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Zink Zero-Ink Printing

Zink Zero-Ink Printing

The frustrations of printing with traditional cartridges are many: different colors run out at different frequencies, ink is expensive and the bulkiness of cartridges limits printing to homes and offices. Zink Zero-Ink printing solves all of those problems with their innovative printing technology.

Click through to find out how Zink is disrupting the printing industry.

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Instead of using CMYK inks in cartridges, Zink paper embeds each color into a layer. The color is revealed by heat activation in the printing device. A protective top layer prevents UV light or moisture from damaging the image.

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The paper can be produced in almost any width or length and in rolls as well as sheets. As the technology develops it could become a viable replacement for existing production-scale printing technology.

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Polaroid caught on to the similarity between Zink and their flagship product. They released the PoGo Mobile Printer, a portable printer that prints camera phone pictures on Zink paper, and the Pogo Instant Digital Camera, which prints directly from the device in the same way as the original Polaroid camera.