Polaroid's New Camera Prints Your Photos Without Ink

  • Posted 34 months Ago

We may live in a world where you can share a photo with thousands of people at the click of a button, but there's still something nice about printing an image and having a physical record to hold on to. Recognising that, Polaroid has introduced a new camera which, instead of ditching physical copies in favour of digital files, can print out your shots instantly without the need for ink.

Named the Polaroid Snap, the camera utilises ZINK's Zero Ink printing technology and uses paper containing cyan, yellow and magenta dye crystals under a protective polymer coating. The camera then activates those crystals to produce a full-colour 2-inch x 3-inch (or wallet size) image. In case that's too small, the camera also stores a 10-megapixel version of your shots on a microSD card, allowing you to print a larger version at at a later date or simply share on social media.

Obviously technology like this does come with a price tag - the paper will set you back £12.99 for a pack of 30 on Amazon - but that still works out quite a bit cheaper than the £1-per-shot traditional Polaroid film.

The Polaroid Snap camera itself will be available in four colours - black, white, red and blue - for approximately £65 ($99 USD) later this year.