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#1 buttoni

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 12:06 PM

My Dell All-In-One 922 printer won't fit in my new computer desk/armoire printer cubbyhole. The hole is only 18"wide, 16-17" deep and only 10" tall. The height constraint pretty much eliminates any vertical paper feeders at the back of the machine (thus eliminating all Dell Printers). The new one must have horizontal paper input/output trays. I've spent the last three days researching compact inkjets by HP, Canon & Brother, reading tons of user opinions of them over at CNET Reviews. As you might guess, most printers reviewed at CNET get both positive & negative user opinions pretty much equally, but you rarely hear how long the people have used the models they are reviewing.

Thought I'd see if anyone here is using a really compact all-in-one make/model (I don't need fax capability) for at least a year & has gotten "as advertised" performance out of it. Info on your experience with ink consumption/costs would also be helpful, as I have found that though Dell printers are cheap & perform well, their ink costs are very high.

Edited by buttoni, 06 May 2007 - 12:09 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 03:44 PM

SawZall :thumbsup: Seriously though, A nice Brother laser printer would fit in there real nice. Sorry I couldn't be any help
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 04:41 PM

I agree with garmanma. I own the Brother HL-2040 laser printer and it's excellent. That's if you don't really care about not being able to print color, by the way.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 05:30 PM

I like the economy versions of the Samsung laser printers.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 05:46 PM

Just do what I do go to goodwill buy a nice looking Filing Cabinet/end table/tv stand and set your printer on that. $5 Vs $50-200. Thats what my Laptop, Printer, and Tower sit on

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 08:18 AM

Just do what I do go to goodwill buy a nice looking Filing Cabinet/end table/tv stand and set your printer on that. $5 Vs $50-200. Thats what my Laptop, Printer, and Tower sit on


Thanks for the suggestion, but I only wish I could. The armoire fills the wall it's on with no room to either side of it. Getting the printer stand OUT of the room was the impetus for buying the armoire to begin with. There is just too much furniture crammed up in a room with little available wall space (has large archway entrances on three walls).

I'm going to take a closer look at the little Canon Pixma All-In-One inkjets. The Pixma MP150, 160, 170, or 180 will physically fit in the slot. User ratings indicate they perform pretty well for entry level printers. I don't need fax capability and really only use the printer for the occasional webpage print, so an entry level printer is just fine for my uses. Haven't researched ink costs yet.

Any members here using one of the aforementioned Pixma's willing to make a comment pro or con?
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Posted 08 May 2007 - 08:25 AM

Reply to Vanek & Usasma:

Thanks for the input guys. I wish there were a laser printer small enough to fit, but they all appear to be too tall for my 10" height clearance. Kyocera was advertising a really small laserjet on on TV just yesterday, but it must be very new, as it's not mentioned/pictured on their webpage yet. Sure looked compact. The ad showed it in operation next to two other brand of compact printers and input was virtually internal. Output was on top of machine. Precisely what I need. Looked as small as the Canon Pixma! They didn't site the model number, but I will definitely pursue more info on that one. They's always made great office machines.

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