What people think about the Pringo Smartphone Printer- Pringo Reviews

Here’s what some of our customers have said about the Pringo mini smartphone printer:

 

Jess from Essentially Jess said:

There’s also the immediacy of being able to share moments. I would have loved to have had this when we left Darwin, so I could have given Taylah’s friends some pics of their last moments together. Similarly, I was thinking it would be a great thing to have for kids birthdays. You could set up a mini photo booth and let them have a great time snapping away, and then print the best pics. It would make a great take home present. I think I may have to do that for parties this year…. 

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Brisbane Kids said:

Who else has hundreds of photos stored on their smartphone? Surely it’s not just me! I take all these photos, but never get around to doing anything with them. If you’re the same then you’re going to love, love, LOVE what I just found! And it’s great for so much more than just happy snaps and selfies! It’s a Pringo Portable Photo Printer and it is awesome!

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Sunny Coast Kids said:

My kids and I had a ball creating the photos and then watching it print. The poses that they did just so we could print them out were quite funny. Then getting them to add the boarders, stickers and other extras brought about squeals of delight.

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Anne from Domesblissity said:

A fabulous little portable device that just pops into your handbag and allows you to print any photo from your mobile phone or tablet.

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Mandy from Barbie Bieber and Beyond said:

My girls have been having an absolute ball trying out all the features that the Pringo has. You can even design pretty borders and stickers to go on to your pictures.

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Dannie from A Dose of Dannie said:

Really this is so awesome you can even design your pictures to have patterns or a border , stickers. Your photo’s you chose how you want them to look fancy or plain.

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A Kidspot Reader said

Overall I would highly recommend purchasing the Pringo Portable Photo Printer. We have had the product for three weeks and we have used the printer numerous times for a range of reasons. I would suggest that the Pringo Portable Photo Printer is suitable for use for families and also in the playgroup/daycare/school setting as it enables photos to be taken and printed immediately or later for use.

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Another Kidspot Reader said

I’m not a computer whizz and even I could use this! My son and I had a great afternoon printing off pictures for a family collage for Nanna. We added filters and colour stamps to individualise the prints. And my son loved it as a craft activity. It really was that easy. 

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The Crafty Mummy Said

Love it! It will get lots of use here across the holidays and especially for Christmas.

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20 ideas for using your Pringo smartphone printer

We know you love your Pringo mini smartphone printer as much as we do but apart from just printing and sharing photos from your mobile have you stopped to consider all the other brilliant things you can do with your Pringo? We’ve started to collate a list (yes this is only just the start) to give you some inspiration for the wonderful things you can do with your Pringo photos.

1. Baby announcements and Christening/Baby Naming invitations

Grab a gorgeous photo of your bub, add text, stickers and borders with the Pringo App then send out for personalised baby announcements or as invitations to Christenings or Naming ceremonies.

baby announcements

2. Personalised Birthday Cards

Turn a selfie into a birthday card to add to your next birthday present. Great for kids or adult presents alike. Just take a photo of the gift giver(s), add a birthday message with the photo app and instant birthday card. Cheaper than a store bought one and sooo much nicer!

birthday cards

3. Personalised photo business cards

If you have a small business, chances are you’ll already have a business card to hand out at your next networking event. Problem is, if you’ve printed them in bulk they can get stale or boring by the time you get to the last of them. With your Pringo wifi photo printer you can print yourself a different business card every day for every occasion. Personalise it to the day, event or to suit your mood – however you roll.

business cards

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4. Personalised decorative ornaments

Perfect for Christmas or other special occasions, create your very own personalised ornaments for hanging on the Christmas tree, on the wall or in a bedroom. Beautiful.

 

christmas ornaments

crafty stuff5. Personalised Coasters

Perfect as a photo gift for a friend, print photos of family members, sports teams, pets or anything you like, then glue to coasters to personalise them.
coasters

6. Photo framed photo frame (try and say that 10 times!)

Turn a photo frame into a photo framed photo frame by affixing Pringo printed photos with some craft glue. You’ll notice this one uses black and white photos (which you can do with the Pringo App) so it doesn’t detract from the photo that will eventually be placed inside the frame.
craft frame

7. Loot bags and gift bags

Next time you’re having a kid’s birthday party, why not personalise the loot bags with a photo of the birthday child. Better still, take photos of the birthday child with each of the attendees and print one for the guest and one for the birthday child to go into the scrapbook. Nice.

