January 29, 2014

“Flag” Kickstarter project promises free, museum-quality photo printing

I love the craftsmanship & vibe these guys bring to their project:

To make photo printing fun – for the first time by our reckoning – we’ve designed a photo finishing system ready for the 21st century. Museum quality (Giclée) printers, German 220 gram photo paper from sustainable sources, laser cutters, and robots with carbon fiber arms will allow Flag to deliver prints, for free, that are better than any you can pay for today. We want to turn your memories into mementos you can be proud of.

Our secret to making photo printing free? An advertisement on the back of each print. It will always be tasteful, and we are steadfast in our commitment to never sell or share your personal information with advertisers. [Via]

Tangentially related: The Impossible Instant Lab is a crafty digital-analog Frankenstein:

Select a picture, place your iPhone on the Instant Lab and within seconds it ejects your analog instant photo, ready to develop in the palm of your hand. It doesn’t matter whether your digital image was shot with your phone or created in Adobe Photoshop – any image on your phone’s display can be turned into a real analog instant photo. […]

Being a real camera, it uses a special four element coated glass lens to take a photo from your iPhone’s display and lets it develop inside the layers of the integral film. It’s a purely photochemical process

Posted by John Nack at 8:42 AM on January 29, 2014


  • bode — 6:03 PM on January 29, 2014

    Since a postcard costs $0.34 to send, plus the cost of printing, power, staff to drive to the post office – I have no idea how someone will pay $0.50 an ad for this. Wow it would be great, but I’m not understanding the free lunch. I don’t even believe it can work at all.

  • Beau Comeaux — 7:03 AM on January 31, 2014

    I’m just sad to see the term “giclee” still used

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