Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Portable printers ...

Following on from my post about travels with the Ookygoo, I thought I'd research portable printers.

Basically, it's a don't go there message. There's two choices out there, the HP H470 and the Canon Pixma iP100. Both are undoubtedly fine printers but both come in at a little over 2kg, and A$300+.

Fine for a field or research trip where you know you'll need to do some printing but not for a general trip where all you want to do is print a few boarding passes and booking dockets. Just not cost effective. So my business proposition is to resurrect my pdf printing model as a paid for commercial service where you can take your documents along in pdf format on a thumb drive and print them, just the same way photographic shops let you print jpeg's from thumb drive or sd cards ...

2 comments:

Jack said...

The only situation I can think of right now for portable printers are reunions.

Instead of using all the cameras brought for the occasion, all you need is a printer so that everyone in the picture could have an instant copy.

One picture shot and instant printing. That would be cool but costly in terms of printing paper and printing ink.

dgm said...

see https://www.linuxworld.com/columnists/2009/092409-office-in-a-bag-basic.html?page=1 for some sensible solutions on lightweight computing ...