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Was a little hesitant to buy this but I needed a very small mobile printer. This was a good decision. A couple of important facts: 1. It works on my Android cell phone 2. It works on my iPad (miracle of miracles) 3. it takes standard U.S. 8 1/2" X 11" printer paper (as well as the A4 size)
Took a while to get everything going. Had to download their printing app - one for my cellphone and one for my Apple iPad. That worked O.K. But getting the printer connected to my systems took a bit of fiddling.
Another quirky feature of the printer is that if you want to print a document you don't do it from the document. You do it from the MT800 printer app. You have to search for your document from within the printer app - and that also took some fiddling for me to successfully perform.
The info I found on the Amazon webpage for the printer led me to believe that the printer might not yet be able to print from my iPad. Well it can - and does so just fine. Which is REALLY a plus for me.
This printer will solve a problem for me of needing to print a document far away from any desktop printer.
I was surprised at how well it performs, how well it seems to be made, and at the quality of the print. Another surprise to me was how heavy it was. Sort of like a brick (but in actuality, it's only about half the weight of a brick).
There is one BIG downside to the printer. You can't print from the file you have to print. You have to go into the printer app, and then find the file you want to print from within the app. Sometimes that is, at least for me, impossible. The ability to search for a file from within the app is EXTREMELY limited - and obtuse. So, if I can’t find the file I want, the printer is useless.
One other pain is that you have to ask for a code every time you start up the app. Which is a COLOSSAL pain.
If HPRT could fix that app so that you can print from the file, it would be far more useful.
This printer works okay. The print doesn't show as strongly as an ink printer would or a more expensive laser printer. The app (for apple at least) wasn't available "in my country"...I live in the USA so that's a huge bummer. I was able to connect it to my PC and it worked perfectly after installing the drivers for it. I would definitely recommend reading the manual before and during setup! Overall, I am not too upset at this but I will still be returning it. I need something faster. Also, the fact that you load page by page is an inconvenience when you're printing more than a page
The software is overly complicated and proprietary. This has so much potential and is so frustrating. You should be able to use the WiFi/Bluetooth print button from you phone but instead you have to copy the document into a folder (and convert it if nothing a pdf) and then maybe it will print (or more likely software crashes and pops you out of it or gives an error message. Haven’t tried hardwiring to computer yet.
Upgrading to 3 stars Did wire to computer. Took time to get driver downloaded (needed to turn off computer Bluetooth as that was causing conflict). Printer works great when wired to computer. If I wasn’t so frustrated by the inability to print from my phone (and that they require you to upload your document to their proprietary software for phone printing) I would rate this a 5.
While this will work in a pinch for something you NEED to print while on the road, even on the "high density" option in the Hiprint app, small text is hardly/if at all readable. Solid lines are inconsistent in opacity and at times wouldn't show up at all. I will say though it is quite portable and I don't have to buy a special thermal paper separately. There is no paper tray, so like a vending machine, you have to feed your paper until it grabs. For the job I need it to do, It works okay, but I will definitely be looking for another.
i was very excited to buy that item but actually i was disappointed when i tried to install it on my computer i couldnt get the quality of the copies are too bad dont waste your money or time on that Thank you