A Very Honest Poooli Print Review

Featured-Image-showing poooli print products on concret background copy

If you have been floating around on ElizabethJournals or in any planner social circles these days, you might have seen a rise in the popularity of pocket printers. Pocket printers, particularly the Poooli Print pocket printers, have skyrocketed in favor. 

As an avid Poooli Print user, I thought it would be incredibly helpful to break down my entire collection and give you a sincere review. If you are looking for a review of any product, in particular, browse my table of contents and jump to exactly what you need!

Table of Contents

Disclaimer: ElizabethJournals is a Poooli Print Affiliate and may receive a small percentage on your order using our links. This does not cost you anything (you might even get a discount); it simply supports ElizabethJournals.

Poooli Print First Impressions

When I first learned about Poooli Print and browsed the company, I was incredibly skeptical. I felt myself being very unnecessarily judgemental and nitpicky. I do not care for cutesy, cheesy, or Kawaii things, so, at first, I strongly disliked the little bird logo printer. It felt unnecessary to me, and I wanted something sleeker. 

However, as time passed and I began using my printers and moved past this one critique, I realized that I really enjoyed the product and the company. 

The Printers

Poooli Print is most known for their printers; of course, that is kind of the point. So, it is only natural that we take a look at the printers first. Check out my review of their printers!

Poooli Printer L2

This printer was the first I received and I chose the pink option despite not caring for my color choices. I was incredibly skeptical at first and perhaps my skepticism was unnecessary.

When I first attempted to use the printer I was frustrated and felt as though the instructions were not helpful. I reached out to the company for help and then continued to attempt to figure out the app.  

The process is fairly simple, so of course I figured it out on my own just fine. But, very quickly, I recieved a response from Poooli Print answering my questions and making any clarifications I had requested. 

I already owned the HP Sprocket, so I found myself doing a lot of comparison. My comparisons stood mostly in the financial worth and aesthetic. However, I hope that my further breaking down of the products stands as a testiment of my thoughts. 

Poooli Printer L2 HD​

Pros

First, let’s talk pros:

  • Print quality is phenomenal
  • It comes with paper to begin
  • Fun design/color options
  • Great customer service
  • Easy to use app
  • Dozens of super fun designs on the app ready to print
  • In app editing and text options
  • Dozens of fun paper options
  • 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • HD Printing (300 dpi)
  • Bluetooth & portable
  • Small travel size
  • No ink needed
  • Long-lasting battery (I rarely charge mine!)

Cons

And now the cons:

  • Black ink only (unless using the colored print papers)
  • Instructions might be unclear the first time using the printer
  • The shape and design is not for everyone
  • Color options are not for everyone

Conclusion

Even though I struggled at first, my conclusion is that the L2 printer stands above all other pocket printers which I have used. While it is not my aesthetic, the other perks far outweigh this. Also, since I got this printer, Poooli Print has come up with some other great printer designs! If this one isn’t for you, maybe you’ll enjoy the LE (reviewed next).

Poooli Printer LE - Green

I was so excited when Poooli Print came out with other printer design options. If you read the beginning of this article, you know my biggest con for the L2 is its cute bird design. So, of course, I was pumped when they came out with other options and various limited-time options! I am only reviewing the green one because that is what I have. However, the pink one is the same, but in pink!

Poooli Printer LE HD​

Pros

First, let’s talk pros (You’ll notice these are similar to the L2. This is because of how incredibly similar they are!):

  • Print quality is phenomenal
  • It comes with paper to begin
  • More simple design
  • 2 Color options for the printer
  • Great customer service
  • Easy to use app
  • Dozens of super fun designs on the app ready to print
  • In app editing and text options
  • Dozens of fun paper options
  • 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • HD Printing (300 dpi)
  • Bluetooth & portable
  • Small travel size
  • No ink needed
  • Long-lasting battery (I rarely charge mine!)

Cons

And now the cons:

  • Black ink only (unless using the colored print papers)
  • Instructions might be unclear the first time using the printer
  • The shape and design is not for everyone
  • Color options are not for everyone (only 2)
  • The button is moved to the side instead of the front (Might be most confusing/disappointing if you own the L2 or XL but this does not change any functioning)

Conclusion

Honestly, the LE scratched every itch I had with the L2, which is awesome! I love this printer and the color options! It prints high quality, is super easy to use, and is so easy to store.

