Is the Organic Protein Printer the Future of Printing?

Is the Organic Protein Printer the Future of Printing?

Joelle Alcaidinho
Jan 25, 2010

Recently while perusing some of our favorite blogs we spotted this unusual looking device. At first glance we thought it was perhaps some new future blender concept replete with an LCD. We soon realized that this was no blender, it was a new printing concept, the Organic Protein Printer by Colombian designer Juan Carlos Garzon.

Garzon, inspired by the capability of certain species of birds to lay and hatch eggs with complicated patterns, has created a printer that makes use of a protein liquid to not only harvests green energy to run the system but also produce the paper and the ink to print patterns in a more natural and thus sustainable manner.

We are quite curious about how this device works and would love to see this printer in action. We also cannot help but wonder how the protein liquid is obtained (we hope the designer was not inspired by Soylent Green).

What do you think, is this the future of desktop printing?

[via The Design Blog]

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