This Printer Spits Out Messages That Actually Ignite and Self-Destruct

With a new data breach revealed every week, is it possible to safely share anything these days? Even passing notes in class risks a teacher intervention, unless you can smuggle this printer in your backpack. Clearly inspired by Mission Impossible, the messages it prints actually physically self-destruct just moments… » 10/15/14 1:52pm 10/15/14 1:52pm

How to Hack an Inkjet to Print Custom-Colored Makeup

After graduating from Harvard, Grace Choi decided that she wanted to target the makeup industry with a low-cost device that would actually let consumers simply print their own. And while she's working on perfecting (and raising the needed funding) to put her Mink printer into production, she's created a tutorial on … » 9/22/14 5:30pm 9/22/14 5:30pm

A Robotic 3D Printer Could Print Anything, Anywhere It Wants

3D printers are far from a perfect technology at this point, but one of their most glaring issues is that their printing capacity is limited to the size of the machines. The print head on a 3D printer can only travel so far, which is why moving it onto a wheeled platform that's completely mobile is a brilliant idea,… » 9/17/14 11:53am 9/17/14 11:53am

Xerox's Robot Printer Brings Your Documents Right To You

The one advantage to the paperless office being nowhere in sight is that every time you print something you get to leave your desk and waste time while wandering over to the copy room. At least until Fuji Xerox's robot printer concept that delivers printed documents right to your desk becomes commonplace. » 8/26/14 8:45am 8/26/14 8:45am

A Tiny Printer That Spits Out Whatever's on Your iPhone's Screen

A smartphone in your hand can replace a wallet full of paper notes and receipts, but there are still times when a printed copy of what's on your phone can be handy; whether it be for sharing a map with someone, or following an online recipe without getting your device dirty. And that's exactly why this tiny printer… » 8/01/14 9:13am 8/01/14 9:13am

This All-In-One Printer Churns Out Completely Functional Circuit Boards

Prototyping a new device without a factory at your disposal is as time consuming as it is expensive. Unless the crowd-funded Squink printer manages to become a reality. It lets hobbyists and aspiring Wozniaks print their own functional circuit boards using conductive ink and glue, for almost immediate turnarounds when… » 7/21/14 1:48pm 7/21/14 1:48pm

Anybody With a Printer Can Make These Origami-Inspired Robots

We were promised robots. The future, science fiction told us, would be a world swarming with automatons that did all the jobs we didn't want. But you know what? Robots are really expensive and hard to build. Two MIT scientists want to change all that with inkjet printers and techniques borrowed from origami. » 4/11/14 4:20pm 4/11/14 4:20pm

Pocket-Sized Wonder-Printer Would Work Its Own Way Across a Page

With what has to be one of the most ambitious Kickstarter projects to come along in a while, the folks behind this Mini Mobile Robotic Printer want to revolutionize the mobile office. Because of instead of carrying a page-wide device that has to pull paper through it, this little marvel will instead print directly on… » 4/10/14 9:27am 4/10/14 9:27am

A Printer For People With Terrible Penmanship and Scissor Skills

Most printer news these days involves expensive 3D models designed to create almost anything from melted plastic. But Cricut's new Explore model still deals with paper, just not how your inkjet at home does. Like its predecessor, using a small blade on its 'print head' the Explore can actually slice up a page however… » 1/23/14 10:00am 1/23/14 10:00am

This LED Printer Creates Fleeting Messages on Photosensitive Paper

Liat Segal's Confession Machine printer isn't designed for running copies of TPT reports at work, unless you're really making an effort to realize a truly paperless office. Because instead of ink or toner, Segal's creation uses an array of 16 ultraviolet LEDs to 'print' messages on a static surface covered with a… » 1/22/14 10:00am 1/22/14 10:00am

This Tiny Printer Only Prints What You Select On Your Screen

Do you feel guilty printing out an entire email when all you really needed was someone's address? King Jim's new compact Cocodori printer is designed for just those occasions. Using an included piece of software, it lets you highlight only specific areas of your screen for printing. And what you're left with is a… » 1/16/14 11:22am 1/16/14 11:22am