Epson produces some of the world’s finest cameras and sure enough makes the printers to capture the moment in physical form. Their printing models are very different from that of HP or Canon who tend to have similar designs. Epson is great for certain specific types of printing. Find out more below.
Wireless Portable Epson Printer
Wireless Epson Printer
When it comes to wireless printing Epson there are several crucial differences with their main competitors – HP and Canon. To start with what they advertise as their wireless printer range only allow wireless access point (or wireless lan) connections. This means that a common home wireless network will be completely fine for printing from as long as both devices are connected to the same network.
Unlike other companies such as HP with their ePrint you can’t print on computers as long as both of them are connected to the internet in some form. So for example with ePrint you could send a printing order email to the assigned email address of an ePrint computer at home before you went to work. Whereas with Epson and most Canon printers this isn’t possible, you need to be connected to the same network at the same time.
A crucial difference is that their documented ‘wireless’ printers are not compatible with Bluetooth adapters, however many of their photo inkjet and regular inkjet model ranges are. Their Epson Stylus, and Epson Stylus Photo Inkjet printer ranges are non-wireless but can be modified with a Bluetooth adapter which makes them compatible with Bluetooth devices such as tablets, laptops, smart phones and Apple products. For some reason unknown to me and others in my field their regular wireless printer range does not come with the option for Bluetooth add-on adapters. People ask me why not, I don’t know – no one knows, it just seems that it’s just the way they’ve decided to market and brand their products.
Portable Epson Printer
Epson do not have any wireless portable printers, in the way our website refers to as ‘portable’ or ‘mobile. Let me explain.
When most printing producers talk about ‘portable’ they generally mean that it doesn’t need to be connected to AC mains power, has a battery and can hence be used whilst on the move. Epson doesn’t have printers with batteries and so they can’t be used printing in the true sense of the term portability. So what do they have?
Epson have compact portable photo printers. They don’t have compact stationary printers whatsoever. Their photo printers are definitely compact because they’re very tiny allowing use at children’s birthday parties or wherever you want the photos printing then and there. However companies such as HP and Canon do also offer similar products so they’re not especially special here.
Epson doesn’t have consumer required products which fall into this category – they only have thermal printers which are aimed at small or large businesses. I would suggest checking out HP or Canon.