A tumblrs printer has been the first to use a printing device to create the first prints for people.
Key points:A tumblogger printer can print any material at home and on a large scaleThe device has the ability to print even more material at a lower cost than other options, and is the first of its kindThe printer can also print items up to a foot highThe printer is a small, lightweight device that can print even smaller items on a high-density surface like glass or woodThe device can print material up to 1.5 metres high, which is about the width of a sheet of paper, said Timson Printing Machines.
“The printing process is extremely simple and the output is very low-cost, with the ability for people to easily print a wide range of materials,” Mr Wilson said.
“With the use of an adhesive film, the print surface can be very thin and the print time is very quick.”
In terms of the cost of the materials, the cost for materials can be less than a tinderbox or a plastic bag.
“The printer has the capability to print any product at home, including books, art, clothing and even furniture, with a small price tag of less than $5000.
Mr Wilson said it was important to be able to print something in a material that would be useful to someone.”
We can print an article of clothing, and that would cost us about $2000 in materials,” he said.
The printer uses a type of ink that is known as a printing mat, which can be printed on a range of surfaces.”
It’s an incredibly durable, extremely fast and relatively cheap ink.
It has a lot of potential,” Mr Thompson said.
A tumbling tumbling machine, or tumb logger, can print out items like text, or anything that you can put on a tumbling mat, such as food, jewellery and so on.
Mr Thompson said the printer could be used to print everything from clothes to books.”
You can print books that are up to 100 pages long, you can print a large piece of jewellery, a large painting, a sculpture, and you can even print a whole collection of books,” he explained.”
This is the potential of the printing mat.
“The printing mat is capable of printing material from up to 50 metres away, with Mr Thompson estimating the total print time for a tumblelogger to be between 15 and 20 minutes.”
A tumble logger will print a paper piece that is 1.3 metres high and you’ll be able fit it into a tumbled mat in about 20 minutes,” Mr Taylor said.
Mr Taylor said the tumb logger could be easily mounted to the wall of a home, and then be used on a larger printout to make a larger piece of material.”
As you’ve got a tiled floor and a tiling wall, you have that flexibility to print anything you want,” he noted.”
People could print a book, they could print an art piece, they can print something like a sofa, you could print something that is 3 metres high.
“All of these materials can then be transported on to a tilt-table that has the same print time as a tumbles mat.”
Mr Wilson is confident the tumbling logger would be a viable option for people wanting to print books or artworks.
“I’m really excited about this because we have the technology to do it,” he told the ABC.
“Now we just need to make it accessible and affordable for people.”