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Beer Ripples has a message for bar patrons

Beer Ripples prints messages and images using a malt-based ink
Beer Ripples prints messages and images using a malt-based ink
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Beer Ripples prints messages and images using a malt-based ink
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Beer Ripples prints messages and images using a malt-based ink
Beer Ripples works with glasses up to 7 inches tall (18 cm), raising them up to its print head and then taking 11 seconds to print any message or image on the beer foam
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Beer Ripples works with glasses up to 7 inches tall (18 cm), raising them up to its print head and then taking 11 seconds to print any message or image on the beer foam

A couple of years ago, we heard about a device known as the Ripple Maker (now called Coffee Ripples), a machine that reproduces photos, text or other graphics on coffee foam. Well, beer-drinkers may be glad to know that its makers are back, with Beer Ripples.

Designed for use in bars, Beer Ripples is a Wi-Fi-connected touchscreen-equipped countertop device that uses malt-based ink to print text or images on the foam in a glass of beer. Using an accompanying iOS/Android app, operators can choose from an online library of hundreds of messages and images, or they can upload custom images – such as photos supplied by customers.

Beer Ripples works with glasses up to 7 inches tall (18 cm), raising them up to its print head and then taking 11 seconds to print any message or image on the beer foam
Beer Ripples works with glasses up to 7 inches tall (18 cm), raising them up to its print head and then taking 11 seconds to print any message or image on the beer foam

The machine works with glasses up to 7 inches tall (18 cm), raising them up to its print head and then taking 11 seconds to print any message or image on the beer foam.

It's available now in the US and Canada, priced at US$3,000. An annual subscription fee of $1,500 is also required, which provides enough ink for up to 6,000 prints a year. A global roll-out is expected to take place soon.

The device can be seen in action, in the following video.

Source: Beer Ripples

Introducing Beer Ripples

2 comments
Muzza4
You cannot be serious! John McEnroe
Deres
11 seconds is far too long. Imagine a bar serving tens of beers every minutes ... And the automatic elevator seems too complex for such a machine. The user should be able to manually choose a fix level corresponding to its glasses for the sake of simplicity (such an elevator needs a sensor and a motor plus controls).