 

 

loot bags

 

 

gift bags

 

 8. Gifts for the Grandfolk

We all know how much grandparents love photos of their grandbabies (actually that could read parents and their kids too) so why not create (or buy) a display board with cute little pegs that updated photos of Pringo printed babes can be attached to. You’ll definitely be the favourite child if you get this going!

 

 

 

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9. Turn your holiday memory into a beautiful display

This is a nice way of turning your moments into sharable memories by bringing a piece of your holiday home with you (as long as you’re not breaching any quarantine laws….just sayin’).

holiday photo art

Image via: Kodak

 

 

 

 

10. Organise yourself with Pringo

The next time you’re doing a clean out and tidy up, organise yourself by printing photos of things stored in boxes before you put them away in storage. Helps to jog your memory of the contents (rather than just writing on the box) plus it makes you look super-organised (even more so that what you already are!).
labeling your boxes11. Label parcels

Turn a plain parcel into something gorgeous with a Pringo photo attached. Just punch a hole through it, tie it on and away you go.

12. Love letters to Mum or Dad from the kids

Make Mothers’ day or Fathers’ day or any day extra special with a personalised note from the kids. Let them pick stickers and borders from the Pringo App, add some text, print and share. Beautiful.

photos of love

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13. Celebrate your favourite team’s win

Print photos of your favourite sporting team to celebrate their latest win and to wave under the noses of opposing team fans’ noses :-).
Print and share pics of your fave tean

 

 

 

14. Quotes and memes

Take a photo, add your favourite inspirational quote or meme and stick it by your desk or in your purse.
print memes and quotes

 

15. School projects and show and tell

The kids are always needing photos and images printed for school projects and show and tell days. Having to save photos from your phone to your desktop computer to be printed is always a bit of a pain. Print fingerprint proof, fade proof and water proof photos for your child’s next show and tell day. The App is simple enough for little fingers to be able to personalise their own photos with stickers, borders and text before they print wirelessly from their iPod, iPad, other iOS or Android device.

show and tell

 

16. Personalised vouchers

When you don’t have time to rush out to buy a present for someone, print a personalised voucher on your Pringo. It’s a win-win for everyone. special notes

17. Scrapbook to your heart’s content

The Pringo printer and scrapbooking are literally a match made in heaven. Printing credit card sized photos means that you no longer have to cut photos to size because they’re printed the perfect size and shape for scrapbooking projects.

scrapbooking layout

This is a nice effect with the spotted paper framing the ledger paper. Image via: Octoberafternoon

18. Personalised thank-you cards

Thank-you cards are always a nice gesture especially if someone has gone out of their way to help you. Print a personalised thank-you card on your Pringo to make it even more special.

thank you cards

19. Turn your photos into wall art

Turn your Pringo printed photos into beautiful hanging wall art or photo mobiles. The beauty is, you can change the photos to suit the mood,  occasion or season.

DIY photo hanging mobile

Image via: Photo Jojo

20. Print on the run

Whether for fun or for business, take your Pringo with you so you can print on the run (no strings attached…. literally).
print on the run

There’s literally hundreds of useful things you can do with your Pringo mini smartphone printer.

 

Now over to you, what do you (or would you) use your Pringo mini smartphone printer for?

 

 

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5 tips for organising and managing digital photos

Since there are countless options to click photos nowadays, quite often we end up with a bunch of disorganised photographs in random folders on our computer. If this is the case, chances are your computer will be flooded with a gazillion folders most of which you can’t quite recall what’s in them and when the photos were even taken. Most likely you have photos in folders that don’t even make sense (although they probably made sense at the time you filed them there!).

Seeing it’s the beginning of a New Year and that normally means organisation, it’s time to sort your digital photos and organise them into some order that makes sense (to more people than just you).

Here’s 5 handy tips that will have you organising and managing digital photos like an expert.

  1. Get your folders sorted

Digital photo folders

Image via: hermamas

A really easy way of setting up photo folders on your computer is by year and date. Everything is in chronological order and is easy to find.

