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Old 05-01-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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printer depths--allow how many inches for new cabinet?

I am building a "credeza" with pull outs for laptop and printer and wondered what to allow for the depth of the printer shelf/pull out?

I initially was using 12" as my depth so as not to take too much space away from the table it will surround but as we shop for a printer it appears we will be limiting our selection if I allow only 12" but I don't want to go 19" deep like I saw in in one cabinet drawing.

What are y`all's thoughts on a good depth to allow in my new cabinet for a printer?
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I have a computer station with roll-top front on the lower cabinet. My notes say the lower area where my printer is measures 14 1/2“ deep. When I replaced my printer I shopped with a tape measure and got an HP printer/scanner with front feed tray that works well there.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:31 AM   #3
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It depends. Do you plan to have a door close in front of it? If so, then allow 14-16 inches. Do you you plan to have a duplexer on the back side? Then allow a couple more. Do you plan to have an open shelf? Then 10-12 would handle most ijp's. HP has several models that close up, and would take no more than 10.

Hope it helps a little.

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Old 05-01-2013, 03:21 PM   #4
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Thanks!

Mine will have a door thus i get 3/4" due to the. Face frame..I best see what 14 would look like and go to the store with a tape measure

Anyone else able to advise how deep your printer shelf is?

Thanks much
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:13 PM   #5
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Hmm ... I just measured our printer and just realized that we would have to have one that is at least 18 inches deep, 19 to 23 inches wide and 10 inches tall. Yes we have a largish all in one printer thing. Had to get one for Thom's last job and just never replaced since it fits on top of the fireplace.
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If you don't mind spending more $'s, the HP-100 portable printer is about 8" deep. This is a blue tooth compatible printer so you won't need a data connection to it but you will need to supply power at times to charge the battery. The connections are on the back of the printer so it will take up a bit more depth if the power cord is connected unless you want to pull the printer out a bit while it is charging. There is no output tray, the printed sheet exits the front of the printer. Paper is loaded vertically on top. It doesn't scan so you will need another option.

I purchased this printer since I don't print often and got tired of the space that my 3-in-one took up. I keep the printer in an overhead cabinet and place it on a counter top when I need to print. Since I connect via blue tooth I don't need to have the printer close to the computer.

To get around the need for a scanner, I use CamScanner android app on my smartphone.

This set up works well for me although as I mentioned, the printer is pricey, about $200.
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