print! is an outcome of my final year major project at Sheffield Hallam University.
print! is a simple and compact document printer for the home. It stems from the need for less complex and more honest products that are reliable as and when we need them. It’s a vehicle that challenges how a product should really be - free of planned obsolescence and sustainable through its ease of maintenance.
It’s inspired by: the action of opening a book to learn something new, the soft and approachable form of the 1973 Divisumma and the colourful, playful characteristics of tropical birds.
It aims to simplify the printing experience by: minimising the number of functions, displaying the components and process, and reducing the maintenance required - just replace the roll of paper. Its use of thermal printing technology is key to its simplicity - simple enough that it can be disassembled throughout and at the end of its life.