ColorQube: is wax the future of color printing?

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Bill Bulkeley at the Wall Street Journal writes on Xerox's new color printing system, which reduces the cost-per-page by 62 percent.

The machine, called ColorQube, is expected to be unveiled Thursday. It's a multi-function device that prints, copies, scans and faxes, and is designed to be shared over a computer network by several dozen people in an office.

ColorQube uses a new formulation of Xerox's solid ink, a waxy crayon-like substance that is melted and sprayed onto a spinning drum that deposits the ink on a sheet of paper. Color laser printers use powdered toner.

The only problem is that the printer costs $20,000.

Xerox Launches Revolutionary Color Printer [WSJ]

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