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Instant Lab x Iphone

Posted: Thu 04 July 2013 / 22:44 pm
by Vinz
The Impossible Instant Lab:
Forging A Bridge Between Analog and Digital

The first in Impossible's new line of instant photography hardware turns your digital smart phone pictures into real instant photos.

In October 2008, Impossible bought the very last factory in the world manufacturing Polaroid film and saved analog instant photography from extinction. Now the Austrian company is turning their attention to the future of instant photography with the release of their first hardware: the Impossible Instant Lab.

The Impossible Instant Lab was designed to build a bridge between digital and analog instant photography and via your iPhone, transform any digital image into a one-of-a-kind instant photograph that, no longer confined to a screen, can be shared, exhibited or simply treasured.

As with an instant camera, the image is exposed 'naturally'. Simply select an image on your phone, 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 the instant film, ready to develop in the palm of your hand. The Instant Lab is the first device to convert digital images into real analog instant photographs.

At the heart of the Instant Lab is Impossible’s brand-new high-precision platform, the Impossible FPU (Film Processing Unit) that processes and develops the new generation of Impossible Color and B&W film. Unlike classic Polaroid hardware, the Impossible FPU features a modern and ecological rechargeable battery allowing the use of the new Impossible film that doesn’t contain a battery.

As Impossible Founder, Dr. Florian Kaps, put it: "Our new FPU is the basis of a future range of more exciting and exacting analog instant instruments." The Impossible FPU was developed by the Impossible R&D team in partnership with DHW, based in the former Rollei Factory in Braunschweig, Germany.

The launch of the Instant Lab coincides with the release of an official Impossible Project App for iOS. As well as enabling users to transform their digital photos into real analog photographs with the Instant Lab, the App also provides a platform for scanning, uploading and sharing those analog instant photos. Supporting a variety of social media, the Impossible Project App encourages photographers to share their instant photographs and at the same time get inspiration from the photographs of others; an international community for analog instant photography lovers.

The Impossible Project App also features an online store – a quick and easy way to stock up on instant film.

It will be available in stores August 29.

For updates stay tuned to

Impossible Instant Lab Specifications:

• Cradle compatible with iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5 and iPod Touch Generations 4 and 5
• Free iOS app for photo exposure (download from the App Store or
• Optical System: 4 element coated glass lens, wide-angle
• Micro-processor-controlled film processing unit
• Rechargeable Li-Ion battery 7,4V / 2,33VAh(Wh)
• USB Power Adapter
• Compatible with IMPOSSIBLE Color and IMPOSSIBLE Black and White Film
• International Patent Pending
• Dimensions (metric): collapsed 148mm long × 111mm wide × 62mm tall; expanded
176mm tall
• Dimensions (imperial): collapsed 5.8" long × 4.3" wide × 2.4" tall; expanded 6.9“ tall
• Weight (metric): 460g (including cover plate)
• Weight (US): 16oz (including cover plate)

Price: EUR 249, US$ 299

Posted: Thu 04 July 2013 / 22:47 pm
by Fabrice_K*
Tu es un troll !?!?



Posted: Thu 04 July 2013 / 22:50 pm
by Vinz
for the english people polahehe :ilove:

Posted: Thu 04 July 2013 / 22:52 pm
by Fabrice_K*
Vinz wrote:for the english people polahehe :ilove:

Ah OK,

Vinz, are you a troll ?



Posted: Thu 04 July 2013 / 22:53 pm
by Vinz

Posted: Tue 30 July 2013 / 10:19 am
by Lulux
The Impossible App is now available! Not only for use with the Instant Lab, it features an online gallery, shop and a scanner! If you love Impossible you should download it polahehe

And here is the press release revealing all the secrets of this App!

Impossible Launches New iOS App
The Impossible Project App: A Bridge Between Digital and Analog

Impossible, the innovative revitalisers of analog instant photography, have created a bridge between the digital and analog worlds with the release of their first ever iOS application, “The Impossible Project” App. Designed together with nxtbgthng (, the team that brought Soundcloud to the iPhone, the app is a key element in the operation of Impossible's soon-to-be-released Instant Lab.

The free App also gives users a direct mobile point of access to the world of Impossible while bridging the twin worlds of analog and digital. The application will be released online, free, through Apple's App Store at the end of this month (July, 2013).

One of the main functions of the App is the operation of the forthcoming Impossible Instant Lab. By simply selecting a photo from your iPhone and placing the phone on the Instant Lab you can transform your digital photo into a unique, analog instant photograph.

The App also comes with an integrated scanning tool for analog instant photographs, making it easier than ever before to digitize and share those images. While scanning with conventional desktop scanners can be time-consuming, the Impossible Project App ensures those analog photos can be digitized and shared with friends from anywhere in just seconds.

The App gives direct access to the Impossible User Gallery; a worldwide analog instant photo sharing platform constantly updated by the community Impossible users across the globe. Users can browse, comment and even upload photos straight from their phone.

Integrated directly into the App is a Film Shop, allowing users to re-stock on film (whether that be for the Instant Lab or another analog instant camera) with just a click of a button.

According to Oskar Smolokowski, Impossible's Head of Special Projects, “Developing the app was a big step for us. We take great pride in the fact that all of our products are 'hands on' and need a level of physical interaction to be experienced. At the same time so many of our users – ourselves included – connect online to share and talk about our analog experiences. One of the things we tried to do with the app was to make those connections much easier – for example, you can now scan and share your photographs right from your phone."

He adds, “The best part for me is that we preserved the interactive nature of our products, even on iOS – to use the Instant Lab you actually need to put your phone on top of it, screen facing downwards.”

Lucile LE DOZE,
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Do not hesitate to answer or send me a mail if you need any further info!