Epson just announced the development of the world’s first office paper making system: PaperLab. It turns waste paper into fresh, new sheets. Amazing, but it doesn’t stop there.
PaperLab has a bunch of impressive features and functions, including its removal of water from the paper-making process, its high speed, and its ability to securely destroy confidential documents. But the coolest feature of this system is the control that users have over the new paper. Users are able to select the size and thickness of the new paper, are given different binding options, and even have the ability to make business cards.
We all use paper on a daily basis because of its convenience and efficiency as a form of communication. As designers, paper is one of our most essential tools. It is my favorite way to record the design process: from initial sketches, to prototypes, to the final product. While recycling in a more conventional fashion is great, there is something really fascinating about seeing your used paper transformed into something new and fresh that you can use within seconds. I’m eager to see how this technology will transform the workplace.
To learn more, visit Epson.