It started with the idea: wouldn’t it be great to have super-high quality mobile printer that accompanies your smartphone? SnapJet was born on September 5th 2013, after taking this picture in our makeshift darkroom (read more). This was our Eureka moment.
After some tinkering, we discovered that it was possible to print pictures from any smartphone without custom apps, or connectivity. We knew this idea was too exciting to pass up.
We thought we had everything in the bag after a few initial tests, but boy were we wrong! It would be months of experimentation before we could actually develop a crisp image onto film.
Finally, after a few lucky breaks, we started achieving and even surpassing the quality of existing printers. The pictures were beginning to look stunning!
With a solid idea and proof-of-concept, we ventured into the world of mechanical and electrical engineering, hiring experts and designing components to create the circuit boards, optical systems, and mechanical systems necessary to make SnapJet work.
We finished a concept outer casing for a first revision of SnapJet, and reached out to Don Carter to design our logo (read more). We also started working with marketing and branding experts to build awareness around SnapJet.
We’re now in full swing with our kickstarter planning. We can’t wait to make SnapJet a reality, and we hope you’re as excited as we are!
We’re a small team of engineers and entrepreneurs working hard to revolutionize instant film by combining it with cutting edge optics. Our office is in sunny Huntington Beach CA, but our colleagues are located around the world – New York, Portland, Spain, and New Zealand.
SnapJet would not have been possible without the help of our manufacturing partners and advisors.