July 14, 2016
ZUtA Labs have made a robotic printer that fits in the palm of your hand.
The crowd-funded wireless printer is only four inches in size and “makes it easy to produce images on the go” reported techcrunch.com. Images can be printed directly from a phone or laptop, and using an app, the printer can print what you see on your phone. Itrolls backwards and forwards on paper, taking about a minute to print the image.
The robot has a rechargeable battery that lasts about an hour, and it can print 100 pages from one ink cartridge; at present this is only monochrome, although ZutA hope to add colour at some stage. The printer was designed in Jerusalem at ZutA’s research lab, and CEO and founder Tuvia Elbaum said that “people want to be able to print wherever they are, even if they are in the office they are still working from their laptop or their smartphone”.
Elbaum was asked if he was worried about the “green” aspect of the printer, and while he acknowledged this he said that he felt there was still a need for photos, tickets and labels. There has been interest in the remote-controlled printer from people who are interested in creating games and those who want to do art tutorials. The printer will be available in December and will cost $299 (€225), while Kickstarter backers will get the ZUtA printer for $199 (€150).
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