More people are living and working remotely from an RV than ever before. These portable printers are perfect for RVers…
While not everyone thinks about bringing a printer on the road with them, it’s a necessity or must-have amenity for some. Whether working from the road or strictly traveling, you might want an easy way to print reservations, invoices, contracts, photos, or reports.
The good news is that, just like other technology, printers have gotten smaller and more lightweight over the years.
If you want an RV printer, you can be sure to find a portable one that fits your needs on this list!
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The Best Portable Printers for RVers
Do you want to be able to print pocket-sized photos from your smartphone? Or do you need a printer that can be used to copy, scan and print important documents for work? There are portable printers that can do it all!
The following outlines the best portable printers for RVers we’ve found on the market. We'll start with the photo printers and then progressively move toward the all-in-one printer.
This wireless compact photo printer uses AirPrint technology to connect to your devices with ease. You can print directly from a USB or your camera’s memory card.
Your photos will print out instantly dry, but will look clear and crisp for up to 100 years! They will even be waterproof in case you accidentally spill something on them.
This portable design allows you to plug in or use the battery pack while on the go.
The print resolution offers up to 256 color levels per color (up to over 16 million colors). Paper size options are as follows: postcard, L size, card size, or square label.
It does require the use of the Canon Print Plugin to operate.
The HP Sprocket is for those looking for an excellent pocket-size printer for smaller size, fun photos.
This ink-free option can print wallet-size photos (2.3″ x 3.4″) while out and about. It makes excellent novelty prints from a tablet or smartphone.
It's a great gift for kids and teens who can then easily share their favorite trip photos with family and friends.
Do you love photo-booth style photos? Well, the Fujifilm Instax Mini Link gives you photo-booth style photos without the photo booth!
It's a smartphone printer, meaning it can print shots from your smartphone’s camera roll at the touch of a button.
The best part is that this device prints onto real instant film, not with paper and ink.
The wireless Canon Pixma TR150 allows you to easily print documents when you are on the go.
It is lightweight and compact, saving you precious space in your RV.
You can print high-quality, crisp documents and photos up to 8.5” x 11”.
The intuitive interface comes complete with a user-friendly 1.44-inch OLED display.
Print easily from your digital device using one of the wireless options: Apple AirPrint, Canon App print, Google Cloud Print, or Mopria Print Service.
You can also purchase (separately) an optional battery to use off-grid.
This portable, lightweight Epson Workforce printer comes complete with a built-in battery. It is small enough to easily fit into a briefcase or certain handbags.
The plastic casing comes textured for grip while opening. That may come in handy if you are printing while on the road!
Print documents and 4” x 6” photos wirelessly. You can plug it into a USB port, or charge the printer with its built-in lithium-ion battery. The printer can hold up to 20 sheets of paper at once.
This device offers a print speed of up to 6.7 ISO ppm for black and white prints, and 3.81 ISO ppm for colored printing.
Its hands-free, voice-activated printing may come in handy when you have your hands full.
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6. HP Tango X
This portable printer does it all! Print, copy and scan with this all-inclusive printer. It's specially designed to use with a smartphone.
It offers cloud-based, dual-network connectivity with voice-activated printing.
Print and scan from virtually anywhere – from the cloud and social media. You can also scan with your smartphone camera using the HP Smart app and this smart home printer.
Like the HP Tango X, this portable printer is compatible with your smartphone and computer. It's so small and lightweight it can easily be placed in a bag or not take up much room in your RV.
It has two paper options, including thermal roll paper and folding paper. It doesn't require any ink or toner and can print 600 letter papers at a time.
It can also print a variety of paper sizes to meet your needs. Overall, it's an excellent travel printer!
The JADENS wireless portable is similar in size and design to the Aixiqee. It's an inkless mobile printer compatible with smartphones and laptops.
Instead of ink, it uses thermal technology on specialty paper. They estimate the cost to be approximately $0.07 per sheet.
That's not too bad when compared to the high price of ink. Plus, that price gives you the portable convenience without having to worry about ink.
It's reviews aren't quite as good as the Aixiqee. So, if you afford the extra cost, it's worth going with the Aixiqee. But the consensus for JADENS is it's “pretty good.”
If you need a more traditional printer for your mobile office, this HP OfficeJet 200 is a great compact option. Of course, it's not as small as the smart, thermal printers, but it can easily fit into a backpack.
You can use traditional HP ink and paper in different sizes. It's long-lasting battery makes it easy to print from anywhere. It's also rechargable, only taking 90 minutes to fully recharge within 90 minutes while the printer is off.
It cannot scan documents directly. However, you can scan with your smartphone and print using the free HP app. If you need a complete all-in-one printer, see the next option.
The HP OfficeJet 250 is a true All-in-One printer. You can scan, and copy directly from the printer, and, of course, print.
You still have the smartphone compatibility as with other printers, but you don't have to use your smartphone as a scanning device.
Like the HP OfficeJet 200, it's also small enough to fit in a backpack and rechargable. Plus, you can use multiple sizes of regular printer paper.
If you have a fully mobile office, this is likely the best portable printer for you.
Choosing the Printer That is Right for You
Different portable printers do different things. The best approach to buying a portable printer is to figure out what you really need.
Many times, people buy devices because they are impressed by them. Then later, they realize that they do not actually use the “cool” features they have.
Really consider your lifestyle and what you currently do or really want to be able to do. Then choose the device that is right for your needs.
Working Remotely From an RV: Pros & Cons
Working remotely from your RV is a growing trend, especially given the social climate this past year. Lots of people are now finding success when working from the road.
As someone who lives and works from my RV most of the year, I’ve learned a lot about the triumphs and pitfalls of working while on the road.
In this article, I share those pros and cons… keep reading…
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