Eco-Friendly Printer RiTi Suggests Coffee And Tea Instead Of Ink

Martin Brinkmann
Aug 7, 2009
Updated • Aug 18, 2010

eco-friendly printerMany computer users have one thing in common: They drink coffee, lots of it. The coffee dregs usually lands in the bin. This can be a thing of the past if the eco-friendly printer RiTi makes it from concept to prototype in the near future. The RiTi Printer replaces traditional printer ink with coffee or tea dregs. Anyone who ever tried to print with coffee grounds knows that the colors are lighter than printouts with printer ink. They are on the other hand perfectly readable which might make them a good alternative for internal use.

The concept of the RiTi printer goes further than that. It does not require a power source for the actual printing process which is also something that traditional printers require. The printout is created by moving the ink case left and right manually. This obviously means that this method is not suited for printing out many papers at once.

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Users who work regularly with printers might not be inclined to give that new printer concept a try as it opens a can of questions and possible problems:

  • It is not practicable to print many documents
  • The quality of the printout differs
  • Only black and white printouts
  • Coffee or tea dregs required to print

The RiTi printer could on the other hand prove to be the printer of choice for environmentally interested users who do occasional printouts.

source Greener Gadgets


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  1. onya said on August 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    great idea, pity that is all it is.

  2. Antonio said on August 7, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    this is a really good product!

  3. Dk said on August 7, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    How to give an input. I mean where to give what to print on the paper

  4. printer cartridge supplies said on August 16, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    It’s a good product! An eco-friendly and quality item that is worth considering.

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