Main Content

Polaroid - ZIP Mobile Instant Printer - Red

ZIP Mobile Instant Printer: Print directly from your mobile phone or tablet in less than 60 seconds using Bluetooth or NFC technology. The Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer gives you 2x3” full-colour, smudge-proof photos with a sticky back for extra fun. ZINK zero ink printing produces photo-quality, full-color output without using ink cartridges, ribbons, or toner.

Printer Buying Guide
Protection Plan Options

Item Added.View List

Add to List

    No lists found. Create one today.
    Add Item
    Cardmember Offers


    What's Included

    • ZIP Mobile Instant Printer with built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Micro USB cable
    • Quick start guide
    • 10 sheets of premium ZINK Photo Paper

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (312 out of 343)

    Included Free

    Shutterfly - $25 to spend or 8x8 Photo Book
    Shutterfly - $25 to spend or 8x8 Photo Book
    Choose your free gift: $25 to spend or 8x8 Photo Book


    Print directly from your mobile phone or tablet

    Create pictures 2" x 3" to preserve important memories in less than 60 seconds using Bluetooth or NFC technology.

    Compatible with iOS and Android devices

    Polaroid ZIP App is available for download in iOS and Android Market.

    ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology

    Prroduces photo-quality, full-color output without using ink cartridges, ribbons, or toner.

    Built-in rechargeable 500mAh lithium-ion battery

    Allow you to print 25 photos per one charge. Charging time is 1.5 hours via standard micro USB wire port.

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 343 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews



    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good for what it is

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This review is based on the printer being used in conjunction with a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 cell phone. The resolution is surprisingly good. However, bright reds print dark red. It doesn't seem to matter if you use the editing tool to lighten/brighten colors. Other colors lighten but not the red. If the lighting where the picture is being taken is good the pictures turn out really well even most reds are good. Polaroid thought the problem with the bright red color could be the photo paper so I bought additional packets and got the same result. I even exchanged the unit I purchased but still indoor vibrant reds are dark. The software is very handy for editing a picture before printing it. A BIG plus to this new unit is that you can print any picture in your photo gallery and even take a picture from within the software. I have an 8 year old version, the POGO, and it will only print pictures I took with the camera and not downloads or screenshots. The ZIP photos are a huge improvement over the old POGO but that POGO is really built to last and has a replaceable battery. As far as I can tell the ZIP battery can't be replaced. It's a cute gimmick and fun to use at an event. The photos are actually stickers so you can use them as wallet pics or peel off the backing to adhere to another surface.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Amazing, small, fast! Perfection. Until you realize prettt much alllll of your pictures are discolored! The printer/paper seems to have a hard time recognizing pale skin so my skin will just be white like the paper. Also, it has a hard time with details. For example, when I have mascara on it can't pick up the blue in my eyes so looks all black. Whereas in the original you could clearly see my eyes. I'll upload examples if it let's me. Soooo, yes buy it! But don't get all sad when pictures come out a weird color (not every time, but 83% of the time). I have many more examples but I can only upload one, but, see how my arm is red and then suddenly white?! Hopefully this will be fixed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Results varies.. skeptical about over time

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I'll admit I didn't spend too much time with the product. I noticed after confusion with friends experiencing the connection of the bluetooth. Some people are less computer/mobile savvy but the point is to be able to have to be easy to use. It is nice, however I would recommend using their filter otherwise dark comes out really dark and compared to other printers, this one goes for a less nostaglic look and feel to it. That idea alone (having a printed picture) is already a miss to certain friends.. the cost is another problem, when you can go to a place and get pictures printed at the store for very cheap. Is it worth it? I guess if you see yourself wanting stickers of photos/ have a plan of what you want to do with these pictures you could benefit from it. Another note, tampering with the device might lead to almost scraping like marks on the photo, depending on how you look at the paper itself you see lines running along it. This happened after maybe the first dozen photos printed.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great gimmick

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I had the previous product by Polaroid called POGO for about 8 years. Not very good pics but great for getting an immediate print from a camera. This new Polaroid ZIP product lets you print directly from your phone and is faster. The best part is there is a software app for editing the pictures before printing. The photos have improved a lot. The resolution is surprisingly good but indoors some colors are a little dark. In bright light the colors are pretty good. The worst color is bright, vivid reds which come out dark red in most lights. I tried a different unit and a different pack of photo paper but got the same results. I took it out to dinner and surprised people by printing pictures I'd just taken of them right at our table. Great conversation item. It's very lightweight and compact so it's easy to carry with you. You can carry the pictures in your wallet or peel off the back and stick them to whatever you like.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Small expensive prints, needs improvements

