Review & Demonstration | Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer

I’m excited to share about a fun product I’ve had the pleasure of testing out for the past couple of months.  As many of you know, I’ve recently become interested in adding decorative elements to my planner.  The Polaroid Zip mobile printer* is a great little device for on-the-go photo printing.  I personally enjoy using these photos in my planner, but they’re also great for scrapbooking, memory keeping, and sharing!

polaroid zip mobile printer

The nice folks at reached out to me a couple of months ago to see if I’d be interested in checking out their new product partnership with Polaroid ZIP.  I’d never used anything like it before and wouldn’t have thought I’d come to enjoy a mobile printer so much, but it seemed like a fun concept so I thought I’d give it a try.  I’m so glad that I did, because it’s become one of my favorite fun extras to add some flair to my planner!

polaroid zip erin condren bundle

The Polaroid ZIP mobile printer* measures 2.9″ wide x 4.7″ long x 0.9″ high and weighs just 6.6 ounces making it easy to carry and travel with.  It comes with directions for use (including how to install and use the coordinating free mobile app), a charging cord, and 10 Polaroid 2″ x 3″ Premium ZINK zero ink papers.

The basic Erin Condren Polaroid Zip bundle comes with the mobile printer and a perfectly sized decal available in three designs, including fleur feliz, braided hues, and watercolor shine.  You can purchase the printer elsewhere, but it is the same price ($130) and you get the decal as a free bonus if you buy through  They also offer a three-piece bundle for $149 that includes the printer, decal, and a matching carry-all clutch (a $167 value), also available in the three designs.


Additional Polaroid ZINK paper is available for purchase in both 30 and 50 packs, broken down into 10 packs for convenience.  Each pack comes with a blue sheet with a barcode indicating which way to load the paper.  It’s basically fool proof!  ZINK stands for Zero Ink Printing Technology.  The pigment is built right into the paper, so there’s never a need to buy ink.  How cool is that?

The Premium ZINK paper is smudge-proof, water and tear-resistant.  It has a peel-off adhesive backing that is repositionable in my experience.  Polaroid touts their ZINK paper to be fade resistant even with exposure to light, heat and humidity.  The quality of printed photos is excellent.  I feel like they print with a bit of an antiqued hue compared to the originals, but the images are crisp and vibrant.

polaroid zip details

The printer connects to both iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth, for a streamlined wireless connection.  You simply download the free Polaroid ZIP app, set up the Bluetooth connection, and presto, you can print wirelessly!  The app gives several printing options, including a full size quick print, photo edit options, collage frames, and more.

polaroid zip planner decoration

I personally like to use my Polaroid ZIP to add decorative elements to my Erin Condren Life Planner*.  In the lefthand photo above, I share how I use a photo printed on ZINK paper within a mostly functional planner spread to highlight a special memory.  The right photo showcases how I used photos in a purely decorative spread in a scrapbooking type of function during a recent family trip.

I like to use the collage feature of the Polaroid ZIP app to fit multiple photos on one sheet of ZINK paper.  It’s so easy it is to size the photos how you want just using a pinch and sweep motion within the app’s editing features.  The great thing about the ZINK paper for Erin Condren Life Planner users is that you can print two photos on one 2″ x 3″ sheet, cut the paper in half, and each photo fits perfectly inside the 1.5″ x 2″ boxes in the weekly spreads.

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I share more about the Polaroid ZIP mobile printer and demonstrate how I use it in my planner in this video:

The nice folks at Erin Condren provided a Polaroid ZIP mobile printer bundle for one of you!  The Erin Condren Polaroid ZIP Giveaway will run until Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 6 PM CT.  The giveaway is open internationally.  All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter.  ONE winner will receive the Braided Hues Polaroid Bundle pictured below:

erin condren polaroid zip giveaway

You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below (check out this blog post for more information on entering Rafflecopter giveaways).  I’ll announce the winner on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always.
Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sometimes Rafflecopter experiences technical difficulties. If you can’t enter for some reason, try again later and it will probably work.

