But some environment-enthusiast together with their imagination take "green printing" into another level by introducing some innovative concept of futuristic Green Printers:
- RITI Printer Concept by Jeon Hwan Ju
Winning the Greener Gadgets Design Competition with his RITI Printer, Jeon Hwan Ju design concept takes your coffee or tea dregs and turns them into an eco-friendly alternative to conventional ink. To use the RITI printer, you place the coffee or tea dregs into the ink cartridge with some water, insert a piece of paper and move the cartridge backwards and forwards into the slot while drawing on the paper. Using you own kinetic energy to power the process means there is no electricity needed to use this printer.
- Tanning Printer Concept by Ho Sung Jun, Jun Sang Kim, Seun Gin Lee and Yonggu Du
The Tanning Printer is a solar-powered printer device that uses the sun's solar energy to "tan" your paper. It uses a magnifying-like system that somehow tans the paper in order to produce black and white printed pages. Similar devices known as thermal printers have actually been around for quite some times, using thermo-sensitive papers, but none of these devices uses solar energy.
- Pencil Printer by Ho Young Lee
Designed by Ho Young Lee, this Eco-printer Pencil Printer prints as well as erases, it feeds on scrap pencil and eraser pieces. It gets its ink from the pencil graphite and erasing material from the rubber in the eraser pieces.
These futuristic printer concepts are indeed interesting but for now, that these printers remain as mere concepts to incite our imagination and what technology can offer for our environment, you can still promote environment-conscious printing, starting with the use of eco-friendly consumables like TonerGreen's remanufactured toners cartridges, remanufactured inkjet cartridges and printer supplies.