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Plug in your phone, snap a picture, and get a printed photo in seconds. Then watch your photos come to life through augmented reality!
Plug in your phone, snap a picture, and get a printed photo in seconds. Then watch your photos come to life through augmented reality!
Plug in your phone, snap a picture, and get a printed photo in seconds. Then watch your photos come to life through augmented reality!
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Prynt: the first instant camera case for iPhone and Android

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Plug in your phone, take a picture, and get a photo in seconds!

Then watch your photos come to life on screen magically!

Prynt is compatible with iOS and Android phones including:

 

Forbes: “Prynt is perfect for those of us that want to quickly frame a photo shortly after taking them — without having to worry about ordering copies online or printing them at a retail store.” 

CNN: “The smartphone case that can print your selfies and cameras that fit just about anywhere was among the highlights from the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.” 

NBC: “It's like Instagram, but in real life! This case turns your smartphone into a Polaroid-style camera that prints photos. Bonus: Those photos turn into augmented reality videos when viewed on the phone's screen” 

TechCrunch: “This is genius! It’s a Snapchat that you can hand off to someone and so much more.” 

Slash Gear: “Prynt Case: Using their app, one can see those printed pictures come alive, giving it the Harry Potter universe's living portrait feel.” 

Engadget: “So what is the Prynt Case? Only the greatest thing to happen to mobile photography since Instagram” 

  
         

Ever wanted to share a photo with a friend and not have to put it on the internet? Now you can, with Prynt: the first ever instant camera case for smartphones. Just plug in your iPhone or Android device, snap a photo or choose one from your favorite social network, and print it out in thirty seconds!

Prynt is portable, lightweight and fun! Snap and print photos anywhere, anytime. 

It's ideal for when you're out with your friends, sightseeing, or capturing a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Gifts and cards become more special when you include an instant photo. Take it with you on the go and never miss the chance to shoot and share some everyday magic.

We also designed Prynt to be modular so it can fit different types of phones. The part of the case that contains the dock can be easily changed based on the phone model. That means if you upgrade or change phones, you don't need a whole new Prynt Case, just order a new dock adapter from us and keep printing.

Lastly, we worked hard to design a beautiful object you'll love to carry. We think our black, white, pink and blue models are gorgeous and the matching (animal-friendly) leather grips are quite chic.

Plus, you'll never have to deal with ink or cartridges because we use a special paper with the ink embedded inside. Just load the paper and print away!

The case holds 10 sheets of paper, and refills will be available through our app. We'll include one pack of photos (10 sheets) with each Prynt Case reward on Kickstarter. Want more paper? For every $25 you add to your pledge, we'll send you 50 extra sheets.

Each print-out is more than a photo — it's a video! While you're posing for a photo, our app records a short video and stores it in the cloud. When you hold your phone over the printed image, our app will automatically scan and recognize it, showing your movie on screen in augmented reality. 

You can see the videos in your friends' photos, too! Print and pass your photos around for a creative new way to tell your story. It's like a secret message in every photo — embed any kind of surprise you can think of!

The Prynt app is under development and will be released this summer. Our goal is to carry the beauty and simplicity of the case onto the screen of your smartphone for a seamless experience.

In addition to taking a picture, you can select one from your camera roll, Facebook or Instagram. You'll also be able to enhance your photos with frames, filters and personalizations in the app.

To embed a video in a print, use the app to record your movie, then select the frame you want to print:

Order more paper through the app too, and we'll send it right to you! The app can monitor your paper usage and let you know when it's a good time to reorder so you'll never run out! Plus, your shipping and billing info will be stored so reorders are a breeze.

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We were inspired by classic instant cameras and wanted to recreate the magical experience of sharing physical photos with our loved ones. We were also convinced we could enhance this experience by incorporating our smartphones, which are always with us and help us stay connected.

