Imagine being able to print full-color digital images without the need for ink cartridges or ribbons. Sound unlikely? Now it is entirely possible with a new inkless-printing technology developed by Waltham, MA-based ZINK Imaging, LLC.
The key behind this unique technology is ZINK paper. Dye crystals are embedded in the ZINK paper and activated by heat from a ZINK printer. The crystals colorize, producing what ZINK Imaging describes as high-quality, long-lasting, durable, and affordable images. “At ZINK Imaging, we are insisting on the impossible to deliver a revolutionary digital printing experience to the world,” says Wendy Caswell, ZINK’s president and CEO. “ZINK technology does not require ink to print, provides a magical user experience, can transform any device into a printer, is good to the environment, and most importantly, makes people smile. Our unveiling at DEMO 07 marks the completion of a long and intense road of research and development that has resulted in a patented, innovative printing technology that we are quite proud to deliver this year.”
ZINK Imaging’s partners plan to launch the first products using ZINK technology later this year. The products are designed to take printing into the pocket of every camera-phone and digital-camera user. “With this new inkless technology, consumers can print anywhere they take a picture,” says Chris Shipley, executive producer of DEMO. “DEMO has made its reputation by introducing disruptive technology to the marketplace, and ZINK is definitely one of the most exciting new technologies we have ever had at DEMO.”
For more information about ZINK Imaging and its inkless printing technology, contact ZINK Imaging, LLC, 1265 Main St., W4, Waltham, MA 02451, 866-322-5599, fax: 781-386-1430, Web: www.zink.com.
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