Mega-retro Jollylook Eye converts digital photos to instant prints

Six years in the past, Ukrainian startup Jollylook introduced us a really retro-looking analog digicam that produced instant-print pictures. The corporate is again once more with the equally old-school Eye, that converts digital pictures into immediate prints.

Trying a bit like one thing out of an old-time carnival sideshow, the Jollylook Eye encompasses a physique made from wooden fiber panels accented with plant-based paint. The gadget is totally mechanical, so it does not require an influence supply of any sort.

Customers begin by opening its rear cowl, inserting a cassette of Fujifilm Instax Mini Movie, then closing the quilt and choosing a photograph on their smartphone. Subsequent, they place the Eye (and its lens) over the telephone’s display, regulate the picture dimension on the telephone in order that it fills the Eye’s viewfinder window, then snap the Eye’s shutter launch lever.

From there, it is only a matter of turning a crank on the Eye to roll out the 62 by 46-mm print, then ready 30 seconds for that print to develop. It is even potential to do multi-exposure prints, by photographing two or extra digital pictures earlier than cranking out the movie.

A double exposure taken by the Jollylook Eye
A double publicity taken by the Jollylook Eye


Jollylook has moved its operations to Slovakia, the place it is now providing the Eye to consumers through a Kickstarter marketing campaign. Assuming every little thing works out, a pledge of US$49 will get you one – the deliberate retail worth is $89.

You may see the gadget in use, within the video under. And for those who’re on the lookout for one thing just a little extra trendy (but additionally costlier) take a look at the Polaroid Lab Instantaneous Printer.

Jollylook Eye: The Digital to Analog Instantaneous Photograph Printer!

Supply: Kickstarter