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After developing the alpha prototype, we were the first French startup selected for Haxlr8r, a hardware accelerator program based in Shenzhen, China. We came away from the experience even more dedicated to our original vision of a modern instant camera that would be both portable and beautiful.

Then Prynt was asked to exhibit at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Over four days, we took hundreds of selfies, met lots of great people, and were even named by CNN as one of the four best products of CES! 

It seemed like the perfect time to come to Kickstarter to get the support needed to finally put Prynt in your pocket! We're so grateful for all your enthusiasm and would love for you to help us make Prynt a reality. 

 
And a big thank you to M&C SAATCHI Little Stories for helping us throughout the process of our Kickstarter campaign and also to our amazing video team,Vincent Vermandel and Little Big Man Production!

Risks and challenges

We are really excited about launching the first ever instant camera case for smartphones. However, the most important aspect of this project is that we fulfill our promise to you, our backers!

We put a lot of work into designing and building the first prototypes, but as a hardware project we are also aware that there will be challenges of manufacturing, production, shipping worldwide and more. Our promise is that we'll rise to meet all these challenges and more with the combined experience and passion our team brings to this project.

We've given a conservative estimate for our delivery dates. We are committed to keeping you informed of our progress both during and following our campaign. We assure you that we are all working very hard to produce a sensational product that not only arrives on time but is of optimum quality!

We are excited to get Prynt into the hands of you, our backers!

Thank you,
Team Prynt

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FAQ

  • Prynt is the first ever instant camera case for smartphones. Just plug in your device, take a picture, and voila: get a beautiful printed photo in your hands within seconds. Our case is simple — no ink, wifi or bluetooth — and is compatible with iOS and Android phones.

    Plus, when you take a photo with Prynt, our app embeds a video inside of it, giving you a creative new way to tell your story. Hold your phone over any printed picture and watch it come to life in augmented reality on screen!

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  • A printer is an additional device to carry, switch on as needed, and navigate through a menu of complex options before you get a single print. With Prynt, just put your phone in the case and the app opens automatically; then snap a picture and swipe to print! It’s so easy to use and is truly portable.

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  • 1. Click on the ‘Manage My Pledge’ button you see at the top right (when signed in) on the project page.
    2. Adjust your pledge and follow the on-screen instructions.
    3. Please send us a private message to confirm your change.

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  • Simply choose your perk and note the shipping costs outlined in the description. Next add your perk cost + additional paper add-ons ($25 for 50 sheets) + shipping costs to get your total. Enter your total in the “pledge amount” in the checkout page before validating.

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  • If you forgot to add shipping, or pledged the wrong amount, our software will easily identify this once the campaign is finished. You will be emailed after the campaign is over to reconcile any errors, and you'll still be able to get the perk you validated.

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  • We decided to build Prynt based on thermal technology as it does not require ink, which makes the process really simple for the user, and kept the device small. There are no cartridges to change, only our photo paper, which actually has the ink embedded inside of it. When it’s heated to the correct temperature, the image appears on the paper instantaneously and the quality is nearly archival.

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  • Check out the different reward levels for pricing. Each case will come with one pack of paper and a mini-USB charger.

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  • Our case is currently compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 as well as iPhone 5, 5C, 5S and 6.

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  • We designed Prynt to be modular, which makes it easy to change just the part of the case that connects directly with your phone. If our campaign is successfully funded, we’ll email you at the end with a survey to find out which adapter you’d like. And, if you upgrade or change your phone, you won't need a whole new Prynt Case — just order a new adapter from us, follow our simple instructions to swap it out, and keep printing!

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  • We plan to add more compatibility in the future, so please let us know which device you’d like to buy a Prynt Case for!

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  • Yes, it’s powered by an internal battery, which can be recharged with any mini-USB cable (we’ll include one with your reward).

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  • You’ll be able to print around 20 photos on one charge. The Prynt Case has a lithium-ion two cell 500mAh battery. Thermal printing unfortunately requires a lot of power (so it's more reliable to measure in prints than time) but Prynt should make it through most outings.

