Printer Of The Future? Rewritable Paper
Link: Prepeat Inkless And Tonerless Rewritable Printer
Looks like a good idea: Once you have bought the printer and your stock of paper keep on printing/reusing the stock.
However the paper has a sheen reminiscent of fax paper rolls and it is mono.
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At Eco Products 2009, Sanwa Newtec exhibited the Prepeat, an eco-printer that can greatly reduce the use of paper media. This rewritable printer has a special-purpose thermal head, and uses special-purpose rewritable paper made of PET plastic. Even after these rewritable sheets have been printed on with the Prepeat, if the documents aren’t needed any longer, they can be erased just by inserting them into the printer. Then the sheets can be used again, as if by magic. The rewritable sheets turn black, then lose their color again, depending on the temperature. These changes are controlled precisely by the sublimation and liquefaction technology in the thermal head. This enables high-speed printing. Because expensive toner, ink, and paper are not needed, using this printer can greatly reduce running costs.