You can now print your own manicure with an iPhone

If you've ever had a hankering to print your face on your fingernails, O'2 Nails out of Guangzhou, China, wants to make that a reality.

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Our team got to sample the acrylic-based wears at CES 2017, with O'2 Nails showing off its new Artpro Nail Printer, which works with an iPhone app to send custom designs or photos to a machine loaded with high-quality inks.

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The idea is pretty simple: the printer is loaded with an ink cartridge similar to, well, an actual printer, and the feeder paints your conveyed masterpiece onto an acrylic nail. The company claims that each cartridge can print up to 800 nails, depending on the intricacy of the design, but for commercial purposes O'2 nails says each one is a palatable 15 cents.

At $780, the printer itself is being aimed at nail salons, but the technology should filter down to more accessible products in the next couple of years. For now, though, you can start looking forward to seeing the O'2 creations later this year, when the printer begins shipping worldwide.

In the meantime, you can revel in the glory that is Mikah's printed-dog fingernail.

Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader is a Senior Editor at iMore, offering his Canadian analysis on Apple and its awesome products. In addition to writing and producing, Daniel regularly appears on Canadian networks CBC and CTV as a technology analyst.