Laptop size printer... any still being made?

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Hi all,

Went looking for a small printer today at Best Buy, Circuit City, and Comp
USA for laptop use only to find a Canon and HP both selling for $250. I was
hoping to find something like the old HP Deskjet 340 or Canon BJC-80 that
would run on batteries. The two new ones I saw are huge compared to their
older counterparts and I believe only run on AC. I'd buy one of the older
ones via Ebay, but I think most of the old ones are parallel or IR and I
really want USB.

Does anyone out there make a small laptop size inkjet printer that runs on
batteries with a USB interface?

Thanks,

TR
 
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"hookedfine" <hookedfine@rangefinder.net> wrote in message
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> Went looking for a small printer today at Best Buy, Circuit City, and Comp
> USA for laptop use only to find a Canon and HP both selling for $250. I
was
> hoping to find something like the old HP Deskjet 340 or Canon BJC-80 that
> would run on batteries. The two new ones I saw are huge compared to their
> older counterparts and I believe only run on AC. I'd buy one of the older
> ones via Ebay, but I think most of the old ones are parallel or IR and I
> really want USB.
>
> Does anyone out there make a small laptop size inkjet printer that runs on
> batteries with a USB interface?

I have a BJC-85.
http://usa.canon.com/html/conCprProductDetail.jsp?modelid=6620
It's connected to my laptop by USB, although it also supports parallel and
IR. While it doesn't natively run from batteries, you can easily buy one --
go to that link, select "Supplies & Accessories", go to page 2, scroll down
to the "NK-300 Portable Battery Kit". Or, you can track down the parts and
build a battery pack yourself. You need enough bateries to make 12V --
2xLantern, or 8xAlkaline, or 10xNiMH. Good luck tracking down a 10xAA
holder.
 
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Thanks, but $249 for a printer like that with marginal specs is too rich for
my blood. Think I'll go the $50 route and buy one of the cheap small desktop
inkjets and buy a cheap duffel to carry it around.

"Eben King" <ebenONE@tampabay.ARE-ARE.com> wrote in message
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> I have a BJC-85.
> http://usa.canon.com/html/conCprProductDetail.jsp?modelid=6620
> It's connected to my laptop by USB, although it also supports parallel and
> IR.
 
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am pretty sure dell does a small printer.. i got one bout 4 years ago...

sorry but ive sold it sinc ethen so i dont have the model number nor could i
find it on the site...

ebay maybe?
 
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my solution is to put Adobe Acrobat and a fax program on my laptop. I
either fax it to my hotel room to get hardcopy (incoming faxes are usually
free) or make a pdf file that I can get printed elsewhere.

"hookedfine" <hookedfine@rangefinder.net> wrote in message
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> Thanks, but $249 for a printer like that with marginal specs is too rich
for
> my blood. Think I'll go the $50 route and buy one of the cheap small
desktop
> inkjets and buy a cheap duffel to carry it around.
>
> "Eben King" <ebenONE@tampabay.ARE-ARE.com> wrote in message
> news:5rIgc.462091$B81.7640738@twister.tampabay.rr.com...
>
> > I have a BJC-85.
> > http://usa.canon.com/html/conCprProductDetail.jsp?modelid=6620
> > It's connected to my laptop by USB, although it also supports parallel
and
> > IR.
>
>
 
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