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With the dawn of social media and smartphones, it’s been a while since printed photos have been a priority. But, in the fashion of history repeating itself and society feeling nostalgic about pretty much everything, tangible photos are back in style. Gone are the days of waiting in line to pick up images from photo centers, though, as a new trend of completely wireless, instant smartphone printers fulfills our palpable photo printing needs.
These printers are small, smart, and super convenient. Here, we’ve rounded up a few of the coolest on the market.
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Prynt Smartphone Printer
Prynt turns your phone into an instant camera. It attaches to your iPhone through the port on your phone so you can print photos you take right then or photos already saved in your library. The Prynt app comes fully stocked with editing features for basic image correction like red eye and cropping, as well as fun features like filters, frames, and text. Your inkless photos print onto stickers for easy sharing and swapping.
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Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer
Consider this the modern day solution to the instant Polaroid cameras of earlier times. The Polaroid Zip Instant lets you print anywhere, anytime via bluetooth connection. The camera prints 2″x3″ photos and uses ink-free technology so you don’t ever have to worry about smudging (or shaking) your prints.
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Via the power of wifi, this vertical-standing printer lets you print anywhere through its connecting app. The app includes a bunch of fun templates to decorate your photos with, like a real time template that prints the date, time, and weather, at the time the photo was taken, and a social media template, that will print the number of likes the photo received on Facebook or Instagram.
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Lifeprint Photo and Video Printer
Lifeprint is an “augmented reality photo printer,” which basically means you can print everything from still photos to videos, including Snapchats, Vines, and GoPro videos. You simply choose a still from any video you want and it prints that image. Then, via the associated app, the images come to life, showing the video to anyone who views the image under the app’s gaze. Lifeprint also allows you to print to virtually any Lifeprint printer in the world, too. So it’s a photo and video sharing social commmunity, too.