Monday, December 15, 2014

Canon Pixma iP100 Portable Printer

After we got our cellular signal booster and wireless Internet in place at the cabin, we needed one more item to complete our "home office."

Our electronics need to be close together, so we chose the bookshelf John built. Wires to external antennas go through the window frame. On the top shelf is the cellular amplifier, indoor antennae, satellite radio, and laptop with its Internet key.  Cell phones are here as well to receive the enhanced signal.

Sometimes we need to print. To complete our home office, we purchased a Canon Pixma iP100 portable printer. After lots of research, we decided this was the best model for us. It costs about $180 US, is compact, and prints in colour and black and white with good quality. In the top picture you can see it in the closed position on the lower shelf.

This picture shows the open position ready for use. We liked it so much, we purchased a second one to take with us while traveling. Wayne and I both mix business with pleasure. The small footprint and weight of 4.4 pounds make it easy to pack and take.

Our home office is complete, but don't expect us to be wireheads all the time. Cabin life is calling! -- Margy


  1. I have a similar printer and It's working out great for me. Canons are the best for printing photos.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  2. A lot more thought has to go into technology out here. Enjoy your new connectivity.

  3. Wow, Margy, I'm so old I am amazed and impressed by all the changes in technology. I can barely believe the size of that printer, but so pleased you have one that fits into the cabin so well, plus one for travel. I must tell my husband about it.
    — Kay

  4. Neat little office ~ do hope you enjoy 'cabin life' and more time in nature than on the computer, though.

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  5. A nice compact set up. Good to know about the small printer.

  6. So handy to have the printer around. Technology is so advanced and changing so fast, hard to catch up at my age lol.

  7. Thanks all for stopping by to read and comment on My World post today.

    Carol - We enjoy cabin life much more than working on our computers. We have just recently added limited Internet access so that we can get email, a newspaper and very limited web searches. Our alternative has been taking the boat to and from town which is about 30 minutes each way, not to mention the cost of gas. Our goal is to limit use and enjoy nature as much as possible.

    Kay - It has been a good thing for traveling on business. Using Macs, it is hard to use hotel printers that live in a PC world.


  8. I have been thinking of getting a Canon printer.

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  10. Certainly very useful, not for me I seldom print !

    PS. Do you know that you have word verification ? Blogger put that in just like that. Took me some time to find out how to get rid of it. There are many Bloggers complaining !

  11. have fun with your new printer.
    I like your words "living off the grid" - I wish!
    Have a lovely week and Christmas, and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

  12. Good thing you have your office set up just the way you like it. I too need to get a new printer one day (soon). Mine is so very old. Have a Happy Holiday and enjoy your new printer :-)

  13. What fun reading both your lovely blogs. It is a beautiful area where you live and I admire your pioneering spirit. But am glad to know you take a few "sporting" breaks to the big city! You mentioned in a comment on my blog about drilling a hole to test the thickness of the ice. How do you do that? Probably it is something I should understand. (So many things are) but my mind is boggled as to how a person would do that. Just curious.