When it comes to the world of printing, all everyone can talk about is the advances being made in 3D printing. But in a world of increasing mobility, being able to print on the go is becoming more important than being able to make a prototype quickly.
Printer manufacturers like Canon have been making great strides in the world of portable personal printers (we took a look at their Pixma Pro iP100 earlier this week in our article Print on the Go with Canon’s New Portable Printer).
Now there’s a new kid on the block. Primera Technologies unveiled what they’re calling the smallest and lightest all-in-one printer at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas earlier this month. Weighing just 1.2 kg, the Primera Trio All-In-One is about the size of a hardcover book and comes with an optional battery pack for power.
While the printer is slightly bigger than Brother’s PocketJet 6, the Trio is an all in one while the Brother printer is a single-function. The Trio is a true all-in-one, with the ability to scan, copy and print. It takes one tri-colour and one black ink cartridge.
You’ll be able to print on paper up to A4 through the printers 10 page paper feeder and on standard sized photo and postcard paper through the smaller, secondary paper feed at the back of the printer.
The little printer comes in black and grey as standard, but it does have an interchangeable cover in either blue, white, pink and silver allowing you to add a personal touch to your printer. You can also get an optional vehicle mounting bracket as well as a 12 volt USB power cord for charging in the car.
The Primera is available on pre-order in the US and Canada for $399 with an estimated delivery date of February. There’s no word yet on whether or not it will be available worldwide and how much it would cost.
If it does become available in other countries, we can’t wait to get our hands on one to test it out. For more info, check out Primera's website here.