Not my imagination portable! Kodak Kodak portable photo printer use evaluation


The original plan for the evaluation of Kodak's portable photo printer will be compared with Fuji mini7s. However, I received the goods, and I discovered that I was wrong. My understanding of the word "portable" is wrong, and the reason will be explained later. But this will not affect my evaluation of this photo printer, I will try to refine the language, more dry goods, nonsense less! I hope that reading this article will deepen your understanding of this photo printer.

The following content is divided into: out of the box, product appearance and assembly, actual print, how the quality. Interested in the operation can jump directly to the "actual print"; interested directly in the picture quality jump to "picture quality", it is too much trouble can jump directly to the "summary and recommendations."


The evaluation product sent by Aunt Zhang is a gift box.

↑ From left to right are the photo trays & ink cartridges, photo printer cartridges, and an album. Consumables and printers are required, and the photo album should belong to the gift that the gift box refers to. Photo album work is not bad, but does not belong to the scope of the evaluation, skip this.

↑ All hardware parts, no supplies. They are the paper warehouse, power supply, printer, warranty card and instructions.

Consumable parts, respectively, ink cartridges and photo paper. Photographs donated 2x20 sheets, and only 20 sheets can be loaded into the carton. Everyone must be very concerned about the price of photographic papers. The price on the crowdfunding page is 199 yuan and 40. Taking into account the size of the photo paper is 6 inches, the surface will also increase the professional scratch-resistant layer, eliminating the cost of plastic, some people can still accept the price of supplies. In addition, photo paper and ink cartridges are complementary, which means that the price of photo paper also includes ink cartridges. The instructions clearly show that the cartridges must not be reused after printing the matching photo paper.

Product appearance and assembly:

The volume is small. Certainly someone is not convinced because Fuji has a smaller photo printer. However, traditional printers are ink cartridges, whether you are inkjet or laser, ink or toner. With the ink tank this thing, up to this printer is really small. The volume is larger than the film SLR, and is almost as large as a digital SLR.

↑ Product Name and LOGO.

↑ After you access the phone, you can start the phone to print the app.

↑ Two USB ports can only be used big. The small USB interface specification is a 5-pin interface and is for factory use only. Please do not try this interface.

↑ Correct posture!

↑ wrong posture, strictly prohibited!

Well, the following began to assemble:

The ink cartridge installation is simple.

There is no difficulty in installing photo paper. But remember to take the yellow paper away.

When he heard a "bang," he said that the fit was successful.

After the fit is still very beautiful. Only after the fit has become bigger, if you want to be portable, you must remove the paper warehouse. Otherwise, the snapping of the fit part breaks during the movement. Therefore, if the paper bin can be retracted inside the printer when it is not in use, it may be more "portable".

The printer's default phone interface is the Micro USB interface. Suitable for most Android phones. Happily, my Meizu MX4 Pro is still there.

The wonderful posture of inserting a mobile phone in your imagination should be like this

↑ Actual posture is like this. If the responsibility is not the printer, then Meizu is because Meizu's holes are long.

After inserting this way, how do I operate the phone to select picture printing? Is not no solution, use the data line!

Only witty I can come up with this solution. It is still available but not perfect. Takes up the only available USB port and cannot print photos from the reader. There is no way, but just a little more troublesome. Copy the photo to the phone with the OTG line! This is the best way for me to come up with you! In fact, manufacturers should think of a better way - let the printer support wifi connection! Photo printers that do not have wifi capabilities cannot keep up with the times.

When I saw this page of the APP, I was excited, but the manual did not mention wifi. The crowdfunding question and answer also indicated that it did not support wifi, so let it be.

Fortunately, I'm using the iPhone SE right now. Apple's lightning is indiscriminate, and there is no downturn in the screen.

Unfortunately, the two donated interfaces are Type-C

Fortunately, the rummaging found the mobile interface that came with the mobile phone, and the evaluation continued.

Actual print:

You must first download the Kodak Printer Dock. There is no problem with Apple's mobile phone, and it comes with the market. Android phones are in disgrace, and the Google market cannot be accessed. The market for mobile phones is generally not available, such as the Meizu market. Pea pods have this app. The difference is the version is lower. Using Android's APP did not allow me to update the printer's firmware. Updates the printer's firmware when using the Apple App.

The firmware version was upgraded from 1.36 to 1.58. The corresponding APP adds several template options.

APP is very simple to use. The first button is the camera. After the point is opened, the camera can be started. Then the photo is printed. Usually no one uses this function, because at this time your camera is either inserted in the printer's deck, or connected to the data line, you can shoot it?

The most commonly used is the second button - Gallery. That is, open the phone's gallery and select photo prints.

↑ After opening the picture, the interface is as above. You can print directly by clicking Print USB in the upper right corner.

Select Polaroid template, waste so much photo paper, I certainly do not do it.

After clicking on the print, it is waiting, sending data, and then starting printing.

The print will go in and out 4 times. The three primary colors will be printed in the first three times. The last time the film is applied is the wear-resistant layer.

This photo printer also supports video printing.

After selecting the video in the gallery, you can play the video. The paused screen can be used for printing. You can also click on the automatic video screenshot below to print.

The video was recorded at the time of 1080P. The effect of the print is how it can be displayed in the next section.

As for the function of searching for picture prints, personally feels tasteless.

Open is a Baidu image search interface.

Find the picture and long press to print it.

As for the "Connect" button, the effect is as follows:

Can't customize APP, most of the optional APP is not suitable for national conditions.

