In today’s digital era, we record our experiences digitally – be it social media posts or digital collages. But what if you could print out a physical copy of your photos as a memento just like the old times instantly and hassle-free? Enter photo printers – portable gadgets with the ability to print physical photos straight from your snappers. We will go through four photo printers to help you record your child’s memories in a whole new way.
1. Canon Selphy CP1200
Canon’s Selphy CP1200 takes portable photo printing and editing up a notch. It’s equipped with a portable battery pack – allowing users to print 54 photos without a power outlet. Users can also edit photos directly via the printer before printing them out in various formats and sizes ranging from postcards to postage stamps. The printer also comes with WiFi capability – allowing users to print photos directly from their phones via the SELPHY App – making the device virtually cable-free. Available in Black, White and Pink at $199 from Canon Online Store.
2. Fujifilm instax SQ10
If you want a Polaroid camera with photo-editing functions, this is the one for you. Touted as an instant camera hybrid, its existing technology has been upgraded to take brighter photos under low light conditions, face-detection and close-up shots. The SQ10 prints photos on square-format film – a must for all Polaroid lovers and allows for users to edit photos ranging from the basic such as brightness and cropping to the addition of Instagram-like filters including vignettes to give your photos an artistic twist. These settings can be made before shooting or applied to photos already taken – making editing on-the-go a breeze. Available at $499 from Lazada.
3. HP Sprocket Photo Printer
Weighing in at 170 grams and approximately the size of a cell phone, HP’s Sprocket Photo Printer capitalizes on its portability and convenience. But don’t relate its small size with a lack of features. Users can use HP’s Sprocket App to add a touch of personality with emojis, texts and borders before printing out their photos or sharing them on social media. The printer uses Zink (Zero Ink) paper which comes with embedded ink saving users the hassle of buying ink cartridges. Zink paper is waterproof and has an adhesive back, letting you display your photos anywhere. Available at $199 in Black and White from HP online store, Lazada and Tangs.
4. LG Pocket Photo – PD239SF
Smaller than most smartphones and weighing the same as one, LG’s Pocket Photo printer is a must-have for users valuing portability. They recently teamed up with LINE to release a brand-new design featuring cute LINE motifs. The Pocket Photo uses Zink technology, eliminating the need for buying separate ink cartridges. Zink paper is waterproof and comes with adhesive options, letting you display your photos anywhere. In addition, the printer has an interesting function for social media junkies. Users can add a QR code to link photos to their social media account before printing photos, letting their online buddies in on the fun – after all, the more the merrier. Available at $229, retailing at all Challenger outlets.