The portable handheld printer at an economical price

Portable handheld printer

Today, there is a great demand for portable printing and labelling solutions in many application areas, as they can be used to accelerate and optimise targeted business and industrial processes. Traditional solutions in warehousing and shipping with pen and paper or with pre-printed adhesive labels are no longer up to date.

In the meantime, there is an extensive range of mobile handheld printers on the market that allow any object to be printed quickly and easily. However, most of the solutions are very expensive, so that a return on investment for small companies and limited task areas is difficult to estimate.

Handheld printers - advantages / disadvantages

The technology commonly used today for handheld printers is the tried and tested inkjet system, which is also known from inkjet printers in the home. The printer ink is "thrown" or sprayed by the print head onto the object to be printed. This technology is not only very well proven, but is also well suited for the miniaturisation that is necessary to enable its use in the mobile sector. The advantages of such handheld inkjet printers can be summarised as follows:

  • Sharp print image at high print speeds
  • Low consumption costs in monochrome printing (B/W)
  • Low noise level
  • Virtually any substrate can be printed on
  • Use of special inks for different applications
  • No fine dust pollution
  • Practically maintenance-free

On the other hand, there are only a few disadvantages. Here - as already mentioned above - is the high purchase price for handheld inkjet printers and, of course, we know the problems with low-quality ink from our own experience with inkjet printers. However, smearing of the ink and constant drying of the print head are less common in industrial use. Higher standards for technology and ink, but also more regular use, mean that these problems do not arise in the first place.

Possible applications for handheld printers

Hand printers are basically suitable for printing on almost any surface. Even slight unevenness is not a big problem due to the principle. Today, hand printers are probably most frequently used in warehouses and shipping. Mobile printing on shipping boxes, wooden crates or wooden pallets significantly speeds up shipping and storage processes. Automations such as continuous serial or batch numbers also specifically reduce sources of error. Attaching shelf-life information to food or pet food is another frequently used application area for handheld printers.

Handheld printers can also provide valuable services in the construction and trade sectors. Quick and easy labelling of roof truss components or numbering of concrete pipes or prefabricated wall elements in prefabricated house construction are conceivable applications. In the arts and crafts sector, labelling with product and price information is easy.

Handheld printers can also print on glass, metal, foil, plastic and even organic substrates. Thanks to the huge selection of special inks, the range of applications is almost unlimited. A portable printer can also print on curves and uneven surfaces (wood, concrete, stone,...). Most models on the market also allow multi-line printing and the output of graphics and barcodes.

What surfaces (substrates) can a handheld portable inkjet printer mark?

There are almost no limits to the possible applications on different substrates. Most available TIJ inks offer excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates. For very special substrates, there are special inks that are designed especially for this purpose.

The following list shows an example of the range of possibilities: Paper, cardboard, wood (pallets, crates, board,...), plastic (sewage pipes, power cables, PET bottles, shrink films, plant pots, hard plastic containers, beverage bottles,...), plywood, labels (adhesive labels), fabrics and textiles, cloths, CDs, DVDs, canvas, cotton, glass (bottle labelling), concrete (e.g. sewer pipes, concrete blocks,...). (e.g. sewer pipes, concrete blocks, concrete bollards), ceramics (tiles, flower pots), metal (rims, cans, canisters, metal plate, barrels, keg labelling, type plate), protective masks (OP masks, FFP2 masks), foil (stretch foil, plastic bags), sheet metal (copper, aluminium, aluminium plate, steel, aluminium foil,. ...), leather, rubber (carpet backing, hoses, cables), meat packaging (trays, chub packaging, vacuum wrap, shrink wrap, bag, pouch, banderole, can, ...), polystyrene, bricks (bricks, roof tiles, ...), insulating materials (coconut, cellulose, perlite, jute,. ...), plaster, wallpaper, sealants (silicone, acrylic), floor coverings (laminate, tile, parquet,...), porcelain, synthetic resin, foams (PUR foam, cold foam, composite foam, PE foam) or even organic substrates (plants, melons and other foods).

Mobile handheld printers - prices and costs

The purchase costs and prices for hand printers have fallen sharply in recent times. Entry-level models are already available for a few hundred euros. If you need more quality and performance, but also professional advice, you are well served with models costing between €500 and €1,000. High-quality models or devices for large character printing cost over €1000.

Practically all models have very low follow-up and maintenance costs in common. The prices for ink consumables are determined by the purpose of use. However, due to the large selection of suppliers, prices have also dropped considerably in the meantime.

The NasaJet® handheld printer

Handheld printer NasaJet 500

Our NasaJet® is a simple and robust hand labelling device that combines all the advantages of hand printers.

Its comparatively low purchase price and the use of standard HP ink cartridges make it economically interesting for small companies, businesses or even self-employed people.

We would be happy to present our NasaJet® to you personally and show you how you can best use it for applications.

NasaJet® handheld printer features

The hand printers of the NasaJet® series are designed for tough use in production, shipping and retail. Long battery life and reduced printing costs are the hallmarks of these handheld printers. The two models NJ-100 and NJ-200 use 1/2 inch printer cartridges which allow print heights between 2 and 12mm. The NJ-500 model is characterised by the use of two 1 inch cartridges and thus achieves print heights of up to 5cm. All hand printer models print with a resolution of 300dpi and can handle water and solvent based inks.

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