Cameras on smartphones are capable of producing results comparable to high-quality digital cameras and more of us are looking to print out treasured memories caught on our iOS or Android device.
Printing direct from a smartphone may seem a little daunting at first, but we have compiled a list of seven things you need to know to make the process far simpler and the results much better.
1. Check your Printer’s Connectivity
Before attempting to print from your smartphone, it is important to ensure your printer has wireless connectivity or manufacturer software to support printing direct from mobile devices. AirPrint-ready printers can significantly simplify the process of printing directly from Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads and iPhones.
Google Cloud connectivity can enable you to print files and photos which are store remotely on the cloud – allowing you to upload photos from almost any device.
2. Use the Correct Paper
Low-grade and inexpensive paper could ruin even the most beautiful of photos printed from the most cutting-edge printer. It is important to determine the type of paper which best suits your style of photos and the colours/tones being used. Satin, gloss and matte papers can help produce significantly different results – making it important that you select the one best suited to your needs.
The Printerland Media section contains a wide range of different types of paper from top manufacturers and brands – crafted for a range of different purposes and results.
3. Check for Manufacturer Software
Understanding the growing influence of mobile printing, the world’s leading printer manufacturers have developed dedicated technologies to support this task. Downloading the manufacturer’s specially-developed mobile printing software can simplify the process of connecting your smartphone directly to the printer – saving time and effort.
4. Get the Apps
A number of applications have been developed to help amateur photographers get the most out of their smartphone cameras, allowing them to edit and manage their snaps to produce stunning prints. Snapseed (available for iOS and Android) is one of the most popular editing tools – making it easier to edit and sharpen images.
There is no one-size-fits-all app for all photo-editing tasks – so it may take a little playing around to find the best app for your specific needs.
5. Turn it up to 11
Many image capturing and editing applications incorporate settings which inhibit resolution – reducing the drain on the battery. However, if you are looking to capture an image in its highest clarity – it is important that the settings are turned up to the maximum to ensure that the full image is captured and can be reproduced in print.