I’ve been bullet journaling for a few years now. I love using it as an outlet for my creative side, by including drawings, paintings and doodles. But sometimes I just can’t be bothered. One of the best ways to take a break from creating arty pages in your bullet journal is to use photos, stickers or other ephemera.
One of the best and cheapest options for adding photos to your journal is with a portable thermal printer. Poooliprint have been kind enough to send me one of their printers to review and show you.
The Poooliprint printer is a thermal printer, meaning it uses thermal paper and heat to print out black and white images.
The Poooliprint arrives packaged in a sturdy little box with small “Quick Start Guide” instruction booklet. Each Poooliprint printer comes with a little “beak” that magnetically attaches to the printer. When removed from the printer, it can be used as a small photo holder. You can choose what colour this comes in. A roll of thermal paper also comes standard with the printer.
Before you can start printing, you have to plug in the printer to charge which takes about 90 minutes to fully charge.
While you’re waiting for the printer to charge, you will need to download the Poooliprint app to your phone. The app is needed for you to print your photos or images and is available on both iOs and Android.
The app is super cute and easy to use. You’ll find within the app the ability to print your own photos directly from the camera roll of your phone. There are also cute note frames, to-do lists, speech bubbles, cute doodles AND there is also the ability to create text within the app. But even more than that there is also an option to draw or doodle within the app and print this out.
Unlike other thermal printers, Poooliprint has a multitude of papers available to purchase. As I said it comes standard with a roll white of thermal paper, but you can also get sticker paper, coloured paper, sticky coloured paper, clear sticker paper, patterned paper and even labels! There’s something for everyone. My personal preference is the clear sticker paper.
So now that my little printer has charged, I just connect it to my phone via bluetooth and the app. From there I can print away. Here I’ve chosen to print a little calendar for August on clear sticker paper. When printing, you have the option to choose how the image prints with either Light, Medium or Dark “concentration”. The Dark option will give you the best results for graphics. The clear sticker paper is quite thick so you will need scissors to cut your printing rather than tearing it from the printer.
Using a Poooliprint thermal printer, you can add all sorts of designs to your bullet journal pages. You can also add photos for memory pages or just as extra decorations for your standard spreads. The printer is also great to create headings for your pages as well! It really can do a lot more than just print photos!
I really enjoyed using this printer to create these pages. It saved me a lot of time and as you can see the coloured paper adds a pop of colour to my pages. The only thing I want to point out is that photos don’t print out as well on the coloured sticker paper as it does on the white or clear paper.
If you’re interested in purchasing one of these Poooliprint printers for yourself, you can find them on their website here: www.poooliprint.com and to get an extra 15% off your order you can use the code LITTLEROSE15
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