Editor’s Note: Guest Author Pratibha is a technology enthusiast interested in analysing and reporting about different technologies.
As before we seen Little Printer facilitate users to go round internet news feeds and social media updates into something they can grip in their hands. Now Instaprint intends to strike into the longing for real photos by linking Instagram location or hashtag feeds with printing devices that use technology alike to instant film cameras.
Planned for events by New York-based Breakfast, the Instaprint gadget takes the form of a 6.5in x 6.5in x 2.5in printer that can be located on any vertical surface. Each printer has a wifi connection and arrangers can set the devices to print images tagged with the correct location, or a specific hashtag system for their event, via the Instaprint website. When a new photo is added to the correct tag feed, it is routinely printed using photo-sensitive paper that requires no ink – saving customers the cost of replacement cartridges.
Attendees can take hard copies home as mementos, and all collections will have their own gallery on the Instaprint site. The product has already been displayed at the Grammys and hiring Instaprint is accessible as a pre-order on Kickstarter. Hoping to ship from September, the company is presenting four rental packages, ranging from USD 399 to USD 1449, plus two additional framed print collage options costing USD 49 or USD 99. Still, technical and design conditions are subject to change.