Using mobile printers with wireless interfaces is perfect for the car and right away we’d recommend that Bluetooth is the best to use.
The first important thing to mention is that all mobile printers have the Bluetooth interface option which means that you won’t have any trouble finding a compatible device.
Why Bluetooth’s better than other wireless options…
It’s most important to use Bluetooth as opposed to WiFi because the chances are that you aren’t going to be near any wireless access points. A lot of people seem to think that WiFi is the best route to go down, but the truth is that this couldn’t be further from the truth. You’re very limited and restricted in what you can do, and it’s certainly a little self defeating since people wantmobile printing.
You’ll also find that most devices (new and old) come with infrared (IrDA) which may be of use to you if you have a mobile device such as a PDF.
- Overall we think that infrared isn’t used Portable Wireless Bluetooth Printers for Carsenough by mobile devices to make it ‘worth it’, and WiFi is limited.
Those are the main reasons why you should go for Bluetooth, especially over usb or direct printer ports which can be a hassle, especially if you’re in the car.
Cigarette lighter car chargers for road warriors!
One of the really great things about all modern mobile printers (i.e. made in the last 8-9 years) is that they come available with the optional extra of a car charger.
- The lithium ion batteries in most devices will last anywhere from 100-250 sheets in medium quality.
- By being able to charge your device constantly on the go you’re not limiting yourself by needing AC power.
- Combine this with a Bluetooth adapter and you’ll enter a phrase of truly portable printing!
You’re allowed the best printers…
One of the really useful things about being able to just keep your printer in the car is that you’re able to forget about the size and mass limitations.
Some people certainly have to worry over whether their printer is too big or too heavy, but since yours will most likely be sitting in the back or even next to you it isn’t a problem at all.
This means you can go for the bulkier, heavier devices which put of a lot of people who want to print whilst travelling. However you can get the best of both worlds by not caring about sacrificing portability for specifications like most people need to do.
The WPP Team
The WPP Team is dedicated to helping match up people’s exact portable printer to what it is they actually want.
You can expect us to be able to find what it is you have in mind; the WPP team offers free and exceptional services for people who aren’t printer nerds like us!
If you want to learn more about finding the perfect portable printer for you, we recommend simply checking our email support service which helps people find what it is they want based on the information they provide us.