PAPERANG P1 Review: the meow printer

I’ve been wanting to have my own portable printer since  I’m doing a lot of journaling and scrapbooking. Then came the instant cameras and mobile photo printers which I found very interesting and fun. But maintaining it is a bit expensive and I don’t want to spend much on that, honestly. I mean, just print it with a regular printer and who cares anyway if you’re printing it instantly or if it’s taking you days before having a physical copy.

[Related post: Paperang update + journaling tips + journal flip-through]

And then I saw this mini printer in an online shopping app, and I thought, “ah! I found my printer at last!”

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I’ve been using this for two months already and I still am happy about it. But of course, any item or product has its pros and cons. Let me share things I noticed about Paperang.

Cons:

  • I am a fan of both colored, and monochromes. And yes, I love black and white photos, so personally this is a one of the pros, but most people are expecting more from colored photos. But again, if you prefer colored photos more, expect a much higher cost.
  • Photo printing is not that clear enough, but you can try different kinds of thermal paper you can actually buy from many supplies store or online.
  • UPDATE: there are times the Bluetooth connection isn’t working. Maybe it’s the problem is with my iPhone, since I can connect much easier with my Huawei (Android) device.
  • UPDATE: You need to have a registered account before you can connect with the app. Though registration is free, it’s still somehow a “hassle” because you can only use one account and one device at a time. So yep, whenever I’m using my Android phone, I have to re-log in again.

Pros:

  • It’s super portable. In fact, with the size of 3.27 x 3.27 x 1.77 inch, weighing 0.204 kg, you can just put it in your pocket and print away anytime.
  • It uses Bluetooth technology, and is compatible to both Android and IOS devices. You can download the app here. > Android | IOS
  • So far, battery life is great! It has 1000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can last for more 24 hours. Charging time is more or less one hour.
  • Printed texts are of great quality. So it is a great printer for your memo, notes, lists, labels, etc.
  • It’s cheaper than the colored printers (of course), and thermal papers are muuuuch muuuuch more cheaper than the colored ones.

So far, I am enjoying my new toy, especially I have lots of sticker thermal paper rolls (and washis!) Thanks to electroniccity.ph for a very convenient way to have this. The item is actually on sale today!


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9 thoughts on “PAPERANG P1 Review: the meow printer

  1. HI! Id like to ask if its working with other apps? Like the POS or Square apps for business.. im considering papering for receipt printing. I hope you can help me with this. Thanx!

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  2. I’m thinking of getting this printer. I’m curious, have you updated the Paperang app since you wrote this review? On Google Play, I’m seeing the reviews for the official app aren’t too good since the most recent update back in March. It’s the only thing that is holding me off on purchasing the printer. I want to be sure I won’t have the same problem others are saying they are having with connecting to the device.

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    1. I haven’t updated my Android app yet, and I haven’t encountered any issues on Huawei-to-Paperang connection. There are times it’s not easy to connect my Apple device to the printer though. But for Android, I say I’m okay.

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  3. Hello, I just recently bought my paperang, it’s true that the printouts were not that clear. But in comparison with mine, yours are clearer. I’m just wondering if you can share any tips on how you can achieve a better resolution for printouts. Any recommendations for good thermal papers and where to buy them? Thank you.

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    1. I use the thicker one, the sticker type. I bought them at the shop linked to my blog post via Shopee. And another tip, when printing, I always adjust the darkness to 3. Also, you can try cleaning the print head with little amount of alcohol.

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