DailyDirt: Printing Messages On Food
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Food labeling can be a controversial topic when it comes to getting everyone to agree what information should be included with various foods. That said, technology that just enables printing information on food can lead to some fun (not just informative) innovations. Here are a few cool ways to get a message across via food.
- A robot espresso machine can print short messages onto coffee foam — and advertise for a text messaging startup at the same time. If this catches on, YouTube will inevitably have a video of someone printing “Marry Me?” in coffee. [url]
- The killer app for 3D printing could be chocolate printers. Printing Valentine’s Day messages in chocolate is just the beginning. [url]
- Fruit labels usually leave sticky residues on your fruit that need to be washed away, so why not just make the label adhesives out of soap? Soaps are usually pretty non-sticky, though, but the idea of using more friendly adhesives on produce is a good thought. [url]
- Are generic corn flakes really a huge problem for Kellogg? What if each corn flake was individually labeled with a Kellogg’s signature — written by lasers? About 128 billion bowls of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes are eaten every year, so that’s a lot of laser printing… [url]
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