Make More of Your Pictures with the Polaroid Originals Lab Printer at Best Buy

By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
November 16, 2019

I love to capture memories with photos and today on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing about
the Polaroid Originals Lab Printer in partnership with Best Buy.

Polaroid Originals Lab Printer at Best Buy

I’ve always loved taking photos and now I get to do it as part of my social influencer career. I loved taking photos ever since I was a little girl and I had the wind up camera with the flash that you would have to add on to the camera for brightness. I continued my love for photography through the film phase to the digital phase and now the digital to polaroid phase. That’s right! I always wanted a Polaroid camera, but never had one. Well now I can print out Polaroid photos from my phone with the Polaroid Originals Lab Printer.

You can find the Polaroid Originals Lab Printer at Best Buy. In your box, you’ll find your Polaroid Originals Lab Printer, a User Manual and a USB Charging Cable. Before you use your Polaroid Originals Lab Printer, you’ll want to charge it up first using the USB charger cable. Once it’s charged, you can start printing out your Polaroid pictures.

Polaroid Originals Lab Printer

Get Started – Remove the cover from the platform. Turn the Polaroid Originals Lab Printer on by pressing the platform release button on the right side of the Lab. The phone platform will automatically lift into ready position. The rainbow LED will light up.

Polaroid Originals Lab Printer

Polaroid Originals Lab Printer

Load the Film – Now you need to load your film into the Polaroid Originals Lab Printer. You can use either Originals i-Type or 600 film (Color, Black & White and Special Editions). Gently pull down on the film door to open it. Insert the film pack with the dark side cover facing up.

Polaroid Originals Lab Printer

Polaroid Originals Lab Printer

Close the Film Door – The dark slide will eject automatically beneath the film shield. Lift the film shield and allow it to roll back up and then remove the dark slide.

Polaroid Originals Lab Printer

Go From Digital to Polaroid – Now it’s time to turn your digital pictures into Polaroid pictures! Be sure you’ve downloaded the Polaroid Originals app. Once it’s downloaded, open it up and create a User account (or log in if you already have an account). Tap on the “Polaroid Lab” option. Before selecting your picture, be sure that both “True Tone” and “Night Shift” are turned off in your Settings Menu. Select the picture you want to use and follow the instructions.

Polaroid Originals Lab Printer


photo of mom with sons

Phone to Printer – Place your phone on the Polaroid Lab with the screen facing down. Ensure that your phone is aligned lengthways and the top of your phone is facing the top of the platform. Remove any screen protector or phone cover, as this can impair final results. The Polaroid Lab will detect your phone on the platform and the rainbow LED will blink slowly three times and then stay on. If the rainbow LED blinks rapidly, you’ll need to realign your phone. Once the blinking stops, press the red shutter button on the front of the Polaroid Lab.

Polaroid Originals Lab Printer

It’s Polaroid Picture Time – Your photo will eject beneath the film shield. After five seconds, lift the film shield, allow it to retract into the Polaroid Lab and then gently remove your photo. Don’t shake or bend the photo. Shield it from light (in a pocket, or face down on a flat surface) until the image begins to emerge. Black and white photos take 5-10 minutes while color pictures take 10-15 minutes. Enjoy your Polaroid picture!

Polaroid Originals Lab Printer

Polaroid Originals Lab Printer

Polaroid Originals Lab Printer with polaroid picture


Compatible Film Polaroid: Originals i-Type and 600 film (Color, Black & White and Special Editions)

Compatible Smartphones: iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 8, X, Xs and newer, Most Androidβ„’ Smartphones

Lab Dimensions:

  • L 5.9 x W 4.6 x H 5.9 in (closed) (L 150 x W 115.6 x H 149.7 mm closed)
  • Lid 1.66 mm (H)
  • L 5.9 x W 4.6 x H 7 in (open) (L 150 x W 115.6 x 177.16 mm open)


Polaroid Originals Lab Printer

Weight: 1.44 lbs (655 grams) (without the film pack)

Battery: High performance lithium-ion battery, 1100mAh, 3.7V nominal Voltage, 4.07Wh

Materials: Polycarbonate, TPU, EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer)

Lenses: Optical grade acrylic lenses, AR coated on top lens surface

Shutter System: Fixed aperture, variable speed shutter module (solenoid)

The App: Available for iOS and Android

Compatible iOS versions: iOS 11+

Compatible Android versions: Android 5+

I loved printing out my digital picture to a Polaroid picture using the Polaroid Originals Lab Printer and I’m looking forward to printing out more! The Polaroid Originals App and the Polaroid Lab were easy to use and I was able to print out my pictures quickly. This is perfect for the photography lover for this holiday season! Remember you can find the Polaroid Originals Lab Printer at Best Buy.

