Let your creativity flow on ALL porous surfaces with the PrintBrush XDR!
Make personalized cards to send to your loved ones. Create fun DIY projects with your kids. The PrintBrush XDR can double as a label maker and can even function as a printer for t-shirts… The possibilities are endless!
Yes, it can. If a temporary imprint is desired, just apply it directly. The imprint will wash away in your washing machine and you are ready for a new customized imprint. If you want a permanent imprint, you have to use a special fixative spray available in local stores. (Spray not possible to ship as air cargo).
Yes, it can. If the imprint is done on untreated (raw) wood, then, it will stay there permanently, and it is difficult to remove it (sanding is recommended). If the imprint is done on wood with some kind of surface treatment (painting, varnishing, etc), then, most probably, it can be wiped away. Testing on an invisible portion of the material is highly recommended. If permanent imprint is required, then, an inkjet fixative spray is highly recommended which is available in local stores.
Theoretically yes, but it is tricky, particularly if the glass is fully transparent. First of all, the imprint will be easily removable (non-permanent) and sensitive to touch (it will smudge). To apply the imprint, the PrintBrush XDR needs to navigate on another non-transparent surface (such as a piece of cardboard or a piece of plastic sheet). If permanent imprint is desired, a inkjet fixative spray might be needed, but the imprint will still be sensitive to hard physical contact and relatively easy to remove due to the hardness of the glass.
Yes it can, but it depends very much on the type of plastic and the roughness of the surface. It is most likely for the imprint to be easily removed and sensitive to touch. If permanent imprint is desired, an inkjet fixative spray would need to be applied prior to the imprint. The spray is available in local stores. (Spray not possible to ship as air cargo). Testing on invisible areas or a separate sample is highly advisable.
Technically yes, however, the ink in the standard cartridge offered has not been designed for printing on human skin, so we don’t actively recommend that. If we see a very high demand to our device for temporary tattoos, we might look into the opportunity to develop a special ink cartridge and maybe a gel to be applied in the skin before printing.
Our printer uses only a tri-color cartridge (Called CMY). Our cartridge is the equivalent to the HP 62 XL tri-color cartridge, but it is locked to work with our device only.
The range of the cartridge depends on several factors including size and ink coverage of the imprints. Around 5000 imprints can be made with an imprint that is 14 mm x 100 mm with a coverage of around 15%. The app will calculate how many imprints you can make with every specific image that you load and it also has as an ink gauge that will track your ink consumption. (The ink has a recommended lifespan of approximately 2 years.)
Our printer runs with composite black by mixing all CMY colors. It will not be as dark as a pure black cartridge but it will provide a “black” color that is sufficient for most applications.
As a water-based dye ink, the ink of our standard cartridge is not waterproof. As for other applications, we will be looking forward to developing specialty inks for all different kinds of purposes and applications. Stay tuned!
If you cannot send an imprint to the PrintBrush XDR, it is very likely that there is not a WiFi connection between the PrintBrush XDR and your mobile device. Ensure that your PrintBrush XDR is switched on and the battery is not empty – by checking whether you see lights on the light pipe when switching it on.
To check if the PrintBrush XDR is connected, go to the settings area and select “My e-marks”. If your PrintBrush XDR (with the correct SSID-number) is not listed here, it needs to be registered. Click on “Add e-mark” on the bottom of the page and enter SSID and password of your PrintBrush XDR. If it is listed here but could not connect, then go to the e-mark connect page and click on “connect”. If that doesn’t work, go to the general settings of your device and search for the WiFi settings. Check whether your PrintBrush XDR is showing here. If you have a Samsung device try to select your PrintBrush XDR in the WiFi settings and type in your password and then return to the app.
Whenever your imprint quality is not clean and providing satisfactory imprints, it is recommended to perform a cleaning routine to your print head. This can be done with a quick wipe to the print head with a damp lint-free piece of cloth.
The plastic parts of the e-mark (the docking station, bottom side of the e-mark or the cover) can be easily cleaned with a moistened cloth (ONLY water without any cleaning agent!).
In order to ensure a quality imprint, it is recommended to use the PrintBrush XDR on a regular basis. Make sure to create an imprint every now and then to prevent any ink build-up or battery issues. Be aware that the battery of the PrintBrush XDR might have been depleted after a long time of non-use. Simply make sure to charge the PrintBrush XDR again if it has been collecting dust for a while. Finally, if you haven’t used the PrintBrush XDR in a long time, the print head should be cleaned with a wet cloth to ensure clean imprints.
This is a warning to put the PrintBrush XDR back into the docking station that triggers after being away from the docking station for one minute. Simply place the PrintBrush XDR back onto the docking station in order to avoid the print head from drying out.
In case you do not remember your SSID and password and cannot find your Quick Setup Guide any more, you need to make a reset to your PrintBrush XDR device.
To perform the reset, turn on the PrintBrush XDR and open the cover of the PrintBrush XDR. On the top right beside the battery, you will find a small hole. Use a paper clip or similar thin item to press the button inside the hole for several seconds. The e-mark will be reset and brought to its default state which will allow you to print the SSID and password. Make an imprint on a blank piece of paper and you will find your PrintBrush XDR’s initial SSID and password. Be aware that all imprints that were stored on the PrintBrush XDR will be deleted and need to be sent once more to your device.
Check if there are any tapes in between the battery and the PrintBrush XDR or the power adapter slot. Turn on the PrintBrush XDR and check if the LEDs light up. Note that the PrintBrush can only be charged with the power adapter that is provided in the packaging – the USB interface CANNOT be used for charging.
If permanent imprint is required, then, an inkjet fixative spray is highly recommended which is available in local stores.
Inkjet Fixative is a fast drying varnish for fixing inkjet inks. It may used on CD’s most papers, canvas and films after printing but it is always advisable to test materials for compatibility before use.