Sure, printers are great for mundane tasks such as spreadsheets, reports, charts, etc., but can yours print on toast or lattes? Continue reading to see more. Click here for first picture in gallery.


Called the ZUSE, this interesting dot matrix-inspired printer burns images and text with 12 x 12 resolution, line-by-line. Basically, it uses an optical sensor to detect bread which then activates the digitization process. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.

Latte Printer

This custom-built printer uses a Philips 8155 x-y flatbed plotter to literally shoot edible ink onto the frothy surface of any latte. To build your own, you’ll need: a plotter, GPIB interface card, 12V relay, and edible ink. However, you’ll need some programming knowledge and the book Inkjet Applications for the art you see below.