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When mending clothes, one must always change the sewing machine’s roll of thread to the appropriate colour. The sewer may not have the exact colour, however, and what’s more, re-threading the machine is a hassle. Line Printer was designed to ‘print’ thread with colour on demand. A small built-in camera is used to photograph the fabric, and then colour-picking software determines the ideal shade for the thread. Small CMKY ink cartridges are contained within Line Printer, and system is calibrated to print on white thread. Line Printer sits on the top of the sewing machine and the thread is fed through it directly off the spool.
Shuo Chen / Zihao Wang / Qing Liang / Lu Feng / Xuan Teng