[tabi] Re: good deal on multi function printer sales ends on the 23rd

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:23:12 -0500

thanks Robert.


Chip Orange
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Florida Public Service Commission

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        Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 2:25 PM
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        Subject: [tabi] good deal on multi function printer sales ends
on the 23rd
        If any of you all are looking for a good deal on a multi
function printer, Office Depot has the Lexmark Prestige Pro805 on sale
for $199.00, Most places have it some where in between and as high as
$349.00 plus shipping.
        Our HP laser Jet bit the dust so I had to find a replacement.
As being a beta tester for GW I knew they had done some work with
lexmark to make there MFC printers accessible since they have a touch
screen.  Most of the work between GW and lexmark dealt with the higher
end printers for business and basically the features of the touch
screens were accessed via the internet web site.  You can read more
about it on the lexmark.com site.  There's  a accessibility link on the
main page.
        Anyway after looking on the web and getting ticked when I found
the printer for a good price couldn't get the site to process my order
so I went looking for it locally, it ain't no fun when the printer
doesn't work, and on my first call, I found it at office depot for less
than anything I had found on the web.
        Okay, if you are bored or not interested, then just hit escape
and delete.
        If you are interested,I will describe the unit, its features and
my findings so far as they relate to accessibility and it's ability to
be a cheap way as a scanning/ocr system.
        The unit is about 18 inches by 15 and 9 high.  It weighs 18
pounds.  it is a inkjet/ photo printer, copier and scanner with a 150
sheet paper tray and 50 sheet document feeder.  The controls are one
power button and a touch screen for at printer use which means you can
stand at the printer and copy scan or print documents and photos if you
have enough vision to use the touch screen as a stand alone unit with
out using a computer.  you can also do the same task from your computer
using the installed software that comes with the printer.  The printer
also connects to a network, wired or wireless and has a usb memory
portend a memory card slot that supports several memory types, some may
require adapters.  The OCR/scanning software that comes with the unit is
ABBYY Fine Reader. The printer software allows you to scan a document
and have it sent to the application you choose such as your word
processor.  This basically means you can scan a document and have it
automatically open in MS word.  You can also scan a document and have it
e-mailed.  the same goes for photos.
        So far I have found that the installation and software works
with Window-eyes with out sighted assistance.  However there is a point
during the installation where you will need sighted assistance to select
the language and set the time and date from the printer.  It may be
possible to change or correct this once the unit is up and working using
what is called smart solutions which is the web based service for
customizing the touch screen and creating custom complex print jobs.
        So far I am impressed and wanted to let people know about the
good deal.  If any of you are interested, I'll post more as I learn.

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