Updated February 28, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

The 10 Best Handheld Printers

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Whether you want to organize a warehouse, factory, office or home; or you run a busy restaurant requiring mobile receipt production; or perhaps you would like to produce high-quality photos to document a special occasion, one of these portable, handheld printers will help you get the job done. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best handheld printer on Amazon.

10. Dymo LetraTag Plus

9. Brother PTH110

8. ZKTeco Mini

7. Dymo LabelManager

6. PuQu Q20

5. Rongta Mini

4. Brother Mobile PTE500

3. Polaroid Mint

2. Brady BMP21-Plus

1. Star Micronics SM-T300I

Editor's Notes

February 26, 2019:

I found this topic a lot of fun to write about simply because of the range of design versatility between each and every option. When it comes to handheld printers, there's something for everyone, regardless of whether the goal is to print photos on the go, produce receipts on demand, or create labels to help identify pantry items, lab equipment, and toy boxes. Most of these choices also pair well with a range of mobile devices. For example, the Star Micronics SM-T300I easily interfaces with the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad, while its fast print speed makes it ideal for use in high-traffic retail environments. I also included the Brady BMP21-Plus for its impact-resistant rubber bumpers and large library of built-in symbols for labeling equipment used at industrial job sites. The Polaroid Mint may be one of the few dedicated photo printers of its size, yet its heat-activated color crystal technology allows it to deliver high-quality photographs using thermal paper stock. Also added the PuQu Q20 due to its 6-month standby capacity. The Dymo LabelManager retains a memory for up to 9 previous print jobs, while also having the capability to print 10 copies of a single label at the same time. Also added the ZKTeco Mini for its powerful lithium-ion battery and ability to support Bluetooth, USB, and RS-232 serial connections. Finally, included the Brother PTH110 for its one-touch function keys for accessing fonts, styles, and frames and ability to accept laminated tape.


Jeff Newburgh
Last updated on February 28, 2019 by Jeff Newburgh

Jeff is a dedicated writer and communications professional from San Francisco with a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He began his career in computer consulting and later branched out into customer service. Jeff focuses on making complex topics easy to understand. With over 10 years' experience in research, his relentless curiosity fuels a love of writing and learning how things work, and has helped to build expertise in categories such as heavy-duty power tools and computer equipment. Jeff's passion for animals affords him a strong understanding of pet products, including dog houses, beds, and grain-free foods. When he's not writing, he prefers spending time with his family and three dogs, while kicking back and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine.


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