This is amazing!

Imagine a printer that you can take anywhere that doesn’t need a new ink or toner cartridge ever. Seem too good to be true?

Polaroid Zip Photoprinter

Polaroid Zip Photoprinter

Polaroid has introduced the Polaroid Zip Photoprinter which at 7.4cm x 12cm is about the same size as a smartphone. It requires no printer ink or toner but instead uses ZINK technology. ZINK produces photo-quality, full-color output without using ink cartridges, ribbons, or toner. Heat from a ZINK-enabled printer activates the unique color-forming molecules embedded in the layers of ZINK Paper. Color emerges from the ZINK Paper creating a full-color print.

The photos it produces aren’t large, just 5cm x 7.5cm (about the size of an iPhone 4 screen). They have a self-adhesive back so you can use them as stickers, and are tear resistant and waterproof.

Polaroid is well known for their fun products, going right back to their original polaroidLand Camera. Some readers may remember the Land Camera as the one that produced the photos you had to “shake” when they came out of the camera.

These new Polaroid printers produce prints that don’t need “shaking” or even, for that matter, drying when produced. The prints come out ready to be handled and shared. The printers good looks can be attributed to design group Ammunition, who are responsible for the Beats by Dr Dre line of headphones.  You can also download an app for iOS or Android devices which enables filters and image manipulation before printing.

Design by Ammunition

Design by Ammunition

The Zip Photoprinter doesn’t require battery replacement, and the inbuilt battery is recharged via the USB port on the front, which you can also use to connect the printer to your computer for printouts.

Imagine how much fun you could have taking photos on your smartphone with friends and family and then using the handy, pocket-sized Polaroid Zip Photoprinter wherever you are. The result is full-color, high quality, long-lasting and smudge-proof images without ink cartridges, ribbons or toner.

Polaroid Zip Photoprinter

Polaroid Zip Photoprinter

 

 

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