Printers are usually the bane of our lives. At work, at home or even at the library, we always get the same array of flashing messages threatening us, like “paper jam”, “Out of paper”, “Printer Cartridge low” or even “ERROR 42: PLEASE CONSULT MANUAL”.
Brilliant. No matter where we are, printers will always be mechanically mischievous to any audience. However, what if the printer you were using was like no ordinary printer, and was, instead, a weird and wonderful piece of technological wonderment? Here are 5 strange and interesting printers that just might tickle your interest.
PrintBot is constructed out of an old inkjet printer and some other technical wizardry. Ever feeling rebellious at home and want to leave a nasty message in the lounge for someone? Well, the PrintBot prints in talcum powder – so you can print right on the floor and it just brushes away. The Printbot; your brand new vandalism printer!
credit: Mark & Andrea Busse
Did you ever think it was possible to print out onto your deliciously frothy latte? Well, you now can with the Latte Art printer. Print the Mona Lisa straight out onto you beverage; or even a message to someone else to let them know it is yours! The best thing about this is that by the time the printer finishes its task, your latte will definitely be ODTÃ–.Ãoptimum drinking temperatureÃ!
Ink cartridges can be an expensive purchase; we all print in ink to give messages, memoÃs and faxes to each other regardless of how little importance the message actually is. So, itÃs about time someone dreamt up the pencil printer! Print out your message in pencil if itÃs a draft; so people can amend your mistakes until you finally print in ink. A green solution to our printing needs.
Fancy making a quick buck on eBay – do you remember how the image of Virgin Mary on toast sold for $28,000? Well, now with the toast printer you can print & sell any kind of image on toast to chumps all around the world! Or maybe, just simply use the toast printer to keep yourself amused before work in the early hours of the morning.
Using a heat gun, motorized jack and many pounds of sugar; the CandyFab 4000 can make your wildest sweet-related dream come true. Functioning similar to a 3D printer, the CandyFab 4000 prints sugar layer by layer according to the uploaded model; whatever it is.
About the Author: Oly Randall
Oly Randall is a writer and blogger for online printer cartridge shop, PrinterInks. For more traditional printer needs, you can find a wide array of ink cartridges from PrinterInks.com