Transform your smartphone snapshots from digital to print with this Canon mini photo printer. The Bluetooth device connects to a smartphone app to personalize photos and print them onto 2' x 3' peel-and-stick ZINK photo paper. This pocket-sized Canon mini photo printer runs on a built-in rechargeable battery for go-anywhere use.
ZINK (Zero Ink) printing technology
Uses colorful dye-based crystals embedded inside the paper. The ZINK-enabled device uses heat to activate and colorize these crystals.
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Prints directly from your phone
Connects to iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth.
You can take it anywhere and print fun 2" x 3" photos with a peel-and-stick back.
All-in-one ink and paper cartridge
Prints high-quality water-resistant, fingerprint-proof photo prints with extra protective layer for preserving image quality and color integrity.
The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and the printer's compact size provide full mobility.
Canon Mini Print app
Customize your photos before you print them. Add frames, emojis, stickers, filters, text, tile print, collage print and more.
I bought this for my daughter for her 16th birthday and she loves it! The pictures come out with great quality and they are so customizable. There is no ink required, only the printing papers that come along. Great product.
This was a shot in the dark but an amazing buy to say the least. I actually entered the store to purchase film for another instant print device but it was no longer sold. I saw the sleek design and thought why not? Immediately after purchase I took it for a pin and absolutely love it! Extremely easy to find via bluetooth connection, built in share options and its pretty quiet for a printer...the kicker is the photos come out with amazing quality with no ink used! You gotta try it!
The setup of this inkless, wireless photo printer is quick. It takes about one hour to charge out of the box, but can be used while it’s charging. After turning it on once, it sends a bluetooth signal that your mobile device will recognize, much like pairing a new set of bluetooth headphones. Select the printer and your phone is now paired to it. You are required to download the Canon Mini Print App to interact with the printer. I had a little bit of trouble opening the lid to insert the paper but the app itself does a better explanation as to how to open it and get that paper installed.
Some key feature of this photo printer is that it doesn’t use ink, it’s highly portable, doesn’t require to be plugged in thanks to it’s included internal rechargeable battery, and it’s completely wireless to print photos.
The printer works as intended. In about 40 seconds, you can print a picture that you have already taken prior to the purchase of this printer or one that you take from within the Canon Mini Print App itself. Taking pictures from within the app guarantees that the image will fit perfectly on the paper. Using my own pictures, I discovered that the image will be too large and be cropped out to fill the white space of the paper. You can add borders that can be downloaded to fix that for free within the app, as well as other neat digital stickers. The app allows you to add text and even has masks, akin to SnapChat. All of these optional features aren’t pre-downloaded with your app. This is good for people who may not have too much memory on their phone and instead only download the stickers they plan to use at the time.
The printer mildly meets my expectations. The prints that come out look faded compared to how you see them on your mobile device. Though you can color correct within the app before printing, the color doesn’t quite come out the way you want it to, but it’s still satisfactory enough for a fun little gift. Additionally, the back of the photos can be removed and the photos then become stickers. If you don’t want to use it as a sticker, the photos make great wallet pictures, as they are 2 by 3 inches. The printer did loose connection to my phone multiple times, but it found it after waiting a few seconds.
The price for the printer in terms of value is good only if you plan on using it often. You have to add the price of buying this specialty paper, as it is currently 9.99 for a 20 sheet pack or 24.99 for a 50 sheet pack. There’s no benefit to buying larger quantities as the pricing is comparatively the same quantity vs. price. Buying the printer does come with a 10 sheet pack. Doing the math at current prices, it’s a little over .55 cents per printed sheet, factoring in taxes.
I highly recommend this product for people who enjoy scrapbooking, decorating their technology with stickers, or have lockers or other flat surfaces of their choice to decorate. This wouldn’t be a good printer for everyday use for most users. It feels more like a novelty item than a useful tool, but I can see people setting up photo booths using these printers. Add some props, customize your images within the app, print, and have fun!
A:AnswerPersonally, I think this printer had better quality and more closely matched color photos than the HP Sprocket. I've had both - and bought the Spocket since originally it was the best on the market - I switched up and bought the Canon and have been very pleased with it.