Canon Zoemini mobil photo printer

Test 06/2019

  • Canon Zoemini mobil photo printer - testing
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  • Canon Zoemini mobil photo printer - drucker
  • Canon Zoemini mobil photo printer - einschalten
  • Canon Zoemini mobil photo printer - fotopapier
  • Canon Zoemini mobil photo printer - hp-canon-polaroid
  • Canon Zoemini mobil photo printer - kabel
  • Canon Zoemini mobil photo printer - portrait
  • Canon Zoemini mobil photo printer - smartphone
Test seal: Canon Zoemini mobil photo printer, Rating 8.9

last modified: 19.05.2020, 16:13

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All rating criteria details:

Prinitng Quality 40%
Usability of the App 25%
Speed 15%
Handling 10%
Additional Functions 10%
Tested by: Tim

Tim

Resumee

The Canon Zoemini Drucker convinces with its good print quality. The images are printed on ZINK paper as with the HP Sprocket and Polaroid ZIP. This allows printing without ink or cartridges. The images were printed by us in the test after an average of 55 seconds.

Pro

  • Good photo quality
  • Easy to understand app
  • ZINK Printing process
  • Pictures with self-adhesive backside

Cons

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Good small mobile printer, which convinces in particular with its print quality.

The Canon Zoemini Printer
The Canon Zoemini Printer

The Canon Zoemini Drucker has a handy size with dimensions of 8 x 13 x 2.5 cm and a weight of approx. 250 g. The scope of delivery includes 10 pictures in the appropriate size. The format of the pictures is 5 x 7.6 cm. Once the 10 images have been printed, new photo packs must be purchased. These are available among other things in a 20-pack for a price of about 12€. The price per picture is about 0,60€. This is in comparison with the other printers a mediocre value. The pictures are printed with the ZINK printing process ink-free. Cartridges or ink do not have to be taken care of. Also included is a USB charging cable (USB A to Micro-USB) with which the printer can be charged. Optionally, a travel bag can also be purchased.

The printer is turned on at the side. The Bluetooth connection is also activated at the same time.
The printer is turned on at the side. The Bluetooth connection is also activated at the same time.

Initial Setup

First, the photo printer must be charged. All you need to do is plug the supplied cable into a USB port on your computer. Of course, the printer can also be charged on a normal power supply with an additional power supply unit. The green light above the word Charge indicates whether the device is already fully charged. If this light is still red, the photo printer is not yet charged. On average, a complete charge takes 90 minutes. Then the battery is sufficient for printing 20 pictures. However, the photo printer can also be used if it has not yet been fully charged for the first time. As the process progresses, the on/off switch must be pressed until a white light illuminates. Now the printer is switched on. Then the photo paper must be inserted: with the blue barcode and the paper logos facing down.

The App

The Canon Zoemini Photo Printer with the app
The Canon Zoemini Photo Printer with the app

The accompanying Canon Mini Print app can be easily downloaded from the App Store and Google Play by scanning a barcode included in the package. However, the app is not optimized for the iPad. Registration is not necessary. The smartphone then has to be connected to the printer via Bluetooth. The Bluetooth connection is always activated on the printer when the printer is switched on. The printer has the Bluetooth version 4.0. It is annoying at the beginning that the printer switches itself off fast automatically and then also the Bluetooth connection is disconnected. However, the automatic switch-off time can be extended in the app settings.

The photos from the scope of delivery must first be placed in the printer.
The photos from the scope of delivery must first be placed in the printer.

The app must be given permission to access the photos on the smartphone. Without this permission, the application will not work. All photos from the gallery can then be selected directly in the Canon Mini Print App. The app also has its own camera function. In the upper left corner, there is a button which allows direct printing. If the printer is connected at this time, the image is usually printed within 55 seconds. There is also a print queue. Several photos can be ordered at the same time, which are then printed one after the other. It is also possible to send images to the print queue even if the printer is not connected to the smartphone. Then the photos will be printed the next time the printer is connected to the smartphone.

