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