Holga, the other name for lo-fi photography, has unveiled a battery-free instant photography printer. The Holga Mobile Photography Printer works much like Tomy’s KiiPix Smartphone Picture Printer we saw a couple of weeks ago, but it differs with a few neat features. Like the KiiPix, it is collapsible for ease of carrying around and it works based on the principle of pinhole camera. I guess you could say Holga Mobile Photography Printer is essentially a pinhole camera.
To print a photo, all you have to do is to select the photos you want on your smartphone and place it over the device. Once in position, just hit the shutter button and turn the dial to spit out the photo. Like any instant camera, it will take a few seconds for the image to reveal itself. The fact that Holga also makes cameras, it takes this battery-free photo printer, which is essentially camera itself, to a whole new level of sophistication despite it being a manual printer.
An optimal distance between your phone and the printer shutter, along with a folding sun blind that replicates the dark space, this handy mobile photography printer will churn out optimized prints. Moreover, there is an exclusive precision frame that uses a combination of adhesive rubber and magnet for placing of your smartphone that removes the guess work in positioning your device.
Perhaps more importantly, this printer has the spirits of analog photography. How so? Well, it can totally create double-exposure photos. In fact, it can do more than double-exposure; it can interpose multiple photos. Now, that’s pretty damn cool. And oh, it uses the widely available and affordable Fuji Instax mini film, so you can print to your heart’s content wherever you go.
If you are down for a Holga Mobile Photography Printer, you can pre-order it on Kickstarter by making a pledge of 398 Hong Kong dollars (about US$51) or more. Not surprisingly, the campaign is fully funded real quick and so, yeah, your pledge for a product is a pre-order which, in this case, will be fulfilled sometime in march 2019. Keep going for the pitch video to learn more.
All images courtesy of Holga.
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