This Polaroid Lab Printer post was sponsored by Best Buy. All opinions are my own.
Who remembers the Polaroid cameras from childhood? I loved being able to take pictures and have the photos pop right out. No waiting to finish taking all the pictures on a roll before taking it to get developed.
Then if you were lucky and had a few extra dollars, getting it back in an hour and hoping some of the photos turned out. Even the blurry ones or the not-so-perfect ones were saved because you couldn’t see things in real time.
It’s incredible to think how far we’ve come in the last 20 years with photography. Now we can take photos wherever we are at any time. And then get to see them shown back right away.
Eyes closed or out of focus? No problem. Just take the picture over again until you get it right. It doesn’t cost anything extra aside from your time to keep shooting until you get the perfect shot.
As someone that loves to capture memories and see other people’s photos, technology has made things so simple. But the rub with digital photos is the opportunity to take so many of them. That’s both good and bad. It’s great you’re able to keep so many photos and take them however often you like. But it’s a shame that most of those photos will be used for a Christmas card once or the best one will be framed or turned into a canvas. What about all of the others?
When I was growing up pictures were decorations and they were like prized treasures. I had them in my wallet, in my locker, on the bulletin board in my room, and in albums. I miss that. And my kids are totally enamored with photo albums. Printed photos are a total novelty to them and they can’t get enough.
Now with the new Polaroid Lab Printer, we don’t have to choose. We can take digital photos with our phone and then print them out instantly with this printer. It’s the best of both worlds. Instant prints from perfect photos!
Isn’t it funny how we were in such a rush to turn everything analog into digital? And here we are on the other side of a mostly digital world and we long for the analog.
If you’re ready to print out your photos directly from your phone, you need to check out the Polaroid Lab printer and all that it has to offer.
Polaroid Instant Printer Specs
- Compatible Film Polaroid: Originals i-Type and 600 film (Color, Black & White and Special Editions)
- Compatible Smartphones: iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 8, X, Xs and newer, Most Android™ Smartphones
- Weight: 1.44 lbs (655 grams) (without film pack)
- Shutter System: Fixed aperture, variable speed shutter module (solenoid)
- The App: Available for iOS and Android
- Compatible iOS versions: iOS 11+
- Compatible Android versions: Android 5+