If you are looking for a way to physically print your smartphone photos whilst out and about you might be interested in a new open source instant film printer called the SnapJet.
SnapJet has been designed to be portable and to seamlessly interface with smartphones requiring no wires or applications. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about this unique and innovative portable printing system.
The SnapJet project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $155,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production.
“We created SnapJet because we wanted a truly high quality mobile printer that worked with our smartphones. The printers that were available on the market all produced faded, low-res images. We needed something that was vibrant, glossy, and artistic. Current generation printers required special configuration, apps, wifi or bluetooth pairing. We wanted a solution that was just seamless and reliable.
After a little research, Polaroid film immediately jumped out as a way to create such a device. In particular, Fuji’s Instax film had incredibly high resolution, and great color. After a few experiments, we realized that the light emitted from a smartphone could be used to develop a photo. Smartphone displays like iPhone’s retina display have achieved amazing resolutions at 326ppi or higher, and they are all carefully color corrected. The light emitted from them could produce a beautiful print on instant film – if only there was a way to focus that light.
SnapJet combines vintage analog instant film and cutting edge fiber optic technology to do just that. It’s a modern reinvention of a beautiful, artistic, and expressive medium. We can’t wait to bring it to the world.”
So if you think SnapJet is something your smartphone photography could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help SnapJet become a reality.