This compact photo printer can be considered as the camera Polaroid, but separate devices for printing digital photographs appeared relatively recently. One of them is the model PD233 from the company LG. She truly is compact and self-contained, but what is its real possibilities? Polaroid was the same, though very popular, but still toy rather than a serious device …
Packaging printer with the first Peer can take a box from a smartphone. With printer supplied AC adapter included, USB-cable, manual paper, and 10 sheets of photo paper ZINK. On the cover or case manufacturer saved, although it would be useful for portable devices. The housing is made of durable and soft-touch plastic with metal frame. Decorating can be white, orange, and pink. However, if you look closely, you can see that the design anyway girly – within each plitochki heart inscribed on the texture. Entangled in management will be difficult even female. On one side of the body is the door behind which is hidden the receiving tray, and on the opposite slit through which the output of finished pictures. On the sidewalls has a power button, and MicroUSB port type B. The top cover can be removed for device access to the mechanism. This is useful in case of delay in the paper.
Fit in a miniature form factor present the printhead and ink cartridges, to put it mildly, is not a trivial task. LG engineers but its not solved. The printer uses the same concept as the original Polaroid. The work will require special paper structure which already has crystals with colorant three colors, and the required palette CMYK-forming method. The crystals were dissolved by heat radiation spot, and produce image pixels.
Befor start to use it will be necessary to install a special application on Android or iOS. Then turn on the printer and should make regular synchronization Bluetooch. Integrated NFC can speed up this process. His antenna is designated corresponding sticker on the top cover. To start printing, you simply select the desired photo in the application interface. But first a good idea to download the paper – while the white side of the sheet facing up. Tray fits 10 sheets, download them also will not cause any problems. The only nuance is that in each pack LG Zink paper has an additional eleventh leaf, which is used for head cleaning. He should be first in line.
Printing will take between one to two minutes. Image Format 2 x 3 inches, ensure the correct orientation of the photo. An application can add to your picture different frames, text, or QR-code, which will contain information on the place and time of shooting. Additionally, you can easily make a collage of photos. The program interface is quite easy and simple, but for some reason only works in vertical orientation.
Quality shooting suitable for entertainment purposes, but no more. Colors look washed out – more like black on gray. Not entirely clear whether this is due to the imperfection of the technology or errors in processing algorithms. This is not surprising, given the short development of a specific technology – the first inkjet printer is not too pleasing to the eye. Also keep in mind the cost price of the device small.
Printer has a built-in battery, which is enough for 25 pictures. After that, it will have to be charged within 1.5 hours.
– miniature size
– convenient control
– unique design
– small time
– bad color
– need special paper
As expected from LG Pocket Photo PD233 should not expect anything special. The main disadvantage is the need for the device special and not cheap paper. Bundle with 30 sheets on amazon worth $ 20. At the same time, in some situations, compactness and autonomy will be nothing to replace the device. Cost PD233 relatively inexpensive – 4370 rubles.