What features do you like about the Polaroid Originals Lab Printer?


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

30 Responses to “Make More of Your Pictures with the Polaroid Originals Lab Printer at Best Buy”

  1. Stacie says:

    This is such an awesome way to bring old school back with a new school twist. I love it!

  2. Nicole says:

    This is so cool! It will also make a great Christmas gift!

  3. Myrah Duque says:

    This printer is such a great gadget to have! I’m adding it to my list for a few special people.

  4. Nate says:

    I bought one of these for my cousin for her wedding and used it for her wedding photos. It was a gem to use!

  5. I love Polaroid very much and I have one at home, but I didn’t know this new and incredible possibility! I adore!

  6. Aaaahhhh….you have literally taught me how to use the entire Lab! Thank you, Shannon! This will be a great buy for me….either this year or next.

  7. Pati Robins says:

    wow its so good that Polaroid is making a comeback ! theya re so so fun

  8. catherine santiago jose says:

    This is so cool and I would love to have this Polaroid printing device as my family loves printing and keeping every memories that we shared together.

  9. I have a manual polaroid camera and the films can add up to cost quite a bit. I also compiled albums of ‘snapspots of the day’ with them for a number of years. Quite interesting to look back. Love how this camera allows you to replicate just that!

  10. Sunshine says:

    It is a nice little gadget. Great for on the go

  11. Joanna says:

    This is such a cool gadget! I am happy that Polaroid is coming back. The other day I’ve seen someone using a Polaroid camera.

  12. I need one of these for Christmas! This is just super cool. Bookmarking this very minute!

  13. Heather says:

    OMG I need one of these Polaroid printers! I’m putting it on my holiday wish list!

  14. Matt Taylor says:

    This is really cool! Brings me back to the old days of actual polaroid cameras. haha πŸ™‚

  15. Myrah Duque says:

    Great gadget! Loving this old school memory. Adding to my wish list!

  16. joy says:

    what a very fun christmas gift this would make. is it heavy to old for those of us with hand pains?

    Joy at The Joyous Living

  17. What a great gift idea for a teenage girl. I love printed photos and these would look cute on the fridge.

  18. Lisa says:

    I’m still a big fan of the polaroid picture look, even though everything’s digital now. This is perfect for me!

  19. EmmanDamian says:

    I want to purchase Polaroid Originals Lab Printer at Best Buy! Sounds like a good deal! I hope to get one for Christmas.

  20. Toni says:

    This is really amazing! My daughter will surely love this for Christmas!

  21. Lora Frost says:

    This is awesome. Thank you for sharing. I will be looking into this for a Christmas gift to myself.

  22. Cathy Mini says:

    Wow, It reminds me of my childhood memories we had like this one before but it’s really new and modern version of this generation I love to try this one.

  23. Such a cool idea! I would love to have one of these. Thank you for sharing with us!

  24. Natasha Romero Salas says:

    I need a polaroid printer! I love having physical copies of photos, but I also like to take them on my phone so this is perfect.

  25. Kiwi says:

    I would love a Polaroid Lab for myself. I take a lot of pictures and I would love to put them in books and frames.

  26. Lyosha says:

    Sounds like a must have tool for me. We do all need to print more photos

  27. Emily says:

    Oh wow what a great idea. My son would love this for Christmas

  28. Lyanna Soria says:

    I’ve heard a lot about this and it’s quite an amazing product! definitely a great gift idea for this Christmas especially if you have a friend who loves taking photographs.

  29. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    Nifty gadget to have! I would want some of the photos on my phone gallery to be printed out and displayed on our shelves. I am definitely buying this Polaroid lab printer for myself!

  30. This is such a lovely and cute product. The convenience of taking your print outs anytime is so appealing. I must buy.

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