Polaroid Develops Apple Compatible GL10 Instant Mobile Printer

New printer frees digital images and places them in the palm of your hand
Polaroid today announced a concept model of a Wi-Fi enabled GL10 Instant Mobile Printer will be previewed at the CTIA show in New Orleans this week. The printer works with Apple-compatible devices.

The continued growth and popularity with iPhone and IPads makes the Apple-compatible GL10 printer a natural progression, allowing even more digital images trapped on hard drives and cell phones around the world to experience the joy of Polaroid instant printing.

In addition to being compatible with Apple products, the GL10 features a small size, intuitive design and easy-to-use feature set that produces Polaroid Classic Border, full bleed and contemporary 3×4” photos in less than one minute – making it a portable photo booth that allows you to bring the Polaroid magic wherever you go.

Marrying the convenience of today’s digital images and the original Polaroid instant experience, the newest 15-ounce GL10 printer uses Wi-Fi to connect to Apple iPhone or iPad digital mobile devices and provides the classic Polaroid instant experience using the ZINK® Technology:

• Advanced Technology: The newest instant printing experience begins with the embedded dye-crystal ZINK® Zero Ink® Technology from ZINK Imaging. The patented ZINK Paper® is an advanced composite material with cyan, yellow, and magenta dye crystals embedded inside. Before printing, the embedded dye crystals are clear, so ZINK Paper looks like regular white photo paper. The GL10 uses heat to activate and colorize these crystals.
• Superb Print Quality: The GL10 Instant Mobile Printer uses ZINK Imaging’s second generation of the ZINK Technology, delivering vibrant and highly saturated prints. ZINK prints emerge fully developed and protected by a smudge-proof, water-resistant coating.
• Aesthetically Pleasing and Environmentally Responsible: Designed for both form and function for use both in the present and future. ZINK Technology requires no messy ribbons, toner or inkjet cartridges to throw away.
Offered by C&A Licensing, LLC, an authorized Polaroid licensee, the Polaroid GL10 Instant Mobile Printer features elegant brushed metal and textured surfaces with rubberized accents, the simple, clean design and straight forward feature set of the GL10 makes instant photo printing effortless. Making it easy to create, print and share on the go, the rechargeable battery of the GL10 prints up to 40 images.

“We are excited to offer individuals using Apple products a GL10 printer that will allow them to free their digital images from their mobile devices,” said Scott W. Hardy, President of Polaroid. “We look forward to continuing to offer products that will revolutionize how we see photos by empowering the people of the world to unleash their creativity.”

The latest Polaroid GL10 Instant Mobile Printer can be viewed at CTIA at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (booth #2461), May 7 – 10, 2012.

The Polaroid Brand
Across several generations, people regard Polaroid as one of the most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands when it comes to technology. The history of Polaroid began 75 years ago, with its roots stemming back to Polaroid instant film, cameras and camera accessories – thus was the introduction of the famous Polaroid Classic Border Logo which is still recognized today as a true landmark of photography.

In recent years, Polaroid has expanded its range of products in consumer electronics and photography, such as 3D TVs, tablets, instant cameras and mobile printers, e-book readers, digital high-definition camcorders, waterproof digital cameras and more. People can expect to see new Polaroid products that will deliver the fun, instant gratification and value that the brand has long stood. For more information, visit http://www.polaroid.com.

Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, and Polaroid Classic Border Logo are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC.

About C&A Licensing, LLC
C&A Licensing, LLC is a distributor of digital cameras, camcorders and related accessories with more than 20 years of experience working with a global network of suppliers and customers. An authorized Polaroid licensee, C&A Licensing works with Polaroid to continue to advance the company’s innovative camera designs and instant photographic technologies to deliver outstanding results that exceed customers’ expectations. These products include Digital Imaging SLR Accessories, Mountable Sporting Cameras, and IP Security Cameras.

About ZINK Imaging
ZINK Imaging Inc., a privately held company, was founded to enable millions of customers to enjoy the magic of ZINK® Zero Ink® products. ZINK Imaging invented, manufactures, and is an OEM supplier of the ZINK Printing Technology and the award winning ZINK Paper® to partners that will bring ZINK‐enabled products to market under their respective brands. ZINK Imaging’s headquarters and research and development labs are in Massachusetts, with a state of the art manufacturing facility in Whitsett, North Carolina. For more information, please visit http://www.ZINK.com.

The ZINK® Technology and ZINK® trademarks are owned by ZINK Imaging, Inc.

Apple, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc.

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