is a materials-led project employing modern capabilities of design to rework and transform a traditional model from disposable to cherishable for generations to come.
Dissection of the best-selling home printer: Canon Pixma inkjet
strategies to offset effects:
fewer material types
no raw material extraction
extend life cycle
Canon Pixima iP4600 Life Cycle: Raw Material to End of Life
Life Cycle: Raw Material to Repair to
End of Life:
Materials are simplified to be reused and recycled throughout the life of the product.
Upstream recapture possible either through HP or into production of new products.
Like a mechanical watch movement the
embodies luxury, craftsmanship and motivation. It celebrates the history and art of printing since the inception of HP printing
Current printers fight gravity and use a compact layout to pull paper up through the printheads.
design uses gravity to its advantage and roll paper with a CNC cutter can create large format prints with a fraction of the energy used.
design celebrates the simplicity of materials in their purest form which gives users an incredibly precise printer that can be maintained continually throughout its life.