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Polaroid unveils ZINK (Zero-Ink) technology instant printer

Polaroid introduces new ZINK (Zero-Ink) technology instant printers. This new line of printers and cameras creates full-color digital photos without the use of ink cartridges or ribbons. The Digital Instant ZINK Photo Paper is a composite material that houses cyan, yellow and magenta dye crystals in a protective polymer overcoat. Before printing, the dye crystals are colorless, so the photo paper appears white. Heat activates and colorizes the dye crystals, so photos can be shared in less time than a traditional Polaroid photo...

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Read more about the new Polaroid products at CES 2008Redefining Instant: A New Line of Polaroid Digital Instant Products

More than 60 years ago, Polaroid created the gold standard of instant photography with the Land instant camera, empowering families to create tangible memories with instant, printed pictures. Millions of memories later, Polaroid is taking instant photography digital.

With the power of ZINK™ Zero Ink™ Printing Technology, Polaroid is combining the best of digital photography with the company's instant roots through a convenient pick-what-you-print function. In 2008, Polaroid will introduce a unique line of digital instant cameras and printers.

ZINK™ Zero Ink™: The Future of Instant Photography
The new line of Polaroid digital instant printers and cameras creates full-color digital photos without ink cartridges or ribbons. Using ZINK™ Zero Ink™ Printing Technology, Polaroid is creating the next generation of instant pictures.
No ink involved. Polaroid Digital Instant ZINK™ Photo Paper is a composite material that houses cyan, yellow and magenta dye crystals in a protective polymer overcoat. Before printing, the dye crystals are colorless, so the photo paper appears white.
Heat activation brings photos to life. Heat activates and colorizes the ZINK™ dye crystals, so digital photos can be shared instantly, developing in less time than a traditional Polaroid photo.

Polaroid Unlocks Your Memories On-the-Go

The Polaroid Digital Instant Mobile Photo Printer frees pictures from digital cameras and camera phones for sharing with family and friends. The pocket-sized digital printer connects to a cell phone or digital camera to print and share photos instantly.  
Pocket-sized printing for your mobile phone pictures. Slightly larger than a deck of cards, the Digital Instant Printer is a convenient, portable way to turn mobile phone images into tangible memories. Weighing only a few ounces, it produces borderless, full-color, 2-inch by 3-inch prints in a matter of seconds.
Multiple connectivity options. The Digital Instant Printer easily connects to digital cameras through a PictBridge USB cable and to camera phones wirelessly through Bluetooth.

Spontaneous Creativity

The new Polaroid Digital Instant Camera incorporates a digital camera and a ZINK™-enabled printer in a single unit for creating instant memories.

The end of trapped photos.
Printing straight from the Polaroid Digital Instant Camera's collection of stored pictures means photos no longer remain trapped on a camera or hard drive. Real printed pictures create tangible memories.
Pick what you print. A simple, yet revolutionary concept among instant cameras, the new Digital Instant Camera allows users to cycle through pictures before deciding which to print.

Click here for additional information on Polaroid digital instant products

Additional information: Read more about the new Polaroid products at CES 2008
January 10, 2008
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