May 22, 2008 In a world where we are surrounded by media screens of all shapes and sizes, there are still times when a good old hard-copy is by far the best solution. Planon, maker of the DocuPen ultra-portable color scanner, has released a highly portable 1" x 10.75" x 1.9"printer designed for use with smart phones and other Bluetooth enabled devices. The “Printstik” holds a cartridge roll of 20 pages of paper and can print up to three pages per minute.
Using Bluetooth connectivity or a USB connection, the Printstik works with laptops, smart phones or PDAs and includes a paper cartridge and battery so you can print from any location. Aside from emails and images, the Prinstik could come in handy for printing your boarding pass to avoid queuing at the airport or for a convenient hard-copy of a web page.
The idea for the Printstik began two years ago when Planon’s CEO, Doug Verkaik, commissioned the company’s R&D; team to create a solution printing on-the-go.
Printstik is available now for US$299.99 from the Planon website. The package includes the PRINTSTIK, AC charger, USB cable and one paper cartridge. Paper refills are available in packs of three for $24.99