Impossible Instant Lab 2.0 Universal
Transform digital images on your smartphone
or tablet into classic instant nostalgic photos.
The Impossible Instant Lab 2.0 Universal transforms any digital image into a real, unique analog instant photo via your smartphone or tablet. Simply select any photo from your mobile device, place it on the Instant Lab Universal and within seconds it ejects your analog instant photo, ready to develop in the palm of your hand.
It doesn't matter whether your digital image was shot with your phone, created in Photoshop or found on the web -- any image on your phone's display can be turned into a real analog instant photo.
The Instant Lab Universal isn't a printer. It's a camera. It exposes the images on your smartphone or tablet's screen onto Impossible's Polaroid-format instant film via a photographic process -- mirroring the traditional darkroom environment. Just load the camera with your film, download or update the Impossible Project App and you're ready to go!
Crafted for Compatibility
The Instant Lab Universal is designed to work with the latest high-definition smartphones and tablets on the market today using the updated Impossible Project App, available free for iOS and now Android. The App guides you through the process of using the Instant Lab Universal step-by-step. Crop and edit your image in advance and set exposure times according to your film of choice. When you're ready, place your device on the new cradle, expose your image to the film, eject the photo and then watch it develop in the palm of your hand.
If you want to share your analog creations online, the App also features a scanner so you can transfer the moment back onto any device with ease.
Your favorite digital images are too good to stay trapped behind a screen. The Instant Lab Universal creates real photos you can hold from the pixels on your smartphone or tablet. Every photo you create is one of a kind because the film we make uses chemical ingredients that change and respond to temperature and light. As the picture emerges, you're watching one of the most complex chemical reactions known to man. It looks like magic, but really it's just good chemistry.
The Instant Lab Universal works with Impossible B&W and Color film for Polaroid 600 and SX-70 cameras. This also includes Impossible's limited Special Editions with round, colored or patterned frames, artistic black frame films as well as classic Polaroid-format white.
Once your photo has fully developed, there's lots of techniques and tricks for you to explore. Before you eject your photo, you can expose your image as many times as you want to create beautiful dream-like images. You can even transfer the ejected photo's emulsion layer onto another surface or create wall-sized collages. The choice is yours, the only limit is your imagination!
Fall in Love Easily
The Instant Lab Universal is designed to be operated as easy as possible. No unnecessary dials, buttons, controls. Simply place your phone on the cradle, pull the shutter slide out, then back in and press the eject button -- that's it. The Impossible Project app guides you through the whole process and helps you getting the best results. Many details guarantee a smooth experience -- the app takes care of perfect exposure times, the cradle holds your smartphone or tablet perfectly, and the built-in frog tongue protects your photo from unwanted light during development. It also comes with a USB power cord to charge the Instant Lab's battery wherever you are. Falling in love with instant photography has never been easier.
The Impossible Project App
The Impossible Project App provides tools and features that let you create, browse, share, shop and interact with the world of Impossible instant photography. The Impossible Project App for iOS requires at least iOS version 7.0 and can be downloaded from the iTunes store. The Instant Lab App for Android devices requires at least Android version 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich MR1) and up and can be downloaded from the Google Play store.