07-10-2012, 09:07 PM
People won't be communicating through electronic devices for too long either.
To charge all the batteries in all those stupid devices will use up so much energy that we'll most likely have a global energy crisis first.
Then add to that the increased migraines (which I'm already getting from staring at this monitor all day), the brain tumors, and the cancer from electronics radiation and electronics will eventually no longer be the communication of choice.
Take one sector, like education. Sure they'll think it's cool giving every kid some electronic device to learn on and take tests...but eventually they'll abandon the technology when they realize that 500 years from now (if we're even still alive and thriving) that a seven year old can hack the whole system and cheat on his/her test.
Written text has already survived for more than 2,000 years...and it will be around for another 2,000.
Originally Posted by D Ink Man
07-10-2012, 09:27 PM
If I were developing a new printing system, I'd go back to the tried and true offset press and work on modifying that system.
It seems to me that if a variable data web/plate combo product could be developed than most of the problems would be solved.
Why not a billion trillion zillion nozzles that spray diluted offset ink onto the ink roller and the offset roller all the way down to the paper, and keep the muti-tower system?
Why wouldn't this work?
07-12-2012, 10:28 AM
Hi Green Printer,
Originally Posted by Green Printer
Thank you very much for your question. Landa is examining a range of deinking solutions on the market and will provide answers about progress as soon as we can. We appreciate your interest and patience.
07-12-2012, 10:40 AM
I think there are workable options that are somewhat related to what you have suggested.
Originally Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
The devil is in the details but your imagination is going in a possible direction. Keep thinking in interesting ways.
07-13-2012, 01:08 AM
07-13-2012, 06:59 AM
Kingpd, good to see you are thinking but you also need to learn how to keep your imagination within limits.
Originally Posted by email@example.com
Learn to strip away ideas that are going to be too costly or impractical or ones that defy the rules of Nature.
Nothing wrong with thinking way outside the box but then you have to pull it back to something that is possible. I am not going to be the one to say what is possible or not since there are some amazing things done. There are metals that if you apply a charge, they change length, which is close to your pin idea.
A word of warning, if you publish an idea or make it public in some way, that might make it invalid to be patented. Describing it here on the forum might be considered as making it public and then it might not be patentable.
The rules now in most countries is "First to File". So if several people have the same idea, the one that would get the patent is the one who filed first. Also getting a patent is not so easy. One might think that one has a really unique idea and then find out that others have been thinking about a very similar concept years ago.
There are also lots of patents that just will not work. Having a patent is no guarantee that it is a working concept. I have found it very interesting to look at patents of printing press manufacturers and see how they think. From my perspective it is pretty sad. They don't have a clue on what is important.
So, I suspect your interesting idea is too complicated and expensive but keep thinking. But please, if you really have an idea that you think is patentable, don't talk about it on these kinds of forums. Patents are very expensive and expect something like $10,000 per country. The EU is not one country so you would need a patent in each one. You only have a year to apply to any country, once you file the patent to the first country. Then if you get a patent, you need to pay maintenance fees annually or every few years. They add up.
Then a patent is only good for defending in an expensive court action. There is no guarantee given to you. You would have to fight it out if the patent is not clearly unique and the winner can be the party that has the most money.
Too much reality? Sorry. Get back to dreaming of interesting things that might be possible.
That is the fun part.
07-13-2012, 09:52 AM
Sometimes the patent is just for making one's resume/CV look more impressive.
09-09-2012, 04:12 PM
Looks great, thanks for the information
Originally Posted by Erik Nikkanen
09-09-2012, 06:20 PM
This is weird! When clicking the link in Erik's post I get his intended web page. But when clicking on the one in the quote of maryusdemetry's post I get a food web page. Does every one get that behavior?
09-09-2012, 08:04 PM
Originally Posted by Al Ferrari
Yup. If you copy the address that the link is pointing to you can see that they are different. I don't know how that's possible but it is so.