Mini Giant Concept Printer : No More Ink Cartridges and Ribbons

Mini Giant is a robotic printer concept that self-drives itself over a ZINK Paper sheet of any size in order to create a print. The main benefit of the ZINK technology is, it doesn’t require ribbons and ink cartridges. The designer has replaced the ink cartridges and ribbons with a heating system that can radically change its shape. Instead of using large scale paper into the printer, this concept brings this special type of paper laid on any smooth and hard surface. Mini giant is placed on the up left corner of a selected image and it will automatically move slowly on the paper surface. The back side heating place heats the portion it comes over and thus activates the ZINK paper’s crystals. With this small gadget, you can have a large format poster printer right in the palm of your hand.

mini giant printer

mini giant printer

mini giant printer

mini giant printer

Designer : Paula Adina Sumalan via Core77


4 thoughts on “Mini Giant Concept Printer : No More Ink Cartridges and Ribbons

  1. curious, is it the same system as the receipts they give you at a super market? paper reacts to heat. but i seems it prints in black and white. does this technology applies to color printing as well? if so then that would be really cool thing to have. especially for a art student.

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