Long periods of boredom punctuated by brief periods of PRINT NOW!
March 8, 2012 12:26 PM Subscribe
Need a recommendation for a wireless monochrome laser printer that absolutely, positively will print when it receives a print job without any human attention. It also needs to be happy living in a garage.
posted by de void to Computers & Internet (17 answers total)
I volunteer with an emergency squad. I've been tasked to get a wireless printer to go in the ambulance garage.
The squad has a service that will create a print job with dispatch details every time there is a 911 dispatch and send it to a designated printer. The idea is that the wireless printer will sit in the ambulance garage and automagically serve up the dispatch prints to the crews as they walk by it to get into the ambulance to respond.
Desirable properties of the printer:
- Will print a page in under ~20 seconds from when the print job is received
- Toner cost not ridiculous
- small footprint
- no other functions besides printing (no scanning/copying/fax capabilities needed or desired)
- *** Absolutely, positively does not require any "assistance" in printing a page. *** When it receives a print job, it has to just print it without anyone needing to press any buttons or awaken it from "sleep mode". If it doesn't do this then it's just going to end up being a very ineffective space heater.