5 Best Portable and Instant Photo Printers

When you think of the word “printer”, you usually associate it with some, massive stationary printer in an office or at home. In 2019, while some printers are still this way, there are actually a ton of portable and instant photo printers that are able to easily disappear away into a backpack.

ProductBrandNamePrice
HPHP Sprocket Portable Photo PrinterBuy on Amazon|$99.95(Price as of 08/22/2019 07:31 ET)
KODAKKodak Mini Portable Mobile Instant Photo PrinterBuy on Amazon|$82.07(Price as of 08/22/2019 07:33 ET)
PolaroidPolaroid Zip Wireless Mobile Photo Mini PrinterBuy on Amazon|$99.82(Price as of 08/22/2019 07:33 ET)
HeroFiberCanon SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo PrinterBuy on Amazon|$152.95(Price as of 08/22/2019 07:33 ET)
FujifilmFujifilm INSTAX Share SP-2 Mobile Printer (Gold)Buy on Amazon|$87.5(Price as of 08/22/2019 07:33 ET)

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You can print just about anything with these portable photo printers — sure, you can print off photos you took with your camera, but you can also print off pictures from most social media platforms, too. Great for printing off high-res photos of

One of the cool things about these is that you can just easily print things on the go — there’s no running back home or to the office necessary to print something off!

Sounds interesting, right? Here are some of our favorites that you can pick up for your laptop and for your smartphone.

HP Sprocket

The HP Sprocket is up first on our countdown. This unique portable photo printer is able to produce some beautiful physical prints of your favorite photos.

Download the free HP Sprocket app to your smartphone, connect it with the device, log into your social media account, and now you can start printing off your favorite social media moments as well.

Most of the photo prints with the HP Sprocket look just fantastic — that’s because it uses high definition photo paper to bring your most magical moments to life. You can print from most social media platforms available today, as well as your own photo files on your computer or phone.

Buy it now: Amazon

Kodak Mini

Kodak has been a household name in printing solutions for some time now. Most of their printers are just massive and take up a ton of space; however, the Kodak Mini is one of their portable photo printers that you can easily take with you on the go.

All you need to get started with the Kodak Mini is to download the app on your phone, and then you can easily connect. Just like the Sprocket, you can easily grab prints from social media, or file your files. As an added bonus, it comes with a suite of editing features in the event that you want to edit your photo before printing.

Buy it now: Amazon

Polaroid Zip

Polaroid is another well-known name in the photo word. It’s right up there with Kodak, and was well known for many of their portable photo tools. Today, we have the Polaroid Zip, the portable photo printer that was created for printing fun shots from your phone.

It’s one of the lower profile printers that are easy to take with you on the go.

Buy it now: Amazon

Canon Selphy

We really like the Canon portable photo printer as well. It’s a little larger, but is designed for printing off all sorts of photos, but particularly your favorite selfies. That’s where Canon gets the name Selphy from, allowing you to print off all of your favorite phone snapshots in a variety of sizes.

One of the unique things about the Canon Selphy is that it has a SD slot. This allows you to take your favorite on your DSLR camera, and then print off your shots almost immediately, after plugging in the card into the printer.

Buy it now: Amazon

Fujifilm INSTAX

Last, but certainly not least, we have Fujifilm’s own INSTAX. Fujifilm is one of the premier camera brands on the market today, and is actually able to print out some really high quality photos.

You get high resolution images with print pixels of 800 x 600, with a 320 dpi to show detailed gradations, facial expressions, characters or objects clearly. That said, your photos turn out really nice here.

It’s also able to print out photos pretty quick with a new laser system, giving you a print time of around just 10 seconds.

Buy it now: Amazon

Verdict

Here we’ve compiled five of the best portable and instant photo printers. These are great to take with you on the go, hook up to a laptop, and print off some sweet photos that you took while on, say, vacation.

Our favorite model is the HP Sprocket, because it’s able to print out some beautiful colors, and actually is able to print fairly quickly — the photo paper is fairly cheap as well, and it easily hides away in a backpack or suitcase. It’s able to very easily and quickly connect up to your laptop or phone, too.

ProductBrandNamePrice
HPHP Sprocket Portable Photo PrinterBuy on Amazon|$99.95(Price as of 08/22/2019 07:31 ET)
KODAKKodak Mini Portable Mobile Instant Photo PrinterBuy on Amazon|$82.07(Price as of 08/22/2019 07:33 ET)
PolaroidPolaroid Zip Wireless Mobile Photo Mini PrinterBuy on Amazon|$99.82(Price as of 08/22/2019 07:33 ET)
HeroFiberCanon SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo PrinterBuy on Amazon|$152.95(Price as of 08/22/2019 07:33 ET)
FujifilmFujifilm INSTAX Share SP-2 Mobile Printer (Gold)Buy on Amazon|$87.5(Price as of 08/22/2019 07:33 ET)

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