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    Smallest Portable A4 Printer?

    Hi,

    Does anyone which's the world's smallest printer (inkjet or laser) which can print on A4 Paper?
    Pls. give me a URL if you can.

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    Re: Smallest Portable A4 Printer?

    Smallest in which sense?
    Smallest footprint?
    Smallest height?
    Smallest weight?
    Does quality and reliability matter?

    I believe you can get 'portable' printers - the old Canon BJ10 (from memory) had a smaller footprint than a sheet of A4, but of course you needed the height for vertically feeding paper which was larger than the 'published dimensions' of the printer itself. Googling on "portable printers" brings up a number of sites, including buyerzone.

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    Re: Smallest Portable A4 Printer?

    There used to be a lot of them. As Leif says the BJ10 was very small, but there were even smaller units. I once sold a line of Canon notebook computers that actually had a BJ10 engine built right in the notebook. Here's the kicker though - check the cost of consumables carefully. The cartridges capicity is quite small, prints few sheets, hard to find and somewhat costly. Quality and speed will also suffer with printer size reduction especially speed. I've always been able to find other options when mobile such as carrying a spare USB or printer cable and my Windows CD (for drivers) then borrowing the clients printer if needed. Just my <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Smallest Portable A4 Printer?

    Thanks Leif,

    That URL was useful as on the page:

    http://www.buyerzone.com/computers/printer...ers_guide1.html

    It has comprehensive info. upon which to base a decision.
    I am looking for the smallest one whose cost is reasonable & it also doesn't have consumables which cost as much as gold dust!

    I'll browse these pages.

    Ta,

    m.q.

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