This Polaroid Printer Instantly Turns Photos on Your Phone into Analog Prints

Polaroid Lab Printer

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Polaroid photos have provided instant gratification and fun for decades, not to mention rich aesthetic value. And with the introduction Polaroid Originals cameras, users are well versed in Polaroid's sophisticated blend of analog and digital technology. Now, the nostalgic photo brand has released an instant Polaroid printer—allowing users to transfer photos from their phone onto analog prints.

The Polaroid Lab is a revamp of the crowdfunded Impossible Project from seven years ago. Like its predecessor, the 2019 version is a “miniature tabletop darkroom.” To get started, the user simply has to download the Polaroid Originals app, pick a photo, and place the phone face down on the device before pressing the red button. The Polaroid Lab uses a 3-lens system to project the photo from your smartphone's screen and then exposes it onto a piece of Polaroid i-Type film. The instant printer charges via USB and is compatible with iPhones running iOS 11 or newer and Androids using Android 7 and above.

Although people are taking more photographs now than ever before, most of them become lost in digital storage and quickly forgotten. Fortunately, with a simple click, the Polaroid Lab can transform these passing moments into tangible memories.

The Polaroid Lab is now for sale on Amazon for $129.99. You can also purchase a starter kit that includes two packs of i-Type film for $149.99.

With the Polaroid Lab, users can instantly transfer photos from their phones onto analog prints.

Polaroid Lab Printer

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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