LG Pocket Photo Printer
For instant prints of your iPhone pictures on the move, LG manufacture a pocket-sized mobile photo printer called the LG Pocket Photo Printer.
How it works, is that you first install the companion Pocket Photo by LG Electronics, Inc. app on your iPhone or iPad. Next, you take your photos using the Pocket Photo app or import them from your Camera Roll.
From here, you have lots of options to play with in terms of how the image or images you’ve selected will appear in the final physical photo print. For instance, similar to Instagram, you can apply one of more than a dozen different filters to your photo. You can also make adjustments to the brightness, contrast and saturation of the image, choose from a few dozen different border styles, and create collages with multiple photos on the one print.
One of the other interesting features Pocket Photo boasts, is the ability to add a QR code to the final print. Pocket Photo has settings so that you can add a website URL, personal message, your contact details (name, phone number and address) and even the location of where the photo was taken. All of this information is encoded into a QR code that will be printed onto the photo. (You can even move the position of the QR code around the image.)
So, for example, you could take a photo at a conference and print it out then and there, and give copies to other attendees. The photo could have your business contact details embedded in the QR code. Later, the recipients can scan those details directly into their phone and add them to their address book using a free QR reader app like Quick Scan – QR Code Reader by iHandy Inc..
Here’s a video review that gives a great walkthrough of the LG Pocket Photo Printer:
Other Portable (Pocket) Printers for iPhone and iPad
Similar products to the LG Pocket Photo Printer include the LG PoPo Pocket Photo 2:
The Canon SELPHY CP900 Black Wireless Color Photo Printer, and the Canon SELPHY CP910 Blue Portable Wireless Compact Photo Color Printer which is also AirPrint enabled:
You’ll find several other portable photo printers available online, however, they’re not all directly compatible with the iPhone or iPad. Check the product listing or with the printer manufacturer if you have any doubts.
You can find a list of portable iPhone picture printers in the Amazon Best Selling Photo Printers or the Amazon Best Selling Portable Photo Printers lists. Also, these printers are contained in this website’s Amazon store.
Its a good idea to carefully do your research on these portable photo printers before purchasing to ensure the quality and, particularly, the cost of prints meets your expectations.