• tonerremoval-728-75
  • Technology News

    Cambridge scientists remove toner from paper!

    Matt - March 14th, 2012 3:56 PM

Tags: , , ,

Cambridge scientists have managed to create a hand-held device that removes printer ink from old documents so that the sheet of paper can be used again.

According to what we’ve been told, the hand-held device features a laser that is able to simply remove old toner from pieces of paper, that have been printed on, to an almost-new and instantly re-usable piece of paper.

The cambridge scientists worked on the device with the Bavarian Laser Centre and tested a total of 10 different laser setups to find the best working device.

Once the toner had been removed, each sample was analysed and studied to determine how much toner was remaining and how much of the paper was damaged.

Dr Julian Allwood, who is the head of the Low Carbon Materials Processing Group at the University of Cambridge, had this to say:

“What we need to do now is find someone to build a prototype. Thanks to hand-held scanners and laser-jet printers, the feasibility for reusing paper in the office is there.”

According to reports from the university, if we re-use paper instead of recycling it, we’d save an additional 20 per cent in emissions.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you see it being implemented into printers in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, or on Facebook and Twitter.

Latest Articles

Latest Competitions

Latest Reviews



Latest Articles

Which Apple iPad should you choose?

Which Apple iPad should you choose?

If you’re looking to purchase an Apple iPad, there are a few things you need to consider. Are you going to really notice the Retina Display, use the upgraded 5-megapixel camera or use the new 4G connectivity? If you answered no to any of those, then you might want to take a look at this guide on choosing the right iPad.

Read Article » How to replace cracked iPhone 3GS screen

How to replace cracked iPhone 3GS screen

So you’ve just been to a party and woken up with a throbbing hangover to find your iPhone screen is cracked. Familiar story? It’s happened to me, too many times! Fret not though, it’s really easy to replace a cracked iPhone screen and can be done for a just a fiver!

Read Article »

Related Content

Dec 10

Why do politicians always seem to hold back new technology?

There are very few technologies which have not encountered some form of political meddling or regulatory distress in their early days. There seems to be a general pattern with regards to politicians and new technology in that initially they ignore the new technology, then they embrace it, then they try to control it and in […]

Read the Story »
Dec 04

Gaming on iPad and iPhone

With so many new gaming websites and applications popping up for iPad and iPhone, it’s difficult to know which ones to play…

Read the Story »
Jun 26

Which mobile operating system is the best for gaming?

Access to Games This category is an important one; what’s the point in choosing a certain operating system if you’re only going to feel disappointment when you actually get online! Both systems have a hearty collection of games programmed for them from Angry Birds to real money games, with equally flourishing development communities supporting them. […]

Read the Story »
Feb 04

Must Have Free Apps For Your Next Road Trip

Road trips can be some of the most fun and rewarding holidays you will ever take with your friends and family. However, planning places to go, where to stay and how to keep yourself entertained on the long drive can be a bit of a struggle. Luckily, there is a whole host of absorbing apps […]

Read the Story »