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Best Answer: The Kodak Printomatic instant camera can hold up to 10 sheets of Zink paper at a time. It uses 2-by-3-inch Zink paper, and since there are no color ink cartridges needed, prints come out fast, dry quickly, and are smudge- and water-resistant.

What is Zink paper?

Zink stands for "Zero Ink," which is more environmentally-friendly than the paper typically used with instant cameras. This is due to the fact that there are no messy ink cartridges, toner, or ribbons required for your pictures to print out. Instead, the Zink paper features heat-activated color crystals that are embedded in the paper, so they activate quickly and provide vibrant color.

Since there's no ink involved, the prints develop and dry quickly. Each sheet is also treated with a protective layer, which shields it from tears, water damage, and even smudges. All you have are beautiful prints that last a lifetime!

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The 2-by-3-inch size that the Kodak Printomatic uses is also very shareable, as they fit in wallets, pockets, and scrapbooks. The Zink paper is even sticky-backed, so you can just slap them onto notebooks and other places you want to share your photos.

So I can only have 10 at a time?

Yes, unfortunately. The Kodak Printomatic Digital Instant Camera can only hold 10 sheets of Zink paper at a time, which really isn't a lot. Plus, individual packs of Kodak's 2-by-3-inch Zink paper come with at least 20 sheets, so even if you stock up, you'll need to reload often since you can't fit it all in at once.

What if I'm out of paper? Can I not use the Kodak Printomatic?

If you don't have any paper at the moment, that's fine. The Kodak Printomatic supports microSD cards up to 32GB. As long as the microSD card slot is inserted into the camera properly, any pictures you take will get saved onto the microSD card automatically.

However, if you don't have a microSD card slot, the Kodak Printomatic actually stores the last three photos you've taken in its onboard memory. You can view the digital copies of the last three pictures by connecting the Kodak Printomatic directly to a computer via the included Micro-USB cable. For microSD cards, just use a standard SD card reader.

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Kodak Printomatic

A good budget pick instant camera

The Kodak Printomatic is a good budget entry point into modern instant cameras. It features auto-focus, flash, and can print in color or black and white. It also supports microSD cards up to 32GB, so you have a digital copy of your memories.

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Kodak 2-by-3-inch Premium Zink Photo Paper

Affordable prints

This photo paper is pretty affordable, costing around $0.50 each. You get at least 20 in a pack, and this photo paper doesn't need ink cartridges and is fairly easy to install. It's heat activated so it prints as soon as you take the photo, and the prints dry quickly and are resistant to smudging.

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