How To organise OLD photos

If you have old photos in your computer then you will need to check each of their dates to transfer them to specified folders. You can easily check the dates by going on each photo’s property and check the date the photo was created on then it’s just a matter of drag and drop.

How To organise NEW photos

First thing you are going to want to do is, set your camera’s date and time correctly so your future photos will have the date and time on them. This is too easy if most of your photos are taken on an iPhone or other smartphone. Accordingly put them in the designated folder.

How To Create Folders

  • Create a master folder and name it “Photos/Pictures (it’s possible you already have one on your computer or laptop).
  • Create sub-folders and rename them to years.
  • Inside each YEAR create ‘categories’ or ‘months’ folder. This is only necessary if you have a lot of photos, else you can put the photos directly in the ‘year’ folder.

 

  1. Software

photo bucket

Image via: Photobucket

Instead of doing everything manually, why not get help from photo management software. This type of software allows you to import photos in bulk, lets you tag them and makes it super easy for you to find photos in the future.

For example, you can use tags like ‘picnic’, ‘kids’ or ‘birthdays’ and anytime you would like to search for images of kids or picnic, just type the word in and the software will extract all the tagged images for you. Lots of photo software programs also have face recognition meaning that it will automatically recognise people in photos and once you’ve initially set up who is who, the program will be able to grab every photo of one specific person. It’s not foolproof but it takes a lot of work out of having to categorise people.  There are plenty of software programs available online like Picasa, SmugMug, Lightroom and Photobucket many of which are free and super easy to navigate.

  1. Storage

hard drive

 

If you have a tonne of digital photos, it’s not a bad idea store them in an external hard drive instead of directly on your computer. This way it is easier to manage photos and they won’t take up storage on your computer and slow things down. Although whatever you do, be sure to make at least one set of backups of your photos just in case (preferably two).

  1. Backup

We can’t stress enough that making a backup of all of your photos is really important. Super important. All those memories captured over the years stored in only one place is a recipe for disaster. Whilst we don’t necessarily expect bad things to happen it is wise to be prepared. Create a backup of all your photos by storing them in at least two safe locations. You can save photos on an external hard drive or store them on an online portal such as SmugMug, Shutterfly, Flickr, Microsoft OneDrive etc. These are all reputed and reliable online photo storage sites. But here’s a piece of advice, no matter what site you choose, be sure to do your part of research to make sure your data is safe on the website.

  1. Print an Annual Photo Book, Scrapbook, Smashbook or Photo Album
photo_book

Image via:Wit and Whistle

 

Whilst it’s great being able to snap endless photos on your iPhone, there’s nothing quite like having a printed version of your photos so you can touch and turn them and pop them on display.  Once a year pick your most favourite photos and print them on your Pringo mini wifi photo printer and turn them into a scrapbook, smashbook,  a wall decoration or simply pop into an album ready to be shared with friends and family.

 

Organising your digital photos takes a little bit of time in the first instance, but once you have your folders and systems set up, keeping them organised will be a cinch. Happy snapping.

 

Pringo wifi mini printer

The Pringo smartphone photo printer lets you print directly from your iphone or other smartphone, iOS or Android device. Instant photo, instant fun.

 

DIY photo hanging mobile

5 unique DIY hanging mobile ideas

With the amount of photographs we take on our mobile phones, it’s time to start thinking about printing a few of them. Sure you could stick them in a photo album, scrapbook them  or even do some cool photo collages . But have you ever thought about turning the gorgeous photos printed on your Pringo into a hanging photo mobile. And no, hanging mobiles aren’t just for babies, as you’ll soon see, these gorgeous handing mobiles are fabulous enough to hang as a feature in your loungeroom!

Here’s 5 beautiful ideas for creating a DIY hanging mobile with your Pringo photos:

1. Embroidery Hoop Hanging Photo Mobile

A simple and elegant way of displaying your Pringo photos, all you need is a little picture wire, 3 different sized embroidery hoops, some tiny timber pegs, a hot glue gun and your printed photos. The beauty of this one is you can change the photos as much as you wish. Head to natalme for the full tutorial.

