A Buyer's Guide to Choosing an HP Bluetooth Mobile Printer
A mobile printer allows you to print documents or photographs on the go. They are typically compatible with different types of devices that use the Windows or Android operating systems like tablets, smartphones, laptop computers, and tablets that have the brand's app. The brand's Bluetooth mobile printers are ideal for users looking to print their projects quickly from a number of locations.What are the types of technology in this brand's mobile printers?
Look for the style of printer that meets your printing demands. The options you have include:
- Inkjet: uses a liquid with dyes or pigments to produce black and white or color text, images, and graphics on photo paper or regular paper
- Laser: uses powdered toner that attaches to the paper with static electricity in order to produce visible text or images; ideal for photos, graphics, and text
- Thermal: uses heat and special paper to create black and white text, images, and graphs
- Zink: a type of thermal technology that creates text or images in a single pass on specialty paper; creates labels and photos
The brand produces both mobile photo print systems and wireless traditional print systems. The model lines for the photo printing systems include Photosmart, Sprocket, and Zink. The photo printers create finished pieces measuring 2x3 inches to 3x5 inches. The traditional Bluetooth models include the Desk Jet, Laser Jet Pro, and Office Jet systems.What are the available resolution levels for these mobile printers?
The resolution of the print system refers to how many dots per inch, or dpi, it creates during the printing process. The brand's photo printers have higher resolutions than those that are designed for text or graphics functions. The higher the resolution, the more detailed and crisp the resulting image. The available options are:
- 313x400 dpi
- 1200x1200 dpi
- 4800x1200 dpi
The memory in the print system allows it to receive multiple print requests and establish a queue for processing the files, even via a wireless connection. These devices may have a built-in memory of 32 MB to 512 MB. This allows for the storage of up to 20 digital images or files, depending on the files' sizes and resolution properties.What are the printing speeds and options for these printers?
The product's print speed depends on the resolution of the image, the amount of ink or toner coverage on the paper, the size of the paper, and whether black and white or color printing has been selected. At the lowest resolution and for text with 5% coverage, these print systems complete up to five pages per minute. For color printing and high resolution, they complete about two pages per minute.