Alchemie is delighted to announce the completion this month of b.my.jet, an innovative multifunctional printer device that gives a solution for blind and partially sighted people to access visual content at an affordable price in the home. It has been designed with a unique powder deposition system, dispersing a controlled amount of powder onto a surface in a range of sizes and quantities, enabling operators to quickly and easily print Braille and Moon alphabet, in addition to other tactile surfaces. The technology could also be deployed for industrial applications to create decorative or functional features for packaging and labelling.
The project, which has been backed by the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, saw Alchemie collaborate with Hungarian engineers, CERC (Central European Research Center) and UK based KW Special Projects to develop a new alternative to traditional embossing methods. A working prototype was delivered using innovative digital manufacturing techniques with the consortium now pursuing commercialisation of the product.
The printer has already scooped two international design awards. Just months after completing a working prototype, b.my.jet has been honoured, with a silver award from A’Design and first place in the office equipment category for the IDA Design Awards.
Alchemie Co-founder and Chairman, Dr Alan Hudd commented ‘’We are proud to be an integral part of this ground-breaking project and are delighted with the awards success to date. The printer offers a breakthrough for on-demand printing of braille and tactile features and we have seen strong interest
from the marketplace. We are actively seeking partners with the capability to offer global channels for this unique and exciting print technology. “
Alchemie will present the printer technology on its stand at InPrint Milan 20 – 22nd November 2018. For more information or to set up a meeting at the show please contact Penny Martin – firstname.lastname@example.org