SOURCE: ZINK Imaging, Inc.

ZINK Imaging, Inc.

December 16, 2009 04:00 ET

ZINK Imaging Announces Next Generation of ZINK® Technology

Next Generation ZINK® Technology, Including New ZINK Paper® Formats, Expands ZINK Ecosystem

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - ZINK Imaging, Inc., inventors and manufacturers of the award-winning ZINK® Zero Ink® Printing Technology and ZINK Paper®, today announced the availability of the next generation of ZINK Technology. New ZINK-enabled products leveraging this next generation will be widely available in 2010 from the ZINK partner network.

ZINK Imaging's research and development teams have made several chemistry, physics, and manufacturing process enhancements, resulting in the improved performance of the ZINK Paper, the heart of the ZINK system. Additionally, ZINK Imaging and its partners collaborated on new hardware and image science technologies that enhance the print quality, performance, and reduce the product size of next generation ZINK printing devices. This new level of system performance will be available with all next generation ZINK devices.

The next generation of ZINK Paper will first be available in new 3x4-inch and 4x6-inch format sizes. Offering a large print from pocket-sized devices, the 3x4-inch is targeted for use in mobile consumer and commercial applications. The 4x6-inch format is targeted for use in ZINK-enabled home photo printers. The first product to benefit from these advancements is the recently announced Pandigital® Portable Photo Printer -- the world's first Zero Ink 4x6-inch printer. ZINK Imaging also plans to leverage the next generation ZINK Technology in additional format sizes, including the already commercialized 2x3-inch format.

"We are continually working in the lab to improve the performance of the ZINK system," said Wendy Caswell, President and CEO of ZINK Imaging. "We are thrilled about the availability of the next generation of ZINK as it propels the technology into new markets and applications... all without ink cartridges or ribbons."

ZINK Technology is the only technology of its kind, requiring no ink for full-color imaging, labeling, and marking. ZINK Technology enables partners to launch a new generation of compact, easy-to-use, and earth-friendly devices. ZINK-enabled devices use heat to activate and colorize the crystals embedded in the patented ZINK Paper to produce high quality, durable, full-color images with radical simplicity.

See ZINK® Technology Live at 2010 CES

ZINK Imaging will be at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show held January 7-10th in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. For appointments to see the ZINK Technology live and discuss partner opportunities, call Deanna Clarance at +1-781-761-5315.

The 4x6-inch Pandigital ZINK-enabled printer will also be demonstrated in the Mommy Tech section in the North Hall of the "Living in Digital Times" Tech Zone, Booth# 3224A.

About ZINK Imaging

ZINK Imaging Inc., a privately held company, was founded to enable millions of customers to enjoy the magic of ZINK® Zero Ink® products. ZINK Imaging invented, manufactures, and is an OEM supplier of the ZINK Printing Technology and the award winning ZINK Paper® to partners that will bring ZINK-enabled products to market under their respective brands. ZINK Imaging's headquarters and research and development labs are in Massachusetts, with a state of the art manufacturing facility in Whitsett, North Carolina. For more information, please visit

The ZINK® Technology and ZINK® trademarks are owned by ZINK Imaging, Inc.

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