One of the lists that I always make up before a trip, is a list of items I want to buy ahead of time. With this years road trip quickly approaching, I knew I needed to get on it!
My daughter is just at the age that she can write, take pictures and draw. So I decided this would be a perfect trip for her to scrapbook her way through. Her and I are going to make the scrapbook portion ahead of time so that she can just glue pictures down, add her words and drawings during the trip.
This led me to wonder how I was going to get the pictures while we were on the road. I love to use Costco for all my photo needs but what a pain in the butt to have to find one in each town that we stop in. I started doing some research on the portable printers.
These portable photo printers range from 70$-150$ and from all of the reviews, they appear to be old school Polaroid print quality. At first that turned me off but the more I thought about it I came to terms with it. I know I’m going to get all of the pictures developed at Costco eventually so these pictures will just be for the scrapbook and might even look cool if they are of lesser quality, especially for a travel scrapbook.
After a few months of going back and forth on which one I wanted to get, I chose the Canon Selphy CP1200 White Wireless Color Photo Printer. It is larger than some of the other portable printers but I like that it can print different sizes, including 4×6. You can print from your smart devices and plug-in your memory stick to print from your camera. All you need is a wi-fi single if you are printing via air. The ink and photo paper is sold together so that there is no waste. There is only enough ink in each box to print the amount of sheets included. The quality is much better then I thought it was going to be and with the program Pic Frame, you can print all different sizes of pictures.
I have had a lot of fun with it so far and I cannot wait to take it on our adventures and print our memories same day! This is definitely an item you are going to want to have for all of your vacations.