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June 18, 2015

Do you carry a portable scanner?

Some of the more committed Notaries have mobile offices. They have a computer, printer, scanner, and other equipment in their car. Mobile printing allows you to print on the road instead of having to go all the way home just to wait two hours for documents that never come! But, what about scanning?

These days, Notaries sometimes need to scan identification documents. You might need to email or print out these documents. So, having a portable scanner and printer is a really good idea. These days you can get really small electronics equipment that can get the job done. Just purchase reliable products from good stores that offer customer service just in case. I was tempted to say reliable brands, but sometimes a particular manufacturer might be better at one product and then lose quality a few years later. The electronics industry is a tricky one!

If you use your car as a power source for electronic equipment, consider getting an inverter. Electronic equipment may also drain your battery more than you think, so consult an expert before you do anything. Make sure your vehicle can handle the load.


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  1. It makes my life so easy to have a battery operated printer/scanner in my car. Saves so much time & gas.

    Comment by Alan Friedland — June 23, 2015 @ 5:06 pm

  2. I have a complete all-in-one set up in my vehicle. My area is quite rural and i cover several counties. I couldn’t get along without it.

    Comment by Gloria Roberts — October 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

  3. Hmm…
    Printing a loan package from a vehicle?
    I’m not ready to go there, too many issues: power drain, reliability of printer, carrying reams of paper around, cell signal drop-outs, on and on…
    Scanner?! I don’t know about other states, but in CT, a notary cannot create a digital image of a state issued ID; either borrowers supply a hard copy image, or, they fax/email it to the settlement/title/lender directly…

    Comment by Bob C — January 6, 2016 @ 10:43 pm

  4. CT is strange state. The notaries THERE are bunch of pussies.
    They attorneys lobbied the state and made REFI an attorney state. Business lost FOR NOTARIES.

    Notaries in CT must learn to group together and lobby your local state assembly and senate members to make lawas friendly and remove these nonsenses and also eliminate notaries to REFI . PURCHASE etc.

    Its is incumbent upon a trade group such as notaries, and lack of cohesive action makes them wuss.

    Comment by rAY — April 28, 2020 @ 5:40 am

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