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Kodak Photo Printer Mini

Introduction, Design, Features

Apparently, dedicated imitation printers like a $99.99 Kodak Photo Printer Mini we’re reviewing here currently are utterly popular. Three of a 4 vital inkjet printer makers—Canon, Epson, and HP—offer during slightest one standalone picture printer, and Kodak, that was once a vital inkjet printer businessman itself (back when there were five), offers several, including a Kodak Photo Printer Dock we reviewed a few months ago.

Over a years, as a Information Age has transitioned increasingly from desktop computing inclination to handhelds, standalone picture printers like these dual Kodak machines, HP’s Sprocket, Canon’s Selphy CP1200, and a few others have developed with them. Nowadays, several picture printers, including a Sprocket, Kodak Photo Printer Dock, and now a Kodak Photo Mini, work exclusively with smartphones and tablets, forgoing desktop and laptop PC harmony altogether.

As with a HP Sprocket, a usually approach to imitation to, configure, or benefit entrance to a Kodak Mini during all is around your mobile device and a company’s Kodak Photo Printer app. And, as with a Kodak Dock and a Sprocket, we can imitation usually one distance photo; in this box 2.1 by 3.4 inches, that is about a same as a normal business card. HP’s Sprocket outlay size, during 2 by 3 inches, is similar, and a Kodak Dock, during 4 by 6 inches, is designed to shake out snapshots about twice a size.  

We don’t, of course, weigh these tiny printers on a same terms as their full-size request printer counterparts. Here, a primary concentration is four-fold: price, convenience, imitation quality, and ongoing using costs. Aside from a rather high per-print cost of operation, we found a Kodak Mini’s cost reasonable. The printer itself was really easy to set adult and use and a program done scheming and copy photographs a snap.

Design Features

Compared to a Kodak Dock, that looks and feels plasticky and printer-like, a Kodak Mini has a some-more superb interest about it, depending on your tone choice: white, black, or silver. It feels some-more like timber than plastic, giving it a atmosphere of a tiny valuables box, or maybe a slot blanket for toting around excellent cigars.

Kodak Photo Printer Mini (Colors)

In some of a ads, Kodak says that a Mini is about a distance of a smartphone. At 2 inches high by 3.8 inches conflicting and 7.5 inches prolonged and weighing 14.9 ounces, that’s loyal in terms of length and depth, yet there aren’t many smartphones (if any, nowadays) that are 2 inches thick. In any case, even yet they imitation on about a same distance media, a Kodak Mini is most incomparable than a HP Sprocket’s 0.9 by 3 by 4.5 inches and 6 ounces. Even yet a prints are rather incomparable than a Mini, a Kodak Dock is some-more tote-able. (The Mini is a one on top.)…

Kodak Photo Printer Mini (Right Angled Black)

Kodak Photo Printer Mini (Kodak Photo Printer Dock)

You can bond around Wi-Fi and near-field communication (NFC). Wi-Fi, of course, requires that both a mobile device and a printer be on a same wireless LAN, since NFC is a opposite. As prolonged as both gadgets support NFC, all we do is hold a mobile device to a hotspot on a printer (in this case, a tip of a chassis) to print.

Kodak Photo Printer Mini (NFC)

NFC, of course, usually works with Androids and other mobile inclination using iOS 11; iPhones and iPads using progressing handling systems, as good as B Type Android inclination that don’t support NFC, contingency use Wi-Fi, that isn’t a large deal, generally once we get it set adult (discussed soon). As mentioned, a Kodak Mini will promulgate usually around a wireless interface to a mobile device; hence, it has no use for a control panel.

Kodak Photo Printer Mini (Mobile)

The energy symbol is located on a left edge, adult nearby a tip of a chassis, and a battery and energy standing LEDs are nearby a tip edge, where you’ll find a mini-USB pier for charging and a reset pinhole…

Kodak Photo Printer Mini (Buttons, Ports, and Indicators)

The Kodak Printer App

Or, we could contend that your mobile device becomes a printer’s control panel, and an elaborate one during that…

Kodak Photo Printer Mini (Kodak Printer App)

Many of a options on a buttons in a above picture pronounce for themselves, yet a few don’t. Gallery, for example, displays a images on your Android phone or tablet. (The iOS chronicle has somewhat opposite options.) The Connect option, well, connects we to several renouned social-media and cloud sites, and we can supplement others as needed…

Kodak Photo Printer Mini (Apps)

Editing mode allows we to stand and supplement text, stickers, and borders to your photos before to printing, as shown here…

Kodak Photo Printer Mini (Editing Mode)


The Photo Printer Mini comes in a box prepared to print. All we do is block it into a USB energy source to assign a inner battery; it comes with a brief cable, yet not a energy adapter, yet only about any phone or inscription energy supply will do. As for consumables, a Kodak Mini uses self-contained cartridges with both a paper and plain dye-sublimation inks inside. There’s a starter cartridge inside a printer containing adequate consumables to imitation 8 photos—a petty allotment, for sure.

We’ll demeanour closer during consumable purchasing options, costs, and so on in a moment. After a printer is charged, up, and running, implement Kodak’s app on your phone or tablet, that is about a same as installing apps on any other mobile device. If your device supports NFC, simply make certain it’s incited on, and afterwards daub it to a tip of a printer…

Kodak Photo Printer Mini (NFC Instructions)

And afterwards follow a directions to finish environment adult NFC between a dual devices; it’s a lot like environment adult a Bluetooth connection. If, on a other hand, your device does not support NFC, we can bond both it and a Kodak Mini to your Wi-Fi network and imitation to it only as we would any other wireless printer.

Consumables Running Costs

As mentioned, a consumables for a Kodak Mini come in finish contained cartridges…

Kodak Photo Printer Mini (Consumable Box)

When one empties, we mislay it and insert another…

Kodak Photo Printer Mini (Consumable Cartridge)

Again, when we buy a printer, we get 8 prints in a initial cartridge already commissioned in a printer. Replacement cartridges sell in packs of 20, 30, and 50, that we found exclusively during Amazon trimming between $20 to $35. (Kodak also offers a 20-pack of adhesive-backed plaque labels that operation about $1 each.) Since Amazon prices change formed on a few variables, such as either we have Amazon Prime or not, a per-page using costs we distributed are not exact, yet tighten by a penny or dual here or there. The 20-per-pack labels run about $1 per label; a 30-pack ones about 87 cents each; and a 50-count cost about 70 cents per label.

Compared to a competitors, a Kodak Mini labels aren’t cheap. The Kodak Dock, for example, has per-photo costs trimming between around 39 cents to around 50 cents, and it still prints incomparable photos than a Mini. HP’s Sprocket’s vacant pages run about 50 cents each, though. No matter how we cut it, these tiny picture printers are not a slightest costly ways to imitation your photos.

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