Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Instaprint Inkless looks nice in the press
Quite attractive, I thought. Not exactly in our field, these digital prints seem to combine something old and something new, yet, there is a certain appeal that makes me curious what the cost per print will be. I think the little Zinks are good for IDs and things like that, with their handy, sticky back.
I suppose it is only a matter of time before the successors to the Canon 5D MKII and the Nikon D700 have a slim RF transmitter base that pushes these out in a data stream. On maybe bluetooth or what comes after that, the image sliding out of your sleeve from a wrist-mounted printer. Or maybe not. Maybe the camera will be so miniaturized that it is like a period at the end of this sentence, and all that exists is the paper. Or like a fly's eye, millions of tiny lenticles capture whatever image is on the paper by the application of a quick 1/500th of a second burst of electricity, selectivity heating the photosensitive crystals, and capturing the image. Soon? Maybe.
This stuff should be on a roll too. I've been having fun with the Zink printer I got at Radio Shack on closeout for $39.
Read the press on it here.
Posted by Bob Crowley at 4:41 PM