Best Portable Photo Printer for Travel: Print Memories On The Go
If you travel often and would like to make your experience more memorable, I know just the handy gadget for you. Whether you are on a long international trip or continuously on the go, you can send awesome photos to family and friends from your phone without having to stop at a print shop. On top of that, finding a local print shop can be a hassle. Having a portable photo printer will set you free. It is a great carry-on tool that will fit in your pocket. Print anywhere, at any time. How cool is that?
A portable wireless printer is a must-have for travelers who love to document their memories and celebrations in real time. I am not a pro photographer by any means, but I purchased this palm size, smartphone printer solely for visually documenting unique experiences during my travels. Because my visual memory is good when I look at a photo-I can remember more from it. There is something special about holding a photo of a picture I took on my phone the very same day. I cherish the moment because the magic behind taking a photo allows me to return to a specific feeling, place, or memory.
If you love to scrap your trip like I do, this is also a perfect way to add small size photos to your travel scrapbook. I love working on mine after a long day (great time to reflect) and during a layover (makes time fly by when waiting at an airport). My thought is if I am spending all this money on a trip or event, I might as well be able to remember it well!
So, what are the best portable photo printers?
Kodak Mini 2 Wireless Printer, $99
This portable travel printer allows you to print directly from a phone without the use of any buttons or cables using Bluetooth connectivity. Compatible with iOS and Android devices. Comes in 5 different colors. It is easy to connect and print photos. The photo size is 2.1 X 3.4” (credit card size). Using the complementary Kodak App, you can choose from a variety of filters, cropping options, card templates, and another editing features.
The Kodak All-In-One Photo Printer Mini Cartridges come in sets of 20 ($14.97), 30, and 50. The photos come out in high-quality waterproof, fingerprint-proof prints because of the 4Pass Printing Technology and they dry instantly. Unlike its competitor, the HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer, it prints quality shots from LITERALLY anywhere making it very convenient and useful. With a built-in battery, it is still light and small, so there shouldn’t be any difficulty carrying it around with you as you explore.
Canon IVY Wireless Portable Photo Printer
This ultra-portable travel photo printer is a great option as well. Prints 2″ x 3″ photos easily from your phone or any social media platform. It is about the size of a cell phone and can easily fit in your pocket or travel bag. By using the Canon Mini Print App, you can customize your photos by adding filters, frames, text, etc. In addition, the filters include AR live filters using face tracking technology. How fun! The only downside mentioned by multiple reviewers is that the app is slow and can use some improvements. The Canon Zink Photo Paper is water-resistant and smudge-proof with a sticky back. Boom, peel and it becomes a sticker! Comes in a 20 ($14.99) or 50-pack.