Street Use

Hand Held Ink Jet Printer

Your arm moves the printer head in this home-made hand-held ink jet printer. Devised by a Dutch hacker, he calls it an electronic stamp. It can print on paper, white board, a balloon – anything you can move your arm over.


He writes on his blog, Sprites Mods, “In a normal inkjet printer the print head is moved back and forth with a motor and a guiding system. If however, we want to make a manageable device then it is not convenient to integrate this entire system into an electronic stamp. That is why we use only the cartridge together with some electronics that drives the head. Moving the head itself is a job for the user. When moving it is important to hold the whole assembly straight and move with a uniform motion across the surface. After a little practice this is quite easy to do.

Posted on October 10, 2006 at 11:38 pm | comments

  • Ariel

    This is a very good idea. I looked long time for such a product.It can have a very large area of applications. It was ideally if the product could be combined with a hand held scanner.I need such a product but an industrial made one.

  • Dave

    Are the being made for commercial use? I need something like this for work.