15 November 2018

2018 Best in class portable printers

It’s that time of year when many of us are often out at social events, dinners, galas, parties, business gatherings and so on. If you enjoy capturing these memories on your smartphone, now you can make on the spot prints to share with your friends, family and colleagues. Or if you’re hosting the event, print off photos to decorate the space as the event is unfolding.

Print in real time

It’s simple — just connect the printer to your smartphone or connect social media accounts to instantly print photos in real time. Two of our favourites are:

The HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer is tops for social sharing — printing off your social media photos has never been easier. Connect your social media accounts to the free-to-download HP Sprocket App and voila! You’ve got colourful prints.

The Sprocket uses seamless Bluetooth connectivity for easy set up at parties, events and anywhere else you want to capture and print those memories. Add text, borders, emojis and more with the app to customize each image. You can even create 2 x 3 inch stickers with theHP ZINK sticky-backed photo paper. This bundle comes with the HP Sprocket Photo Printer, setup card, HP ZINK Sticky-Backed Photo Paper (10-sheets), a micro USB Cable and a limited one-year warranty.

The Canon Selphy CP1200 is our pick for most versatile mobile printer. Choose from multiple sizes, postcard or credit-card size prints and multiple ways to print. Use the dedicated Wi-Fi button to print from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch via the AirPrint network, or you can print directly from your favourite social media apps such as Facebook and Instagram using the Canon Selphy app.

The Cannon Selphy also allows you to print from compatible memory cards using the built-in card slot, a flash drive using the USB port or your computer. And it’s so powerful, it can make up to 54 prints on a single charge.

This bundle includes the Canon SELPHY CP1200 Portable Wireless Compact Photo Color Printer, a postcard-size paper cassette, a compact power adapter, Canon Color Ink Paper for creating four by six-inch photos, a USB printer cable to connect it to your PC, as well as two ultra-gentle cleaning cloths.

With the holiday season just around the corner, either of these printers can take the stress out of trying to come up with great gift ideas!