Printeroid turns your iOS device into a portable printer

The concept of Printeroid came up during a discussion between designer Pierpaolo Lazzarinin and musician-composer Giampaolo Scapigliati. By looking at their old fax machine, the two developers realized that everyone of us still has some boxes containing important letters , postcards, and photos, things of their grandparents and parents, that we love to treasure forever. Although, all these stuff can be stored on our phones, there will nothing left in our hands. As a result they developed a device namely Printeroid that pays homage to the Polaroid and its revolutionary technology.


Printeroid is a portable fax-cum-printer that can be connected to an iOS device. The new printer allows you to physically create shots of the food you eat, pictures of your pets, pictures of things we used to do, long chats and any other documents you may want to send or receive from your iPhone or iPad in real time.

In addition to being a portable printer for Apple devices, the Printeroid is capable of playing on paper, vertically, everything that is displayed on the screen, even in scrolling, up to a maximum length of 10 meters to achieve this, Printeroid must be paired with an app called Printeroid Messaging service.

In addition to printing pictures, Printeroid can also be used to view small things that make you smile such as parking tickets, tickets for traveling, business cards, panoramic photos, Flight tickets, shopping lists, portfolios and comic strips. Whatever you desire, will be in your hands in a few seconds.


Printeroid uses an arduino motherboard which carries the process along two different axes and controls the paper roll speed according to the printing percentage and length. The printer supports 7cm dimensions, printing 0.15 inches per second at 300 dpi on printafilm paper available as a 10-meter long roll. The entire mechanism takes place while your iPhone is charging.

Thus, the Printeroid helps you think about the future while giving a flavor of sweet memories of the past.





Via: designboom