Remember Flag? It was a Kickstarter project from two years ago, where the idea was they’d make high-quality photo prints for you for free, with advertisements on the back of the prints. They’re back with a second Kickstarter campaign:
Huge demand for premium free prints means access to Flag is
constrained by our limited production capacity. Back us now to
help us purchase the equipment we need, lower costs, and deliver
to more free prints, to more people, more effectively.
Free with Flag means no printing, shipping or handling fees. […]
Archival quality printers deliver eight times more detail using
inks that won’t fade for up to 300 years. Flag prints on real
German photo paper and doesn’t compress the images you upload in
any way. Every Flag print is gallery ready.
Seven colors of ink, specially formulated eggshell paper, and
2,400 dpi print heads deliver deeper blacks, brighter whites and a
wider range or rich color than the best traditional wet-chemistry
The Kickstarter campaign is already fully funded, and the funding tiers are filling up quick. The “earlybird special” tier only has 21/1000 spots remaining, for example.
I still think the basic idea is genius: the ads allow the prints to be free of charge, but don’t distract from the prints at all because they’re on the back.
★ Monday, 19 September 2016