Turn Your Digital Smartphone Photos Into Analog Instant Prints with Polaroid Lab

As someone who loves tech and innovative devices, I can’t help but notice that there are a lot of inventions that feature gadgets which had been around way before my time. Somehow, there’s a demand and an appeal towards vintage related products. We went from being super excited about emails and surfing the internet, to falling back in love with snail mails, typewriters, and self-developing films taken with a Polaroid camera.

Personally, I have always been into arts and crafts. I love creating and tinkering with things. I also enjoy delving into projects that relate to renovating and restoring things. With that being said, I am also the type to take some time to find creative ways to preserve memories. Now that we have a toddler (and another one on the way), I’m more eager than ever to help them remember specific memories and milestones. I firmly believe they would absolutely appreciate the effort of preserving such moments that one day, they would enjoy looking back to.

My personal favorite, to be honest, is taking photographs and videos because you simply can’t replace how it highlights one’s emotion or reaction. This is why I am absolutely in love with the latest addition from Polaroid, The Polaroid Lab –it turns your digital smartphone photos into analog instant prints!!! The magic happens by transforming a digital photo into real Polaroid pictures using this innovative device. Believe it or not, it is NOT a printer, nor is it a scanner. It’s PURE MAGIC that uses an instant formula to deliver a timeless “vintage” like images. With this, you can turn those memories from your screen to a real physical copy! Basically, the Polaroid Lab simplifies and expedites transforming a digital smartphone photo into a handheld souvenir that can be shared with family and or friends.

Polaroid Lab

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How does the MAGIC work?
There’s three lenses as well as multiple mirrors inside the Polaroid Lab device, which then take the image displayed on the screen of a smartphone. When the red button located in the base of the Polaroid Lab is triggered, the picture gets transferred to the instant film and ejected from the device. PRESTO!

The Polaroid Lab features an internal battery that’s rechargeable via Micro USB –which is a HUGE plus in my opinion. I have had a “polaroid type” printer in the past, and I find it annoying and costly to have to keep purchasing a battery just to continue using it. The process is quite straightforward; users are required to download the Polaroid Originals app on your Android or iOS smartphone. Once downloaded, the images can be selected and edited before converting it to its analog conversion.

The Nitty Gritty Details:
Compatible Film Polaroid: Originals i-Type and 600 film (Color, Black & White and Special Editions)
Compatible Smartphones: iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 8, X, Xs and newer, Most Android™ Smartphones
Lenses: Optical grade acrylic lenses, AR coated on top lens surface

Shutter System: Fixed aperture, variable speed shutter module (solenoid)
The App: Available for iOS and Android
Compatible iOS versions: iOS 11+
Compatible Android versions: Android 5+

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For those of you who are quite technical with terms, I personally fall under the category of Millenials or Gen Y (born between 1980-1994). Crazy as it may sound, Polaroids had been around since the Baby Boomers (born between 1944-1964). This means polaroids had been around for 82 years already as it was founded in by Edwin Land in 1937. Our kids, however, fall under the newest generation group … Gen Alpha (born around 2010-2025). I can only imagine what kind of innovation would be around by the time they become teenagers and adults. One thing is for sure though, from doing my research I have discovered that developed polaroid photos take more than 100 years before it starts to fade if appropriately stored in an album made for polaroids.

The Polaroid Lab retails for $129.99 / EUR €129,99 / GBP £119. The films are available in the following variation:

  • Polaroid – Color i-Type Film (Double Pack) – $29.99
  • Polaroid – Color 600 Film – Metallic Gold Frame – $19.99
  • Polaroid – Color 600 Film – Different Colored Frames – $19.99
  • Polaroid – Color 600 Film – Metallic Red Frame – $19.99
  • Polaroid – Instant Film (8 Sheets) – White – $18.99
  • Polaroid Originals – Color i-Type Stranger Things Edition Film (8 Sheets) – $17.99
  • Polaroid Originals – Color i-Type Film Summer Blues Edition – $14.99
  • Polaroid – Instant Film (8 Sheets) – White – $13.99

Ready to relive those fun memories? Time to take pictures! MAKE pictures with the ❝ Polaroid Lab ❞ … order it TODAY at Best Buy » https://bby.me/f5hnt

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  • Alessia Marciano

    I did not know about that but it is sooo cool! 🙂 My sister and I could take amazing pic and print it out without using a polaroid! <3

  • Fatima Torres

    I’ve been meaning to look into the Polariod Lab. I love that it retails for less than $130 too! Great holiday gift for a family member. Ahem… me!

