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DigitalDarkroom
04-15-2007, 11:46 PM
Hello... for my first post, I bring a gift of interesting info I just found online. I did a search but found nothing on this (sorry if I missed it).

It appears the folks at Polaroid have come up with a new way to make photos without ink. A new, spin-off company called Zink (Zero Ink) has come up with a way to embed color crytals in their paper, and use a heating element in their "printer" to activated the crystals, thereby making the print. Initially, it appears to be only a small format option, but it could be an interesting idea if the picture quality is any good and they can get the price down to under 20-cents for a 4x6 print.

Article (w/ demo links) on Digital Camera Info (http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/content/Zink-Develops-Inkless-Pocket-Printer.htm)
Another article at New Scientist (http://www.newscientisttech.com/article/dn11196?DCMP=Matt_Sparkes&)