As mobile devices become more powerful and widespread, opportunities for new apps, cloud services, and workflow solutions are growing rapidly. It seems like each week (or even day) we hear about new apps, technologies, and partnership that afford the end user more mobile device capabilities1. While mobile-focused solutions for content creation, storage, and social networking have dominated the headlines, there is less chatter over technology that allows users to print from their mobile devices. InfoTrends believes there are two main reasons for this relative silence: 1) a widespread lack of knowledge of how mobile printing can be achieved and 2) it is not immediately obvious to many people why they might need to print from their mobile device.
This document explores the mobile print solutions that are available, discusses challenges facing the print industry as a result of mobility of computing and the workforce, and provides recommendations for mobile print solutions providers looking to grow their mobile page volumes.