The last function, USB! Are you scaring me? Photo printer can not print USB flash drive or card reader what's the use? Can only count as a mobile photo printer. But I believe that the official will achieve this function as soon as possible, Coming Soon!

Unable to print the photo of the reader, I thought of one of the instructions:

In fact, this feature is quite good, as long as you bring the data line, print photos directly is not bad.

Unfortunately, both Ricoh GR and Fuji XE1 have failed. Fuji XE1 I was ok to support PictBrige. I think maybe you need to use the USB print function on your mobile app to connect to the data line.

How is the picture quality:

In order to reflect the quality of the printed photos as realistically as possible, I requested an Epson photo scanner. This is what I used to scan the film, of course, is the lowest level of film scanners, but to scan the photos, the problem is not.

Kodak portable photo printers use the D2T2 dye-sublimation printing technology. There are not many on the Internet. Baidu has a result as follows:

What is sublimation? (D2T2)
(D2T2): Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer, (Dye) Sublimation-type Sublimation Print (D2T2) is a technology that uses thermal sensing to print photos; YMCO (yellow/magenta/indigo/protective film) at the time of printing Three layers of color film and one layer of protective film are imprinted on special photographic paper after vaporization through heat treatment. The performance can reach three colors, each with a continuous color tone of 256 colors and 16.77 million colors. The color is vivid and distinct, and each layer is reconstructed. The unique appearance of the color gradation and natural color; its special color band contains a unique protective film, which can achieve the performance of continuous color gradation. Compared with the half color gradation of inkjet, it is a printing technology that truly achieves the quality of the photograph; In terms of preservation, due to the protective layer, thermal sublimation occupies a greater advantage over water, UV, and fingerprints than other technologies.

In simple terms, the continuity of the color gradation is performed well, and it should not be faulted. Another feature is the protective film.

Does the color scale perform well? Test to know!

By the way, the Epson ink cartridge printer was also included in the inkjet printer:

The picture used for testing is:

If you see color incoherence in this picture, there are obvious segments, congratulations, your phone screen or monitor is not very good

The above is printed by an ink jet printer. First of all, it is a bit of a color cast. Secondly, the segment is wider and the effect is not good.

The above is the result of the Kodak photo printer, the color is more accurate, there are segments, but the segment is more narrow, the effect is OK, but not completely color level

No matter how much it is, everyone pays more attention to the actual use effect! The following is a shot of Seda:

Here is the post-print scan:

It can be found that the colors are not original and the details are good.

↑ The effect of the video snapshot printout can not be perceived as the quality of the video. Of course, this is the reason for the video. If it is not a 4k video, it is not recommended to print the photo directly.

Above is the f35 found with the web search print function, my child's favorite aircraft. The resolution is 1920*1200, which basically meets the minimum resolution of printing.

How did the colors look better when the photos were printed? Although the details of the clouds are a bit lost.

Zhangnei again took pictures of the iPhone SE while running at the beach.

The above is printed with an inkjet printer. The photo paper is only a 5-inch cottage photo paper; the following is Kodak's portable photo printer and it is scanned together to avoid the different parameters.

The first is inkjet, and the second is Kodak. Contrast with the original image, you can feel the more intense ink jet, Kodak's more light. When you specifically print, you can adjust the photos in advance according to the characteristics of the printer in order to achieve the desired effect.

To continue the evaluation, we first look at an official poster:

In my imagination, I naively thought that I could print photos by mobile, so I originally planned:

Take pictures of strangers on the street, print them out and send them to strangers, and then take a picture of a stranger holding a print photo. With this portable printer, communication between people can be promoted.

Do you know how much I waste in order to get the effect of the above chart? Find someone who doesn’t know how to take a photo and find a room with power to print photos. I was worried about my classmates running. Fortunately, the printing speed was still fast. Then find the classmate, give him a photo, and take another photo to remember

Finally, according to the original plan and Fuji instax mini7s contrast.

It's all white, it's pretty good

Please forgive Fuji for using the wrong model and failing to expose it (for four or five years, it hasn't been used. It has been eating at home and the battery still has electricity). Well, ignore the exposure, you can see how small the general Fuji Polaroid photos, and 6 inches than the gap is too large. The colors cannot be compared, each has its own characteristics, and the definition is definitely the Kodak portable photo printer wins. Taking into account the size of photo paper, compared with the price of Fuji photo paper, Kodak portable photo printer photo paper is not expensive

to sum up:


1, the printer is small and compact

2, photo size, 6 inches

3, can be printed without borders

4, good quality, protective film

5, can charge the mobile phone when printing

6, a single print price of 5 yuan, is not expensive, you can better point


1, the printer does not support wifi or Bluetooth connection

2, paper warehouse can not shrink

3, the printer itself does not have a battery, can not move the print

4, APP's USB printing function can not be achieved, there is no way to print the reader or photo in the USB flash drive.

What's the use of such a "portable" photo printer? Can't go out and print photos, but can only be placed at home. Call it a "microphoto printer".

On the other hand, this printer does not have wifi and battery, but in the final analysis, it is still a product positioning problem. Because Kodak has a truly mobile product:

Kodak PM-210 Mobile Phone Photo Printer White ¥988 Jingdong

The PD450 involved in the evaluation should be positioned at home (although not publicized), then the above-mentioned shortcomings will no longer exist. I think of it as a "mobile" photo printer, and its promotion.

Recommendation: As a home photo printer, if you can fix the above shortcomings, it would be perfect.

PS. Tell everybody that if I write carefully, I’ll give it a thumbs up.

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