A team of computer scientists at Saarland University in Germany have developed PrintScreen, a technology that could allow regular people to print their own custom displays including touchscreens. Using little more than a regular inkjet printer in conjunction with a special ink, a simple DIY thin-film electroluminescence display can be printed out from a digital template using a regular old program like Microsoft Word or PowerPoint.
While printing out a regular near-HD display is neat in itself, this could be just the beginning. The PrintScreen method could eventually make use of other materials such as metal, plastic or wood. Touch-sensitive displays are also on the horizon.
The DIY printed screens could be embedded in everything from furniture to clothing.
The PrintScreen Method Lets Anyone Print Their Own Custom Displays
Rahul Kalvapalle — March 9, 2015 — Tech
References: eurekalert.org & gizmag