Zink Imaging and Pandigital have created the first zero ink 4x6in photo printer. Using Zink Paper which is embedded with yellow, magenta and cyan dye crystals you can print your photos completely in free.
Zink Imaging and Pandigital have announced their partnership to develop and market a new family of printing products that leverages Zink Imaging’s award winning Zink Zero Ink Printing Technology. The first product from this partnership is the Pandigital Portable Photo Printer – the world’s first Zero Ink 4x6in printer.
“We are thrilled to have Pandigital join our partner network,
” said Wendy Caswell, President and CEO, Zink Imaging. “Throughout Pandigital’s history, they have driven growth in existing and new product categories by making products easier to enjoy and by leveraging innovative technology and design. Their corporate mission of delivering simple and elegant products to the mass market consumer at a great value is a perfect match for what the Zink Technology stands for – an unparalleled value proposition, simplicity in printing, and Zink for everyone.
Zink Technology provides Pandigital with a technology platform from which it will launch a new generation of devices that are compact, easy-to-use, and environment friendly. Powering these Zink-enabled products is the patented Zink Paper, an advanced composite material with embedded yellow, magenta, and cyan dye crystals. Zink-enabled devices use heat to activate and colourise these crystals, radically simplifying the printing process.
As a result, the Pandigital Portable Photo Printer requires no ink cartridges or ribbons and produces borderless full-colour 4x6in prints quickly and simply. Because the printer is incredibly compact and designed to work without the need for a computer, customers can take it virtually anywhere to print, share and enjoy photos taken in real-time. It features a memory card slot, an LCD preview, and an intuitive user interface for previewing and printing photos at the touch of a button. The Pandigital-Zink system was designed to meet the performance requirements of home photo printing customers.
“The fact that today’s busy consumers want to more thoroughly and simply enjoy their digital images is the cornerstone of Pandigital’s success in the digital photo frame industry,
” said Dean Finnegan, CEO and founder, Pandigital. “Our new Pandigital Portable Photo Printer is the perfect complement to our award-winning lines of digital photo frames and PhotoLink scanners, as they give consumers an additional way to enjoy their digital images and treasured memories. And Zink is the only technology that allows us to completely eliminate the hassle, cost, mess and waste of ink cartridges whilst instantly delivering a high-quality beautiful 4x6in photo.
Pandigital is Zink Imaging’s newest partner and represents the continued expansion of the Zink business and technology ecosystem. The first Zink-enabled products pioneered mobile printing from camera phones and digital cameras. The Pandigital Portable Photo Printer is the fifth Zink-enabled product to be brought to the market.
This product will be showcased at the next CES show in Las Vegas from the 7th – 10th January and will be rolled out via Pandigital’s European distribution network in 2010. For more information please visit the Zink Imaging
and Pandigital websites