Polaroid's New Camera Prints Your Photos Without Ink

  • · Posted 31 months Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

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.

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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.

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