Giant ‘inkjet’ printer uses paintballs to draw images

Craft & Design

German design group Sonice Development GmbH built this large-scale printer, called the Facade Printer. It’s basically a fancy, computer-controlled paintgun. It seems they have come a long way since we first covered their project back in 2006. Anyone ever hook this up to GRL’s L.A.S.E.R. Tag? [via dudecraft]


12 thoughts on “Giant ‘inkjet’ printer uses paintballs to draw images

  1. Shelby Davis says:

    I want one of these to make a giant mural sized Seurat.

  2. John Baichtal says:


  3. quest4pi says:

    Not to deny the awesomness of this whole thing, but isn’t this more of a dot matrix printer as opposed to an inkjet?

    1. DanYHKim says:

      They differ only in the way that they project pigment onto a surface. An inkjet printer throws a droplet of ink across a short distance to the paper, while a dot-matrix printer uses wires to impact a ribbon against the paper. Both create a matrix of dots.

  4. mrmeval says:

    I want it to be able to slather my slogans all over other peoples property!

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