These Pocket-Sized Printers Will Let You Print Photos Straight From Your Phone — Whenever, Wherever
Jul 7, 2021   •   Jeremiah Santos
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Jul 7, 2021   •   Jeremiah Santos
Technology has made photography so much more accessible, but physical photographs have a certain charm that digital photos just don’t have. There’s just something about being able to put your most precious memories on display — whether at your desk, in a scrapbook, framed on the wall, or even just in your wallet. But going to a physical store to get our pics printed is such a hassle that most of us don’t print as much as we’d like. That’s where a mini portable printer can come in. These handy gadgets let you print photos from your phone whenever, wherever. Best part? There’s one for every budget!
The PaperangP1 Portable Thermal Printer can print anything from your smartphone in black and white, including photos, documents, notes, and other files. Being a thermal printer, it does not require expensive ink refills. Connectivity to mobile devices is via Bluetooth and you can use it in your day-to-day activities such as printing out the grocery list or setting the day’s agenda. Its 1000mAh battery can last you the whole day.
The Paperang P1 Portable Thermal Printer is available for ₱1,137 on Shopee
For those who want to print their small photos instantly in black and white, the Peripage A6 Photo Printer is a great choice. It can immortalize your memories in beautiful monochrome. It doesn’t print in color, but you can always mix things up with colored photo paper. It can print photos directly from a smartphone, laptop or tablet. It is also compact and can fit in your pocket!
This small printer is available for ₱1,299 on Shopee.
The small and compact Xiaomi Zink can print 2 x 3-inch photos at a resolution of 313 x 400 dpi without requiring ink because of its Zink technology. It uses a 500mAh battery and can get photos from a mobile device. You can also edit photos before printing via the Mijia App which features filters to put in your photos as well as augmented reality technology.
You can purchase this portable pocket printer for ₱3,599 on Shopee.
The Eastman Kodak Company is a classic brand in the world of photography, and now they have expanded their products to portable printers. The pocket-sized printer can print 2 x 3-inch colored photos without using ink because of its Zink technology. It connects to the free Kodak Smile app and lets you edit your photos or add designs and filters before printing.
Get the Kodak Smile Instant Digital Photo Printer for ₱3,800 on Shopee.
Another reputable brand on the list, the Instax Mini Link from Fujifilm uses the classic Instax Sheets on its output. Connectivity is via Bluetooth on the Mini Link app. Unlike its competition which uses thermal print, this printer uses instant film to print photos. It works on both iOS and Android.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini Link is available for ₱5,740 on Shopee.
The Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer prints high-quality and full-color photos from any iOS or Android device. It uses Zink technology, eliminating the need for inks. You can edit your photos before printing in the Polaroid app.
Get this for ₱7,884 on Lazada.
The Canon Selphy CP1300 produces high-quality and vivid photo prints. The output will be instantly dry after printing and can last up to a hundred years. You can choose and edit photos before printing via its 3.2 inch LCD screen. A memory card can also be inserted aside from being able to print from a smartphone or tablet. The sleek-designed printer is available in three stylish colors: Black, White, and Pink.
The Canon Selphy CP1300 IS available for ₱7,736 on Shopee.
The HP Sprocket Studio is a portable photo printer that can print 4 x 6-inch outputs. It fits nicely in the palm of your hand, and light enough to carry in your bag or pocket. It might come with a high price tag, but you get what you pay for: the high-quality prints are water-resistant and can last up to 100 years. It works on both iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth, and photos can be customizable via the free HP Sprocket app.
Get this for ₱13,835 on Lazada.
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