Designed in Hackney: Little Printer


Designed in Hackney: today's instalment in our showcase of the best design in the London borough of Hackney is this tiny printer by BERG, which aggregates digital data streams such as news feeds or social network updates and prints the information out on a till-roll to create a personalised miniature newspaper. You can also watch this movie on Dezeen Screen »

Designed in Hackney: Little Printer by BERG

Little Printer connects wirelessly to the internet, and can be configured using a smartphone app to print a regular bulletin of subscribed online publications, as well as personal information such as to-do lists, memos or messages.

Designed in Hackney: Little Printer by BERG

Rather than using ink, the printer uses heat to transfer an impression onto thermal paper, just like a till receipt.

Designed in Hackney: Little Printer by BERG

A beta printer and app will be launched later in 2012 and will initially work with data from launch partners Arup, Foursquare, Google, the Guardian, and Nike.

Designed in Hackney: Little Printer by BERG

Little Printer is the first product to make use of BERG Cloud, the company's online service that allows wireless devices in the home to be controlled remotely via a smartphone, without the need to connect them to a PC.

Designed in Hackney: Little Printer by BERG

BERG have their offices on Corsham Street near Old Street.

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Designed in Hackney is a Dezeen initiative to showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen’s offices. We’ll publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney each day until the games this summer.

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  • We all need one! Modestly bring digital life into physical space.

  • Chris

    This is great, I can see the novelty wearing off after a while though.

  • auriel

    haha I love this idea, the integration with applications on your phone could make it really useful.

  • Sam

    Absolutely brilliant! Making the digital information and conveniences that we subscribe to tactile and within reach. All they need to do now is make it affordable.

  • Chr1s

    It seems like a bit of a back step to take information we read digitally and encourage it to be printed, when the other half of the time we are encouraging the opposite.