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Remote printing for the mobile professional



I frequently find myself in situations where I need to print a document, but either the client doesn’t have a printer, I’m in a hotel without my printer, or the security is such on the network that I can’t use their printer. What is a mobile guy to do?

I’m sure many of you have solutions that have worked for you, but here are two that I’ve used and my clients have used:

This article may contain affiliate links. Click here for more details. and lets you receive faxes directly to your email box, as well as send faxes. So when you need to print a document, you can fax it to your clients fax machine instead. In the event, someone needs to fax a hardcopy document for you to sign, they can fax it to your eFax number, you receive in your email, print it as a pdf (built-in), sign it using your tablet pc and PDF Annotator, then fax it back to them. They have a free service that lets you receive faxes only. To send and  receive faxes ( which you need for remote printing to a fax machine), pricing is $12.95 a month. I like this service because it allows me to have a fax machine wherever I go and handle remote printing needs at the same time. lets you print email attachments by sending them to a fax machine via the webservice. You can use your tablet pc, laptop, or pda enabled phone. All you do is forward the email to [email protected] . This is a great service if all you have is your smart phone and need to print an attachment that someone just emailed you. I have not used this service myself, but several of my clients love it. Pricing starts at $4.95 per month.

What do you use to handle your remote printing needs?


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