink sources and compact printing appliances.
2. Office Supplies - The office supplies industry can capitalize on the trend of pen printers to provide more convenient and eco-friendly printing solutions.
3. Electronics and Technology - The electronics and technology industry can innovate ink extraction technology for more efficient and sustainable printing devices.