YU, the company that gave us Yureka and Yuphoria has unveiled its new portable printer, YUPIX. The YUPIX printer will be handy in case you want to print your holiday pictures or any kind of office documents in a jiffy, without having to tussle with a traditional printer. YUPIX comes clad in blue color and will start retailing on Amazon.in, starting from 7th September, priced at Rs 6,999.
The YUPIX printer boasts of an image quality score of 175, which will help you print detailed photographs of 291ppi resolution, sized at 2.1 x 3.4 inch in just 60 seconds. Image Quality score usually accounts for color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Although it is more of a subjective metric, it still does act as a acceptable indicator when it comes to image quality.
YUPIX uses Wi-Fi / NFC / Wi-Fi Direct to print the images, thus making the printing process faster than the other printers which rely on Bluetooth connectivity. The printer is compatible with both Android and iOS, and weighs in at just 273gms, which is just around 100 gms more than usual smartphones. The company claims that the printer is aimed at travelers and holidaymakers who would love to print out their snaps in a jiffy allowing them to share it with their family and friends. The YUPIX compact printer is powered by a 750mAh battery which should keep it going for a considerably long time, and the fact that it can be charged with any powerbank makes it a near ideal accessory.
YUPIX, just like any other printer needs a cartridge to function and it boasts of a unique cartridge that doesn’t need a cleaning roll. YUPIX is capable of printing 10 copies continuously, thanks to the Ink Ribbon and Photo Paper cartridge.
The portable printer is accompanied by an Android app – also called YUPIX, which will ease the pairing process and offers an interface for the users to print their photos via Wi-Fi or NFC. The printers exoskeleton resembles any other portable printer in form factor and maintains a plain, yet bold look.
We need to understand the fact that portable printers are not something new, in fact Poloroid had introduced the printing cameras decades ago. What YUPIX does instead is that it attempts to blend with the mobile ecosystem at a very affordable price point – typical of what YU has been doing with its smartphones. The Value for Money proposition offered by this portable printer might succeed in enticing a certain sect of smartphone users. That being said, YU has not yet announced the approximate number of photos which can be printed in a single cartridge and the subsequent cost for replacement of the same.