Concav Printer Teaches an Old Dog New Tricks

Concav Printer Teaches an Old Dog New Tricks

Taryn Williford
Jan 28, 2009

Laptops, TVs, MP3 players and certainly cell phones have seen many different design incarnations that appeal to both the practical use of the device and the need for something that looks totally rad in your hand or on your entertainment center. But printers have been pretty standard, really. Big plastic box with a paper feeder tray up top and page-catching tray in front. But not anymore...

The Concav printer takes advantage of the fact that when paper is just slightly bent, it will use it's own weight as support and keep from collapsing—eliminating the need for paper trays (They just break two months in, anyway).

Paper feeds in the back and comes out of the front, making the Concav a pretty sleek-looking desktop printer. It even turns CMYK cartridges into a design element. By plugging transparent, ink-filled cartridges into thin slots along the side of the printer, you get a groovy little racing stripe for your printer. What a long way for this little under-appreciated gizmo!

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