Samsung shows off Origami printer made from cardboard

By Scorpus
Aug 13, 2013
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  1. In their latest bout of innovation, Samsung has decided to tackle the design of the home-office printer. With an aim of simplifying the manufacturing process and lowering costs for consumers, Samsung has unveiled a range of unusual printer designs, the...

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  2. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    That's interesting. And takes recycling to a whole new level lol.
    Logic Overflow likes this.
  3. Logic Overflow

    Logic Overflow TS Rookie

    Very interesting indeed. While they do mention that they are fire resistant, I wonder how much heat is generated and how much of that can be felt.
  4. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    Hmmm fire resistant. I'd like to test that out when it comes out in stores.
  5. Logic Overflow

    Logic Overflow TS Rookie

    At the worst case scenario you can always go Office Space on it if it turns out to be somewhere in the middle between functional and "toasted."
  6. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    Lol ahhh. I'm gonna have to finish watching that. I started and never finished lol. I watched it for "inspiration" before work xD
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Sounds like they having fun at Samsung. Can't sell this in the market but hey can play around with the idea.
  8. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,617   +494

    So they replaced the external housing with cardboard and call it recyclable? There is the actual printer inside made of plastic and metal, circuit boards (very hard to recycle) and the toxic ink. Also why do we need disposable printers exactly? Is this the society we want? In my experience a printer will last as long as you can buy ink for it. Not "Oh I need to print up an email, lets go buy a new printer we can than throw away". It's not like its compact and portable, pretty much the same size as every other printer out there these days. But you can build it yourself and throw it away when the cardboard box its made out of starts to look like ****, now thats progress... Also wonder what part is fire resistant, among the plastic and cardboard it looks like it will burn like theres no tomorrow.
  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Awesome. This is why I love Samsung. They do crazy stuff!
  10. They said
    "The idea is that this printer housing can be recycled once the printer has run its course, reducing waste material after it has been thrown away"

    I said
    "..reducing cost production"
  11. This looks interesting and I'm glad they are thinking about the box however physical printers seem to last for years and the major costs are associated with the toner/ink.

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