WATCH: Mink, the 3D printer that lets you print makeup at home
After years of development, the Mink printer is finally available for pre-order. The portable device, which claims to be a world first, allows users to turn any photo into wearable cosmetics.
The printer works by taking images submitted via the Mink application and printing them, using Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved cosmetics, on special makeup sheets. The device, which weighs 2.2 pounds and can fit into a tote bag and can print a total of 16.7 million different colors.
“Beauty content continues to move to digital and away from traditional TV and print,” said Grace Choi, chief executive officer and co-founder of Mink. “Users are turning to these images for inspiration, creating an opportunity to leverage image color data and transform them into physical makeup.”
“Consumers today have higher expectations on how and where the products they consume fit into their lifestyle,” added Janet Kim, president and co-founder.
The printer was first unveiled back in 2014, but is now available to pre-order for the first time, following years of technological fine-tuning and development. It will be available in limited numbers at a price of $295 (around P15,000), and will be delivered in 2020. RGA/JB