If you’re looking to find which of the portable printer range from Brother is best then you’ve come to the right place. Find out more below.
When you’re looking to find out which item is best you need to think about what you’ll be using it for because there are essentially a few core differences within their product line. The range I’m talking about is of course their latest – the PocketJet 6 division, and within this there are four choices for you to pick from.
Firstly there’s the PJ 6 (regular), then the PJ 6 Plus. Each of these come with a ‘with Bluetooth’ added onto the end, equaling four products in total.
The regular Brother PJ 6 has 200 x 200 dpi in both color and black and white which makes it reasonable for printing purely work related documents but you’re definitely not going to be able to impress anyone with the pictures it produces. In terms of portability they’re all very similar, weighing 1.3 pounds and having the size of a laptop battery. They’re lightweight enough to carry around with you and small enough to slip into side pockets or in with your laptop. The simple reason for their mediocre specifications is that you’re not paying for a high dpi or quick printing speeds, you’re paying for something which is ultimately portable – and that’s what you get.
The PocketJet 6 Plus arrives with the same features as its regular counterpart aside from it has a 100 dpi increase which brings it up to 300 x 300 dpi and really helps with the printing. I’ll be honest when I say that when you’re talking about some inkjet printers where the resolutions are going into the thousands 100 dpi will be unnoticeable to most people. However when the resolutions are so low then 100 dpi makes a very big and actually noticeable difference so it’s worth considering buying this upgraded version if you want greater clarity.
Now both of these non ’with Bluetooth’ versions don’t arrive with internal Bluetooth but they do come with the possibility of you buying an external adapter. Personally I think that’s a little ridiculous because it means you have to carry around a Bluetooth dongle which somewhat defeats the point of wireless. However if you think you don’t need it and realize later down the line that you’ve made a mistake than the option is there for you to rectify the error.
Finally the two ‘with Bluetooth’ versions of each Brother mobile printer is pretty self-explanatory and simply comes with internally installed Bluetooth. If you’ve bought the Plus with Bluetooth then you’ll still have the extra dots per inch increase as well as the internal wireless.
I would suggest that the Plus with Bluetooth is the best because its got substantially higher resolution figures at a number where they’re actually noticeable as well as the added advantage of true wireless connectivity. Part of the great thing about these devices is that the thermal paper is stored within the device and there’s no ink needed so no cartridges to carry which means their transportability is incredibly easy!