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  • Just 90 minutes, so plug it in when you’re getting ready in the morning or before your evening out and you’ll be all set.

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  • About thirty seconds. You can also choose to share or save your photo while it’s printing.

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  • Yes! You can choose to print any photo on your device, or from Facebook and Instagram. Our app will also offer editing tools like filters and frames.

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  • The app will only provide access to the photo feeds from Facebook and Instagram from now. If you want to print a picture from another app, you can still save it to your camera roll and select it in our app.

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  • When a photo is taken, our app records a video and stores it in the cloud, linked to that photo. After it’s been printed, anyone with the Prynt app can hold their phone over the photo and watch the video. At that point, our app is scanning the content, much like a QR code, and then calling the video back from the cloud and playing it on screen.

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  • Yes! We’ll have some surprises for you, so no matter where the photo comes from, you’ll get to experience the magic of our augmented reality feature.

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  • Prynt relies on a direct connection to your phone, so you don’t have to be online or on a mobile network to use it.

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  • No, although we will likely update our application as well whenever a major mobile software update occurs. All your data and preferences will remain.

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  • Thickness: 1.18 in (30 mm); height: 3.15 in (80 mm); length: 5.04 in (128 mm).

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  • Without a phone, the case weighs 0.49 pounds (225 g). We are still finalizing the exact weight based on production specifications but we have optimized the design it to make it as light as possible.

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  • The main colors of our first edition cases are final. However, small changes in color may take place between now and delivery. We currently offer white, pink and blue models plus we've added a black case since reaching our first stretch goal.

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  • No, we use a high-quality synthetic version that is animal-friendly.

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  • Each case comes with one or more packs (10 sheets of paper), and additional paper can be purchased through our app. Refill packs are $5 and include 10 sheets of paper.

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  • The Prynt Case uses special ZINK (zero-ink) paper so you’ll never need to worry about film, ink or cartridges!

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  • Yes! We can include more paper if you “add on” to your pledge amount. Each additional $25 gets you 50 more sheets of paper.

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  • Our prints are two by three inches, which allows our device to stay small, but still produce beautiful pictures about the size of your smartphone's screen. The prints are smudge-proof and water-resistant so don’t feel bad stashing them in your purse or pocket for safekeeping.

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  • The Prynt Case will take ten sheets of paper at a time. To add more, just remove your phone from the case, lift the panel underneath, and place the new paper in the well, blank slide up, then slide your phone back in.

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  • We estimate that the first batch will be ready for delivery at the end of summer, with the rest following in early fall. Due to the very high number of backers, we cannot guarantee that orders will be shipped in the order they were received because different cases take different amounts of time to produce, and we want to ship them to you as soon as they are ready. Thanks for your patience and for joining us on our Kickstarter journey!

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  • No, at the moment Kickstarter uses their own payment processor. If you are having persistent problems checking out, please send us a private message and we'll do our best to help you sort it out!

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  • You will only be charged if we are fully funded at the end of the campaign.

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  • Unfortunately we cannot accept returns from Kickstarter purchases. We will, however, repair or replace a defective unit at no cost. Thanks for your understanding.

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  • Between $130 and $150, which also includes one pack of paper. We plan to begin retail orders in time for the 2015 holiday season.

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  • We will ask for your shipping information in a survey which is sent out after the Kickstarter campaign ends. We may send this survey closer to the time of shipping rather than immediately after the campaign to limit the chance of address changes.

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  • For the main pledge, US shipping is $10, Europe will be $15 and the rest of the world will be $20.

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  • Customs fees vary depending on the country so we would recommend checking with your customs office before you become a backer.

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  • We’re sorry: the product must be valued as required by customs. Please check the import duty fees with your local customs office before ordering.

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  • We are accepting inquiries regarding future distribution opportunities via email at creator@pryntcases.com. Thank you for your interest in Prynt!

