There's several small, compact and light weight printer choices optimal for mobile professionals working on the go. Just a few companies make Apple compatible mobile printing solution targeted to this consumer space, so choosing on what to purchase is far simpler than needing to evaluate the voluminous number of choices in the broader desktop printing marketplace.
Who Manufactures Apple Compatible Travel Printer Solutions?
Presently there are only a small number of Apple friendly travel printer makers you need to focus on. Namely, they are Hewlett Packard - HP, Epson, Canon, Primera Technologies and Brother.
Apple compatible travel printers from HP - Hewlett Packard
HP presently makes two battery operated Apple compatible travel printing solution products: One of them is both a printer / scanner / copier combo for both printing and scanning when required.
MacBook Friendly Mobile HP All-In-One - OfficeJet 250
HP 250 Travel AIO Printer
USB & WiFi Print - Scan - Copy
MacBook Compatible Mobile HP Inkjet Printer : OfficeJet 200
HP 200 Portable MacBook Printer
USB + WiFi Portable Inkjet Prints
HP's OJ 200 is smaller and lighter but offers print only capabilities. The Office Jet 250 MFP offers both scanning and printing AIO - MFP functions yet is the biggest and most heavy of all the Apple compatible portable printings available. Each provide AirPrint And wireless WiFi Direct compatibility, as well as wired USB connectivity.
Apple compatible travel printing solution from Epson USA
Epson's current Apple friendly travel printing is the WF - WorkForce 100. It's one of the smaller and light weight designs compared to the competition.
WF-100 Epson Mobile Printer
Wireless iOS and OSX Printing
It includes a Color LCD display. A internal Lithium Ion battery can trickle charge from either a MacBook Pro or Air laptop's USB port or AC power adapter.
Apple compatible portable printing solutions from Brother Inc.
An unusual Apple friendly mobile printing solution is also available for select business requirements. Unlike the other companies, the PockjetJet uses Thermal printer technology to print without ink onto specially coated thermal paper sheets.
Brother Laptop Mobile Printer
USB2 or WiFi and AirPrint Thermal Printing
Various choices for device connectivity include wired USB and optional Bluetooth or AirPrint Wi-Fi depending on which model you opt for.
Apple friendly mobile printing solutions from Canon USA
Canon's current portable offering is the IP110 model. It too has AirPrint or WiFi Direct compatibility.
Canon IP110 Laptop Printer
Wireless iOS + OSX Device Printing
It's among the lowest-cost entry options for an Apple compatible travel printing, but do note that a bolt-on and rather hefty battery is optional and is not included with the printer. It also lacks an LCD control panel like HP and Epson offer,
AirPrint and Wi-Fi Direct Apple friendly travel printing solutions
Each of the afore mentioned Apple compatible travel printer manufacturers support USB wired printing from a MacBook Air or Pro laptop computer via any standard USB cable. A few also offer AirPrint and wireless Wi-Fi Direct functions as included or an option.
Wireless portable printer solutions that also support iOS devices
Many people evaluating and shopping for an Apple friendly travel printer will also need to print from an IOS phone or iPad tablet. In these environments, AirPrint And Wi-Fi Direct compatibility should be a priority so that your IOS phone or iPad tablet can print easily and wirelessly to an Apple friendly travel printing solution if needed.
Apple compatible portable USB-ONLY print/scan combo from Primera
Primera currently sells a very compact and small Apple friendly portable printer with scanner combo peripheral that weighs less than an 11 inch MacBook Air making it much easier to live with if you're a mobile professional frequently on the road. Sadly, the Primera Trio print / scan / copy combo does NOT have wireless abilities, it's USB only. However, for iPad or iPhone use - it is possible to use Apple's Printer Sharing function on a MacBook to allow an iPhone or iPad to print *through* your laptop via a wireless connection.
Multi-Function USB Mobile Printer
With Hand-Fed Scanning and Copy
Although it's USB only and uses just one black OR tri-color ink cart at a time, the Primera Trio All-In-One is an ideal decision for MacBook Air or Pro notebook computer users wanting maximum print, scan, copy functions in a highly compact mobile accessory. Like the Canon IP110, the internal battery is sold separately. But it's much smaller, lighter and fits neatly inside the printer mechanism unobtrusively.
Newest Mobile MacBook Printers From HPHewlett Packard just released updated and revised models of their mobile MacBook compatible printing (and optionally, scanning) solutions. They both now feature USB and WiFi wireless (as well as Bluetooth) MacOS and iOS device printing connectivity. The LiOn battery is now also completely integrated inside the printer instead snapping on the back like an afterthought. The OfficeJet 200 printer features a grayscale 2" LCD control panel, while the multi-function Print-Scan-Copy AIO OfficeJet 250 offers a 2.5" color display. They also print 2-3 times faster than the previous 100 & 150 models.
New HP MacBook Printer
HP 200 Portable Printer
USB And WiFi Printing
New HP MacBook Mobile Printer + Scanner
HP 250 Portable All-In-One
USB + WiFi Print / Scan / Copy
Both these models use HP 62 series Black and Tri-Color cartidges. We strongly recommend always, always buying 62XL high-capacity cartridges!!! You'll get 2x-3x more prints per cartridge at only a 30% price premium. XL is the smart way to go and will save you serious money over the life of your portable HP MacBook printer.
Mac And IOS Brother Laser
Airprint Compatible B&WPrinter
Plunk one of these in the middle of your home or business - and ANY Apple, Windows or Android device will easily print to it wirelessly. Sure it only prints black and white. For the rarer times where you actually NEED color. you can always have a secondary ink-sucking color inkjet photo printer when needed.
Portable Epson Printer WF-100
WiFi Mobile Direct Printing + USB
This 3.5 pound printer offers an LCD display control panel, USB and WiFi connectivity, and a Lithium Ion battery that's rechargeable via AC adapter (included) or from your MacBook's USB port when needed. Easily print from an Apple iPad, iPhone, tablets, smartphones as well as PC or Mac laptops.
For a listing of all the Apple compatible mobile printing solutions available: Visit http://www.maclaptopprinters.com to see what's available from HP, Canon and Epson.
Canon AirPrint Portable Printer
Wireless + USB Photo Prints
Although competitor Hewlett-Packhard has it's OfficeJet 100 and 150 Mac compatible mobile printing solutions, they only offer wireless Bluetooth printing. So the addition of AirPrint compatibility for your Mac and any iOS devices is welcomed. However, unlike Canon's iP110 and 100, an internal battery is included and not a separate, optional and external add-on.
For a big picture view of currently shipping MacBook Pro and Air portable printing solutions, inks and accessories visit: http://maccompatibleprinters.com
This is a long awaited and awesome Mac accessory for select business users on the road who really need to both print, copy and scan receipts and documents anywhere, any time - and can eliminate the need to carry a separate Mac compatible USB powered mobile scanner. For those who just need mobile printing functions, the HP 100 laptop printer is $100 less.
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