RTE will have its annual Technology Preview Show in Dublin on Sunday, January 12, with a preview of the upcoming dot matrix printer.
The company will also be hosting a live stream of the show at 9am on the RTE YouTube channel.
There’s no doubt the company is excited about the prospect of new printers, particularly as it is getting close to the launch of the new RTE3D printer.
Dot matrix printers are becoming increasingly popular as the industry gets closer to the end of the traditional printer lifecycle.
There are currently over 1,000 dot matrix printers in use around the world, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), with more than 100 of these already available to customers in the US.
There are also more than a million dot matrix prints in use worldwide.
This year, RTE is expecting the dot matrix print market to be worth €500 million ($600 million) by 2021, with the potential for a rise of $500 million in 2021 alone.
A large part of this increase in the market is due to the introduction of dot matrix printing, which is a very cheap, high-performance printing process.
In addition, the ability to print onto any type of surface allows for a much more efficient design, reducing the need for costly and time-consuming laser-cutters.
Dot matrix printers allow users to print objects on any surface and are now used in all kinds of industries from furniture to food to healthcare to education.
The company says the new printer has a maximum print area of about 2.5 square metres, with an optional 3D-printing capability that enables users to add additional prints to the print area.
The new printer features a single filament, a 3D printer that has a resolution of 1,200 microns, and a maximum speed of 8.2 millibits per second (MB/s).
The printer also features an optical drive and a magnetic field sensor.RTE also has plans to introduce its new printer in 2018, with plans to open a new factory in Cork in April 2020.
The dot matrix is an important part of the industrial design process, as it allows designers to easily build objects on flat surfaces such as glass or paper, allowing designers to get a much greater sense of scale.
In its annual Tech Preview Show, RTVE will be taking viewers through the process of building an object on the dot matrices surface, as well as seeing how a dot matrix design process can help design products that can be sold in retail shops.
In a statement, RTe said it will be providing live streaming from the show on its YouTube channel starting at 9:00am on Sunday January 12.
It also will be offering a full transcript of the presentation.RTVE has a number of Dot Matrix printers available, with more coming online in the coming months.