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VuPoint Mini Photo Printer Review

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Printed photos are less common these days, most people just upload them and share them online. VuPoint have decided to challenge this by bringing back the Polaroid style instant photo printing ability for modern mobiles.

In terms of design this really is a portable printer, VuPoint have made this tiny enough it can be slipped into your jacket pocket or a bag. It has an inbuilt battery (charged via USB) so is usable even without a power socket in sight.

To use the printer you’ll need to download the app, available for iPhones or Android phones. The app not only handles the printing but also allows for limited photo editing. Tested on an Android mobile the app was found to be a little frustrating, in particular the resizing and placement of available stickers.  Fortunately you can use your favourite app to edit your photo and just use this app to print them.

VuPoint Mini Photo PrinterWatching the mini printer at work is fascinating in itself, the printer applies colours in layers and your photo will pop in and out of the printer several times before it’s completed. Brilliantly the printer gives the new photo a little wiggle to let you know it’s finished.

The final photos are the perfect size to fit in a wallet and are very good quality. Colour reproduction was very good, it handled both light and dark colours really well giving a very pleasing final result. You’re not restricted to using your mobile camera, you can print any photo that’s on your mobile, so you could print a photo taken with a DSLR camera if you wanted to.

You don’t need to add any paper, it’s all handled by the print cartridge. One is included with the printer, more are available on Amazon:

 

The replacements give you 30 prints for £19.99; at 67p a photo this is a lot more expensive than using an online service (normally under 10p for a 6×4), but of course the results are practically instant in comparison.

This a brilliant little gadget, it does exactly what you’d expect and produces great photos. Just keep in mind you’re restricted to one size of photo and there are cheaper options available, you probably won’t use this as your main photo printer, but it’s great for special occasions where you want to give people a momento right there and then.

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Features

  • STEP UP YOUR PRINTING GAME | No More Making Plans to Print Tomorrow! | KODAK Step Printer Connects to Any iOS or Android Smartphone, Tablet or Similar Device [Via Bluetooth or NFC] So You Can Print Pics Instantly | Turn Your Selfies, Portraits, Social Media Posts & Other Images Into Physical Photos
  • AMAZING ZERO-INK TECHNOLOGY | ZINK Innovation Eliminates the Need for Pricy Ink Cartridges, Toners or Ribbons | 2” x 3” Sticky-Back Paper with Embedded Dye Crystals Delivers High-Quality, Durable, Affordable, Beautifully Detailed Prints That are Resistant to Moisture, Rips, Tears & Smudges
  • FULL EDITING SUITE VIA APP | Download the FREE KODAK App to Create Collages & Customize Your Snaps with Stunning Filters, Interesting Borders, Cool Stickers, Funny Text & Other Personalized Flair | Edit Photos in Your Camera Roll, Then Send to Step for Instant Printing in Less Than 60 Seconds
  • TAKE YOUR PROJECTS TO GO | Skip the Computer Connections, Messy Wires & Clunky Equipment | Our Palm-Sized Printer Weighs Less Than a Pound, Sets Up Fast & Delivers Gorgeous Prints You Can Peel & Stick Everywhere | Great for Decorating a Fridge, Laptop, Locker, Scrapbook, Notebook & More
  • CUTE, COMPACT & COLORFUL | Step Printer is Designed for Photo-Loving Influencers & Crafters of All Ages & Skill Levels! | Portable, Lightweight Device Features Built-In Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery [Prints 25 Photo on a Full Charge] | Available in a Variety of Colors—a Fantastic Anytime Gift Idea!

KiiPix Portable Photo Printer | Instant Compact Printer For iPhone & Android | Print Instax Photos Directly From Your Smartphone - Cherry Blossom Pink & instax 16386016 Mini Film, 20 Shot Pack

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Features

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  • Product 1: INSTAX PRINTER - Print out your favourite christmas moments and your best selfies in pocket sized photos with this Android & iPhone printer. FUJIFILM Instax required (sold separately)
  • Product 1: ADD YOUR FAVOURITE FILTERS & PRINT - Add fun filters and colour correct to your liking before you print for a creative twist on your favourite photos!
  • Product 2: Credit card sized instax mini film, print size 54 (W) x 86 (H), image size 46 (W) x 62 (H) mm

KODAK Step Instant Printer | Bluetooth/NFC Wireless Photo Printer with ZINK Technology & KODAK App for iOS & Android (Black) Prints 2x3 Inch Sticky-Back Photos

£69.99  in stock
4 new from £69.99
Free shipping
Buy Now
Amazon.co.uk
as of 04/03/2021 3:42 am

Features

  • STEP UP YOUR PRINTING GAME | No More Making Plans to Print Tomorrow! | KODAK Step Printer Connects to Any iOS or Android Smartphone, Tablet or Similar Device [Via Bluetooth or NFC] So You Can Print Pics Instantly | Turn Your Selfies, Portraits, Social Media Posts & Other Images Into Physical Photos
  • AMAZING ZERO-INK TECHNOLOGY | ZINK Innovation Eliminates the Need for Pricy Ink Cartridges, Toners or Ribbons | 2” x 3” Sticky-Back Paper with Embedded Dye Crystals Delivers High-Quality, Durable, Affordable, Beautifully Detailed Prints That are Resistant to Moisture, Rips, Tears & Smudges
  • FULL EDITING SUITE VIA APP | Download the FREE KODAK App to Create Collages & Customize Your Snaps with Stunning Filters, Interesting Borders, Cool Stickers, Funny Text & Other Personalized Flair | Edit Photos in Your Camera Roll, Then Send to Step for Instant Printing in Less Than 60 Seconds
  • TAKE YOUR PROJECTS TO GO | Skip the Computer Connections, Messy Wires & Clunky Equipment | Our Palm-Sized Printer Weighs Less Than a Pound, Sets Up Fast & Delivers Gorgeous Prints You Can Peel & Stick Everywhere | Great for Decorating a Fridge, Laptop, Locker, Scrapbook, Notebook & More
  • CUTE, COMPACT & COLORFUL | Step Printer is Designed for Photo-Loving Influencers & Crafters of All Ages & Skill Levels! | Portable, Lightweight Device Features Built-In Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery [Prints 25 Photo on a Full Charge] | Available in a Variety of Colors—a Fantastic Anytime Gift Idea!

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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