Bring your pictures to life instead of keeping them in digital storage. This year make sure that all your favorite memories escape the digital prison and come to life. Here are the top picks for the best portable printer for the year 2021.
Canon SELPHY Square Q×10
This portable printer mostly tries to reel in the Instagrammers who miss the square pictures. The SELPHY square Q×10 weighs only 446 grams making it lightweight and easily transportable. You can take the printer on your trips without having to worry about space. This printer is compatible with both iOS and Android, and it can connect to wifi and USB. The printer has a rechargeable battery, which again saves you the hassle of battery changing. There are four colors available white, pink, green, and black. The printed image is a 6.8 cm by 6.8 cm square format. The prints are smudge-proof and waterproof and can last up to 100 years with the right care. The print quality is excellent, highly portable, long-lasting prints. The only downside is that blank prints are comparatively costly ($14.99 for 20 sheets).
Polaroid Mint Pocket Printer
Polaroid products are known to deliver the job, and Mint Pocket Printer does precisely that. It is easily portable and available in black, yellow, white, red, and blue. The paper type used is Zink, which makes the prints detailed and rich in color. It is easy to use and has a Bluetooth feature, which makes pairing with devices hassle-free. The battery is pretty long-lasting daily, but you must remember to charge as the battery runs down quickly on standby if you use the printer infrequently. This polaroid is fun, cheap, and sturdy, allows pre customization of photos, and comes in a range of colors. The only negative point would be the frequent charging.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Link
This piece of technology is stylish and good looking. This printer is a perfect alternative to the instant camera. It uses the same film as Fujifilm instant camera but gives you more control of your photos and layout. You can use the app to create a montage of several pictures, change frames and borders. Unlike an instant camera, you can choose your evening/day highlights and release the memory from its digital cage. This printer is lighter and smaller as compared to the Fujifilm Instax SP-2 printer. The printing time is 12 seconds, and it delivers high-quality prints at 320 dpi. This printer’s downfall is its print sheet cost and the print size, which is smaller than other printers.
CANON SELPHY CP1300
Canon is known for its picture quality, and this printer delivers precisely that. This works and looks like a small regular printer, making it bulkier and heavier than the other picks. So if you want something sleek and easily portable, this might not be for you. You definitely cannot carry this printer easily in a handbag or purse. This printer produces the best picture quality, with fantastic color and defined lines. This printer works precisely like a regular printer with a paper cartridge system and canon ink, can be connected through wifi, also requires a power outlet for printing. The pros would be the 4×6 inches prints, the cartridge, and the ink system. The cons would be the bulky and large structure, no battery supplies with the pack, and the lack of a dedicated app.
Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay
This is one of the new hybrid cameras that offers an instant camera, digital camera, and printer all in one. The camera comes with a 4.9-megapixel camera that is quite modest and offers an internal storage of 45 pictures. You can add a micro SD card for more storage. This camera/printer can also be connected to your phones to provide the pocket printer features. The positive points would be the versatility this tech offers. The print sheet is a standard Fujifilm. The negative point would be the lack of editing features in the app.
HP Sprocket Plus
HP is another company that offers its customers the best of tech. This printer is simple, elegant, does the job, and provides excellent results with less hassle. It is small in size, making it easily portable while delivering the best quality pictures. It is simple to use; simply load the print paper while connecting your device via Bluetooth. The “Embedded Fun” feature allows you to print frames from a video and add details of the place and people in the video. Once the editing is complete, you can simply scan the print and see it come to life. The positive points would be the picture quality and the video print feature. The only negative problem is that the picture may be slightly cropped.
Kiipix Portable Smartphone Picture Printer
No battery, no charge, no power outlet, simply crank it open and start printing. Simply place your phone on the scanner face down, check the alignment through the reflective mirror and manually print the pictures. Make sure your phone is on the highest brightness level. This printer is cheap and requires an expensive Instax film to function. The positive points would be the lack of battery or power source feature and the affordable price range. The negative points would be the brightness aspect and the expensive film feature.
Kodak Mini 2
The Kodak app makes this printer easy to use, although there are some concerns about the app’s reliability. The printer is compatible with both iOS and Android via Bluetooth. The printer uses the dye-sublimation technology, also known as 4Pass technology, which provides unmatched picture quality. The Android supported app also allows editing features allowing you to tweak out any details before pushing the print option. The positive points would be the near field communication feature, which allows fast connectivity and high picture quality. The negative points would be the all in one cartridge system and the app concerns.
Epson WorkForce WF110
This printer can handle glossy paper as well as a regular plain A4 sheet. The printer is lighter compared to the Canon Pixma TP150 and comes with a rechargeable battery. It is easy to handle and can be connected to via wifi and wifi direct. The cartridge required by this printer is a bit on the expensive side, but the picture quality is unparalleled. The cartridge, however, may increase the overall cost of the printer. Also, it is a little slow compared to other printers. The positive points would be the picture quality and wifi connectivity. The negative points would be the printing time and expensive ink.
Canon Pixma TR150
This printer is on the heavy side; however, it can fit into a bag. The printer can use both plain paper and photo paper; it is compatible with iOS, Android, Windows, and MAC. There is no color option, just plain old black. The printer has an independent power source and can be battery powered; however, the battery set up is not included in the set. The picture quality is excellent, while the price is quite reasonable and not on the expensive side. The positive points would be the optional battery feature and the high-quality prints. The negative points would be the heavy structure and the lack of an NFC feature.
There you have the best portable printers 2021 has to offer. Always have extra ink cartridges and printer paper handy so that you can continue to print out photos to fill your walls or photo albums. Ensure that the printer you buy is compatible with your smartphone.