Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/11/wasabi_official/

Dell confirms Wasabi portable printer

Inkless printing on the run

By James Sherwood

Posted in Hardware, 11th February 2009 13:10 GMT

Dell has officially unveiled its oddly named Wasabi inkless photo printer.

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Dell's portable Wasabi printer

The printer, which is also known by the slightly more palatable “PZ310” moniker, was first spied in a picture published online last month. But the printer’s technical specifications didn’t emerge alongside the image.

However, the PC assembly firm has since confirmed that Wasabi is a Bluetooth-enabled gadget designed to print out your pictures from mobile phones, cameras and such.

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Images are printed using inkless technology

It uses inkless printing technology from specialist Zink to produce 2 x 3in prints which have a sticky backing. The printer itself measures 4.8in x 2.8in x 0.9in.

Dell’s Wasabi printer is available now online for the promotional price of $99, but when the deal ends the printer’s prince will jump to $149 (£103/€115). You can also choose between a blue, pink or black model. ®