Print Exactly What You See with SWYP Concept Printer
Yeah! We use printers for various purposes. School projects, company reports, plane and train tickets, and what not; we regularly use printers to print them for us. However, it is also fair to say that printing can sometimes be a difficult task to perform. Minute adjustments here and there, while we print a document, can really take more time than we had presumed in the first place. No, it’s not the case of not having adequate technology to clear this void; we definitely have it. The fact is that design and usability issues have not been addressed yet.
Keeping this in perspective, let’s have a look at how exactly we can simplify printing in general. Presented here is a concept printer, which works on a simple yet very meaningful principle “See What You Print”. Given away to the world by Artefact, an independently owned international partnership, this conceptual printer reduces cumbersomeness from printing to the minimum and makes it as user-friendly as ever. Let’s delve into certain noteworthy features of this printer:
Connectivity made easy
You can connect any gadget of yours to this printer with utter ease, without needing your computer to act as an interface. So, you can connect your camera, tablet, mobile or any other device with this printer, and that too wirelessly with utter ease and simplicity.
The printer also provides you to the capability to create a network of personal devices and online sources from where you regularly take printouts on its start screen.
Simple editing and printing
The printer comes with a touch-enabled start screen on which you get all the features to edit your documents as per your requirements before taking their printouts. You can preview and edit margins and get options for scaling on the touch screen. You can also remove unwanted print areas by simply swiping them on the screen. Once the editing is done, you can slide your documents down and take printouts as you see on the printer screen.
As demonstrated in the video underneath, the D-SLR connects and transfers photographs to the printer, from where they are selected, edited, and printed.
Simple to handle box
Simplicity is not limited to editing and printing, but extends to printer maintenance as well. You can easily open the printer lid for scanning, and access the paper tray and ink cartridges.
With current printers, management of paper tray is cumbersome to say the least. However, same is not the case with this printer. Once you select the ink icon on the touchscreen, the augmented view of the printer’s interior pops up with paper info and ink level empanelled on it. Moreover, you can open the tray to turn the printer off and shut it to turn on the printer.
This concept printer may not be a reality soon, yet it’s an eye opener to printer manufacturing companies worldwide. It compels them to think beyond today’s boring printers.