Polaroid has launched a new pocket printer: the Polaroid Hi-Print.
With this Bluetooth-compatible device, Polaroid uses the dye-sublimation process for fade-proof prints, bridging the gap between instant photography and digital creativity by offering a premium 2×3 pocket printer with stickered backs. This pocket printer turns photos, screenshots on a smartphone into high-quality, credit card-sized, smudge-proof, self-adhesive prints.
With all-in-one cartridges, the Polaroid Hi-Print printer uses heat to seal in the final image in under a minute for water-resistant prints. With their adhesive backs, the credit-card-sized photos from the Polaroid Hi-Print printer find their homes on lockers, scrapbooks, and more.
The Polaroid Hi-Print is the first instant digital product to be released from Polaroid since the company’s rebrand in March, marking its dedication to all facets of the classic Polaroid experience: transforming memories into physical photos, the announcement stated.
The device works via an iOS and Android supported app; the Polaroid Hi-Print app includes a suite of photo editing tools including filters, overlays, frames, text, stickers, and more, for easy personalization of prints.
The printer, which produces prints in under a minute with a battery life that lasts up to 20 prints, uses 2.1-by-3.4 inch (54 × 86mm) paper cartridges. The new dye-sub paper offers an all-in-one cartridge, mess-free containing a color ribbon and 10 sheets of photo paper, with two cartridges included in each package.
It is available now at $99.99 on at polaroid.com, with wider retail availability beginning Sept. 10; the Polaroid Hi-Print 2×3 Paper Cartridge (good for producing 20 prints) carries an MSRP of $16.99.