Share Pictures Instantly with the Portable Photo Printer Amazon Shoppers Love

Gone are the days of standing in line at the drugstore waiting for your prints to develop. Instead, you can get your pictures in an instant with this portable printer. Backed by over 1,500 rave reviews on Amazon, this Bluetooth-enabled printer makes a useful addition to your craft closet, not to mention it's a thoughtful gift for the scrapbooker in your life.

Polaroid Zip Wireless Mobile Printer

Social media can be a fun place to share pictures, but sometimes you need a tangible print. Whether you're putting it in a frame, working on a scrapbook, or printing pictures for family, this Polaroid printer makes the whole process practically effortless. The innovative printer uses ZINK paper, which replaces ink with auto-activated embedded color crystals, making it a more eco-friendly option than traditional cartridge printers.

Among the rechargeable printer's 1,500 five-star reviews, customers rave about its high-quality prints, easy setup, and portable size. One customer was especially pleased with its travel capability, saying, "We bought this to bring on a cruise. We got so many compliments from fellow cruisers," adding, "Oh, and [it] goes through TSA just fine."

Here's how to complete the simple setup: First, download the free Polaroid Zip app (it's both Android and iOS compatible). Once connected, you can use the app for minor editing like brightening or cropping the image; you can even add fun borders. If you want more advanced editing options, try downloading a free photo editor like VSCO. Once you're satisfied with your image, simply tap your phone's screen to print. In about 60 seconds you'll have a high-quality 2"x3" photo.

The photo paper is a little pricier than other options, but the tear-, water-, and fade-resistant coating makes it well worth the investment. Plus, each sheet features a sticky back for easily adhering it to notebooks, planners, scrapbook pages, and more. You can buy ZINK paper separately, or save with one of Amazon's bundles. Whichever you choose, you'll get a high-quality printer that lasts for years to come, something this customer appreciated, posting a video and saying, "I've had this for 3 years now, and it's still working."

It weighs only 8 ounces and measures about 4 inches long, so it easily fits into a purse or carry-on, making it great for sharing exciting moments on the go. Bring it to your next family gathering, pack it while on vacation, and enjoy displaying fun times around your house. No matter how you use it (or gift it!), having the ability to print photos wherever, whenever will undoubtedly change the way you capture memories.


Polaroid "Zip Wireless Mobile Printer," from $80, usually from $100; amazon.com