Is it possible to invent an inkjet printer without the paper tray? If you asked this a Japanese industrial designer Mugi Yamamoto, he would tell you: “Definitely so!” It was Yamamoto who came up with this concept which was also his university graduation project (He graduated industrial design from the famous Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne.). The young Japanese designer fittingly calls his innovative printer ‘Stack’ in reference to a pile of paper that the printer is placed on top, and which it ‘devours’ sheet by sheet as it prints.
Still not clear on how Stack really functions? We’ll let the designer himself explain: “When printing, Stack slowly moves downwards and swallows the pile until there is no paper left. The paper disappears under the printer and exits on top, where it creates a new pile.”
Very minimalist and rather brilliant! You don’t need to worry about paper jams any longer since there is no need to put any paper in the tray (which is usually the biggest part of any common printer). All you need to do is to make sure that you form a tidy pile of paper, put the printer on top of it, connect to the printer wirelessly and watch Stack do what it is supposed to do.
Trust us, you won’t go back to your old paper-chewing printer ever again!
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