  • Emily Zielinski

    This looks great!! I bought my first polaroid camera early last year. I can’t believe how far they have come since the old school ones

  • Stacie

    That is the coolest thing ever! It’s the best of old-school and new-school, and I must have one!

  • Nucole

    Wow, this is awesome! It would make for a great Christmas gift!

  • AMY

    This is an amazing ang wonderful technology, anywhere now we can print our photograph to stash it in old school album. I really love this one. Thank you for sharing

  • Emman Damian

    I miss polaroid photos! I think I should print some soon. So nice to revisit memories isn’t it?

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    This is a nniicceeee one! I want one for my Christmas, to be honest.

  • joy

    i love it! i would definitely love to have this for my photos!


  • Julie Syl

    Great blog..! Thanks for sharing..! It’s nice to know what’s latest, love the features of it. And the price is just right.


    This is an amazing gadget I’ve ever see. Thanks for very informative blog about this gadget. It’s very useful I’m gonna need to see more about this one.

  • catherine santiago jose

    Oh, I would love to have this stuff, having this I really don’t need to go to the print shop anymore to print our photos.

  • Bindu Thomas

    This is awesome. There’s something about physical photos and albums, that you don’t find when you look at pictures on a screen


    Its perfect for me. I really love printing my photographs and display it all around of my room. This one is all i need. And my room will get a design from a photo print. LOL

  • David Elliott

    Looks like an amazing setup. I haven’t seen this kind of Polaroid but I know my daughter would be totally interested in it. So awesome.

  • Hannah Marie

    This one is pretty innovative. I like how things are easier than it seems. This is incredible.

  • Heather

    This is going on my wish list for the holidays! What a fun little photography gadget! Love it.

  • Taryn

    I love this concept. It’s such a nostalgic way to celebrate your photos.

  • Rania

    I feel like this is so cool and bringing back some great retro feel to new technology!

  • angelina

    This might just be the coolest thing Iv ever seen!
    Thanks for helping me spend more money lol!

  • Alexis

    Oh, I love this tool. I have far too many images on my phone that never get printed or enjoyed. Thank you!

  • Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen

    This is such a cool idea! I never print photos out anymore, this is perfect!

  • Autumn

    My daughter has a Poloroid Lab on her Christmas list. Thanks for this detail as I haven’t had the chance to research it yet.

  • Jessie Synan

    What?!?! I had no idea this existed. It’s like getting my childhood back while still keeping my cell phone!

  • Celebrate Woman Today

    It is a beautiful way to do parties and bring the element of fun to your family and friends. It would be also a fun craft tool!

  • Twinspirational

    Wow.. Polaroid Lab sounds so great..! And the features are so exciting..! I bet the price will be worth it.

  • Nicz E

    That sounds so great..! Thanks for sharing the latest trends in technology. I would definitely check this out..

  • littlemisadvencha

    wooow! this is very handy. i love this gadget!!

    cha @ littlemisadvencha.com

  • Fae Celine

    This is so cool! I didn’t know about this. This is perfect as I take my travel photos using my phone. I can easily print them out with this

  • From Jess to You Services

    Oh my … it’s been so long since I’ve seen Polaroids! Loved this post! =0)

  • Maartje van Sandwijk

    What an amazing printer! I used to have a polaroid camera but never used it. This is a great way to get some polaroid pictures anyway 🙂

  • Kiwi

    This looks so fun to use. I definitely want this for myself I love polaroids!

  • Dana Brillante-Peller

    I love Polaroid. They have one of the best technologies when it comes to photography.

  • Sundeep

    Wow! Now its easy and fast to get print out. Technology is at its best. I will definitely going to check out this product later. Thanks for sharing about the Polaroid lab

  • Samar

    WOW, that’s an awesome update. I was looking for the polaroid lab for a long time now.

    Thanks for the wonderful share.

  • Angela Milnes

    I would love to get one of these. I am glad they are bringing this style back for us!

  • Subhashish Roy

    It is a wonderful gadget. I would love to give myself this gift for the new year. Thanks for the info.