INTERVIEW: Bringing the ‘Instagram Printing Vendor’ to Taiwan

I was the only one who believed in it,’ says Mike Sung, the 26-year-old who introduced .FotoNota to Taiwan.

The News Lens
Date: 2017/02/14
By: Olivia Yang

‘The Xinyi shopping district in Taipei not only boasts a throng of department stores, restaurants and hotels, but also Taiwan’s first Instagram printer, FotoNota. Sitting in a quiet corner on first floor of the Eslite bookstore Xinyi branch, the slim machine is usually crowded by young people waiting in line to get their Instagram photos printed out at NT$50 (US$1.60) for two.

“I thought I had found a vending machine that would make life easier,” laughs Mike Sung (宋曜宇), the 26-year-old who introduced FotoNota to Taiwan. “I had no idea it would get me into all this chaos.”

FotoNota is a vending machine that prints Instagram photos in a Polaroid format (3″x4″). It was created in Barcelona, Spain, and can be seen in the U.S. and Europe, but Taiwan and Singapore are currently the only countries in Asia where FotoNota is available. Sung’s Taiwan company is called FotoVita, “the photo life.”    [FULL  STORY]

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