Re: [NTLK] Smallest Portable Printer?

From: dotline7 <>
Date: Fri Jan 25 2008 - 17:14:21 EST

I don't understand. You mean you can connect Newt directly to a fax machine
and print. Can you explain in detail?

On 1/25/08 11:44 PM, "Andrew Smallshaw" <> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 10:39:39AM -0500, Steve wrote:
>> I was wondering what the smallest, lightest, most-portable printer would
>> be that works with an eMate via infrared. My idea is to have my eMate on
>> the desk at a meeting, and if some notes come up, I can pull the printer
>> out of the bag and spit out 1-2 copies and then stuff it back in the bag.
> ISTR the original Pentax PocketJet is supported via the print pack,
> although I believe that was via cable rather than the IRDA supported
> by some versions of the printer. I don't know if it can be made
> to work via IRDA.
> It's difficult to imagine a smaller A4/US letter printer than the
> pocketjet but there are trade offs due to its size - it uses single
> sheet feed and the paper is both difficult to get hold of and
> expensive, and since it is a specialist paper you need to take it
> with you. I haven't used mine much recently, and never with the
> Newt, but where quality wasn't overly important I tended to run
> mine on thermal fax roll instead.
> Ultimately, I found the Deskjet 340 much more practical even if it
> is an order of magnitude greater in size - and that most definitely
> is supported by the Newt.
> For ultra portable printing, though, the solution is simple - don't
> take a printer with you. Just carry a fax modem with you and bank
> on the fact that there is probably a fax machine you can patch into
> whereever you are going to want to print. Works well enough for
> me most of the time.

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