Best smallest portable photo printers to buy [2021 Guide]

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What are the best portable photo printers

Although instant photography is a fond memory for many of us, times have changed and smartphones have slowly crept in our day-to-day routines, replacing instants with selfies, but portable photo printers can help you bring the good old days back.

Epson PictureMate PM-400, Canon SELPHY CP1300 and the iconic Polaroid ZIP are some of the best portable printers that can turn a plain, digital selfie into a physical picture that you’ll be eager to share with your loved ones in just a few moments.

Note: Deals are subject to change. Keep in mind that the price tag often varies. We recommend going on the vendor’s website to check the price. Some of the products may be out of stock by the time you’ve made your purchasing decision. So, hurry up and hit the buy button.

What are the best smallest portable photo printers to purchase?

Kodak Smile

  • Rechargeable battery included
  • 40 prints in one charge
  • Free editing app for Android and iOS
  • You can send the photos dirrectly on social media
  • A8 format

Although Polaroid was the first to popularize the instant camera, Kodak created the first digital camera. It’s easy to see why we trust the Kodak Smile portable photo printer then.

The printer prints in A8 format and can be directly associated with the phrase minute photo because it prints a picture in just 60 seconds. Of course, Kodak Smile connects to any smartphone via Bluetooth from where it draws its inspiration. Images can be edited in a dedicated application.


Canon IVY

  • 2x3 inches photos with peel and stick backing
  • Print from Bluetooth and social media
  • Pocket-friendly design
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Battery autonomy is not so great

Canon IVY is small enough to fit any pocket and that’s the best idea behind a portable photo printer. But small dimmensions printer also means small photos and IVY is only printing 2×3 inches photos.

A nice feature is that you can also print on peel and stick paper so not only that you can have the photo instantly but you can also stick it on a fridge, laptop or even the back of a smartphone.


Polaroid Hi-Print

  • Peel and stick photo printing
  • 2x3 inches photo prints
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR ver 5.0
  • Pocket-friendly dimmensions
  • 20 photo prints on a charge

If you want to surprise someone with an instant photo straight from your pocket, Polaroid HiPrint can be the ideal magic wand. It is almost the size of a slightly thicker smartphone so you can hide it in any pocket.

It prints pictures with dimensions of 2×3 inches and connects to almost any smartphone via Bluetooth. Unfortunately, the autonomy is only for 20 photos on one charge, so take an external battery with you on the trip.


HP Sprocket Portable

  • 2x3 inches instant peel and stick photos
  • Zink printing technology
  • Water and tear-resistant photos
  • Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity
  • The quality of the photos is questionable

HP Sprocket Portable is a pretty small printer with stylish design that could easily go into a small bag or even pocket. It prints 2×3 protos on Zink special paper that can be the peel and stick type, excellent to share and keep for a long time.

That’s because the printed results are water and tear resistant. The Bluetooth connectivity ensures seamless smartphone connectivity and you can easily edit the photos before printing with the dedicated free app.


Fujifilm INSTAX Share SP-2

  • Can be recharged via micro USB
  • 10 seconds between print signal and print output
  • Print pixels of 800 x 600 dots and 320 dpi
  • Sometimes wastes film

Fujifilm INSTAX Share SP-2 is a portable printer that can help you turn a plain, ordinary picture on your phone into a full-fledged physical photograph that you can put in your album or share with your dear ones.

You can adjust the luminosity of the output photographs so that they come out as darker or lighter. This device comes with a rechargeable battery that can be charged via micro USB.


If you worry that you might’ve missed the best time of your life by not owning an instant photography camera at the right time, don’t sweat it; portable (compact) photograph printers are here to save the day.

If you have any suggestion on our selection, don’t hesitate to leave us a note in the comments section below.


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