Need a quiet, portable printer
February 23, 2009 6:39 PM   Subscribe

Need portable, very quiet, printer.

I have a big trial coming up involving lots of documents, and I need a portable printer that I can use in the courtroom. That means it needs to be portable, and very quiet.

It needs to connect to my laptop via USB or firewire. It doesn't need to run on batteries, I will have AC power. Price is not a big issue.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

posted by mikeand1 to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Cannon ip100 was the best option when I looked around. Good printer, I would not
consider it to be super quiet though. I only mention it in case all other portables are noisier.

posted by breck at 10:35 PM on February 23, 2009

A nearby kinkos might deliver documents to the court room the same day if you ask them. I suppose this might have unacceptable risks attached.
posted by jeffburdges at 3:03 AM on February 24, 2009

Does it have to be plain paper, or would thermal be ok?
posted by dmd at 4:29 AM on February 24, 2009

Thermal paper would be fine, I suppose - does it make a difference?
posted by mikeand1 at 8:28 AM on February 24, 2009

Thermal printers can be very quiet as they don't have moving print heads. An example is the Pentax PocketJet.
posted by zsazsa at 12:37 PM on February 24, 2009 [1 favorite]

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