Which picture printers are best for the iPhone?
Have you ever been in a situation where you wish you had a small printer ready? Well, a portable printer is exactly the answer.
But don’t think of these gadgets as a way to print out spreadsheets or reports on the way to work. Instead, these are printers that can put your adventures onto photo paper in a matter of seconds. The iPhone’s camera is fantastic, but even when you share your snaps on social media, some compression reduces the quality. With a portable printer, you can capture, print and share your valuable moments on the spot.
Desktop vs. portable
Picture printers for Apple’s iPhone generally come in two sizes, while both are still a fraction of a traditional printer’s dimension.
- Desktop: Not to be confused with the size of a traditional printer, a desktop photo printer is much smaller, but not small enough to carry around in a pocket or a bag easily. You would still need to place it on a sturdy surface to print photos.
- Portable (or mobile): A portable printer is about the size of a power bank or about two iPhones stacked up, and can easily fit in your bag. Depending on the manufacturer, they often use Zink Technology to produce the images. This means that the printer doesn’t have ink cartridges or ribbons, but uses heat to activate the pigments in the photo paper.