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Old 02-23-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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Default Need Small Portable Printer that can sit betwee uses

I am looking for a small portable printer that I can take on vacation for a week or two and then let it sit till the next time we travel which maybe several months. I don't think the ink jets will fit the bill since they don't like to sit for long periods of time. A small laser printer is the only thing I can think of and that is going to get expensive. Have I missed something?

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Old 02-23-2013, 02:55 PM   #2
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*shrug*

Nope, that's about the long and short of it. Just get the smallest laser printer you can afford.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16828112279

That one's pretty tiny.

Hopefully while you're on vacation, your inkjet at home doesn't dry out.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:19 AM   #3
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Different people have different needs. You can have a try in Amazon.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:10 PM   #4
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Why must the portable printer sit idle between vacations? Just exercise it once a month with a test page and it should last with no problem. That way it is always ready to go.

BTW, what kind of a vacation requires printing? Just curious.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:48 PM   #5
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I have a small a small motorcycle products business so I need to be able to fill orders if I am gone more than a few days. I use stamps.com to print postage. I also print invoices.


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Why must the portable printer sit idle between vacations? Just exercise it once a month with a test page and it should last with no problem. That way it is always ready to go.

BTW, what kind of a vacation requires printing? Just curious.



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Old 02-24-2013, 04:51 PM   #6
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You can get a Brother HL-2280DW monochrome laser printer with scanner and wireless right now for $100, with free shipping (check Techbargains). Then just pick up a few cheap generic toner cartridges off eBay. This isn't a "compact" printer, but it's small enough to easily fit into most spaces, and cheap enough to leave somewhere for future use (no huge loss if it's stolen etc). Good luck.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:08 AM   #7
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Small is better because this is going to be in a travel trailer where space and weight are important.

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:53 PM   #8
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Can you go somewhere to do your printing, like a Staples?
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