Best Portable Photo Printer for 2017

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Best Portable Photo Printer Choices

Convenient and compact, a wifi enabled portable photo printer is the perfect little gadget to splurge on. Achieve the retro feel of a Polaroid while using a modern technique. If you can upload your photos easily from a wifi enabled digital camera to the cloud, you can print photos from your phone to a portable photo printer and share images with friends and family instantly.

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Canon Selphy

Portable photo printers work by installing the branded app to your smart phone or tablet. Go into the app and print photos directly to the printer on demand.

The photos are not large, usually the size of a credit card, but they are fun and make photography at parties a blast!

Get creative and stand out from the artsy crowd by creating a photography project with the mini-photos.  Compose a photography project theme that explores printing from a compact, portable photo printer. Maybe you’ll get your own gallery show? It’s really up to how far you want to push it.


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Fuji Instax8$$$Get Specs & Reviews
Canon Selphy9$$$Get Specs & Reviews
Polaroid Zip Printer7.5$$Get Specs & Reviews
Epson PictureMate9$$Get Specs & Reviews
PhotoBee8.5$$Get Specs & Reviews
Kodak Mini Mobile7$$Get Specs & Reviews


Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Portable Photo Printer SP-1


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The Fuji Instax Share SP-1 Instant Photo Printer lets you print mobile photos quickly from your IS or Android phone or tablet. Use the unique editing functions and templates to get creative. Print “real time” information on the film prints, including date and time, location and weather conditions. The print size is 2″ x 3″.

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Polaroid ZIP Portable Photo Printer

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With the Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer w/ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology print directly from your mobile phone or tablet via Bluetooth or NFC technology. Also compatible with iOS and Android devices you can print 2″x 3” full-color prints on smudge-proof photo paper. Peel-back sticky paper creates stickers for your kids in a minute or two. The Polaroid  ZIP portable printer comes in 4 cool colors – Black, White, Red, or Blue.

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Canon Selphy CP1200 White Wifi Mobile Photo Printer

Canon Selphy Instant Wifi Printer

Perfect for iPhones, coming in a little larger than the Fuji Instax and Polaroid Zip Printer, the Canon Selphy portable photo printer is a wireless compact printer which prints on postcard size paper, label size, square, and even 8 small little stickers at a time. The Canon Selphy also lets you decorate your photos with fun borders and special effects.

The Canon will still fit into your camera backpack (along with your camera in an insert), and lets you print on demand at parties. This portable photo printer’s dimensions are 6.9 x 2 x 4.5 inches. Print wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Print your favorite Facebook and Instagram pics directly from your smartphone or tablet with the Canon Selphy app.

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Author’s Bio:

carlin-davidge-felderCarlin Felder is an artist photographer. Her love for photography started when she was a kid – back when people developed their own film – in their own home – with their own equipment.

She has a passion for abstract photography, and she created a niche in the macro photography world called Macro Expressionism. Learn more about Macro Expressionism in Manifesto of Expressionism in Macro Photography on Amazon.

She’s also a bag designer and the publisher of