Portable printer recommendations?

I will be doing some traveling and hope to have a printer I could carry easily, and perhaps even stick into a suit case.

I would print envelopes, normal sized pages (8.5X11) and sometimes precut Avery labels.

What things should I consider?

newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I recently participated in this EE question:
Portable printer recommendations.
Hopefully, you won't have the same environmental issues as Mal, and the Brother thermal printers will work for you. Here in the US, they are Letter size, not A4:

Regards, Joe
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Does thermal look like the old fax pages, that roll up? What are the various print technology choices?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
HP makes a portable colour printer. HP 250. I have looked at this but it needs to be carried flat generally. You could tip it vertically to get from car to office but generally it wants to be flat (ink cartridges).


Read any reviews you can find.

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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
The HP looks nice. But seems pricey.

What s the lowest cost inkjet technology?

I fear the thermal might look like a fax and I need to send out business correspondence.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The printer is portable and battery operated. Price in US dollars would be less because of currency conversion.

It uses regular paper which is business correspondence ready.
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and good luck when you select a printer.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi newbieweb,
Sorry I didn't respond until you already closed this...been a busy morning. I don't have a current model of the Brother mobile printers, so can't speak to their current quality. I have an older one (and a Pentax thermal portable, too) and was happy with it years ago when I travelled a lot, but was not using it to send out business correspondence...used it just for myself, and the thermal printout was adequate for my purposes. As I mentioned at Mal's question, HP makes a line of portable printers and I think that all of them are inkjets...and I see that's what John recommended. Regards, Joe
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