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My Best Companion Award goes to … Canon Mini Photo Printer!

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I received Canon Mini Photo Printer months ago but I haven’t got the time to actually test out the device until last month. It turns out to be the most useful device sitting in my room right now. Now that I’m more active in bullet journal, this mini photo printer is currently my best companion. And I’ve got the one in bright cheery mint green!

Why Canon Mini Photo Printer rocks?

And here are 5 reasons why my best companion award goes to Canon Mini Photo Printer.

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1. It’s as small as my passport

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This device is really compact and lightweight. It only weighs 160 grams and measures approximately, 118.31 x 82.36 x 18.7mm. It isn’t much of a hassle to bring this photo printer along with you when you travel.

And all you’ll need is your mobile phone to take an awesome snapshot then send the image to the photo printer for printing via Bluetooth.

2. All you need is ZINK™, without the ink

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With this photo printer, you do not need to purchase an ink cartridge for it to work. All you need is a pack of Canon ZINK™ Photo Paper. These special photo paper already has ink crystals embedded in it! Upon contact with the heat generated in the printer, this advanced composite material (with cyan, yellow, and magenta dye crystals) will colourise and show up on the photo paper. How cool is that!

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Each Canon Mini Photo Printer comes with a pack of Canon ZINK™ Photo Paper. And each pack contains 10 sheets of 5×7.6cm (2″x 3″) photo paper which has an adhesive backing. They make perfect photo stickers which could be stuck onto your phone covers or notebook.

These photo paper are also smudge-proof and tear resistant.

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You will just need to follow the simple instructions given to load the printer with these photo paper.

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When you load the printer with photo paper, you will just need to turn on the printer and sync it to your mobile phone.

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3. It takes less than a minute to print a photo!

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It’s very easy to use and I did not have to refer to the manual at all. Before you sync the printer to your mobile, you will need to download and install the Canon Mini Print app. Then open the app on your phone to start printing!

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Select the photo to be printed from your photo gallery and Voilà!

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Your very first photo print will emerge after this blue sheet.

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The printing process approximately takes about 50 seconds only. How’s that for speed? The best thing is that you don’t have to wait for the photo to dry or placed it in the dark for the colours to set. You can instantly use the photos as stickers right away.

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4. Customise your own photo prints with borders, text and stickers!

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You can add colourful frames, fancy text, electric borders and cute emojis to your photo with the Canon Mini Print App. This feature allows me to customise my photos to make it my very own.

In my opinion, the quality of photo prints are looking very good. The maximum printing resolution is 314 x 400dpi.

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Apparently, you can even use the app’s Tile Print Feature to create an image with 4 or 9 prints. I didn’t get to try that one out as I only have limited photo paper left to use.

5. Stick your photo prints on any smooth surface

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I am glad that Canon introduces photo paper that has a peel-off backing which instantly transforms these prints into personalised stickers. With that, I could easily stick these photo prints onto my bullet journal. Coming 2019, I might have to get more of Canon ZINK™ Photo Paper so that I can fill up the pages in my journal with all the wonderful memories.

While it may be fun documenting your life via Instagram or other social media platforms, nothing beats the feel of looking through tangible photographs which would probably last for a lifetime. All thanks to Canon Mini Photo printer and ZINK™ technology. This is the next best thing to my mobile phone.

Canon Mini Photo Printer is available online at Canon Singapore website with a retail price of $189. It is available in Rose Gold, Mint Green and Slate Grey. It has built-in rechargeable batteries (Rechargeable lithium polymer – 2 cell, 7.4V, 500mAh).

Receive free Tokidoki gifts (worth $98) (Pouch, lanyard, charm, body sticker, tote bag) when you buy the Canon Mini Photo Printer!


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