Printing manuals

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  1. sallylillian

    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    There have been one or two threads with people trying to find manuals and inevitably if they are lucky finding a PDF online. Now I like PDF's because they are searchable on my laptop when looking for a specific issue and also as they are easy to store and have on hand, even on your phone or tablet. But sometimes a paper book is what you want to browse and PDF's just dont cut it. My new Flair came with a printed manual and a CD which comprised the latest status and included sections on equipment that were not in the printed version supplied. It was 830 pages of PDF.
    So I googled around and found this company and got a bespoke printed one off black and white loose leaf ring binder copy for £70!!! from my PDF.
    https://www.doxdirect.com/?utm_source=customers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mistletoe
    I have no affiliation but it seemed a good deal to me and I was reminded with an email from them today offering 20% discount! So I thought I would share it.
     
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    If its something you really need probably not bad, but I can't see much point with a Motorhome manual, most of it is common sense, only ever looked at a few pages in mine. I suppose to some extent it depends how practical you are.
     
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    And the quality of the manual, and if you prefer pressing loads of buttons on the off chance you get it right without screwing something up in process? I spend more time fixing my wifes tablet, because "she did not touch anything it just did it by itself"
     
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    Thanks for that, they do colour as well. As an example, twenty five colour pages in A4 a shade under eight pounds. I could have an album of my holiday snaps made up!
     
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    I like PDF's as well, but tend to find what I want, and if need be print out just the relevant pages
    That way if it gets covered in sh!te, rained on,blows away or what ever all I have lost is a couple of sheets of paper :)
     
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    Anything important I always scan and save as a PDF, but why is it the important one that I need urgently is always the one I forgot to scan.:D
     
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    Cos that is very firmly in the realm of Murphy's Law !!!!
     
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    Or get the small HP travel printer on the MH, then you can print at will as well?
     
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    This is the one I have

    But there is a newer model apparently but its not wireless only Bluetooth:-

    I have had mine for must be 6 years now and your enquiry made me check it out, and there are quite a few options now. I want wireless though so it is networked through my MH router. Let me know what you choose in the current market
     
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    Also looking I would suggest that you look at the Epson, its lighter, smaller and WiFi

    I might even get one!
     
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    Thank you. I also want wireless and/or via USB from my laptop. Being a Luddite I don't use a tablet, smartphone or bluetooth. I know I'll have to before long but not quite yet.....
    I've got a VERY old mobile printer that I haven't used for about 15 years. I plugged it in the other day and it seemed to be fine mechanically (made all the right noises!) but so far I haven't been able to find any inks for it. It doesn't run off a battery either, and that would be very handy.
    The Epson looks good.
     
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    Do read the reviews, having now done so I will look more closely. Maybe pop down to Staples and get a demo?
     
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    I think that will be one of my "jobs to do" when we get home...
     
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    I have a HP450 portable printer I picked up on eBay a few years ago for £30, if not using it much battery charge lasts for months.
     
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