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Gone are the ‘Painting’ days, now ‘Print’ your Walls with Printtex by Benjamin Loinger.

A mobile Wall-Printer that prints your desired motifs on walls.

Student at FH Joanneum, Benjamin Loinger, has created something that, well, we all would Love to have, but never really thought about ! & i.e A Wall Printer‘.

You want do design the walls of your home with custom pictures, motifes or texts on your own, but you don’t want to work with complicated projections or patterns? Well, with the Printtex you are your own professional painter!


Benjamin Loinger talks about his Design.


Inspiration.

“Starting with a project from FH Joanneum we got the task to design a hand-tool for the market in 2020. Observing the market that has a great innovation potential besides the conventional products. That meant I should not design a new drill or saw, but something special to open up a new niche in the market. After a long phase of thoughts I finally had the idea of a wall-printer.”

“The knowledge from my graphic training helped me to develop new technical solutions and approach in order to satisfy the needs of Printing walls independently.”

Development phase.

“At the beginning, I analysed all printing processes that would qualify. My first idea was Pad printing, which is printable with inkjet but after realizing that the Motif size is limited, I decided that Pad printing wasn’t suitable & I had the idea of Printing directly onto the Object. After several Volume & Ergonomic-prototypes I came to the shape of a painter’s roller with a ‘telescopic’ pole and large print head.

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“As there are no limits to your imagination, similarly there are no restrictions when it comes to the Motifs with the Printtex. It works just like an ink-jet printer, even with the option to print with white on coloured background.

Two coordinate-sensors limit your print area, which appears on your tablet, laptop or similar device through which you connect to the Printtex. Following that you boot up your motive on the print area and place it as requested on the screen. When the orientation is correct, the printer prints the current colour separately.

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The two coordinate sensors (depicted above), which diagonally offset limit the printing area, are connected with each other via Infrared.

Each sensor sends out two different waves that hit the two receivers that are located in the print head, helping to Fix the position of the print head.

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You can print a segment just by rolling over it. The emitted printing liquid is adapted to the non-constant velocity that arises due to manual operation. To verify and ensure an optical sensor for the printout and a distance sensor for the distance is installed to the wall.


You can find more of Benjamin Loinger‘s work on his Behance page : (Here)


Thank You ! 🙂


 

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