smartphone printer

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Turn your smartphone into an old school Polaroid with this nifty attachment

Now you can make your digital world come to life.


Marisa Losciale


Posted on Sep 22, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 4:34 pm CDT

Polaroids are making a huge comeback partially due to their novelty – and because they’re fun, of course. But the cost of film for cameras like the Instax or an original Polaroid can really stack up. Lucky for you, some genius developed something a little more sustainable: a smartphone printer.

Prynt is compatible with your iPhone, allowing you to print old photos or develop new ones. But that’s not all it can do. You can even print short video clips and watch them come alive. In other words, you can frame physical gifs. And each print has an adhesive backing, so you can stick your images anywhere. What’s cooler than that?!

Better yet, the Prynt smartphone printer doesnt require any ink. It prints directly onto the 2×3 ZINK, or zero ink, sticker paper. Plus, the Prynt system is incredibly easy to use. You just slide the device on like a phone case and then using the Prynt app you can send photos and videos from your camera roll, Snapchat or other apps to the printer. And viola! You’ll have your very own gif or old school photo in just minutes.

The Prynt smartphone printer comes in a variety of colors, so there’s one to match every style. Choose from graphite, lavendar, mint green, cool grey and more. Plus it’s available through Amazon for $115, so if you’re a Prime member you can have the device by the weekend.


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*First Published: Sep 22, 2017, 11:37 am CDT