Whether you’re a road warrior, traveler, or occasional vacationer, being able to print on the fly for pictures and important documents is a nice feature to have. If you don’t have a printer on-hand, that means having to look for a Kinkos, Staples, or foreign print shop to have someone else print out your files. Not being prepared for printing could be a frustrating experience.
Below are the 3 recommended portable printers:
1. Canon Pixma iP90: At 4 lbs and half the size of a laptop, and prints 8 x 11 & 4 x 6 color prints and pics, it’s the clear winner. A $100 battery will allow you to print without power cables or you may purchase an $80 bluetooth adapter for connectivity. Price tag: $250
2. HP DeskJet 450wbt: A little bigger and heavier than the Canon, this printer is already equipped with bluetooth, battery-power, and infrared. It prints out good photos, but below-average documents. Price tag: $345
3. Brother mPrint MW-140BT: If you need to print from a Palm or Pocket PC, this is the printer for you. The only drawback is this printer cannot print normal documents via a computer. Price tag: $399.95
The Canon is our choice to go with due to its versatility, quality, and affordability.