The Japanese camera master Canon has unveiled a new photo printer dubbed as IVY Mini Photo Printer. Particularly, this printer is applicable for smartphone photographers like iPhone and Android devices. However, this wireless IVY Mini printer doesn’t use any sort of ink to print out photos. Instead, it uses a special “ZINK” paper which features a peel-off back that turns the photo into a sticker.
The ZINK paper
Regarding of using ZINK paper, the company said that “The IVY printer utilizes ZINK Zero Ink Technology from ZINK, an amazing way to print in full colour without the need for ink cartridges. Additionally, each pack of paper comes with one blue ZINK SMART SHEET; calibrating your IVY printer to the photo paper in that pack to produce an image that meets Canon’s high-quality image standards.”
Up to 20 photos by one charge
In order to print out pictures, IVY Mini Photo Printer, which is easy to connect with iOS and Android devices through Bluetooth lets you manipulate the photos with a special app before printing. By the way, the battery of the printer is rechargeable and with a single charge, the device is able to print out up to 20 photos while it takes less than a minute to print out a picture.
Price and colors
The price of a Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer would cost $129.99. This mini printer comes in three color options as Slate Gray, Mint Green, and Rose Gold. Interestingly, it comes with ten sheets of ZINK photo paper in the box, and apart from that, if anyone wants to purchase additional sheets will cost $9.99 for a 20 pack, or $24.99 for 50.
In the end, Canon stated to smartphone photographers that “For smartphone photographers seeking to stay portable and on the go with their devices, this sleek and compact portable printer has an extensive list of standout, user-friendly features through the Canon Mini Print app. The app includes creative filters, such as photo frames and stickers, augmented reality (AR) face distortion, as well as additional photo-editing tools including added text, fun frames and the option to draw. These features encourage users to creatively add fun enhancements and share those distinctive memories in real time in either a 2×3 print or sticker output option.”