Thursday, December 28, 2006

Abracadabra Paper Under Development

The Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Putting It on Paper — Temporarily,” reveals that company security and paper management issues may be significantly reduced if Xerox’s latest invention is green-lighted.

The document management company has developed a paper technology in which ink will disappear after 16 to 24 hours. A spokesman for the company said the paper could be reused 20 to 50 times. The paper relies on chemicals that alter color when exposed to a printer’s light and then fade.

“What people really want is an enhanced paper product…The idea is you can do all the things you normally do like organizing in piles and putting the high priority stuff on top,…while feeling good about not killing trees,” said Eric Shrader Xerox principal researcher for the project at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center.

A paper that reduces your storage needs and helps the environment; sounds like a good tool to help build a stronger business.

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