The 10 Best Pocket Printers

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Since the initial publication of this wiki in November of 2018, we've made 8 edits to this page. While it's true that a pocket printer won't be able to produce prints of the same quality as a traditional, desktop device, don't underestimate its practical utility. By syncing it to your mobile device, you can utilize this clever invention at social gatherings, such as at parties or weddings, or you can use it to archive memories in scrapbooks, travel journals and photo collages. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best pocket printer on Amazon.

10. KiiPix Smartphone Picture

9. Lifeprint Portable

8. Lifeprint 2x3

7. Fujiilm Instax SP-3

6. Polaroid Zip

5. Polaroid Mint

4. Canon Selphy CP1300

3. Kodak Mini 2 HD

2. HP Sprocket

1. Canon Ivy

Editor's Notes

December 10, 2018:

Our list offers an array of pocket printers that, in reality, are fairly similar in function, price, and quality. An exception to this is the Canon Selphy CP1300, which, on the on one hand, has the ability to make prints of different sizes, but on the other hand, is rather clunky. The rest of our options differ mostly in terms of printing quality, with the Canon Ivy and HP Sprocket running neck-and-neck for 1st and 2nd place. Aside from their simplicity-of-use, these two stand out for their ability to reproduce colors and lighting that are as close to to real life as is possible with this current generation of pocket printers.


Daniel Goldstein
Last updated on December 12, 2018 by Daniel Goldstein

Daniel is a writer, musician, and frequent traveler with a bachelor’s in creative writing from the State University of New York. In recent years, his writing chops have developed alongside his musical skills, thanks to a rich double life. During the day, he apprenticed with “Rolling Stone” journalist and critic Will Hermes, and when the sun set, he and his NYC-based, four-piece band gigged at high-end venues across the northeastern United States. His affinity for sharing things he's passionate about has culminated in nine years of experience as a music teacher at elementary schools, where he honed his ability to simplify and elucidate concepts to the uninitiated. All considered, he feels most at home writing about instruments, audio electronics and backpacking gear.


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