Wednesday, July 1, 2009

EcoProducts-Coffee Ground Printer

This RITI printer is an ecoproduct printer based on the concept of a new ink system. It was featured at the Greener Gadgets Design Competition in Feb this year.

The focus is on the ink cartridge since it is one of the problems when using a printer: it's often difficult to replace, costly to refill, and can stain your hands if mishandled.The RITI printer uses coffee or tea dregs.

How it works:

The user places the coffee or tea dregs into the ink case located on the top of the printer, then insert a piece of paper in the middle. Moving the ink case left and right will print your image, and as you draw on the paper, dregs inscript on the paper just like ink.Using coffee or tea dregs as ink saves the cost buying ink, the burden of wasted things, and users' work. Furthermore, since the user moves the ink case in order to make a print, the device doesn't need electricity.

Interesting isn't it and who knows with some improvement this may be one of the potential EcoProducts that we may see in the future.

Designed by: Jeon Hwan Ju

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