Many thanks to Erin Condren for their generosity in sharing this awesome device with me and providing the giveaway prize.  I think the Polaroid ZIP mobile printer is a fun accessory for planner enthusiasts, scrappers, and photo sharers alike and would make for a wonderful gift this holiday season.  I’d love to know how you use this printer or something similar if you care to share!


* Post contains referral links.  Items marked with an asterisk (*) were sent to me for consideration.  This is not a sponsored post.  All opinions are genuinely my own. *


40 thoughts on “Review & Demonstration | Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer”

  1. Well isn’t that just the coolest little device! We just got our daughter an Erin Condren Life Planner for her birthday and this little printer will make a perfect Christmas present to compliment it. Thanks so much for the demo and the giveaway Jen. Hope you had a wonderful spa vacation this week. 🙂

  2. I am so glad you did this demonstration!!! I’ve seen a few other Facebook friends receive their printer but had yet to see anyone use it. The pictures look so great in your planner!! I love that you showed both functional and decorative uses. Thank you!

  3. I love the idea of using the Poloroid Zip Printer to get the pictures on my phone printed! It doesn’t matter how good my intentions are, I rarely get them off my phone.

  4. What a neat little thing! Thank you once again for sharing Jennifer! That would make an awesome Christmas gift. ☃❣

  5. Thank you so much for sharing. I’ve been watching the videos on the planners out of curiosity and then found myself needing one for the holiday planning. So thankful you took the time to share all these cool fun stuff to make planning enjoyable.

  6. I would LOVE to win this awesome product!!!! Fingers crossed! Thanks for the opportunity Jen and Erin Condren!!

  7. I hope I win :O I have been looking at the Polaroid Zip since you first talked about it and thought how inventive and fun. I do daily journaling and this would be so great! Thanks Jen for the very imformative video and I love your planner ideas.

  8. Wow, I love it! Thank you so much for the review! You did a great job in your planner with the pictures and stickers! Love it.

  9. OMG, that is the best thing I’ve seen in a while. I can think of so many things to do with it. I would love to get this little printer. It is certainly on my Christmas list.

  10. This giveaway is amazing!! I got to know about the Polaroid Printer a few months ago and I instantly knew that I needed it, but I couldn’t afford it at that time. Onr month ago I moved to a different country for work on my own and it would be great if I could decorate my room with some pictures taken when my family and friends come to visit. Wish me luck! 🙂

  11. I would love to have one of these as at present I am using a full size letter sticker sheet for wallet size photi’s. I just want to say you did a wonderful job of displaying both how the printer works and how you use the photo’s in your planner. The Erin Conden site was no where near as helpful.

  12. That looks like so much fun!! Love how you used it in your planner. I scrapbook and use a planner so I can think of many ways to use it. Love your videos! You always explain things so well. 🙂

  13. Awesome giveaway like always Jen! Great content and giveaways-what’s not to love. (I messed up on my instagram, username is kali5860).

  14. I just subscribed to your channel on youtube and have been looking for something just like this to take with me on a trip next month. Serendipity. lol Thanks for sharing this! Something to add to my research. 🙂

  15. You are wonderful at reviews! I love you all the time but I think your really good at reviews! 🙂 Im hoping for a win here because I can see this being a SUPER fun play toy in my Erin C. Thanks for the chance!

  16. Awesome Jen! Thanks for the video. I’ve been on the fence about ordering full size sticker paper because I knew there would be a lot of waste. This is just perfect and is now on my Christmas wish list!

  17. I have been interested in the Zip and so thankful you did this review. I love it!! I love using my ErinCondren Planner, scrapbooking and card making. This would be a perfect accessory. Thank you Jen!!

  18. Just one more awesome thing I’ve learned about from you Jen. Thanks so much for sharing! You are so sweet! Blessings & joy this CHRISTmas season.c💙

  19. Hey girl! I was wondering if you have been using your zip as much with the app update that they did? I can’t get my photos to print in the correct format anymore and it’s super frustrating! I was wondering if you have figured it out.

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