Portable Mobile Printer Needed... any suggestions - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-16-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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We have plans to be traveling more now (retired) and I am looking at mobile printers. It needs to have USB interface or maybe Bluetooth connectivity. Size is a factor. Inkjet is fine and it would be nice to be able to decent color.
Anyone use one that they like?

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Old 05-16-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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I too am looking for just such a device. As it stands, I have to email my printing jobs to myself in attachments, then use someone else's equipment to open my email and print my document.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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Sign me up as interested too! Last time I looked, there was a huge price gap between the fabulously small Canon ones and the much larger other ones. I sure miss having one.

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I've used Epson printers for years and had pretty good luck with them. They make a new compact office printer that has built-in wi-fi. It might work well in a small fiberglass trailer by not having cords running to it from your laptop.
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consume...mp;oid=63075463
I personally don't have any experience with this model though.
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:36 PM   #5
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We we go on extended trups we take along a Lexmark Model X4850.

It is a ink jet printer (2 sided), scanner, direct print photos (SD card), and USB/wireless.

Prints great color.
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HP's D-1520 low-end ink jet printer sells for just $33.00 at Walmart. It's not as small as a true partable printer, but it's one of the more compact and lightweight non-portable inkjet printers. Its biggest downside is it has no black ink cartridge, so it burns through expensive tri-color ink even when you print black text.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:37 AM   #7
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I have a few HP 450CBi portable inkjet printers available that I can sell from inventory at work. They are lightly used. I'd have to see exactly how many I have, but I think 3 or 4 is a good guess. I might even have one or two of the optional battery packs. Very small, uses two ink tanks (black and tri-color). Can connect via USB or cordless by IR. I don't want to make a big sales pitch in General Chat, so if you are interested, PM me, and we can work it out.
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:05 PM   #8
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I have a Canon IP-90 (I think)that is great,better than I expected for sure.
It has USB,and Bluetooth and is fairly small.
I hve the battery too and it lasts longer than I thought it would too.

I print thru Bluetooth mainly on the road with it both from Macs.Pc's and Blackberry.

I got it Pre-Owned and would not buy one new for the high price but now I am hooked on it.
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HP's D-1520 low-end ink jet printer sells for just $33.00 at Walmart. It's not as small as a true partable printer, but it's one of the more compact and lightweight non-portable inkjet printers. Its biggest downside is it has no black ink cartridge, so it burns through expensive tri-color ink even when you print black text.
Ditto on the hp d-1520 being a good "cheap" printer.

the one we have sitting here on the desk didn't come with a black cartridge but there is a slot avaiable for the cartridge.

black cartridge hp21
color cartridge hp22
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I carry an HP 460 Inkjet with me. I printed lots of things with it.

I also carry an HP Photoprinter A616.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:16 AM   #11
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Thanks to all for the good information. I am surprised at the number that carry a printer while on the road. I guess that we still have to stay connected and carry our mobile office with us.

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Old 05-18-2009, 05:54 PM   #12
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Ed Harris is right on, the Canon's the one. The iP90 Bluetooth capable, IR and USB. Beautiful results. I picked mine up at Staples on Garnet Ave, San Diego
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