Aside from HP, few companies have made a bigger commitment to portable or pocket-size photo printers than Kodak. We've already reviewed the company’s Mini 2 Retro Portable Photo Printer and Mini 3 Retro Portable Photo Printer (the latter nabbing an Editors' Choice award) this year, and today it's the $79.99 Step Slim Instant Mobile Photo Printer's turn. While all three devices create similarly sized images—2 by 3 inches in the Step Slim's case—the two Mini Retros are dye-sublimation (usually called dye-sub) printers.
The Step Slim, though, joins photo printers from Canon, HP, and others in using Zero ink, or Zink, imaging technology. Dye-subs generally churn out slightly nicer prints, while Zink printers are easier to maintain and use. This particular Kodak uses the company's adhesive-backed paper that turns anything you print into a sticker. What's most impressive about the sleek little Slim, however, is its low list price and competitive cost per print, making it a great smartphone companion.