Polaroid’s Zip is an instant printer, letting you wirelessly print smartphone-captured photos. You can print directly from a phone or tablet in less than 60 seconds using Bluetooth or NFC technology.
Measuring 2.91” x 4.72” it prints smudge-proof, water-proof photos of 2 x 3 inch dimension with a sticky back for extra fun. The printer uses Zink (Zero Ink) paper, doing away with ink cartridges or toner. Each piece of ZINK paper contains multiple layers of cyan, yellow, and magenta dye crystals. When heated to high temperatures by the printer, a photograph is formed upon the paper and protected by the top gloss overcoat.
Equipped with a 500 mAh Lithium battery, the printer gives 25 sheets per charge via microUSB. The Zip app allows for basic editing, creating collages, and adding “secret” messages via a QR code.
For professionals, the app uses templates to create instant business cards.