Whoever thought the process of printing photographs or Polaroids were dead wrong and has not heard of Lifeprint.
First, we had the introduction of Instax cameras with polaroids and then the release of the Fujifilm instax SQ printer, which goes to show that we are not done with the print media. With the ability of doing so from our actual smartphones, perhaps print photography will make it’s come back – who knows. We now can print augmented reality images from our Apple iPhones or Android phones and it’s only the beginning. With Lifeprints Augmented Reality, the user can hold the printed image up to their phone as they view the video together. This new method of retaining, printing, viewing, and sending photographs and memories is oddly new and refreshing.
Growing from the more recent boom in the Sprocket market, the Lifeprint is giving value back to small prints.
They used to be prized possessions that captured moments you would hold on to forever, but as technology advanced the print media market has really taken a back seat in the industry for a little. Typically, a polaroid camera or printer for that matter would never fit in your bag, but the Lifeprint is compact. Fitting just about anywhere, it can provide cool images through thermal printing in only 30 seconds. Fast, compact, and sleek, it’s envelope isn’t much larger than the iPhone 7 Plus, so it’s easy to tote around. With this capability it will be a breeze for users to print their Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook photos in less than a minute, which can make for good gifts. Not to mention, Niantic announced their release of a Harry Potter game in the next year. Could make life a bit more magical with the rebirth of print photography.