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HP Officejet H470wbt Mobile Printer
You cannot have a list of the best printers and not include at least one Hewlett Packard. The household name in printers makes this list with its HP Officejet H470wbt Mobile Printer. This printer may not be what you’d consider easily portable; I would probably put it in a ‘transportable’ category if there was one. Nonetheless, this printer is the perfect example of a compact, mobile printing device.
The HP Officejet H470wbt has great connectivity and is practically wireless. All you have to do is sync it with your laptop and you are ready to start printing. This printer is also quite a speed demon as it is able to print out pages at 22ppm in black and 18ppm in color. That is quite fast compared to regular HP printers; the downside is that you may need to replace your printer cartridges faster than usual if you’ll be printing a lot! Good thing, they are available online from Cartridges Direct. Overall a great printer in my opinion and the only drawback I can think of is the price tag.
Pentax PocketJet 3 Plus
The Pentax PoketJet on the other hand can easily be carried around in a bag or backpack – making it the ultimate portable printing machine. It is the size of a couple of candy bars stacked together, and doesn’t need any ink to start printing – which means it’s a lifesaver when it comes to printing emergencies. It’s also connectable using a ISB connection or Bluetooth.
The downsides to this device are that you must have special thermal paper, and it doesn’t print in colour. You are also advised against using solvent-based markers to write on the paper, as this could ruin the printout.
Canon PIXMA iP100
If I was a photographer and needed to print outdoors, this would be my pick of portable printers. This device is capable of printing 9600 x 2400 dpi color photos with ease compared to other portable printers on the market. The iP100 is a nice printer to bring with you on family trips or if visiting relatives as you can print out nice photos of your activities in just a snap.
Overall the Canon PIXMA iP100 is a nice solid printer that is deserving of its place on this list. Although not as small as the Pocketjet or fast as the H470wbt, it is my personal favorite. The only downside is that it uses up a lot of ink when printing, but as they say, you can’t have it all!