Both the Polaroid Zip and Polaroid Mint Printer are great options when it comes to wireless portable photo printers, especially when complementing an instant camera. The differences are fairly minor, but they are there, so let’s go into more detail.
Pictured: A Polaroid Mint Pocket Printer.
On the surface, the Polaroid Zip and the Polaroid Mint are very similar to each other, with just a few minor differences.
Neither one is superior over the other in terms of printing quality since they both use ZINK “Zero-Ink” 2 by 3-inch paper and don’t need ink, toner, or ribbons to print. They are both also fairly compact in size, so it’s easy to take either of them anywhere, wherever you go. The best part is that both of them connect to your smartphone via the proper companion apps (Polaroid Zip or Polaroid Mint and Bluetooth.
|Polaroid Zip Wireless Photo Printer||Polaroid Mint Pocket Printer|
|Dimensions||0.9 x 2.9 x 4.7 inches||3 x 0.5 x 1 inches|
|Companion app||Polaroid Zip app||Polaroid Mint app|
|Price of app||Free||Free|
|Prints on single charge||25||50|
|Paper type||ZINK 2×3 inch||ZINK 2×3 inch|
The Polaroid Zip and Mint apps are also pretty similar to each other. These two apps are able to access the Camera Roll and Photo Library of your smartphone through Bluetooth. You’ll be able to edit the photos with basic photo editing tools, add borders and frames, slap some fun stickers on, doodle on photos, or even make collages to your heart’s content — all before you print.
The only real differences between these two portable photo printers are the size and how many photos they can print on a single charge. They’re both compact and pocket-friendly, but their dimensions are slightly different. As you can see above, the Zip is compact, but is still bulkier than the Mint. And the Zip can only print 25 photos on a single charge, while the Mint can print out twice as many photos.
Honestly, we would go with the Polaroid Zip over the Mint Pocket Printer just based on price. They both use the same ZINK paper, connect to your phone via Bluetooth, and have free companion apps to give finishing touches to your photos before printing. We don’t think most people would be printing out a ton of photos at once either, so the 25 picture limit on the Zip is fine. Sure it’s bulkier, but it’s still portable, and you’ll save a good chunk of change.
Affordable compact photo printer
The Polaroid Zip is the perfect little compact photo printer for most people. It fits easily into any pocket, and since it uses ZINK “Zero Ink” paper, you don’t need to worry about ink or toner. The Zip connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth with the companion app, which has a lot of editing features. The only downside is that it can only print 25 photos on a single charge, but that should be fine for most.
Print out more at once
The Polaroid Mint Pocket Printer is another great option for portable photo printers. It has the same features and capabilities as the Polaroid Zip, except that it is capable of printing up to 50 photos on a single charge. However, it’s slightly more expensive.
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