A heads up for anyone that didn't already know. I wanted a hard copy of my manual so I took the PDF file to Staples and had them print in in black and white, color is way too high, and had them do a spiral binding. They put a clear plastic cover on the front and a black cover sheet on the back. They charge nine cents a page for black and white and will do it single sided or double sided for the same price.
I thought they did a nice job and my 76 page manual cost $6.41 plus tax.
Thanks for the info.
Nice one Don!
There was a time (not so long ago) that Garmin supplied a real owners manual with each GPS plus a disk with Mapsource on it.
An alternative to your printed manual: Download the appropriate manual from the Garmin site and simply save it to your computer or burn it to a CD.
I have an entire disk full of downloaded instruction and factory service manuals for assorted electronics and cars in the stable. Having everything in one spot is pretty handy.
Just take the PDF file and print it to paper. I did that on my 660 before I bought it and read everything before it arrived. You can single or duplex depending on what you want.
I think it would cost me more then the $6.00 in ink.
No you can on some printer selcet black and white. But it doesn't use that much ink. also the cost of gas to drive to the store and back plays in there also. No big deal just a comment. Have a happy thanksqiving
I have done the same with many manuals and documents, I probably have 100 PDF files stored on an external hard drive. Like you said, I have manuals from Garmin for my 2610, my 2820, and even my Fortrex 101 but I guess Garmin is on a save money kick now like many other companies. What I was running into was just about the time all of my computers were shut down I would want to look something up on the 855 I just bought and I couldn't see booting a computer up just to spend a couple of minutes looking it up.
I love PDF manuals because I always misplace the paper manuals, and I can search the PDF manuals easily with CTRL + F.
I have my auto shop manuals stored on disk but only print what I need to use. Purchasing them from the manufacturer is up to $700 for my Toyota.
That's a great deal. I'll have to remember that. I have many PDF manuals that I want to print out but with a dot matrix printer, my ink cost would be way too much. Thanks for the info.
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