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Weeprint : The paper-saving printer

Instead of classic formats, weeprint cuts paper rolls to size, so you can only print what you need

Ce qu'il fait

Instead of classic formats, weeprint cuts paper rolls to size, so you can only print what you need


Votre source d'inspiration

15 millions hectares of forest are destroyed each year around the world and it takes 10L of water to make one single sheet of paper. Despite this latter facts, we still print 15 000 Billions sheets of paper every year. Even with the evolution of technology, the figure keeps on increasing. We barely never need to use an entire sheet. Actually, we often use less than its total surface. The amount of resource wasted is absolutely huge.


Comment ça marche

Instead of classic formats, weeprint cuts paper rolls to size, so you can only print what you need : an email, a map or a gig ticket. Both international (210mm wide) and US letter (216mm wide) formats are compatible. Weeprint has been built to last. It’s made from recycled and recyclable materials. Its modular structure supports an easy maintenance throughout its lifecycle, making it a sustainable product. Weeprint is so small it fits anywhere. Thanks to the 4 ways power dock located under it, you can set it up everywhere : even hang it on your wall.


Processus de conception

I started to build up my project trying to reduce paper waste at my school by sensitizing students and teachers to print more responsibly. I then realized it would be more effective to fix the problem from its root, centralizing the following issue: What justifies using a full sheet when we could easily use a shorter surface of paper? January 2015 : Early sketches, first concept ; February - March 2015 : Improvement of the concept ; May 1st 2015 : Making of the first cardboard prototype (ugly, but so useful) ; May 2015 : Improvement of the concept, making of new prototypes ; June 2015 : Preparing the Dyson contest ; July 2015 onwards : Improvement of the product, design of the cutter, printer and mechanical components. Definition of the most energy efficient technologies, allowing weeprint for a durable running. The goal is to have a fully working prototype by the end of the year 2015.


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Plans pour l'avenir


Récompenses

The project has also been submitted to BraunPrize 2015


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