18 December 2014

An Instant Camera That Prints Affordable Photographs On Cheap Receipt Paper

[Click here to view the video in this article]

Many people enjoy instant photography, but the high price point of instant film makes it difficult for one to shoot freely without having to fork out quite a bit of money.

Seattle-based electrical engineer Michael Ciuffo has a solution for that—the “PrintSnap” camera, an instant camera that prints the pictures it has captured on cheap thermal paper, which is used for printing receipts at retail stores.

Unlike other instant cameras, taking photos with the PrintSnap and printing them out immediately is not an expensive hobby—Ciuffo has estimated that each PrintSnap photo would cost its user just US$0.003 to produce.

While the quality of these images are far from great, it is a quirky way to capture fun moments at parties and other events—analog photography lovers may even like the romantic grainy effect.

A Kickstarter campaign for the camera is set to launch soon, so keep a look out for more information on its creator’s website if you are interested in funding it.

Watch the video below to learn more about PrintSnap.

[via PetaPixel]