Kodak Step Slim Instant Mobile ZINK Photo Printer Review from PCMag

Spiffy photo stickers for 50 cents a pop

Kodak Step Slim Instant Mobile Photo Printer Review PCMag

Kodak Step Slim Instant Mobile Photo Printer Review at PCMag


Kodak’s Step Slim Instant Mobile Photo Printer churns out good-looking, sticky-backed 2-by-3-inch photos at a reasonable price.

MSRP $79.99

    • Low purchase price
    • Competitive running costs
    • Good output quality
    • Available in bundle with enough consumables for 70 photos
    • No support for Windows PCs or Macs
    • Only Bluetooth (mobile phone) connectivity

Aside from HP, few companies have made a bigger commitment to portable or pocket-size photo printers than Kodak. We’ve already reviewed the company’s Mini 2 Retro Portable Photo Printer and Mini 3 Retro Portable Photo Printer (the latter nabbing an Editors’ Choice award) this year, and today it’s the $79.99 Step Slim Instant Mobile Photo Printer’s turn. While all three devices create similarly sized images—2 by 3 inches in the Step Slim’s case—the two Mini Retros are dye-sublimation (usually called dye-sub) printers.

The Step Slim, though, joins photo printers from Canon, HP, and others in using Zero ink, or Zink, imaging technology. Dye-subs generally churn out slightly nicer prints, while Zink printers are easier to maintain and use. This particular Kodak uses the company’s adhesive-backed paper that turns anything you print into a sticker. What’s most impressive about the sleek little Slim, however, is its low list price and competitive cost per print, making it a great smartphone companion.

Read the entire review at PCMag.

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