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Anonymous
December 7, 2004 11:59:10 AM

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I have an older, technophobic relative who does NOT own a PC and
doesn't want one. One of the greater annoyances in her life is having
to make frequent trips out to make one or two copies of documents she's
mailing, or to go to the camera store to get a copy or two of a photo
print she wants to send out. So I figure a great Christmas present
might be an inexpensive copy machine. Ideally, it would be a flatbed
copier, be relatively easy to set up and operate, and offer easy
swapping out of ink cartridges. It would also ideally allow black and
white copies (to save on color ink), draft quality copies (to save on
black ink) and color copies on photo paper, all of which can be
selected from buttons on the front WITHOUT using a PC.

Are there all-in-ones that anyone has used that can do this and don't
need a PC to set up? The $90-100 HP 1315 says it can *copy* without a
PC, and it's a flatbed, but do you need a PC to set it up, or can you
really just use it as an inexpensive standalone copier? Can you select
the print quality from the unit's front panel? Are there any other
all-in-ones or reasonably priced home copy machines that do these
things well?

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Anonymous
December 7, 2004 7:15:56 PM

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In article <1102438750.057422.57450@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>,
mailorderspam@yahoo.com says...
> I have an older, technophobic relative who does NOT own a PC and
> doesn't want one. One of the greater annoyances in her life is having
> to make frequent trips out to make one or two copies of documents she's
> mailing, or to go to the camera store to get a copy or two of a photo
> print she wants to send out. So I figure a great Christmas present
> might be an inexpensive copy machine. Ideally, it would be a flatbed
> copier, be relatively easy to set up and operate, and offer easy
> swapping out of ink cartridges. It would also ideally allow black and
> white copies (to save on color ink), draft quality copies (to save on
> black ink) and color copies on photo paper, all of which can be
> selected from buttons on the front WITHOUT using a PC.
>
> Are there all-in-ones that anyone has used that can do this and don't
> need a PC to set up? The $90-100 HP 1315 says it can *copy* without a
> PC, and it's a flatbed, but do you need a PC to set it up, or can you
> really just use it as an inexpensive standalone copier? Can you select
> the print quality from the unit's front panel? Are there any other
> all-in-ones or reasonably priced home copy machines that do these
> things well?

I have an HP PSC2410. It can do many things on it's own. It has a
small LCD screen to help set it up, and is used with previewing pictures
from memory cards. You can do copies (B&W or Color), faxes, print
pictures from memory cards, all without a computer. Some other HP models
without the LCD can print out thumbnails from a memory card, then you
fill in ovals and have it scan the printout back in. It uses that to
choose which photos to print.

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Anonymous
December 7, 2004 10:21:32 PM

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<mailorderspam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1102438750.057422.57450@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>I have an older, technophobic relative who does NOT own a PC and
> doesn't want one. One of the greater annoyances in her life is having
> to make frequent trips out to make one or two copies of documents she's
> mailing, or to go to the camera store to get a copy or two of a photo
> print she wants to send out. So I figure a great Christmas present
> might be an inexpensive copy machine. Ideally, it would be a flatbed
> copier, be relatively easy to set up and operate, and offer easy
> swapping out of ink cartridges. It would also ideally allow black and
> white copies (to save on color ink), draft quality copies (to save on
> black ink) and color copies on photo paper, all of which can be
> selected from buttons on the front WITHOUT using a PC.
>
> Are there all-in-ones that anyone has used that can do this and don't
> need a PC to set up? The $90-100 HP 1315 says it can *copy* without a
> PC, and it's a flatbed, but do you need a PC to set it up, or can you
> really just use it as an inexpensive standalone copier? Can you select
> the print quality from the unit's front panel? Are there any other
> all-in-ones or reasonably priced home copy machines that do these
> things well?

The PSC 1300 series units allow copying in either color or B&W, selecting the
paper type (photo or plain paper), number of copies (up to 9 copies) and size
(either 100% or zoomed) from dedicated front panel buttons. Draft copies in
either color or B&W may be made by pressing "scan" and "start copy" buttons on
the unit. It is not necessary to connect the unit to a PC to set it up. You
can find a manual at: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00141855.pdf.

Regards,
Bob Headrick, not speaking for my employer HP
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Anonymous
December 8, 2004 2:21:57 AM

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<mailorderspam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1102438750.057422.57450@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>I have an older, technophobic relative who does NOT own a PC and
> doesn't want one. One of the greater annoyances in her life is having
> to make frequent trips out to make one or two copies of documents she's
> mailing, or to go to the camera store to get a copy or two of a photo
> print she wants to send out. So I figure a great Christmas present
> might be an inexpensive copy machine. Ideally, it would be a flatbed
> copier, be relatively easy to set up and operate, and offer easy
> swapping out of ink cartridges. It would also ideally allow black and
> white copies (to save on color ink), draft quality copies (to save on
> black ink) and color copies on photo paper, all of which can be
> selected from buttons on the front WITHOUT using a PC.
>
> Are there all-in-ones that anyone has used that can do this and don't
> need a PC to set up? The $90-100 HP 1315 says it can *copy* without a
> PC, and it's a flatbed, but do you need a PC to set it up, or can you
> really just use it as an inexpensive standalone copier? Can you select
> the print quality from the unit's front panel? Are there any other
> all-in-ones or reasonably priced home copy machines that do these
> things well?
>

I have an HP PSC 2510 and it can copy/fax without a PC hooked up.
You can set it up with the LCD screen that's built into the unit. I don't
know how "reasonably" priced it is but I really like mine and have had
no problems with it.

Derrick
Anonymous
December 8, 2004 5:01:16 PM

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I have seen these in use not connected to any PC, so I assume it can be
used as such, and probably set up without one either. I believe the HP
models have all basic functions, including basic set up and calibration
available without a PC.

Probably the same for other brands, but don't quote me ;-)

Art


mailorderspam@yahoo.com wrote:

> I have an older, technophobic relative who does NOT own a PC and
> doesn't want one. One of the greater annoyances in her life is having
> to make frequent trips out to make one or two copies of documents she's
> mailing, or to go to the camera store to get a copy or two of a photo
> print she wants to send out. So I figure a great Christmas present
> might be an inexpensive copy machine. Ideally, it would be a flatbed
> copier, be relatively easy to set up and operate, and offer easy
> swapping out of ink cartridges. It would also ideally allow black and
> white copies (to save on color ink), draft quality copies (to save on
> black ink) and color copies on photo paper, all of which can be
> selected from buttons on the front WITHOUT using a PC.
>
> Are there all-in-ones that anyone has used that can do this and don't
> need a PC to set up? The $90-100 HP 1315 says it can *copy* without a
> PC, and it's a flatbed, but do you need a PC to set it up, or can you
> really just use it as an inexpensive standalone copier? Can you select
> the print quality from the unit's front panel? Are there any other
> all-in-ones or reasonably priced home copy machines that do these
> things well?
>
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