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Polaroid plans experimental Fotobar stores that will let you print your photos

Polaroid plans to launch "Fotobar" stores, will let people print photos from digital devices.

By Charles Gantt on Jan 3, 2013 08:48 am CST - 0 mins, 42 secs reading time

Polaroid, the once popular instant photo company has plans to launch "Fotobars" in various US cities. The stores will be a place where you can take your digital images and have them professionally printed.

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Ten stores are set to launch in Delray Beach Fl, New York, and Las Vegas in 2013 with the Delray store being the first this February. Each store will be staffed with so-called Photenders, and equipped with a "patent-pending proprietary technology" that'll let you wirelessly transfer photos from your phone to a workstation.

Simple glossy photos wont be all you are limited to though, customers will be able to print photos on "handcrafted" pieces using canvas, metal, acrylic, wood or bamboo -- those will be shipped to the customer within 72 hours, and are apparently of the same variety that can currently be ordered on Polaroid's Photobar website.

Charles Gantt

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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