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    PRYNT FAN: Your donation helps get us started, thank you so much! Your name will be featured in the "Hall Of Framed" section on website, and we will make sure to keep you up to date with exclusive details and news as we make progress on Prynt's first product!

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    PRYNT STYLE: Thank you loyal supporter! You can show the world you backed our project with a custom designed T-shirt from Team Prynt! Your name will also be included in our “Hall of Framed" supporters, and you’ll be in the know with all our future news and updates.

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    PRYNT SUPER EARLY BIRD: You are the earliest bird! And as a thank you, get 1 Prynt case + a pack of 10 sheets of paper. Early birds get early shipping, too — Prynt comes to you before anyone else. And you'll be featured in the "Hall of Framed" section on our website.

    Want more paper? For every $25 you add to your pledge, we'll send you 50 extra sheets.

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    PRYNT EARLY BIRD: Congrats early bird, you're one of our very first backers! For being one of the first, you get 1 Prynt Case + a pack of 10 sheets of paper.
    Early birds get early shipping, too — Prynt comes to you before anyone else. And you'll be featured in the "Hall of Framed" section on our website.

    Want more paper? For every $25 you add to your pledge, we'll send you 50 extra sheets.

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    PRYNT CLASSIC (1st shipment): Congrats, you are now the owner of your very own Prynt case + a pack of 10 sheets of paper + you get featured on the "Hall of Framed" section on our website. Plus, you'll be among the first to get Prynt along with our early birds!

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    PRYNT CLASSIC (2nd shipment): Congrats, you are now the owner of your very own Prynt case + a pack of 10 sheets of paper + you get featured on the "Hall of Framed" section on our website.

    Want more paper? For every $25 you add to your pledge, we'll send you 50 extra sheets.

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    PRYNT FLARE: Congrats, you'll own the Prynt case + a pack of 10 sheets of paper + a "Hall of Framed" mention. We'll also send you our custom designed Prynt t-shirt so you look super fly out and about.

    Want more paper? For every $25 you add to your pledge, we'll send you 50 extra sheets.

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    PRYNT ADDICT: Congrats, you'll own the Prynt case + a pack of 30 sheets of paper + a "Hall of Framed" mention. We'll also send you our custom designed Prynt t-shirt and a special photo album to store those memories.

    Want more paper? For every $25 you add to your pledge, we'll send you 50 extra sheets.

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    PRYNT COUPLE: Get 2 Prynt cases + 40 sheets of paper + a "Hall of Framed" mention. Make that special someone feel truly special by printing and sharing photos from your Prynt Cases together this year.

    Want more paper? For every $25 you add to your pledge, we'll send you 50 extra sheets.

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    PRYNT FAMILY : Get 4 Prynt cases + 100 sheets of paper for your family + a "Hall of Framed" mention + a special photo album to store all those memories! Make sure everyone can print and enjoy your family's magical memories this year.

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    THE PRYNT EXPERIENCE: At Prynt, we know how important it is to build memories, so we’re going to treat you and up to four friends to a sightseeing trip in the San Francisco area or a special meal with Team Prynt (your choice).

    Each of you will be equipped with your very own Prynt Case during the day and unlimited paper, and then we'll give you the option to take them home at the Kickstarter price ($99). No shipping costs and paper is included — it's a steal! We’ll also provide a luxury engraved Prynt scrapbook! This does not include travel or accommodation costs.

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    PRYNT SPECIAL PACK: Get 10 Prynt cases + 300 sheets of paper + a "Hall of Framed" mention + a personalized Luxury Scrapbook to store your photos in. With this pledge, you'll have everything you need to Prynt your special day and keep your memories safe — whether that day be a wedding, birthday or a corporate event.

    Want more paper? For every $25 you add to your pledge, we'll send you 50 extra sheets.

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    PRYNT CREATOR: If you would like to participate in the future of Prynt and introduce Prynt locally, here is your chance! Contact us at creator@pryntcases.com for more information.

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