I’ve just bought a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera to satisfy my old school Polaroid cravings. (Alas the Impossible Project’s new-style Polaroid film wasn’t working for me.) The white bordered credit card-sized photos are perfect for personal keepsakes and the camera is a fun addition to parties, weddings and family events.
But let’s face it, it’s not always convenient to lug a camera around. So for the iPhone generation, Printic is a cute take on the Polaroid format. Install the app on your iPhone/Android phone, set up a profile, then select images to get them printed remotely. Printic will send them to the recipient a couple of days later and the cost works out at around 65p a shot (but you need to order a minimum of three prints). It makes a great surprise ‘thank you’ token for holidays, parties and the rest.
I tried out the service and the results are good quality, high-gloss 3″ x 4″ prints with the all-important white border. Get the app here.