When Polaroid announced that it was going to stop making instant film, there was a lot of commotion around the globe. Now, this company is hoping to turn heads and make new friends by coming out with the Mini-PoGo (Polaroid on the Go) printer, which is a tiny printer which doesn’t require any ink to operate! By using the new ZINK (Zero Ink) technology, which uses paper embedded with heat-activated dye crystals, this printer can remain both portable and quiet.
All you need to do is send digital images from your cellphone or digital camera to this small printer, and you can easily print off whichever photos you like. The final result is a clear picture that is waterproof and durable. Although the picture quality isn’t fantastic, it’s passable, and we expect to see the technology continue to develop. Still, it’s not a replacement for instant film, so we’re still waiting for Polaroid to fit one of these printers into a digital camera.