Pervertable or Forgetable? Evebot Printpod

What’s a “Pervertable?”

By definition, a pervertable is anything not intended as a sex toy that you can use as one. But, pervertables are far more fun than just that. Imagine what you’ll remember the next time you cook using a wire-whisk similar to the one used previously to stretch an unmentionable place. Binder clips take on a new thrill each time they fasten papers together instead of pressing into the tender flesh of a nipple. Pervertables are everywhere, but you need your imagination to find them.

What is “Body Writing?”

Body writing is a fun, expressive kink. It can be something as simple as drawing a small heart on the back of a hand as a reminder that someone cares for you. The sensuality of a pen drawn across your skin might give goosebumps of anticipation. Body writing can be tiny, intricate, or cover large areas of one’s body. It can be hidden away under clothing creating a private thrill. Words like “slave,” “slut,” or “bimbo” may be used to punish or humiliate. Words like “good boy,” “sexy,” or “mine” can uplift or show ownership. Unlike tattoos or scaring, body writing is temporary, although longer lasting inks such as henna, can be used. Sometimes, not knowing what was written or if it will come off soon can build bonds of trust. Marking the skin of a lover or playmate is common in kink, and creating scenes with body writing is enough to get many people steamy. (Read “Power of the Pen” for an erotic example of body writing.)

A Pervertable Printer for Body Writing

I’m a terrible visual artist and my handwriting sucks. As a result, I always wished for a printer that could create images and words on skin. In July 2020, I found one and backed a Kickstarter project called the Evebot Printpod. The cost to participate and receive a Printbot was $109. This handheld printer was designed to print text and monochrome images on skin. I hoped that it would prove to be a perfect pervertable for my body writing fantasies. After a few weeks of debating a purchase, I joined the kickstarter project. This review covers both the device and my first Kickstarter experience.

Delayed Delivery:

The product was listed as “shipping October 2020.” Kickstarter processes payments from “backers” and gives the funds to the project leader who creates and manufactures the product. I backed the product in July 2020, hoping that the product would arrive in time for Halloween. Then the company went silent for a few weeks.

When October came and went, I started to get concerned that the product would never arrive. Comments appeared on the Kickstarter page asking for updates and raising fears that the effort had gone defunct. Eventually, the page was updated to report problems with the ink. A later update reassured customers that they fixed the problem, and customers received a survey to ensure proper delivery. Eventually, my product arrived January 2021. It was late, but I was relieved it was delivered. I only wished the device lived up to my expectations.

Key point: When backing Kickstarter projects, expect delays due to challenges with new product development. Some products may not ship at all if production becomes insurmountable or costs exceed the fundraising goal.

The Unboxing:

The product arrived in a sturdy, attractive box. It included the Printpod unit, a non-refillable ink cartridge, USB-C charging cable, and instructions. You will need to supply a charging block, but the device uses a rechargeable battery for portability. The device was small enough to fit comfortably in the hand. The print head was protected by a removable cap. The instructions were printed in multiple languages. The English version was understandable and included diagrams to help explain the devices operation.

Printpod unboxing

The Testing:

After charging the device, it was ready for testing. The software was not available in the Play store and needed to be side-loaded. This means that the software did not undergo approval by Google. For my Apple device, the software was available in the App Store. The app installed easily on my devices. On both Apple and android devices, the app required access to location information to operate. I found this to be a strange invasion of privacy since it should not be necessary for a printer to know it location when printing. The app had few built-in graphics, but the user can also import simple graphics if desired. Text characters were easy to entered for printing. The app connects to the printer via a Wifi connection instead of Bluetooth or a UBS cable, but the connection was seamless.

I loaded my first graphic with accompanying text and looked forward to printing my first image. I had purchased the skin friendly ink made specifically for printing on people. This ink was promoted as being able to print safely on skin. After printing several images on my skin, I did not experience any rash or irritation, but that is as well as I could test the ink’s safety.

Unfortunately, the print quality was thoroughly disappointing. My first few attempts looked like a black smudge. It took a lot of practice to produce a recognizable image on the skin. Perhaps the image quality will improve with more practice. Small images were easier to print, but any large images had more room for error and smudging. It was also difficult to precisely position the print location on a person. I was able to print on flat paper, so I knew the printer was working correctly. Without being able to print on a human body, my hopes of printing kinky works and images onto myself or my partner were dashed. Instead of a clear image, the device smeared the ink as the printer drags across the more curve surfaces of the body. For now, I’ll stick with a Sharpie pen for my body writing kinks.

Bottom Line:

Pro: Compact, novel printing device with nice packaging. Opportunity to bring a novel device to market via Kickstarter.
Con: Poor quality printing on skin makes the device impractical given its relatively high price tag.



Evebot Printpod

Short Story: Power of the Pen

Note: This is an unsolicited review. No merchandise or compensation were received in exchange for this review. No affiliate links are included in this article.

Photo Gallery:

Print sample on person (before practice)
Print sample on person (after practice)
Print sample on paper
Printing app screenshot

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