DIY handing mobile

Image via: natalme.com

2. Driftwood photo display

You don’t need to include tonnes of photos to make this DIY photo display look stunning. In fact just two or three will  do the trick. All you’ll need is a couple of pieces of driftwood, a few timber pegs (the white ones really set it off), some white craft twine and your printed photos. Like this one, depending on the effect you’re hoping for you can print and display a favourite quote as one of your photos. Full tutorial for this at Morning Creativity.

3. Rustic DIY hanging photo mobile

Your DIY hanging photo mobile doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. This one found at mechant design is put together with a timber pot hanger, some cooking twine and natural timber pegs. This would be a great piece of hanging art for the kitchen giving you a great opportunity to clear the photos on your fridge and hang them from your photo mobile instead.

 

4. DIY Photo Chandelier

If you have high ceilings or a stairwell in your house, this DIY photo chandelier would make a perfectly artistic showpiece. Print off as many photos on your Pringo photo printer as you can manage and string from your hanging mobile. Just gorgeous. This awesome idea was created by Studio B and La-Maf. 

5. Natural DIY hanging mobile

It’s clear from this one that you don’t need to spend oodles of money to create a perfect piece of photo art. This one can be created simply with a small branch, string,  tape, scissors and your Pringo photos. So simple yet so pretty!! Full tutorial over at photojojo.

DIY photo hanging mobile

Image via: photojojo

So you see,  hanging mobiles (especially photo mobiles) aren’t just for kids’ rooms, these little guys make great home decor and even better presents. Plus they’re interchangeable depending on the season, the occasion or your mood.

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This blog post is not condoning or recommending hanging a mobile above a child’s cot or bassinet due to the dangers and risk of choking/strangulation.  

 

 

scrapbooking layout

Ready, set, scrapbook! Simple Scrapbooking Advice.

Scrapbooking is such a wonderful way to creatively capture a moment, tell a story or preserve part of your personal history. Not-to-mention it’s a lovely way of sharing your most favourite printed photographs all in one spot. Having said that, it can be difficult to know exactly where and how to start your scrapbook project if you’re a bit of a newbie in the scrapbooking space so we’ve put together a few ideas to get you started.

 

1. Select your story

christmas scrapbook layout

Telling the story of Christmas. Image via: scrapbook.com

 

If you’re scrapbooking part of your life it can be difficult to limit what you want to share and say within your scrapbook. However taking a moment to select which story you plan to scrapbook will help you focus and maintain a theme throughout your book. And try not to let yourself get overwhelmed by the nee to scrapbook absolutely everything. Just pick one story to start with, be it a holiday, special moment, a friendship or whatever takes your fancy and run with it. You can start the scrapbook of next story as soon as you’ve finished this one :-).

2. Select your photos

Whilst it might seem like the easiest part of scrapbooking, selecting your photos can often be the most difficult. Actually ‘deselecting’ photos should be more to the point. Because it’s so easy to take hundreds *ahem* or if you’re like me, thousands of photos on your smartphone or camera, it can be difficult to whittle down to the very few that you need. Just remind yourself that sometimes less is more. Sometimes one photo is better than 6 photos on a page to give a focal point.

3. Cull and cull and cull some more

Once you’ve selected the photos you’re planning to use in your scrapbook, it’s then time to cull them. And by culling I mean, reduce the numbers from 1536 photos (because probably a little difficult to squeeze all of them into a 12 page scrapbook) down to about 20 photos. Good luck with that step!!

scrapbooking layout

This is a nice effect with the spotted paper framing the ledger paper. Image via: Octoberafternoon

4. Select your theme

The paper you use within your scrapbook becomes part of the theme of your story. You can choose textured or patterned paper or you might choose a more subtle single neutral-coloured paper. Each page doesn’t have to have the same paper as long as the theme is followed through in some way shape or form. If you choose a patterned cardstock for one page, you might select a plain coloured card for the rest of the pages with strips of the patterned cardstock glued to each page. The ideas are limitless. Whatever theme you use, make sure it doesn’t clash with the colours in your photos or detract from the stories your photos tell.

5. Mix up your fonts

Whilst this point is debatable, mixing up your fonts creates another level of interest and creativity in your scrapbooking project. Select one font for your page title and another one or two fonts for other accents in your page.

