Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there any way possible to connect a business card scanner to a printer, bypassing a computer? The scanner is set up to scan without being connected to a computer. It has 512 MB built in memory. The scanner has the following specs and system requirements: Scanner specifications:

Document feeding: Sheet feed type (single) Resolution (default): 300dpi Document Size (Max): Up to A6/4’’ x 6’’ Interfaces: SD, xD, Microsoft, Microsoft Pro, MMC, USB Slave (type-B Mini), USB Host (Type-A) For USB Flash Drive Output File format: JPEG Flash Memory: 512 MB Flash Memory Battery: 700 mAh Lithium ion polymer rechargeable battery through USB cable Fully charged~ Ultra Battery Low (RED LED blinking & power off anytime)

150 +/- 20 pages @ 4x6 * based on defined test conditions
Charging Method: USB Cable

share|improve this question

migrated from Apr 14 '11 at 16:08

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Would like it to be a streamlined process, where you scan the card and a copy prints on the printer. – Scott Apr 14 '11 at 15:52
@Scott: Please don't add comments to your own question. It's your question. Please put all the information in the question and delete the comment. – S.Lott Apr 14 '11 at 15:53
This question is off-topic here. A moderator will probably move this to another Stack Exchange site like Super Users. – jhocking Apr 14 '11 at 15:54
So you need a copier? – Not Kyle stop stalking me Apr 14 '11 at 18:55

The best chance I see for a "direct connection without PC" is the SD-card slot. I assume that it is possible to scan a business card into an image file on the SD-Card without a PC.

On the printer side there are a lot printers available that have SD-card slots and that are able to print images directly from an SD-card without an attached PC.

An advanced version would be using an SD-Wifi-Card. There are some cards available like the like Eye-Fi card that can be used in cameras (or business card scanners) and that act exactly like a regular SD-card. May be it is possible to get a printer to directly print images that are accessible through such a card. May be worth a try.

share|improve this answer

You can connect them, but unless either the scanner or the printer is smart enough to push/pull documents to/from the other device, there's no way of getting anything across the connection.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.