Printer Technology Uses Fire To Print Surfaces

2013-04-19 16:15:14

Published on 2013-04-19 16:15:14

Printer technology has been used in a unique way to create an inkjet printer that creates images through fire.

Ubergizmo.com reported that the FireWriter 1.0 is an inkjet printer that utilises flames to create images and text.

Lucien Langton from University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL) created the machine that uses "a hacked inkjet printer controller via an Arduino Uno".

The machine uses a butane/propane torch and can horizontally print black and white images.

The website explained: "The fire bit is provided by a Dremel torch that has a butane/propane mix. The precision, duration and strength of the flame can be manually controlled through a pitch, in real time. There’s an added calibration model built using an optical sensor as well."

If fire inkjet printers are a little too advanced, business users might choose the HP Officejet 150, which was recently applauded for its durability and value for money.

Posted by Barry Ashmore.

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