Kodak Photo Printer Dock PD450W
A new way to print your images
£129.99 FROM Kodak, kodak.co.uk FEATURES Wi-Fi connectivity, maximum paper size A6, 20x12x15cm
Portable photo printers are great in theory, but frequently marred by disappointing image
quality. Kodak’s PD450W does well to solve the issue, although dye sublimation printing still isn’t a match for inkjet models.
What makes this printer unique is the top docking station, which eliminates the need for a Wi-Fi connection while simultaneously charging your iPhone. The built-in micro-USB port is designed for Android smartphones, but includes a Lightning adapter for iOS use; the dock is wide enough for big screen smartphones, including larger iPhones.
A free companion app is required for printing, but the software is slow at displaying thumbnails, and doesn’t support iCloud Photo Library folders like Favourites or Selfies. The unit prints 40 4x6-inch photos from a single ink cartridge and paper refill pack. Prints are decent and only take a minute and a half each in four passes – yellow, magenta, cyan, protective coating – but colours are somewhat muted and there’s less detail than photos you can get from budget inkjet printers.
With the Kodak PD450W, a 4x6-inch colour photo print is just one touch away.