So this thing is pretty cool, and seems not horribly hard to clone.
It’s the printer Staples is going to have in stores. It just cuts shapes in paper, inkjets them for full color then glues them together. They have special ink to ensure the color bleeds into the sides of the paper but I bet just spraying extra ink has the same effect.
Here’s an example of how prints come out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnn-ACoMw4w
As for actually cutting it the most obvious route is a laser. I mean the cheapy little things that can only cut paper are maybe $40? One would need to cut in a pattern that could still go through the rollers of the inkjet after, since if you colored first I think you would end up with burnt paper colored edges. Maybe something like this for one layer of a sphere? http://imgur.com/VcAyL
Then all that’s left is gluing the pages together. The little bridges in that picture could be staggered so they don’t stick the print to the scrap paper. I think some sort of sprayable glue is the easiest route here, but I don’t know much about glue.
Thoughts? Doable? I kind of want to try it…