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Old 11-04-2008, 08:59 PM
Kickin Your Grass Kickin Your Grass is offline
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Do any of you have printers setup in your trucks?

Do any of you guys have printers set up in your truck so you can print invoices and estimates out on the job site? What size power inverter do you have?

I have a Samsung ML-1740 series laser printer. I want to purchase a power inverter and use it in my truck with my laptop to print invoices and estimates while on the job site. What size power inverter will I need to run this ? (750, 1000, 1200, 1500 + watt etc) Thanks!

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Old 11-04-2008, 09:01 PM
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i have invoices all printed up in the truck so i just fill in the date when im done and sign my name
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:54 PM
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I have thought about doing this as well but have yet to figure out exactly how i wanted to rig it up. Hope you we hear some inspirations from some of the other professionals.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:00 PM
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I plan on putting a wireless printer and laptop in my van next yr. For invoices estimates and anything else i need to do.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:16 PM
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This year marks my 3rd season for me. I have a laptop mounted on a mobile laptop desk (similar to those on police vehicles), a printer, and a high speed Internet card as well. I have found however that the printer is used less and less; almost not at all this year; as I have found myself emailing or faxing (using ring central on my computer) documents or corresponce more often than not. The set up has helped a lot in the sense that I've been able to stay in touch with my customers, navigate my crews when they need directions to unfamiliar areas, connect to my office computer via logmein and have all of my information readily available, and take care of paperwork (data entry) if there are long periods of time between appointments.

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Old 11-06-2008, 07:19 AM
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I think I have a 175 watt inverter for mine. Printers do not draw a lot. I love mine for doing Quotes in the field.
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:51 AM
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yes i have ip90 it's tiny and works great
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:17 PM
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i have a docking station for my toughbook and hp printer in all my trucks. The docking station makes it so i dont need the batteries an anything as you wire the dock to the vehicles battery saving your cigarette lighter for other accesories. I use the printer alot for new jobs and quotes on the road.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:16 PM
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i leave one of these in the truck 24/7 to use with my wireless laptop

HP Officejet H470wbt Mobile Printer
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:10 AM
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just came accross the thread. i myself, used to use this printer setup. however, no i find myself bidding, and faxing most my business stuff. If any one is interested i have a i season old cannon ip90 small and compact, and does great printing, 75 bucks and you pay shipping
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