ZINK Imaging and Pandigital recently announced their alliance to develop and market a new family of printing products that leverages ZINK Imaging’s award-winning ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology. The result from the alliance is the Pandigital Portable Photo Printer which happens to be the world’s first Zero Ink 4×6-inch printer.
Like all the other ZINK Printers ever highlighted here, the Pandigital Portable Photo Printer does not need ink to print. Powering these ZINK-enabled products is the patented ZINK Paper, an advanced composite material with embedded yellow, magenta, and cyan dye crystals. ZINK-enabled devices use heat to activate and colorize these crystals, radically simplifying the printing process. The printer can print photos directly from memory cards and USB drives, without the need of a PC and it will be available in limited release in Q4 2009 with national distribution planned for Q1 2010.