Yu YuPix – Printer in Your Pocket! Print Anytime Anywhere!
So, you have just clicked an incredible photo of a rare insect and you want to give a printed copy of your amazing work to someone you know right away. What will you do? Hang your face and walk away saying, ‘buddy I will email the image to you later’? Gone are those days when you had to wait for printing a photo. Micromax’s new arm – Yu Televentures have made the impossible possible. They have just launched a new pocket printer that you can carry anywhere you want have a photo printed in just 1 minute!
Yes, you read it right! A portable pocket printer! But before we move ahead and say anything else, let us walk you through a few shortcomings of this printer that has been named as Yu YuPix.
- In case you are looking for a big image print that you can hang on your wall, you are out of luck. It’s a pocket printer you see.
- If you are thinking of hooking up your DSLR and printing out a photo. You are still out of luck.
So, what exactly Yu YuPix can do and how does it work?
Here is how it works:
- You will need a smartphone for it to work. There is an Android App in Play Store. It will not work without the app.
- Download the app and install on your phone. Click a photo with your phone and use the app to send print command to the printer.
- The printer will churn out a 291 dpi resolution photo of 54×86 mm in size using dye sublimation method in which the ink is used for printing by using heat.
- Printer sheet and printer ink are combined together for printing.
- 10 photos can be printed out in a go with a battery power of 750 mAh.
- One the ink cartridge is spent out, it can be replaced quickly by sliding it out and replacing the ink.
Yu YuPix – Printer Price
iPhone users will have to wait for a few days before the appropriate iOS app is introduced in market. Weighing a mere 270 grams, the printer has been designed to be resistant to fingerprints and water. Yu Televentures have not mentioned anything about the possible price of the printer’s ink cartridge but the whole printer is currently sold through Amazon with a price tag of ₹ 6999.
Currently, we can see to possible uses of this printer. First, you can print out passport-sized photographs for your IDs or job applications almost immediately without waiting. Second, you can print normal postcard-sized photographs for album collection. The size limitation is one big deal but those who will buy it will know exactly what it is capable of. On the downside, the price tag is quite high for the limited use. However, we are not saying that we are not happy to see an Indian company coming up with innovative technologies that can be used on a daily basis.
What do you think is the future of this Yu YuPix printer? Will it manage to grab a fair number of users? Let us know through the comments section.