That said -- I have found that a printer does have a place on a cruising boat. We ended up finding a tiny compact printer on mega sale at a local Best Buy in Florida and I bought it just in case. The Canon PIXMA iP100 Mobile Printer is small, light, user-friendly and - even better - easy to store. The printer itself has a footprint smaller than a Macbook, and it takes only moments to deploy. While I would not go so far as to say a printer is an "essential" piece of kit for a cruising boat -- it did come in handy on plenty of occasions and was certainly nice to have. Another "perk" of this particular printer is that it can also be battery operated (with purchase of rechargeable battery) so there's no need to invert or run the generator if you want to print something. If possible, we buy either DC powered or battery operated appliances when and where we can to save on energy expenditure.
Printers and MFPs that have bi-directional print drivers can automatically display toner status withing the printer driver interface. The Phaser 7760 color printer includes this capability, as indicated by the row of icons in the lower left corner of the driver window. Hover the cursor over these icons and the interface will bring up more details.
Here in October 2013, Epson sent us the XP-800’s replacement to evaluate, the $229-list Expression Premium XP-810 Small-in-One Printer. On the whole, the XP-810 is the XP-800 reheated, with a few cosmetic changes and a $50-lower suggested retail price. However, this new Small-in-One has the same ink-inflation issue as its predecessor, which kept it from winning our Editors’ Choice nod. It uses the same ink cartridges as the XP-800, with the same projected yields. That means it also rings up the same high cost per page (CPP).
The new Qaliber Lite model RP-D10 is based on a cube design that frees up real estate at the point-of-sale, according to a company press release. In addition,Pos Printer each RP-D10 supports both front- and top-access control, allowing users the flexibility to slide a printer under the counter, thus further simplifying integration, the release said.