8 BEST PHOTO PRINTERS FOR EVERY BUDGET

In this age of social media and technological advancement, you can use your phone for everything — trying up documents for work, playing top-tier video games, even scanning your shopping items on the go. But still though, either you’re a keen photographer or just like taking pictures on your phone, buying the best photo printer will assure you that photos will look their very best when making physical copies of them. Here is a list of the 8 best photo printers for every budget:

1. Canon Ivy Mini Mobile Photo Printers

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The Canon Ivy Mobile Phone Printer is a small photo printer that prints out 2”x3” photos from your phone. The printer is smaller than an iPhone fits perfectly in the pockets. It only weighs a mere 5.6 ounces. The printer prints onto ZINKTM Zero Ink paper, which features colorful dye-based crystals that are embedded inside the paper, instead of using ink.

Pros:

  • Excellent print quality for its class.
  • Tiling feature allows for bigger images and collages
  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Competitive running costs.

Cons:

  • Can’t print from a PC.
  • Bluetooth is only connection option.

2. Polaroid Mint Pocket: Photo Printers

Image credit to PolaroidThe Polaroid Mint Pocket Printer measures 4.5 x 3.0 x 0.7-inches and weighs less than half a pound. It’s a pocket-friendly design that ccomplements  well with smaller smartphones. The Mint is compatible with the ZINK Zero Ink 2 x 3-inch print sheets. It is also built around a sizeable 900mAh lithium-polymer battery which enable it to print all about 50 sheets from a single charge

Pros:

  • Connects via Bluetooth
  • Moderately compact and portable
  • Rechargeable battery lasts for about 50 prints
  • Comes with a Free Polaroid Mint app with plenty of tools
  • Uses ZINK “Zero Ink” paper

Cons:

  • More expensive running costs
  • Starter pack doesn’t include a lot of paper

 

3. Fujifilm INSTAX Share SP-2 Photo Printers (Gold)

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The Fujifilm INSTAX Share SP-2 Mobile Printer measures 5.2 by 3.5 by 1.6 inches and weighs about 9 ounces without film loaded. Powered by a removable NP-45 battery, it comes with a micro USB cable used for charging the battery.

Note- A fully charged battery rates 100 prints—10 full packs of film.

Pros:

  • Chemical printing process.
  • Quick setup.
  • Printing app includes basic editing tools.
  • Black-and-white and sepia print options.
  • Rechargeable battery.
  • Works with Android and iOS smartphones

Cons:

  • Small print format lacks impact.
  • High material cost.

 

4. KiiPix Smartphone Photo Printers

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In its extended operational position, the KiiPix sits at 5 x 2.1 x 10 inches weighing just short of a pound. The KiiPix Smartphone Picture Printer uses standard film size, consisting of 3.4 x 2.1-inch prints. Nonetheless, prints from the KiiPix Smartphone Picture Printer come out with an image size of 2.4 x 1.8-inches.

Pros:

  • Great for those that love a DIY feel
  • Takes Instax mini film which is widely available
  • No batteries or Wi-Fi connection needed
  • Relatively lightweight
  • Ideal for kids

Cons:

  • Reflective patch for the composition is small
  • Image quality can vary
  • Not easy to line images up
  • Not very sturdy when constructed

 

5. HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printers

At just about 11 cubic inches, the HP Sprocket is the smallest of the snapshot printers. Puny as it is, this printer supports wireless printing through Bluetooth. As a result of its portability, the printer only holds 10 pieces of paper at a time.

One great thing about the Sprocket prints photos is their speed, printing an average of around 40 seconds per picture

Pros:

  • Easy setup,
  • Quick photo prints
  • Crisp and good color
  • Photo printer and camera in on,
  • Inkless printing is hassle-free,
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Easy integration with Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr

Cons:

  • Comes with only ten sheets of photo paper
  • Clunky app
  • Image quality not very splendid
  • Limited to wallet-size (2-by-3) prints
  • Printing limited only to smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth

6. Canon SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printers

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The SELPHY CP1300 measures in at a mere size of a thick paperback book at  7.1 x 5.4 x 2.5 inches. At 1.9 pounds it’s about half the weight of an average laptop. For ease of use, the user interface input happens via a 3.2-inch LCD screen integrated with more intuitive control.

Pros:

  • Lightweight and portable.
  • Good print quality.
  • Relatively cheap
  • It Connects via USB, Wi-Fi, or a direct wireless connection.
  • Prints from SD cards and USB thumb drives

Cons:

  • Not good with black and white print outs
  • Lacks type b USB cable

 

7. HP Envy 5055 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printers

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The HP Envy 5540 All-in-One photo printers are first and foremost not office-oriented. This printer even lacks features you’d want in even in a home office multifunctional printer (MFP) like the automatic document feeder (ADF) for scanning or Fax Capability. At 6.1 by 17.9 by 16.1 inches (HWD) and only 15 pounds, the 5540, this portable fellow makes it possible for one person to easily move it place

Pros:

  • Sleek appearance
  • Flatbed scanner
  • Instant Ink Compatible
  • Good image quality

Cons:

  • Difficulty setting up
  • Hidden complexities to the Instant Ink program
  • Tiny capacity paper tray

8. Epson PictureMate PM-400 Wireless Compact Color Photo Printers

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Hailed by her loyal fans as one of the most accessible photo printers you can find, this lightweight printer gets you dazzling borderless photos. Although quite bulky, its ease of use stands out compared to other printers in the same price range.

Pros:

  • High-quality four-by-six-inch and five-by-seven-inch photos.
  • connects directly to phones and tablets by wifi.
  • Prints from cameras, memory cards, USB keys, and computers.

Cons:

  • Quite Expensive.
  • Relatively big and heavy.
  • Requires AC power.
  • Colour quality quite not very dashing