Print on almost anything with the world’s smallest mobile printer
Anyone that has a home printer knows that they’re bulky and can be temperamental at the best of times. But what if a printer was wireless, could fit in your pocket, and print on virtually any surface? That’s the concept behind PrinCube — the world’s smallest mobile colour printer, designed by TheGodThings.
The 3-inch ultra-lightweight mobile printer works via WiFi. You can upload any text, image, or design from your Apple or Android smartphone that will then be instantly ready to print. Rather than feeding sheets of paper into it like a traditional printer, the user moves the PrinCube across the page one line at a time. By functioning like this, the mobile printer allows you to print directly onto almost any surface, including metal, textiles, plastics, wood, leather, and even skin for a custom temporary tattoo.
“PrinCube is perfect for making safe temporary tattoos on the skin,” says TheGodThings, “Get creative with any design to add art or messages to the skin in a safe way.”
And while the palm-sized mobile printer may be small, it’s definitely powerful too. So much so that a single charge provides 6 hours of working time. It even has a lengthy 1 year of standby time.
The PrinCube prints out one line — up to .56 inches high — at a time. The multi-line feature allows users to create 9.8 feet of content, separated into individual lines by the movement of the printer. The high-efficiency printer has 20 times more memory than other mobile printers and is capable of printing over 415 pages of A4 paper on a single cartridge. It even utilizes the latest 3-colour thermal ink-jet technology, so you can achieve vibrant, full-colour prints each time. When it’s time to change the ink cartridge, simply open up the device, press in the new one, and keep printing.
TheGod Things, based in both New York and Shenzhen, China, has already raised C$4,275,075 on Indiegogo, surpassing its goal and moving into the production phase. If you order now, you can get your very own PrinCube before Christmas 2019! Imagine all of the creative possibilities.