While Canon is a powerhouse in the professional photography industry, that hasn't stopped the company from churning out new gadgets that are focused on photos for fun, not pictures for profit. This subset of products — called IVY — includes the Cliq instant film camera, a 2010-esque point-and-shoot that uses a low-megapixel sensor to spit out 2x2 or 2x3 prints (via Canon), and a set of mini photo printers.
Shortly before the Cliq line was released in 2019, the manufacturer rolled out the IVY mini photo printer, a pocket-sized printer that allows you to create prints similar to the Cliq's — but with pictures from your smartphone. The mini photo printer utilizes what Canon calls ZINK — that's Zero Ink, get it? — Technology, where the photo is developed through dye embedded in the photo paper.
Just last month, Canon revealed the second generation of its mini photo printer line. It comes, of course, at a higher price point than the first version — but are the purported improvements worth it? With no batteries or ink cartridges to fuss over, the IVY 2 Mini Photo Printer seems a scrapbooker's or amateur photographer's dream. There are several other brands that want a piece of the instant smartphone photo printing pie, though, so Canon has some proving itself to do. The brand provided us with a unit to check out for this review.
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