The mobile printers are present as thermal sublimation printers or ink jet printers. Ink, photo paper and special paper are not necessary. The inkjet printers require cartridges. The sublimation printer is not able to print larger images. The process is more cost-intensive than the other processes. While inkjet printers produce high resolutions, the colors fade after a long period of time. The small-format special paper allows only small-format images. The HP mobile phone printer is activated with zinc technology, a Polaroid patent. The ink is integrated into the paper, so a higher price has to be calculated. The brands listed as mobile wireless printers are presented as perfect for use with the smartphone. Three recommended products are ideal for use with smartphones:
- HP Sprocket with zinc technology,
- Polaroid ZIP with zinc technique, explicit zinc photo paper,
- Canon Selphy CP1300, cartridges are necessary.
The Polaroid Zip is easy to store in your pocket. Bluetooth or NFC allow the use, the small printer works with the zinc process. The zinc method is economical in terms of paper consumption. Frames, stickers, emojis can be added to the pictures. The integrated rechargeable battery ensures flexibility, as does the micro-USB connection.
What to consider during use
The film is inserted, the smartphone is prepared and printing can begin. Photos are edited using a filter to remove red eyes or other errors. The photo size is optimal to fit your wallet. The mini printer is ideal for on the go. You don't need to buy batteries or cables. The KiiPix printer only requires a smartphone and Fujifilm instax mini films. Some questions come up more often from buyers: For example, no ink is needed. Only the small cassette needs to be inserted. The device works with all smartphones and is able to print mobile phone pictures, but no other formats.