Printer Ink Maker Epson Prints Out Supercar

2010-08-09 15:51:02

Published on 2010-08-09 15:51:02

Epson used a substantial amount of printer ink to print out a version of the Acura/Honda NSX Super GT race car for the Auto Salon in Tokyo, Japan, earlier this year.

According to reports the 1:1 replica is made from cardboard and paper, with a sumptuous ink production mimicking the supercar to impressive effect. Bloggers said the car was "simply stunning" and the overall finish was "very realistic".

However, there was some concern over the underlying reason for Epson's stunt, with some pronouncing it a brazen marketing stunt to drive the printer ink maker's brand name.

Printer ink maker Epson recently spent time concocting another trick – this time it joined forces with Sony and Microsoft to produce the biggest photograph in the world. The photo, of Hungary's capital Budapest, was produced in 70 gigapixels, dwarfing previous attempts of Prague in 18 gigapixels, Paris in 26 gigapixels and Dubai in 45 gigapixels.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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