At this stage I doubt wether the water jet printer will revolutionise the printing industry. There's no doubt however that the technology to impregnate the printing paper with dyes rather than use actual ink cartridges will definitely be an up and coming trend.
Technology is going ahead at a rapid pace in the print industry and no doubt Water Jet Printers, 3D Printers etc will improve and become more viable for the everyday home user.
For now however the Inkjet and Laser Printer will continue to dominate the market. As with any technology eventually some new fandango device will come along and completely change the way we do things. I only hope it takes a while, at least until my retirement !
For a more detailed description of the workings of the water jet printer take a look at the Wiki Page.
Just when you thought the Inkjet printer was the greatest invention since sliced bread, welcome the "Water Jet Printer".
The Water Jet printer uses nothing but water to print with. Could this be Goodbye to Ink Cartridges ? (Struth, I hope not).
The Water Jet Printer instead of ink relies on a specially designed paper impregnated with dyes. These dyes react to the water being jetted onto the paper and in turn produce colours. Instead of replacing ink cartridges all of the time it's simply a matter of refilling the cartridges with water.
Wait there's more! Self Erasing Prints
Yes it's true, not only does this printer not need ink but the darn thing prints pages which erase themselves within 24 hours. Holy smoke what will the Chinese think of next. This makes the water jet printer ideal for printing temporary documents which can be reprinted over the following day.
So not only does this contraption not use ink but it reuses the same paper over and over again after the previous days printing. As long as you use filtered water I guess these printers wont have any issues with print heads clogging etc !