Canon Portable Printer – Choosing the Right Model for Your Needs

CanonThe reasons for the rise in popularity with the portable printer are fairly obvious. Mostly desired by traveling executives and anyone that is out of town frequently on business and in many cases not even work related.

Knowing Your Need as First Requirement

It is often simply packed along with the laptop. Whether you need color prints or simply black documents then you can find something to fit that bill. No point in having extra features if you are not going to use them. So it’s simply a case of review your need before you start your search.

Well Canon are a great brand with great back up and support and they have an incredible range of varying portable printers, 13 of them to be exact.

So knowing what you want is essential as extra function that you don’t use is extra cost. Lightweight and compact is what is required for the busy traveling executive and can go nicely in the bag with your laptop. Choosing a Canon portable printer ensures that you save money and still receive a product that is more than capable of delivering high quality photographs and documents.

With the different options available to you in terms of printers, you need to invest some time into researching the models and the pros and cons of them. Whether you need one for recreational use or for business trips, reading through reviews will help ensure that you find a printer that suits your needs perfectly.

Taking into Account Customer Reviews

Canon BJC-85A lot of people make the mistake of heading into an electronics store and picking up a printer at random. Instead of doing so and risking ending up with an inappropriate printer, you should invest some time into reading reviews. Some popular options for reading are and due to the high number of comments, allowing you to get a wide range of opinions on different printers.

If you speak to the staff in the store you should use their knowledge and tell them exactly what it is you want to do with your portable printer and they can steer you toward the ones that have the right functions and no more to keep the cost as low as it need to be.

However from the 13 available options above you can pick your way through them one by one and narrow down the field by clicking the overview on each model. Functions you don’t need now or in the future then simply dismiss it and go on the next one. With the large range Canon has, it stands a fair chance there is one to suit your needs and Canon has the reputation and support that you’re probably looking for, too.

Checking out Top Recommended Models

Canon Pixma iP100 Mobile PrinterWhen you are investing money into a portable printer, it is important that you choose a model that is consistently recommended by customers. The Canon PIXMA iP100 is a nice choice as it can print with possibly the highest speeds in portable models. At 20 ppm, you will be able to produce work projects with ease. Another nice thing about this printer is that the quality matches standard sized models.

Another nice option is the sleek looking Canon BJC-85. This has a somewhat slower print speed. It prints at a rate of 5ppm for black and 2ppm for color. With this model you have the option to add the optional IS-12 Color Image Scanner Cartridge.
Canon i80The ever popular and easy to use i80 Color Bubble Jet Printer features wireless and has IrDA compatibility with an added option of adding the Bluetooth interface. It prints at the speed of 14ppm black and 10 ppm color.

If it’s just photos that’s your business, then the SELPHY CP790 Compact Photo Printer Specifications is worth a look as well as the SELPHY CP600.

All in all with so much to choose from Canon, its worth taking the time to know the range and when you have found the portable printer of your choice then search online. With the retail price you have found through the Canon site, see if you can beat it. The usual suspects of Amazon, Ebay and are great places to look as well as the individual stores.
Canon give a one year limited warranty on their products and you are never far from a service center either. Canon are a dependable brand for portable printer choices; they can’t be beaten for choices.

Remember that many of these models do not always come fully supplied so be careful to read the What’s in the Box section. It is likely you are going to need to add on anything from around $80 to $100 for a battery in many cases and other additional options such as chargers and car adapters. The cost of the printer may well not be your only expense so do your homework.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions as this is an investment that will be with you a long time and a bad decision now could mean a few years of regret. Take your time; there is one in the Canon range made just for you.

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About James Wikkee

James Wikkee has held several positions at two of the largest printer and scanner manufactures in the world. He knows the in and out of these devices through his +13 years of experience in the field.

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