Phone Case Lets You Print Out Photos On The Spot

Phone Case Lets You Print Out Photos On The Spot
Augmented & Virtual Reality

Prynt photos have short video clips embedded inside so you can share more than an instant photo

Emma Hutchings
  • 20 december 2016

Founded by former engineers Clément Perrot and David Zhang, San Francisco-based company Prynt creates phone cases that connect physical and digital photos with augmented reality. Having raised $1.5 million on Kickstarter, they recently announced business partnerships with retailers from the likes of Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Urban Outfitters.

Attaching to smartphones with an interchangeable adapter system, upon taking a photo, the app records a short video and stores it in the cloud. This allows friends who use the app to hold their phone over the physical photo and see it come to life through augmented reality, just like the pictures in Harry Potter. Users can also add filters, frames and text to photos in the app and review them before printing.

Each Prynt is a key to a piece of digital content, with a video saved inside that allows them to relive and share any moment through the app in a tangible and magical way. The printed photos are also stickers, enabling you to give any Prynt to a friend to let them unlock the content inside and bring the photo to life.


Inspired by the allure of instant photography, the Prynt team wanted to create a more immersive experience that reimagines how we share digital content in the physical world. Prynt utilizes ZINK ink-free technology to print vibrant, long-lasting, tear and smudge-resistant photos.

You can order a Prynt Case online for $149.99 in either black, white or blue, and refills can be ordered at anytime through the app.  Watch photos come to life in the video below:


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