New printer?

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Eldon-p40
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New printer?

Postby Eldon-p40 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:34 pm

We have an old hp LaserJet 1200 that has been a workhorse for 10 years or so (much before my time in the clerk's office). It is not formatting like it should with some of the new system, and we have been advised to replace it. Is this done through the FM group or do we just go to the computer store? Any suggestions on a replacement? It would be nice to have copier capabilities in the new printer... Can we do that? Any help will be appreciated...

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Postby russellhltn » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:56 pm

FM Group.

But first, what kind of problems are you having? Since you mention formatting, it sounds like a printer driver issue.
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Postby techgy » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:48 pm

Eldon wrote:We have an old hp LaserJet 1200 that has been a workhorse for 10 years or so (much before my time in the clerk's office). It is not formatting like it should with some of the new system, and we have been advised to replace it. Is this done through the FM group or do we just go to the computer store? Any suggestions on a replacement? It would be nice to have copier capabilities in the new printer... Can we do that? Any help will be appreciated...


You need to be a little more specific regarding the "format" problem. However, in response to part of your questions, any replacements should be handled by the FM group. You should also be working with your STS (Stake Technology Specialist) in regards to the replacement of computer equipment.
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re: replacing printers

Postby james_francisco » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:14 pm

Thanks for this answer. I just had a ward clerk ask me about that this week.

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Postby jbh001 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:33 pm

This might have been the wrong thing to do, but our stake told us to just go and buy one, and then let them know so they could take the old printer off their inventory list and replace it with the new printer. After all, the paper and the toner come out of the ward's budget anyway. But then again we are out in the hinterlands.

We ended up getting a multifunction printer so that we could (1) print, (2) make quick copies of receipts (and other things) without having to run to the meetinghouse library, and to (3) be able to fax that occasional eagle scout paperwork in before midnight before someone turns 18. :rolleyes:

The model we choose is no longer made, but its successor is available for under US$400.00, which is about what we (or our ward) ended up paying for its predecessor. This is not intended as an endorsement as there are multifunction printers of comparable price and quality available from other manufacturers.

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Postby russellhltn » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:52 pm

jbh001 wrote:This might have been the wrong thing to do, but our stake told us to just go and buy one, and then let them know so they could take the old printer off their inventory list and replace it with the new printer. After all, the paper and the toner come out of the ward's budget anyway. But then again we are out in the hinterlands.


Well, if the ward/stake doesn't mind paying for it out of pocket.....
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Postby RossEvans » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:00 pm

jbh001 wrote:(2) make quick copies of receipts (and other things) without having to run to the meetinghouse library.


I would love to have some kind of light-duty copier in the clerk's office. According to SOP, if I am processing checks alone in the office and have to stop and copy a receipt, here is what I am supposed to do:
  1. Clear the desk and lock away any paperwork spread in front of me.
  2. Log off the MLS computer, which typically forces a backup.
  3. Use my key to open the closet that holds the clerks' key to the library.
  4. Lock the office door behind me.
  5. Go to the library and unlock the door, turn on the lights and power-up the copier.
  6. Make the copy.
  7. Turn off the copier.
  8. Find the clipboard log and sign for "1 copy" (which someone later has to tally).
  9. Turn out the lights and lock the library.
  10. Unlock the clerk's office.
  11. Replace the library key in the closet.
  12. Retrieve all my paperwork, being careful to keep the documentation for pending checks in the right order.
  13. Restart MLS and log on.
I am going to try this workaround:

  1. Use my phone to snap a close-up picture of the receipt.
  2. Connect my phone to the PC with a USB cable. (Emailing to myself would be an alternative, but less private.)
  3. Print the jpeg file.
The copy quality is not as good, but it is legible.

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Postby Mikerowaved » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:43 pm

I hear you boomerbubba. Your list is right on target. I solved it by picking up a $10 USB flatbed scanner at a garage sale and run a free scan-to-print application called (of all things) Photocopier. (This is not an endorsement. I just picked one of several free utilities out there.) It's no speed demon, but the wait is well worth it as our library is at the farthest end of the building.
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