Toshiba has put forward another step towards its initiative for environment protection. The brand is coming with erasable printing technology, which will enable paper recycling by inducing automatic erasing of printed content from the paper
The new Toshiba printer uses the same technology that has been developed for FriXion Ball pens from Pilot. In this printer from Toshiba, it is known as Toshiba toner. The ink or toner works like a normal ink while printing but when treated with heat, it becomes transparent. The device to heat will be located in the printer itself. This will make the already printed paper reusable after treating the paper to high temperature heat and consequently erasing the earlier printer content. The paper can be used up to five times which in turn can be a major contribution in reducing paper cost. Also, there is an option to scan and save documents which may be needed later.
The current demonstrated model of printer will only be printing a few shades of blue color. But, you can easily notice some remnants or shadows of last prints even after erasing the content of the last printed document. Toshiba claims to be working on these issues. Till now, nothing has been said about the price, but there are all the hopes for a step towards an environment friendly technology.