Tuesday 9 June 2015, Amsterdam
Mobile / portable printers came into existence in 1985. By 1990s, these printers were widely available and werebeing extensively used in retail, transportation and hospitality sectors. Initial adoption for these type of printers was seen in North America and Europe. Primarily, dot matrix based mobile / portable printers were majorly used, but with various technological advancements, Ink Jet and now, thermal based mobile / portable printers are being widely used. Thermal-based mobile / portable printers use a special type of thermal paper instead of ribbon or cartridges to print the content, and hence reduce the replacement or refilling cost.
According to “Global Mobile / Portable Printers Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018”, the global mobile / portable printers market is forecast to reach USD11.87 billion by 2018. Asia-Pacific is expected to be the highest revenue generator, followed by Europe, North America, South America, Middle-East and Africa, in global mobile / portable printers market. With the growth of online retailing, need for mobile workforce has increased exponentially, resulting in growing the demand for mobile / portable printers, globally.