Fitting and replacing the consumables and print media is a single-step operation because the card and colour thermal dye films are combined into one dual-roll cartridge. This is loaded into the side of the printer behind a removable door (at last, something to snap), and that’s it: you’re ready to go.
Whenever your iPhone is sitting in the BP-10’s dock, it is being recharged
When a photo is being printed, it begins to emerge from the output slot at the front, gets sucked back inside for the next dye colour, emerges, goes back inside and so on four times until the job is done. On the final pass, the card is cut and delivered onto your tabletop (or the floor if you positioned the BP-10 at the edge of the table).
The results are really quite good indeed, with bright, saturated colour and no apparent noise, grain or dither. Several shots I thought were pretty duff on my iPhone came out beautifully as 6x4in prints from the DP-10.
On the down side, it is a noisy printer in operation. It wouldn’t bother anyone during a party but it will annoy the family if you start printing in the living room while they’re watching TV. Another minor irritation is that the BP-10 seems to keep consuming 3.5W from the mains even when it’s switched off.
Remember, too, that the iPhone dock connector is purely for connecting your phone to the printer: there is no further connection to a computer, so it does not double-up as a dock for iTunes synching. Still, it’s good to know that the phone will not be running flat while printing off dozens of shots throughout a children’s birthday party.
Sending pics to gran
Well yes - if your gran didn't have internet/computers/phone whatever.
However this is £120 notes. If you want to send physical, hard copy pictures why don't you just use one of the many, many online print providers and just get them sent to her.... at 5p per photo that's a good 2400 photos (minus postage) for the same cost...
And all good photo management software on PC/Linux (Picassa) or Mac (iPhoto) even let you do that through the app.
@Not entirely pointless
Erm..No. It is entirely pointless...
iPhone -> plugs into PC for iTunes etc synching...Also plugs into PC for standard camera synching action...with the delightfully supplied cable...
Photos now on PC within 30 secs....Now you can print to your normal printer...or upload them to a website for your photo to be made into a canvas art piece that will be your Gran's birthday present.....
Bolle BP-10...brought to you by the same people as "Tits on a Bull" and "Chocolate Teapot"
I do all the time. She uses thunderbird to view them. At 73 she's probably nowhere near the oldest person either. Granted she is using quite a large font nowadays but linux is far better than windows at setting the ENTIRE OS to large fonts. She has 3 icons on her desktop, internet, email and documents. She keeps everything in emails and doesnt mind spending 15 minutes searching for a particular emai.
Still, she switches her machine on and it works.