Re: Printers Revisited

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Sat May 22 2004 - 15:54:11 CDT

> On the issue of printers - if you want privacy on a "face up" printer
> (typical of ink-jets) then it's pretty easy to put a cover over the
> oputput tray so that most of the page is not visible.

Yep. That's a good solution.

>> For example, the printer on my desk is a HP LJ-6L.
> hat's one of the HP printers with the U-shaped paper path?

Yeah. I'm not necessarily recommending that printer. The U-shaped
path isn't really very good at handling a variety of paper stocks. But
some other makers have a similar arrangement of input/output trays with
a less tight path. Including some that output face-down, typically
stacking pages on the top of the printer.

FWIW, the HP 5/6L definitely output pages facing away from the front,
and towards the input tray. I've used it as recently as last night, so
my memory is clear.

 From what I've seen, all the inexpensive inkjet models of late use
pretty much the same paper path (the old HP Deskjets were different):
angled input tray at rear; straight paper path, pages output face-up in
front (with reversed order for multipage jobs). Probably some higher
end models have other handling options though.
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