Things have changed in the photo industry, and today, most of us take and store thousands of images on our handheld devices such as tablets and smartphones. Moreover, on-spot printing of photos directly from those devices is no longer a challenge. There are different types of mobile photo printers in the market today which you can toss in your backpack, and you are good to go. These devices sync to your tablet or smartphone through a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection and let you print photos anywhere and anytime. In this article we will introduce you to several top quality portable photo printers in the market today.
Canon Selphy 1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer
This is the latest device from Canon’s Selphy line of portable photo printers packed with exciting features. You don’t have to worry about running down on power since Canon Selphy comes with an optional extra battery that you can purchase if you wish to leave your power cord at home. This mobile photo printer presents a perfect blend of good quality, low price, high portability, and a wide range of connectivity options. It weighs 2.5 pounds with the ink cartridge and cassette loaded but its weight may increase to about 3.0 Pounds when you load the power adapter. Apart from your Android and iOS devices, the printer can also print from all Windows and Mac computers. This mobile photo printer also has a memory card slot and a USB thumb drive port. It is available in black, white, and gold colors.
Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer
The Polaroid Zip mobile printer is highly portable with its edges measuring just about one inch thick. It weighs 186 grams and can easily connect to both iOS and Android devices. The printer turns photos from your mobile device into small 2*3-inch borderless prints. It is affordable and easy to set up and use. The printer doesn’t require any other additional materials apart from the Polaroid Zink paper. It has an internal battery which lasts for quite a long time, so you don’t have to worry about that. The printer is attractive, simple and looks like a portable external hard drive rather than a photo printer. All in all it is an excellent accessory for anyone who wants to print photos on the go.
Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2
The Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 printer lets you transform any photo on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet to an instant film print on the spot. You can easily choose what you want to print from your devices, edit the photo and send it to the printer immediately. The printer has an excellent and durable battery that can support up to 100 prints, so you don’t have to carry the charging cord every time you go out. The only consumable that you will need is the film since there is no ink or paper. The Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 photo printer is a faster, stylish and more compact way of printing photos. It also features an updated mobile app which provides you with a wide range of filters and templates making it more unique and fun to use.
HP Sprocket Photo Printer
The HP Sprocket photo printer is a cute, compact and convenient photo printer that has been designed to meet a wide range of user needs. Photo printing is controlled the HP Sprocket app which is downloadable from Google Play store and iTunes for the iOS devices. To connect to the printer, you must pair your mobile device to the printer via Bluetooth which is quick and straightforward. The HP Sprocket Photo Printer provides you with different printing options which include printing a photo by taking it directly from the printer or selecting one from your Smartphone’s albums or printing one from your social media accounts (it supports Flickr, Facebook, and Instagram). Additionally, extra savings can be made with use of Orink toners whenever possible.
These printers definitely won’t break your budget and will offer you great quality prints of your wonderful memories. Your family and friends will surely appreciate that.
Name’s Alisa M., I’m a graphic designer with a soft spot for anything tech related. A passionate traveler, interested in learning about culture and history of places I’m visiting. Enthusiast hiker, eco-activist and an aspiring writer from time to time.