Print Photos with Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer
Polaroid were the first company to allow photos to be printed and shared directly from the camera. Over the years, this need to share became redundant with the rise of the mobile phone. But now Polaroid are back with the Polaroid Zip mobile printer.
Print on the Go
The Polaroid Zip mobile printer connects wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet, and using a dedicated mobile app (available on both iOS and Android) allows users to print colour photos up to a size of 2 x 4 inch.
The printer itself is approximately the same size as a smartphones, measuring 2.91 x 4.72 inches and weighing 186g, the Polaroid Zip fits easily into a pocket.
With an internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery the Polaroid Zip mobile printer can print up to 25 ZINK photos on a single charge.
A simple one button design and high gloss finish makes the printer both stylish and functional. Despite having just one button: the power button, the Polaroid Zip has a range of features. Using the free app you can edit an image and apply a wide range of filters, effects and controls. Some of the features include:
- Enhance brightness, contrast, saturation and tint as well as
- 12 colour filters including sepia, retro and HDR.
- Collage mode allows you to feature up to 9 images on one single print.
- Draw in colour using paint mode or use frames, stickers, stamps, emojis and animations.
- Create professional looking business cards from templates.
ZINK Zero Ink Printing
The Polaroid Zip mobile printer uses a new ink-free printing technology called Zero Ink Printing developed by ZINK Imaging. The main element to ink free printing is an advanced composite material which is embedded with cyan, yellow and magenta dye crystals and a protective polymer overcoat.
Before printer, the dye crystals remain colourless, so the ZINK Paper appears like standard white photo paper. Upon printer, the Polaroid Zip printer uses heat to activate the crystals which results in full colour prints. The photos are high quality, long lasting and smudge resistant.
It takes roughly 1 minute to print a 2 x 3 photo which can also be used as a sticker thanks to the ZINK papers adhesive back.