To put this statement in perspective if you want a portable printer you currently have the choice of the excellent Canon iP100 inkjet, Brother micro-sized PJ-6xx thermal printer, or HP’s OfficeJet 100.
The new OfficeJet 150 adds scan/copy to its résumé.
Mobile printers are not fast – in this case 5 pages per minute (ppm) for mono and 3.5 for colour – approx. 20 ppm in draft mode. Nor are they made for lots of use – in this case a duty cycle of 500 pages per month. Nor are they made for economy – it uses a separate black and tri-colour cartridge and depending on whether standard or high capacity ink cartridges are used the page cost is from AU$0.45-62 cents per page.
What price can you put on convenience? That is what mobile printers provide – the ability to print out invoices, letters, and quotes on the go.
- Bluetooth 2.0 so it will pair with most Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Android and iOS
- Pictbridge for direct printing from cameras
- SD card slot
- USB for Windows, Mac and Linux devices
Dimensions/Weight: 350x171x90mm 2.9kg (3.1kg with battery)
- 65w power pack – can use a standard HP Notebook power pack
- Lithium ion battery – prints up to 500 pages per charge
- Optional car-charger
- Up to 50 sheets or three envelopes
- Paper from A6 to A4
- Bond 64gsm to 200gsm index cards and photo-paper
User Interface: A 5.9cm colour touch screen makes it easy to copy, print and scan.
- Optical resolution: 600DPI
- Approx 1-2 pages per minute depending on resolution
- The driver software allows for scan to PC, email, USB and memory cards.
RRP is AU$449 but savvy online shoppers will find discounts of up to 25% plus freight costs. Ditto for ink - the HP 97 tricolour cartridge has an RRP of $62 but online for under $40.
This is not a normal printer in the respect that you can rate it out of 10 for things like economy or print speed – it is what it is.
Print quality is good – typical of a tri-colour inkjet and paper selection makes a big difference so find some coated 90gsm stock if you want a better print.
Yes its recommened for mobile users and even for nomadic apartment dwellers or where space is at a premium.