create + conduct + connect
The word’s new smart electronics need a smart ink:
T-INK’s Ink-Tel smart ink systems for smart electronics brings new levels of functionality and cost efficiency along with a whole new way for industrial designers to design. If you can draw it we can print it, form it and mold it with complete functionality.
Why T-Ink for Consumer Electronics?
- Inks can be formulated in virtually any color
- Inks can withstand bending and washing without losing conductivity
- Inks can be applied to a wide range of surfaces
- Inks create and control heat, sound, light, current and a wide array of sensors
Music to Our Dreams
T-INK’s washable conductive inks enabled the consumer to control their music anywhere in the bedroom from the comfort of the bed’s pillow. Touch activated printed controls triggered wireless commands directly to an iPod or MP3 player with a 30 ft. range of the bed. A printed pillow remote for total control of your music library.
Sippity Do Dah!
1,000,000 interactive T-INK enabled sippy cups offer a new vehicle to educate toddlers. Letters of the alphabet, animal sounds and musical instruments offer chold friendly way for children to learn, play and drink. T-INK built the electronics and incorporated them into the cups.
T-INK's newest patented Smart InMold process opens up an entire new world of printable controls and components greatly reducing weight, dimension and costs while increasing reliability and functionality previously unachievable. T-INK's Print+Form+Mold process enables products from cell phones to tablets to appliances to be designed with new form and interactive functionality.
Client: Westpoint Home
Singing in the Shower
Westpoint Stevens entered into an exclusive license with T-INK for bedding and bath products to create completely unique interactive room environments & accessories such as comforters with T-INK printed RF lights and sound; T-INK enabled vinyl radio shower curtains; soft, plush night lights & bedding and interactive aero inflatable products for bath-bed.
T-INK or Swim
Produced for Swimways, this children’s Discovery Kids licensed float allows the child to create fun sounds in the water by use of the T-INK printed activation switches directly onto the vinyl of the float itself. All T-INK’s ink formulations are child safe and water resistant.
The Price is Right
A series on interactive posters were created for Fisher-Price this was a series of T-Ink activated interactive posters utilizing FP’s core licensed brands that included SESAME STREET, BLUE’S CLUES and WINNIE-THE-POOH. Each poster had over 36 printed touch points
Pump Up the Jam
Airwavez, the world’s first inflatable radio, was created and designed for Tinkworks as part of it’s initial launch with Toys R Us. T-INK flexible controls for on/off, volume and station selection were printed directly on the vinyl body of the radio to create a unique user interface and experience.
Wall of the Wild
Nickelodeon’s Interactive Sponge Bob wall poster for Second Planet was the first in the series of interactive mural-sized wall art that also includes Dora, the Explorer and Disney branded characters as well these 4’ masterpieces are a great call for any kid’s wall.