FLUX Ador is the first laser cutter with color printing capability. This is such an obvious idea it makes me wonder why nobody has done it before!
Heck, I call it obvious, but I never thought of it, even as I was researching ink sublimation machines a while back.
It seems from the video (embedded below) that the module is an inkjet that takes cartridges, and there are no indications of the kind of pigment technology involved.
Still, it would certainly expand the capabilities of crafters and artists who currently have to paint or cut inserts to add a dash of color to our designs.
We already established that I enjoy being able to swap out laser modules in enclosed diode machines, and I am glad to see the solutions available expanding in this way.
Much like in the xTool S1, the laser modules look easy to switch in and out:
Flux Ador Color Printing
The star of the show, however, is the color capability. This is achieved with a module that opens up to accept an ink cartridge:
Yes, unfortunately, this means you can only print one color at a time. For multicolor that will mean a pass for each layer of black, cyan, magenta, and yellow!
What Next for Flux Ador?
As of November 22, I have only seen one person actually get their hands on a physical machine and that is the Spanish-speaking GrafikLandia.
I previously reviewed the Flux Beamo and found it a neat machine, so I look forward to seeing this in action.
For now, there is a waitlist and a pre-order over at the official site.