Zink to Step-Up Production of Inkless Printing Paper

Unique process uses dye crystals embedded in paper and heat to produce color images without ink.

Inkless printing company ZINK Imaging completed its purchase of Konica Minoltas manufacturing facility in North Carolina on July 5, enabling ZINK to step-up production of paper for its its Zero-Ink print process.

The special photo paper, also known as ZINK Paper, is comprised of dye crystals that are set in the paper. Before the printing process begins, the dye crystals become clear, making the ZINK paper look like a regular piece of white photo paper, but when run through a ZINK-enabled printer, heat triggers the dye crystals to add color.

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As part of the acquisition, originally announced back in June, ZINK Imaging plans to hire the remaining 60 employees and the senior management team currently employed by the Konica Minolta plant.

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