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Overall this device is good for what it does but is expensive unit as well as paper is small and expensive. The prints are very small and I wished they were bit bigger. The paper is thermal paper and we found a hard way that if sun hits it, then paper is no good. So make sure to keep paper away from sun. Also, very first print we tried we put paper backward. It was an accident but printer did not complain and ended up printing on the wrong side and later one side of paper got stuck. The device should have some way to notice this and stop printing, at least the paper should have not have got stuck so that takes one star off out of 5, and small print size limitation plus expensive printer paper takes another star.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Value and almost feels like instant film

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have a couple of issues with paper loading and jamming, but after printing at least 200+ sheets, I can say it's really been solid and faithful overall. I think the print quality is pretty impressive. I took this on a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia where I was able to keep a daily travel journal that was amazing (at least I loved it) and I was able to print photos on the street for people that I shot portaits of. It seemed to go over very well. I hope they improve the app and extend it to tablet decives, if so - it would be a fantastic little printer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Just wanna say amazing

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Hi this thing is small like credit card a little bigger works amazing prints about 2 min. And colors looks deep and enough to enjoy what u have seen so my reason to buy it is simple I want many pics on my fridge I can put them there and see whole my life and my buddies so its works well connect on bluetooth via nfc also I made mine with NFC it was 1 min. And there is a app for free works easy if u wanna add anything on pictures u can do with app or change colors etc. Color and B/W also. Do its a good product u will get sample papers so u can start printing right away.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      It's good for what it does..


      I was looking into getting a Fuji Intax camera at first but when I discovered this new gadget I knew I had to get it. Perks: *You get to print whatever picture you take on your phone *It prints fast *It can be use as a sticker or an actual picture. Cons: The quality isn't the greatest because it doesn't use ink it is all heat. the pictures are 2 x 3 but keep in mind it is portable. You wouldn't want to be carrying anything bigger than that around. Overall it's good for what it does.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

    Click to visit alaTest website
    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about multifunction, noise, usability and design. Editors are less positive about reliability and have mixed opinions about connectivity. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 90/100 = Excellent quality.
    • Tom's GuideRating, 3 out of 5Eric Butterfield on February 8, 2017
      Polaroid Zip Review: Portable Photo Printer Produces Blah Prints
      Get the Polaroid Zip if you absolutely need a compact photo printer that you can carry around with you. Otherwise, consider Canon's Selphy CP1200, which produces better-looking prints.Full Review
    • Mashable (UK)Raymond Wong on June 27, 2015
      Polaroid Zip Instant Photoprinter prints stickers from your phone [REVIEW]
      Polaroid's $130 Zip Instant Photoprinter prints up your smartphone pics in 2- x 3-inch stickers.Full Review
    • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5M. David Stone on May 27, 2015
      Polaroid Zip Photoprinter
      The Polaroid Zip Photoprinter can be a highly convenient companion for a camera phone, ready to print wallet-size photos in less than 45 seconds each.Full Review
    • GizmagDavid Szondy on May 16, 2015
      Review: Polaroid Zip portable printer
      Earlier this year, Polaroid unveiled its pocket-sized Zip (Zink Instant Photoprinter) designed for linking to a smartphone to crank out full-color images on demand. Gizmag recently had a chance to put one through its paces as Polaroid goes back toFull Review
    • SlashGearChris Burns on May 13, 2015
      Polaroid Zip Review: the best tiny photo printer on the market today
      The following review will give you a brief overview of what it'll mean to use the Polaroid Zip Instant Photoprinter. This little device can fit in your pocket (if you've got a wallet-sized pocket) and is able to print a collection of photos fromFull Review
    • GizmodoKelsey Campbell-Dollaghan on April 30, 2015
      Polaroid Zip Review: Tiny, Fast, and Pretty Damn Fun
      When I was a teenager, I got a job at Kmart to fund my photography habit. It bought me my first SLR—but also a later model Polaroid, arguably one of the greatest cameras ever. Tomorrow, Polaroid will ship a device that attempts to recapture someFull Review
    •, 4 out of 5Joshua Goldman on April 23, 2015
      Polaroid Zip is a pocket-sized photo printer that'll have you sharing shots IRL (review)
      The Polaroid Zip is a small box slightly larger than a deck of playing cards, just under an inch thick (2.5cm) and weighs 186 grams (6.6 ounces). And it's a photo printer.Full Review
    • CNETRating, 4 out of 5April 22, 2015
      Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer White
      Similar to the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 , the Zip mobile printer, which sells for $129.99 (about £110 or AU$170), connects to your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth and, using a free app, turns photos from your phone or tablet into small,Full Review

    Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.