Poooli Printer XL

The L2 and LE are very similar to one another. However, the XL is different in many ways! The most notable thing that I would like to point out is the size and design.

This XL, as the name implies, is much larger than the L2 and LE. The larger size is great for doing things like printing shipping labels or larger photos. Additionally, the XL is a much different aesthetic than the L2 and LE. The XL is much sleeker and more simple, which I absolutely LOVE!

Poooli Printer XL HD​

Pros

  • Print quality is phenomenal
  • Can print larger size (5.5 x 3.6 x 1.7 inch)
  • It comes with paper to begin
  • Simple/sleek design
  • Great customer service
  • Easy to use app
  • Dozens of super fun designs on the app ready to print
  • In app editing and text options
  • Dozens of fun paper options
  • Can print multiple sized papers (57, 80 or 110mm wide paper roll)
  • Perfect size to print shipping labels
  • 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • HD Printing (300 dpi)
  • Bluetooth & portable
  • No ink needed
  • Long-lasting battery (I rarely charge mine!)
  • Durable (10-25 years, water-resistant, oil proof and scratch-free)

Cons

  • Black ink only (unless using the colored print papers)
  • Not very portable (much larger than L2 and LE)
  • Instructions might be unclear the first time using the printer
  • The shape and design is not for everyone; might be considered “boring”
  • Can be challenging to line up smaller paper rolls to print properly

Conclusion

The XL is a great option for photos or business owners who often need to print shipping labels. While the XL is larger than the other Poooli Printers, it is still significantly smaller than buying an office printer. This could save you money and office space if you don’t require something large for printing (though Poooli Print now has the A4 printer if you need larger)!

The Paper

Of course, if you are going to get one of Poooli Print’s Printers, you will need to try out their dozens of amazing papers! While I have not given every paper option a try, I do own A LOT of them. Let’s check them out!

Regular White Paper

The regular white paper is the paper that comes with every printer. It is similar to printer paper, but it’s meant for thermal printers and comes in a role (as all the papers do). 

Pros

First, the pros:

  • You can make it whatever you want to from this paper
  • Great for coloring-book style art
  • High quality
  • Paper comes with the printers
  • Compatible with all Poooli Printers
  • Can print approximately 100 pictures per roll
  • Printed content can last up to 10 years if taken care of
  • Environment-friendly (doesn’t requires ink, BPA free)
  • Water-resistant
  • Oil-proof
  • Scratch-free

Cons

Now the cons:

  • You have to use your own glue or tape to stick these pages down
  • Not naturally flat due to being in a role
  • Fairly boring compared to other options

Conclusion

The white paper is a great option to have around as a start; however, it is fairly boring compared to the other awesome options available!

Gold Paper

The gold paper is one of my favorite paper options available. Let’s take a look at my thoughts!

Things to Note

Let’s talk about what is most notable!

  • Adds a shimmery metallic vibe
  • Vibrant
  • High quality
  • Compatible with all Poooli Printers
  • Can print approximately 100 pictures per roll
  • Printed content can last up to 10 years if taken care of
  • Environment-friendly (doesn’t requires ink, BPA free)
  • Water-resistant
  • Oil-proof
  • Scratch-free
  • Has a sticky back

Conclusion

I absolutely love the gold paper, the vibrance of the color, and the fact that they have a sticky back! Further, I highly recommend the gold paper to any fan of gold or metallics.

Silver Paper

The silver option is super similar to the gold option, except it is silver. If you love metallics but prefer silver over gold, this one is for you! Keep in mind, the silver is more challenging to photograph and looks way better in person!

silver paper showing astronaut on planet

Items to Note

Let’s talk about what is most notable!

  • Adds a shimmery metallic vibe
  • High quality
  • Compatible with all Poooli Printers
  • Can print approximately 100 pictures per roll
  • Printed content can last up to 10 years if taken care of
  • Environment-friendly (doesn’t requires ink, BPA free)
  • Water-resistant
  • Oil-proof
  • Scratch-free
  • Has a sticky back

Conclusion

The silver paper is such a subtle and fun metallic option, perfect for galaxy or holiday vibes!

Blue Print Paper

The Blue Print Paper is another favorite of mine. Because this paper allows you to print with color, it opens up so many opportunities. Personally, I think the blue color reminds me of stereotypical “blueprints” and more antique dishware. This creates such a cool vibe that I enjoyed in my February 2021 bullet journal set-up!