Screenshot taken from the Canon Zoemini App
Screenshot taken from Zoemini App

The app also makes it possible to edit the images shortly before printing. Emojis, stickers, text, filters and other image editings such as brightness or saturation settings can be made. However, since most users already edit their photos in other apps, this is only a small feature. Of course, the image size can also be changed. It is also possible to divide a photo into four or nine small pictures. Thus a big picture can be put together from four small photo papers perfectly fitting. Collages are not possible. When zooming out of the photo, white edges appear on the sides. If you zoom too far into the image, the image can quickly appear very blurred. The best way is not to change the image scaling and click directly on the Print button.

After only 55 Sekunden, photos will be printed.
After only 55 Sekunden, photos will be printed.

Most users will print their photos directly from their smartphone. It is also possible to sign in to the app via Facebook, Instagram, Google Photos and Dropbox. This allows you to directly access and print all Instagram or Dropbox albums without going through the Smartphone Gallery.

Photo examples printed by Canon Zoemini
Photo examples printed by Canon Zoemini

Photo Quality

The quality of the photos from the Canon printer is very good. Thus the printer belongs to the best of the tested devices. An image is usually printed within 55 seconds. Thus the printer lies with the speed in the middle field. The colours are saturated and appear warmer than with the other printers. In addition, more details are recognizable. Unfortunately, there is also the problem that the edges of the pictures of the canon printer are not printed neatly. The manufacturer states a print resolution of 314 x 400 dpi.

Pictures

Comparison between three mobil Photo printer: HP Sprocket (left), Canon Zoemini (Middle) and Polaroid ZIP (Right)
Comparison between three mobil Photo printer: HP Sprocket (left), Canon Zoemini (Middle) and Polaroid ZIP (Right)

The Canon Printer (Middle) in comparison with HP Sprocket (Left) and Polaroid ZIP Handy printer (Right)
The Canon Printer (Middle) in comparison with HP Sprocket (Left) and Polaroid ZIP Handy printer (Right)

With the Canon Zoemin, it is also possible to print one picture on 4 different ones.
With the Canon Zoemin, it is also possible to print one picture on 4 different ones.

We have evaluated 20 reviews on the Internet. In summary, 85 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 85% positive and 10% negative ratings


The following points were positively noted:

  • Good photo quality
  • Handy printer
  • Fast printing of photos possible
Manufacturer Canon
EAN 4549292128291
Weight 158 g
Depth 13 cm
Width 8,5 cm
Height 2,5 cm
Bluetooth ✔(Bluetooth 4.0)
Travel case Can be purchased optionally
Print speed 55 seconds
Paper capacity 10 Sheet
Price for 20 Photos for purchase 12€
USB-Connection
Scope of delivery Photo printer, USB-Kabel, 10 Pictures, Operating Instruction
Camera resolution 314 x 400 dpi
Battery Capacity 20 photos per load
Charging time 1,5 Hours
Foto paper inclusive 10 Sheet
Photo format 5 x 7,6 cm
App in Apple App Store Canon Mini Print
App in Google Play Store Canon Mini Print
Manual language The beautiful carrying bag of the wireless neck massage device from Triducna
Quality of instructions Very good
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2020-05-13
Is there also a non-sticky paper for the photos?
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No, the photo paper for the Zoemini always has an adhesive back.
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Jan
2019-10-18
Can the Zoemini be connected to a power supply while operating?
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Yes, it can be connected either to a PC or a normal USB power supply.
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2019-10-11
Which is there a bag suitable for the Zoemini?
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AskGeorge.com
Yes, a bag can be purchased separately.
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2019-10-11
Is it possible to connect the printer to a Canon camera?
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AskGeorge.com
No, you need a smartphone with the Canon App and a Bluetooth connection.
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2019-10-11
Are there spare cartridges for the printer?
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AskGeorge.com
No, as this printer does not require cartridges, there are no spare cartridges. All you have to do is buy extra photo paper.

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