We are back with the Top 5 of the week and this time we feature 5 of the best instant smartphone printers among a long list of instant printers that have launched in the recent times and it has helped a lot in preparing projects and presentations when you can print documents on the go and without any hassle. It is always tough to find a printer in the middle of nowhere when you want to submit that important hard copy of your driving license to someone or say take passport size pictures of yourself, this is when these instant smartphone printers comes in handy like a blessing in disguise. Let’s take a look at the 5 best smartphone printers.
LG Pocket Photo Printer
This über cool printer from LG is the most dashing device, in terms of design aesthetics and it costs about $225 and you can get in India at the price of INR 14,999. It is one of the fastest mobile printers, prints beautiful pictures in about 45 secs or even less. The LG Pocket Photo Printer is NFC and Bluetooth compatible, which is a plus point. Again, this is a Zero Ink Printer and you don’t require to do the boring task of refilling cartridges, gone are those days. There is a standalone app which helps ease out your printing and it is smart buy if you are considering these options.
With Fujifilm Instax instant printer you can print pictures taken on your smartphone or even your digital camera in seconds. The most interesting feature of Instax Share is that it comes with a list of ready to use templates where you can have a picture with or without text, print pictures with the location and time on it. It is simple to share these pictures on Social Networking Sites too, sharing memories can be so fast. You can even use special filters to add effects to your pictures, like “Fujifilm Intelligence Filter”, “Black & White” and “Sepia”.
The second in this list is the stylish looking Polaroid Zip instant printer. With this printer, you can print directly from your smartphone or tablet in less than a minute. Polaroid makes use of Bluetooth and NFC technology. The Polaroid Zip Instant printer can print a 2×3” full colour pictures that are smudge proof and comes with a sticky back to add that fun factor. There is a unique feature in the Zip called the Zink Magic where printing is done with Zero ink that means without any ink cartridges or toner, could you imagine this? It is true and the results are amazing.
SELPHY, does the name ring a bell to you? Yes, we are not talking about the similar sounding Selfie, but this is Canon’s instant printer SELPHY which is designed specially to take ID pictures. Canon SELPHY CP820 can print upto 43 different sizes of ID pictures, can you ask for anything more? A 2.7 inch compatible LCD screen works just perfect for this instant printer which comes with an optional battery. You can buy this piece for just a mere $100.
SnapJet gives a fierce competition in the Instant smartphone printer segment to Fuji and Canon, though SnapJet is the latest to enter this segment and is a new company too but that is where the fun lies. It is said to be world’s first slim, portable and open source printer which lets you print pictures from your smartphones, just like other three printers mentioned above. Though, SnapJet claims that they can achieve “Retina display” like prints of pictures in a matter of seconds by acute colour reproduction. Just like Canon SELPHY, SnapJet does not require an ink to function or even Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. There is no need of a standalone app too. This printer is compatible with iPhones, Android Phones as well as those flashy flip phones.
If you know about other cool instant smartphone printers which we missed out, you can mention it in the comments below and we will feature it in our article with a special mention.