PoooliPaper Blue Prints on White​

Things to Note

Let’s talk about what is most notable!

  • Offers a more antique or draft aesthetic
  • High quality
  • Compatible with all Poooli Printers
  • Can print approximately 100 pictures per roll
  • Printed content can last up to 10 years if taken care of
  • Environment-friendly (doesn’t requires ink, BPA free)
  • Water-resistant
  • Oil-proof
  • Scratch-free
  • Can come regularly or with a sticky back

Conclusion

Currently, Poooli Print offers several colored print paper options, but blue is my favorite of the ones I have used. I love the aesthetic, and I love the option for a sticky back!

Pink Print Paper

My thoughts on the pink print paper are essentially the same as the blue paper; however, the color choice is simply different. I am not a fan of the color pink when it’s so vibrant like this one is. But, the paper is just as high quality and awesome as the blue print one.

poooli print example of pink ink on white paper with pink background

Things to Note

Let’s talk about what is most notable!

  • Offers a bright and fun aesthetic
  • High quality
  • Compatible with all Poooli Printers
  • Can print approximately 100 pictures per roll
  • Printed content can last up to 10 years if taken care of
  • Environment-friendly (doesn’t requires ink, BPA free)
  • Water-resistant
  • Oil-proof
  • Scratch-free
  • Does not come in sticky back

Conclusion

While pink is not my aesthetic, it is probably perfect for you if you enjoy the color pink! The colored print papers add such a cool dynamic to thermal pocket printing that other brands simply do not offer. 

Not only is the Semi-Transparent paper one of my favorites, but it is also a fan favorite too! The transparency feels like it gives you so much more flexibility and control! Additionally, it comes in a sticky back (which we know I love) to create the perfect bullet journal layout!

Things to Note

Let’s talk about what is most notable!

  • Somewhat see through allows for a cleaner look
  • High quality
  • Compatible with all Poooli Printers
  • Can print approximately 50 pictures per roll
  • Printed content can last up to 22 years if taken care of
  • Environment-friendly (doesn’t requires ink, BPA free)
  • Water-resistant
  • Oil-proof
  • Scratch-free
  • Sticky back

Conclusion

This paper stands up for its self among the other papers. It is super high quality! I mean, look at my creations; they look phenomenal and pulled together thanks to this paper!

Colored Paper

I am not one for pastel colors; however, I absolutely love the shade of yellow in this set of papers. Pink and blue could pair really well with their respective color print paper, though I have not tried that yet. Ultimately, I am very excited to use the yellow paper with my yearly sunshine bullet journal spread!

With this set, you have the choice between regular and sticky back, so of course, my preference is the sticky back. This makes it so easy to create “stickers!”

poooli print colored paper close up of pink yellow and blue paper

Things to Note

Let’s talk about what is most notable!

  • Fun colors to add dimension
  • High quality
  • 3 colors included
  • Compatible with all Poooli Printers
  • Can print approximately 100 pictures per roll
  • Printed content can last up to 10 years if taken care of
  • Environment-friendly (doesn’t requires ink, BPA free)
  • Water-resistant
  • Oil-proof
  • Scratch-free
  • Sticky back or regular back

Conclusion

If you love pastel colors and cute little pictures, this paper set is definitely for you! The three colors allow you to mix and match and create more depth in your art and planning! And, of course, just like the other papers, it is super high quality!

The Washi Tape

In addition to the printers and printer paper, Poooli Print offers washi tape! While I only have one of their washi tape sets, I cannot help but want to share!

Van Gogh

I have spoken about this washi tape before, but I feel like they are such creative bundles! Not only are they high quality, but they are also so fun! Currently, I own only the Van Gogh set, which is super unique! I cannot wait to create a full spread around these tapes. 

poooli print washi tape showing off various sets of tapes

Things to Note

Let’s talk about what is most notable!

  • Thin tape (5 mm)
  • High-quality stick
  • High-quality visual
  • Various colors and design sets
  • Includes 10 tapes
  • 1-year warranty
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Conclusion

I love these tapes and cannot help but want to share them with you! This design, in particular, is super unique and surely a perfect addition to your planner!

Love what you hear about Poooli Print? Are you already a fan? Let us know your thoughts on Instagram using #ElizabethJournals.

Scroll to Top