The iPhone’s release revolutionized technology when it replaced many needed electronics with one convenient, portable device. But, for all their prowess at multi-tasking, an iPhone could never replace one thing: your printer.
To couple the convenience of an iPhone with on-the-go printing, you are therefore going to need a portable printer to go along with it. Whether you want to print documents, photos or a mixture of the two, these six portable printers can deliver what you need with speed, convenience and quality. Just don’t expect them to fit into your pocket!
If you are looking for the best portable printer to replace a traditional laser printer, this is it. Small, lightweight and fast, this thermal printer offers the best package for printing documents, and it even prints on legal size paper. With a high 300×300 dpi resolution, all text shows up crisp and readable.
The only drawback is price; the PJ723 retails for $459 full price, although you can now find models for less than $400 depending on where you look.
For those who want a portable printer that’s a bit easier on the wallet, the Canon Pixma retails for hundreds less than the Brother PocketJet but can rival it in terms of quality. As an inkjet printer, it even prints fairly great photos, albeit at a slower pace than a laser printer can achieve. Connecting the Pixma is also easy, making it the perfect choice for those who are budget-minded but don’t want to sacrifice versatility.
The only multi-function option on this list, the HP OfficeJet 250 also doubles as a scanner and copier. This functionality alone is enough to endear it to some people in need of a mobile office, but its high page yield per cartridge and long-lasting rechargeable battery seal the deal. For the best mobile replacement of an all-in-one office printer, consider this model.
Highly portable, versatile, and cheap to own, the Canon Selphy will endear the average consumer in need of a portable 4×6 photo printer. Its sub-$100 price makes it even more charming, not to mention its myriad of connection options. If you want to print quality photos anywhere you go on a budget, choose the Selphy.
The Epson PictureMate PM-400 rapidly prints high-quality photos up to 5×7 in size. It’s also quite user-friendly, with many connectivity options and a compact, full-color preview window. The only issue is that the unit is not a true portable; it needs to be plugged into AC power to turn on, and it’s also fairly heavy at six pounds.
Both of these units share a similar purpose: printing fun-sized photos rapidly. Each wallet-size photo prints in just 45 seconds, letting you quickly turn those prized Instagram and Facebook photos into keepsakes. These devices are great for artists who want to pass out samples or friends who simply love to share. At a $129.99 MSRP each, they are also relatively affordable.
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