In more than one article, we have talked about “we want it all, and we want it now.” Portable printers are another example of how technologies are advancing to meet this 21st-century maxim.
You are on your way to a meeting and suddenly remember the very important document that you had to bring with you. A few years ago, the world would have ended, but now, you need to go loaded with ink and batteries with portable printers.
If you are reading this article because you are thinking of buying a portable printer, you must first know a series of things: what you want the printer for, leisure or work. This will lead you to determine other factors, such as print speed or connectivity.
Now we do tell you which are, in our opinion, the five best portable printers:
If your goal is to have photos instantly, HP Sprocket is your printer.
The size and weight of the HP mobile printer are ideal for taking it anywhere. It even fits in your pocket. In addition, the printer has an application for both iOS and Android, so you can customize your photos before printing them.
Once you have selected the files you want to send, you will only connect them to your mobile via Bluetooth.
- Dimensions: 7.5 x 11.5 x 2.2cm
- Weight: 172g
- Price: €132
Canon Pixma iP100
How could it be otherwise? The strong point of the Canon Pixma IP 100 is photographic printing. However, it is perfectly valid for printing documents in DinA4. Thanks to its 5-ink system, whatever the file you print, it will enhance the tones and, with it, the quality.
The printer comes with a rechargeable battery.
- Dimensions: 45 x 35 x 52 cm
- Weight: 6kg
- Price: €241
To start using this printer, the first thing you have to do is download the app, available for Android and iOS. The operation is straightforward, connect the printer to your mobile via Bluetooth and start printing through the app. Just like the HP Sprocket app, it also allows you to edit your photos.
Of course, you will need a particular paper, also from Polaroid.
- Dimensions: 2.2 x 7.5 x 11.5cm
- Weight: 191g
- Price: €126
If you want to print documents at folio size, this is a good option. Unlike the printers we’ve seen so far, the Brother PJ-623 can only print files via USB cable, but its print speed alone is worth it: 6 sheets per minute at 300dpi quality.
The brand has developed more models for the PJ series, better but also more expensive. You have them all on their official page.
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 25.5 x 3 cm
- Weight: 472g
- Price: €218
Epson WorkForce WF-100W
Epson, the mythical brand of printers, has created this to make it easy for you to print wherever you are. Its USB connector and adapter allow it to be connected at any time to keep the battery ready, and, unlike the Brother PJ-623, it does not require cables to print.
- Dimensions: 30.9 x 15.4 x 6.1 cm
- Weight: 1.6Kg
- Price: €228
Now choosing is up to you. Remember that not all are worth the same!
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