This Printer Magically Creates ‘Harry Potter’ Moving Images

updated May 3, 2019
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After the first time you watched Harry Potter, you most likely came to the realization that muggle books, posters, and any form of illustrated parchment is officially boring. Once you’ve seen a moving image, you have been changed.

But now, Potterheads can rejoice and take part in the wizarding fun: there’s a printer that will make photos come to life, just as if they’ve appeared in “The Daily Prophet.”

Lifeprint—a mobile printer that turns your phone photos into video when viewed with a corresponding app—has partnered with Warner Bros. to create a Hogwarts-themed version. Plus, you can share your House pride—available in black or white, you can select one of five customized badges to be stamped at the top: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Harry Potter’s initials.

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The enchantment goes deeper than just the printer design. The Liveviewer app will include Wizarding World content, like augmented reality facial filters of Mad-Eye Moody, Death Eater masks, and House scarves like Hogwarts students wear. Plus, digital photo stickers will give users the ability to stamp their photos with everything from a golden snitch to a hooting owl.

“As a huge Harry Potter fan, partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to bring the magic of moving photos to fans around the world is really a dream come true,” says Robert Macauley, co-founder of Lifeprint.

The Harry Potter Magic Photo and Video Printer launches on October 15 online (October 22 in stores), but is available for preorder on Amazon for $149.99.