Last Christmas, I received a Polaroid printer as a gift from my parents. I’ve wanted a Polaroid camera for years, but my parents thought that a the printer was a bit more up-to-date and a cool gadget to get me, and I totally agree! (Although, I’m sure at some point in the future I will buy a camera as well.)
It works via bluetooth – there is NO ink involved! You download an app on your phone and through that you can print off any photo on your camera roll! This is great as you can pick a good photo and know that it’s going to print out nice, rather than take a picture on a Polaroid camera and only realise once it was printed out, that the lighting is wrong or you look a bit crazy.
It’s small too, so perfect to fit in any sized bag to take with you on a trip or a night out. Meaning (if you’re feeling generous) you can take pictures of you and your pals, and hand them out as little memories of the evening for everyone!
The paper I have for mine also doubles as a sticker if you choose to peel off the film on the back, so it’s perfect for scrapbooking.
Looking at the app itself, you have so many options for editing your photos. You can choose the size and placement of your photo on the paper, add filters, adjust the brightness, contrast, etc. settings of the photo, add a border or stickers, or even add text! You can also create a collage of pictures to print out in the one photo!
Personally, I don’t like to do much editing or add any filters as I feel it takes away from my photos, but that is just my opinion. However, I still love the fact you have all these options should you wish to use them.
I will say, I do love the look and thickness of the camera paper over the printer paper, but that’s just cause I feel the camera paper looks way more vintage and cute – it’s just a personal preference. And the quality of the photos when you print them doesn’t come out exactly as you would see it on your phone, which is understandable as it is trying to convert a big file to a small one and print it via bluetooth. Regardless, I love all my photos that I have printed out, and I love my Polaroid printer!
If you’re looking for a Polaroid camera or printer, or just a cool gadget to add to your collection, I would recommend looking into getting one of these as it’s a lot of fun, and can really make your bedroom, scrapbook or journal look way cuter!
Thank you for reading my post, I hope you enjoyed it! (And if anybody is curious, I have the Polaroid Zip printer.)
What’s your favourite gadget that you own?