Sunday September 06, 2015

Polaroid Camera Prints Photos Without Ink

Despite the ease and ubiquity of digital photography, there are some out there who still like the idea of prints, and this is where instant cameras come in. Polaroid’s new camera doesn’t even use ink; instead it produces prints by heating up a special kind of photo paper.

The Snap uses a technology that Polaroid calls Zink Zero Ink Printing which replaces traditional ink and photo paper with an advanced composite material that’s embedded with cyan, yellow and magenta dye crystals under a protective polymer overcoat. The Zink paper, which looks like a standard sheet of white photo paper before use, is heated up during printing to activate and colorize the crystals.

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