Apr 17 2014

The Power of Printing in the Palm of Your Hand

A new Kickstarter campaign is looking to free you from the traditional constraints of printing.

We've all gone to a university library, headed to a computer, realized we'd forgotten to email the documents that were intended for printing, gone back home, returned to the library and then paid the per-page cost to get our research printed. Can't there be an easier way?

The Pocket Printer from Zuta Labs aims to be that easier path. Joining the ranks of many other Kickstarer technology hopefuls, the printer is intended to offer a completely portable means of printing.

The concept behind the printer is startlingly simple. The company’s Kickstarter pitch page explains:

"Print machines now-a-days are essentially a printhead running left and right on a moving piece of paper. We asked ourselves, why not get rid of the entire device, just put the printhead on a set of small wheels and let it run across a piece of paper."

And that piece of paper can be any size, from a tiny envelope to a gigantic poster.

Access to the Pocket Printer doesn't come cheap: It takes at least a $180 contribution to Zuta's Kickstarter campaign to earn one of the devices. But supporters willing to fork over the funds will likely be rewarded with a portable printer. As of publication, Zuta had collected more than $373,000 of its $400,000 goal, with 23 days left in the campaign.

Watch the video below for more details on the Pocket Printer.

<p>ZUtA Labs Ltd./Kickstarter</p>

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