Whenever we take a photo using digital camera or a mobile phone, we need not connect these devices to a normal printers anymore to print the photos, the new generation technology is here-Zink (Zero Ink). Zink has been working on a making a new photo paper which has a crystal substrate sandwiched between its layers so that it colorizes as it passes through a slim printer.
The size of these printers are such that they even fit into the pocket. These printers can be easily be connected to cameras, mobile phones and laptops.
ZINK™ stands for Zero Ink – a new way to print and experience full color digital images without the need for ink cartridges or ribbons. The ZINK™ Technology encompasses both the ZINK™ Paper and the intelligence embedded in every ZINK™ Enabled device. Over 100 patents and patents pending were generated in the development of this breakthrough technology.
Zink will partner with a leading camera vendor to produce a portable pocket size digital camera with built in printer which can produce 2X3 inch photos. These products could be available in 2008.
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