Coffee images printer moves onto beer version

The Beer Ripples device prints images onto foam-topped pints with malt-based ink.

Following the success of the Ripples coffee printer which uses coffee extract to create images on top of hot foamy drinks, the manufacturer has now created a version for beer.

Beer Ripples is designed to put personalised content onto pints ‘in seconds’. It can turn any foam-topped beer into an Instagrammable moment using 3D printing technology.

Yossi Meshulam, CEO of Ripples, said: “We are excited to unveil Beer Ripples and bring the same personalisation to beers as we have over the past 2 years with coffee customers around the world.

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“We have already served millions of Ripples with customers such as Hilton, Lavazza, Four Seasons, and restaurants and coffee shops around the world. Now, venues serving beer from pubs and clubs to hotels and sporting venues can take advantage of the opportunities for engagement, loyalty and emotional connection that Ripples provides.”

Beer Ripples prints high-resolution images and messages at the touch of a button, using Ripples’ malt-based ink. The Wi-Fi connected, counter-top sized device features what is said to be an easy-to-use touchscreen system.

No special training is needed to operate the device, and the opportunities for creating content are virtually limitless. Customers can also send a photo, personal image or message to the Beer Ripples through the Ripples mobile app.

Beer Ripples is available now in the US and Canada for $3,000 with an annual subscription fee of $1,500, which includes all consumables for up to 6,000 prints, customer service support and advice on best content practices. The system will be available globally soon.

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