6. Select your accessories and page accents

Page accents add that touch of flare and extra bling to scrapbooking projects. Things such as ribbons, buttons, bottle tops and shapes cut out of cardstock all help to enhance your story and make your scrapbook really standout. Think layers, textures and dimensions.

Pringo app photo

Use the Pringo app to apply text and borders to your photos before you print them.

7. Your photos don’t have to be square and centred

When placing photos in your project, it’s time to think beyond square and centred. Slightly tilted photos can bring energy to a page and photos just off centre cam funnily enough add balance to your page. Mix it up and don’t be afraid to try different ways of placing your pics.

8. Don’t just write on the pages

When it comes to the written word in scrapbooking projects, it pays to think outside the square a little. Sure you can write words, sentences or paragraphs straight on the page, but it might also be nice to use journaling cards or tags and tuck them behind your photos to add a different dimension to your page. Also, if you’re printing photos from your Pringo portable printer, add text to photos using the Pringo App before printing for another nice effect.

9. Tell your story

This is your project and your story, so don’t forget to tell it. Before you start sticking photos and accents to pages, it’s worth taking the time to set out your scrapbook story so you’re clear on what you want to express and where in your project you want it. That moment of planning will ensure you don’t forget anything important in your story.

 

 

pringo mini wifi photo printer

The Pringo Printer comes in pink or pearl white

Print on your Pringo portable smartphone printer.

A Pringo mini portable smartphone photo printer is perfect for all your scrapbooking projects. The device prints direct from your iphone, iOS or Android device. The printed photos are high quality and better still, they’re fingerprint proof and waterproof! We deliver express post Australia wide so get your order in now before Christmas.

 

Buy one now.

 

 

My Printer door does not close properly

 My printer door is not closing properly.

If you find your printer door is not closing properly this may be the problem:

  • Open up the door and on top of the door are some small holds  that hold the door to the printer head.
  • You may find that one of the holders has unclipped.
  • This may be due to the door being opened too wide and causing the door to unclip itself from the printer head.

All you need to do is pull the door slowly back untill you have enough room for the printer head to slot back into place again.

(see pictures below)

 

door not closed    not connected properly      Door connected

Last Chance to Win a Pringo Mini Photo Printer for Father’s Day!!

Daddy love

So we’re officially looking down the barrel of Father’s Day in Australia. Dads nation-wide are preparing to receive their jocks and socks and ties and BBQ tools. And let’s face it, the blokes in our lives tend to like that kind of stuff don’t they?

But why not think outside the square a little this year. Think about something a little different, a little creative, something VERY cool that Dad will love to use. Of course I’m talking about getting him a Pringo Mini wifi photo printer. Dads can print and share photos of the kids, the wife, the dog, his mates, his last fishing trip, his footy team, his latest meat-laden culinary success or he can even take it to work and use it on the job or in the office for worky-blokey-type stuff.

With his Pringo mini photo printer, Dads can print photos directly from his iOS or Android device  while he’s out and about and the best part – he can connect his photo to this tiny printer over the wifi network, no annoying cords to plug in.

But most importantly, if the Dad in your life had a Pringo mini photo printer, you’d be able to use it too :-).

So, here’s your last chance to win a Pringo mini wifi photo printer for Father’s Day (valued at $149). You’ve only got a few days to get your entries in (and you can enter once a day every day).

Oh and if you share this promotion, be sure to add the hashtag #PringoDads so we can hunt you down and thank you!!

win a pringo for Father's day

(If you’re on a mobile device, click the photo above to enter)

Promotion closes 9pm AEST Tuesday 2nd September 2014

This promotion has now ended

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Picking a winner for this comp was really hard there were some lovely answers!! But…. there can only be one winner.

And the winner is…..

Gail Greenwood

with the following answer:

Hubby and son enjoy volunteering, to be photographers at the weekly Park Run, and the runners love seeing their photos, on Facebook after they’re done. An online pic though is just not the same, as having an actual photo in your hand, the joy of printed photos has been lost, in the age of everything on demand. A Pringo printer would be awesome,  to share their achievement there and then, an instant gratification for the torture endured, and motivation to get back out there again! 

So true Gail, thanks for your entry and congratulations!!

You still have time to buy Dad a Pringo from our website for $149

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