“Then we thought”, Jonathan remarks, in a highly funded Kickstarter promo video, “why not take the printer out and put it on a robot”. ZUtA Labs is doing just that. They’ve made a pocket sized device that can go with you. Watching it work is mesmerizing and many possible applications come to mind. Imagine printing on any sized paper, anywhere. Nonprofits could make affordable signage for events, artists and designers could make full sized posters from home on a rainy Saturday and school kids could think of new ways to share their work now that the paper available to them doesn’t just come in letter size.
When this little robotic printer becomes mainstream, it will be interesting to see how people creatively approach printing, now that that paper size and printing location are much less constrained.