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Dry Erase Printer

The ultimate in recycling technology
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I know many who like hard copies of documents. Several people I know print out their e-mail, then recycle it. I guess I see the advantage - it's portable, and easier to read than the screen. I say why waste the paper? Couldn't we just create laminated sheets and replace normal inkjet ink with dry erase ink? When finished, wipe clean and reuse.

<acknowledgement>Inspiration of this idea came from AO's napkin printer</>

Worldgineer, Mar 24 2003

e-Ink http://www.eink.com/
Same result, but entirely electronic. [dalek, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Ricoh's Rewritable Printing System http://www.portelli...25.asp#IMG010925-03
See the section "Ricoh Exhibits Rewritable Printing System at WORLD PC EXPO" [Brummo, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       Heard of systems that will print dry board contents, but I guess you're doing it the other way around. What you're really talking about is e-paper, which is Baked.
dalek, Mar 24 2003
  

       [dalek] I'm aware of e-paper. I love the technology and hope that some day it becomes highly available and affordable. What I am proposing is a simple ink cartridge replacement and laminated paper. Both should be able to be produced at a cost very close to paper-based technologies.
Worldgineer, Mar 24 2003
  

       Thank you for the prior art. I can't believe nobody's baked this. The cannon one is odd - what's the point of an endless belt printer?
Worldgineer, Mar 24 2003
  

       Duh - never seen an endless belt whiteboard?
DrCurry, Mar 24 2003
  

       No, but what a great idea. Is it like the endless belt bathroom towel dispenser?
Worldgineer, Mar 24 2003
  

       Well, you can't dry your hands on it very well.
yamahito, Mar 24 2003
  

       sounds like a damn good idea to me.
robert the great, Aug 06 2003
  

       I like this idea, first I thought it baked, but the exact idea of yours may not be, since I am assuming that you mean one should use existing hardware.
Brummo, Aug 06 2003
  

       Yes. The idea consists of: dry-erase cartridges for existing printers, and white plastic paper-sized sheets suitable for dry-erase markers.
Worldgineer, Aug 06 2003
  
      
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