I’m taking the weekend to catch up on some old posts I’ve still got left open in my browser. One of those tabs is this Prepeat inkless and tonerless rewritable printer. It uses a special thermal head and special thermal-reactive paper to allow quick printing on rewritable paper. The “ink” stays on the paper until it is fed into the printer once more to be erased, and then the same sheet can be reused again to print something else.

Each sheet of paper is said to be able to be reused up to 1000 times and the printer sells for about 5455 USD (500,000 Yen). It’s an expensive cost up front, but I have a feeling that it’s probably cheaper to own and run in the long run for businesses and schools (and maybe even students).