Solved

Printer in closed cabinet

Posted on 2014-12-16
4
156 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-17
Is there any harm in putting a printer in a closed cabinet?  Heat issues, etc.
0
Comment
Question by:ENTPF
4 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Rafael
ID: 40503744
as long as their is some form of air I don't foresee and issue. The real issue would be the temperature and what it will do the the paper. For example very humid might make the paper swell and thus jam while a very hot closet would dry out your inkjet heads.

These are simple things to consider. Why the closet ?
0
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 500 total points
ID: 40503791
Printers these days don't generate much heat, so there shouldn't be any problem, unless of course you are talking about an antique dot matrix printer...
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Dr. Klahn
ID: 40504060
At one time (ca. 1980s) almost every daisywheel (Diablo) or cup (Spinwriter) printer was in a foam-lined noise enclosure due to the machine-gun sound of type striking paper several hundred times a minute.  There was a small fan to circulate air into the enclosure.  Those machines generated a fair amount of heat (couple hundred watts when printing) and were largely mechanical to boot, and they went for years under those conditions.

As rindi says, printers today don't generate much heat.  There should not be issues with modern printer in an enclosure unless it is a laser or a wax/dye-sublimation printer that employs heat in the printing process.
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 40504274
post the  printer model, and why dow you want it in a cabinet??
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I recently purchased an HP EliteBook 2540p notebook/laptop. It has two video ports on it – VGA and DisplayPort. HP offers an optional docking station for the 2540p that also has both a VGA port and a DisplayPort. There are numerous online reports do…
It started not too long ago. It was at first annoying. My keystrokes seemed to be randomly generated, not the ones I typed on the keyboard. For some reason this only happened in certain applications (especially browsers such as IE11, Firefox and Chr…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

740 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question