Impossible Instant Lab
iPhone photo printer


Turn iPhone Images into Real Photos

Your digital images transformed into real instant photographs. That’s impossible, right? Right! We are Impossible and we love instant photography. We love it so much, we were crazy enough to buy the last Polaroid factory in order to save instant film for the future. If you've ever held an SX 70 in your hand, you probably understand. It's such a beautiful piece of design and the photos it makes are so different from any other camera - unique and magical. But even we instant film aficionados take a lot of pictures with our iPhones, so we wanted to find a way to turn those digital iPhone images into true instant photos.

Melt those iPhone Pixels into a True Analog Photograph. The Impossible Instant Lab is designed to transform any digital image via your iPhone into an instant photo that is exposed using only the light from the display, then processed and developed by chemicals. A photo that exists physically – IRL. A photo that is a one-of-a-kind original that can be shared, exhibited and preserved. A photo that no longer needs an electronic device to be seen.

Easy to use. Everywhere. Just select an image from the Instant Lab app, place the iPhone in the cradle and slide open the shutter on the base. A signal tells you when the exposure is finished. Close the shutter, push the button and the Instant Lab ejects your photo, ready to develop in the palm of your hand. That’s it!

Collapse the tower and the Instant Lab is fully portable and ready to go wherever your heart desires.

Finally analog instant photos from your favorite digital images!

The Specs

  • Cradle compatible with iPhone4/4s AND iPhone 5 included. We are also working on a cradle for at least one Android device
  • Dimensions (metric): collapsed 148mm long x 111mm wide x 62mm tall; expanded 176mm tall
  • Dimensions (english): collapsed 5.8" long x 4.3" wide x 2.4" tall; expanded 6.9" tall
  • Micro-processor-controlled film development unit with Smart Charger
  • Li-Ion rechargable battery – 150(!) development cycles with one charge
  • Compatible with instant film for Polaroid 600 and SX 70 cameras
  • International Patent Pending

Gizmodo "Impossible looks to do the Impossible and turn your phone snaps into real, instant photos."

Cult of Mac "This seems to be the perfect marriage between the analog and digital worlds."

uncrate "Forget AirPrint - if you're looking for a way to get your photos out of your iPhone and onto some paper, the Impossible Instant Lab can get the job done."

Magnate "The coolest iPhone photography accessory you've ever seen."

CNET Crave "Polaroid cameras used to be the coolest things. You just don't get the same thrill from capturing your photo on your smartphone. Until now."

core77 "The Instant Lab allows cameraphone shutterbugs to print their images as genuine Polaroid snapshots, iconic white border and all."