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Phone-screen transfer label

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The new BorgCo phone-printable label doesn't require a printer.

To use: First, download the free App, which is guaranteed only to enable the printing of labels and will absolutely not immediately upload all the sensetive personal data on your phone to BorgCo servers, track your web browsing habits and location, and record and retransmit all incoming audio including your phone conversations.

Then, enter the address information into the app, and select if you want the text represented as a QR code as well. Then take one of the labels and peel off "SIDE ONE", place the label with "SIDE TWO" down on a horizontal flat surface, and put the phone screen down over the top.

When the handset beeps, pick it up, and peel off SIDE TWO of the label. This activates the developing process and uncovers the adhesive.

As oxygen diffuses through microperforations in the sticky side, the image develops on the opposite side.

Just stick it on the envelope or package, and off it goes.

8th of 7, Mar 17 2020


       Should be able to print any image for sticker fun!
pocmloc, Mar 17 2020

       Indeed ...
8th of 7, Mar 17 2020

       And the labels/stickers only cost ... $40 for a pack of six? Or $100 for a dozen?
Chairborne Hero, Mar 17 2020

       Retail or wholesale ?
8th of 7, Mar 17 2020

Chairborne Hero, Mar 17 2020

       In that case, you need to discuss it with our local distribution agent... nice chap, very helpful, goes by the name of Joe Walker...
8th of 7, Mar 17 2020

       // talk to Joe Walker   

       Got a ouija board? Beck died in '73.
Chairborne Hero, Mar 18 2020

       We didn't say he "is" Joe Walker; it's what he calls himself - no doubt in the same mould as The Dread Pirate Roberts - nothing more than a nom de guerre, and thus- being french- utterly untrustworthy...
8th of 7, Mar 18 2020

       As you wish. But some actors are indelibly linked to their roles.
Chairborne Hero, Mar 18 2020

       Both a blessing and a curse; some performers land a long running and lucrative role, and are happy to do so, but from which they can never subsequently dissociate themselves. Leonard Nimoy and Carrie Fisher are perfect examples. No matter what work they do before or after, or how excellent and versatile they prove themselves to be, they are forever irremovably fixed in public perception as that character ... so yes, of course if you say "Joe Walker", James Beck is invariably visualized. Sadly he never had the chance to do things "after" Dad's Army.   

       Part of the problem was that the characters were written as being old at the very start of the first series, so they were already towards the ends of their careers - leaving little opportunity to shine in subsequent roles.
8th of 7, Mar 18 2020

       Exactly so on aging actors in their roles. It goes the other way also - once they're linked to a definitive role, it's hard to remember anything they ever did before. As an example, name one thing William Hartnell did before playing the original Doctor. I had to check online myself just now. There are only a couple of films listed that I know I've seen - and I can't remember him in either of them.
Chairborne Hero, Mar 18 2020

       [+], but how does it work? And can there be a color version? If it's similar enough, this might provide an economically viable reason to restart (probably rebuild) photographic film production lines, making film more available again for the photographers who want it but aren't numerous enough to fund such operations with their purchases.
notexactly, Mar 20 2020

       // but how does it work? //   

       "Photosensetive chemicals". No, we're not going to tell you whch ones, unless you sign an NDA.   

       // And can there be a color version? //   

       Theoretically, yes.
8th of 7, Mar 20 2020


       I originally read this idea was only a retort to someone else’s suggestion of a smartphone with a built in label printer.   

       But got to thinking of old Polaroid instant cameras and Fuji’s more recent Instax models. With some modification it’s likely possible to get a “contact print” of a smartphone screen onto that kind of film.   

       Still don’t know why anyone would WANT to, but that’s what marketing departments are for.
Chairborne Hero, Mar 21 2020

       They're mainly there to take the blame for failure.
8th of 7, Mar 21 2020


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