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Share this article Share A British science-fiction writer has been awarded a Nobel Prize for her work on creating a novel using an ink-jet printer and using a combination of colour and shape to create a new form of technology.
The novel, The Sunlit Sea, was published in 2000, and the winning entry, A Novel in Colour, was released in 2014.
Professor Richard Hinton, who was the first to publish ink-based paper, said that the new technique was the “next step” for his paper.
“What I did was a combination in terms of the colours, and that was done with the colour inks,” he told the BBC.
“In the end I found that the shape of the paper was not a major problem.”
The idea of creating a new kind of technology was born by the inventor of ink-powered paper, and a Nobel prize for it was won by Professor Hinton in 2002.
He said that this was not just about using ink-paint to print a design, but that the colour and the shape was also important.
“I wanted the ink to give a really nice, dark-grey effect.
I was thinking of a colour like an orange or a deep green, but I couldn’t get the colours exactly right,” he said.
“That’s where the colour comes in.”
Professor Hingle was inspired by the fact that a certain colour can be applied to a piece of paper.
The colour of ink was important because it was possible to apply a different colour to a different part of the design, Professor Hinkle said.
The experiment was done using a small, high-speed scanner that could create the images.
“The colours were very easy to get and easy to use,” he added.
“You could print a single sheet and then cut the other side, and there was a layer of colour that could be applied, and then a second layer could be added to that.”
Professor James Watson, the man behind the discovery, said the technology was a “transformative” step in science fiction and a breakthrough in the technology of the day.
“We’ve got a new technology which, if it could be used to make the same paper as the ink-printing process, it would have huge implications in terms to the way we write and read,” he was quoted as saying.
“This technology could be a major technological advance.”
A team from the University of Exeter in the UK, led by Professor Watson, made a paper-based ink-driven ink-blotting system, and in the next few years it was used to create ink-prints for a range of products including a range and a series of paintings.
A paper-jet-powered ink-tip system was used in a series that included paintings, jewellery, clothing and other products.
Professor Hickey said that his inspiration for this new technology came from the way paper was made and the way ink was created.
“When you make a newspaper paper, you’re actually making a lot of little droplets of ink,” he explained.
“These tiny droplets are constantly moving in a very specific direction.”
The paper is made from layers of fibres, called fibres per unit volume.
Each fibre is a layer made up of a single type of fibre, which is one of the layers that gives paper its strength and strength can be measured with a caliper.
“So if you’re printing a book, you’d have a layer that’s made of 100 different types of fibrous fibres that make up the surface of the book,” Professor Hittle explained.
Professor Watson said that in this case, “there’s a very simple way of making the ink.”
He explained that the process was to start with a single layer of paper and then move onto a different layer of the same size, and move onto the next.
“Each of these layers are made from a different fibre, so if you can make these fibres together, you can build a new fibre, and each layer is very simple,” he claimed.
“And in this particular case, each fibre is made up a type of fibre, which gives you this incredibly fine, flexible layer.”
Professor Watson then said that each layer of ink also has a structure that makes it more effective at transferring colour.
“There’s an ink that gives you a certain amount of light,” he continued.
“It has a very fine structure, and when it’s applied to an image, that gives it a very dark colour, and it does this because the structure is very, very specific.”
So that structure of the ink gives you the ability to change the colour of that particular image, he said, “and so the idea is that you’ve got the same kind of ink that you would normally use for printing, but then you can change the ink colour and you can add other things that you wouldn’t normally add.”
In other words, “you can colour the