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line printer

Posted by Feng Huang on

I hate sewing but if you are the sorts who likes to mend their own clothes then the Line Printer

is meant for you. This small device allows the color of sewing-machine thread to be customized

to he color of the cloth being worked upon. You may not have the exact color and re-threading

the machine is always a hassle; with the Line Printer you get to ‘print’ thread with color on demand.

A small built-in camera is used to photograph the fabric, and then color-picking software deter

-mines the ideal shade for the thread. Line Printer sits on the top of the sewing machine and the

thread is fed through it directly off the spool~

Line Printer is a 2012 red dot award: design concept winner.

Designers: Chen Shuo, Wang Zihao, Liang Qing, Feng Lu & Teng Xuan

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1 comment

  • Is this a prototype or out on the market to sale? What is the price and where can I get order one? How long does the dye last or color before you need to replace the colors in the Line Printer. Love this concept!!

    Cheryl on

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