The best portable printers

Best portable printers: Canon Pixma iP110 portable printer
(Image credit: Canon)

The best portable printers can be life-savers when you need to print out documents, photos or artwork while on the move. Smaller than your office printer, a good portable printer should be compact enough to fit into your briefcase or small bag, and shouldn't weigh you down either. It should plug into the wall when a power socket is available, but run on battery power when one isn't. You probably won't use it often, but when you do, you'll be hugely grateful for it.

Unfortunately, a lot of portable printers aren't up to the job. So in this article, we've brought together six of the best portable printers you can buy today, and explain how to pick the one that's best for your needs. For a more standard printer, see our best printers roundup.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.