Big Blue Interactive The Corner Forum  
Back to the Corner

Archived Thread

NFT: Help Printing Sensitive Document

Steve in ATL : 10/9/2019 3:32 pm
I need to print a sensitive document, sign the document, and mail it. Have not had a printer in years. Never thought I would need one again. The only printer I have easy access to is connected to a public computer that does not allow access to a USB port.

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to get access to the file securely on a public computer? Or are there companies that will print the document for me?

Thanks.
Did you check  
pjcas18 : 10/9/2019 3:37 pm : link
with FedEx/Kinkos or Staples?
RE: Did you check  
Steve in ATL : 10/9/2019 3:42 pm : link
In comment 14620189 pjcas18 said:
Quote:
with FedEx/Kinkos or Staples?


Thanks. I wasn't sure what companies offered that service. Will check with them if a workable security method is not identified.
.  
GiantEgo : 10/9/2019 3:48 pm : link
If you are worried I would suggest just buying a printer. There are many offerings under $100 some well under.
If you wanted to use the public  
pjcas18 : 10/9/2019 3:52 pm : link
computer (I wouldn't if I didn't have to) you can always load the file to a document sharing/management site like dropbox or box and log in to your dropbox account from the public computer and then open and print the document.

and then log out of your dropbox account.

or you can mail it to yourself at your gmail, etc. account and open that from the public computer.

the document would need to have the app installed for the type of document (like acrobat reader if the document is a PDF) or word if it's a word doc, etc.

Both FedEx and Staples offer cloud printing services  
jcn56 : 10/9/2019 3:54 pm : link
that are secure and can be used from your mobile phone, assuming you have no problem pushing your document up to the cloud first.
Thanks everyone  
Steve in ATL : 10/9/2019 3:58 pm : link
I think I will the FedEx and Staples route. My problem with the document is it includes my social security number so I want to be careful.
Folks are a lot more trusting that me  
GiantEgo : 10/9/2019 3:59 pm : link
Once you push a doc onto to one of these corporate networks you have no control over what happens
RE: Thanks everyone  
Jim in Tampa : 10/9/2019 4:14 pm : link
In comment 14620213 Steve in ATL said:
Quote:
I think I will the FedEx and Staples route. My problem with the document is it includes my social security number so I want to be careful.

If you're only worried about your soc # you may want to consider prinitng the document and then addding your soc # to the document by hand (pen) AFTER printing.

That way a copy of your doc (which stays on the printer's hard drive) will not contain this info.
Or you could just buy a printer  
fivehead : 10/9/2019 5:55 pm : link
like the rest of the civilized world. :)
_____  
I am Ninja : 10/9/2019 6:02 pm : link
I dont know how some of you guys manage to dress yourselves in the morning.
Google cheap printer  
Mendenhall64 : 10/9/2019 6:14 pm : link
You're welcome!
HP for $20 - ( New Window )
RE: Google cheap printer  
Steve in ATL : 10/9/2019 6:23 pm : link
In comment 14620372 Mendenhall64 said:
Quote:
You're welcome! HP for $20 - ( New Window )


Thanks. It will be a one time use though. I may buy a printer for my brother and use it this one time. I usually print to PDF. Don't want more stuff!!! I am moving in a few months.
It's $20.  
Mendenhall64 : 10/9/2019 6:40 pm : link
That's lunch for 2 at Sweet Tomatoes. Use it once and throw it away.
RE: _____  
DonQuixote : 10/9/2019 6:40 pm : link
In comment 14620358 I am Ninja said:
Quote:
I dont know how some of you guys manage to dress yourselves in the morning.


+
RE: It's $20.  
Steve in ATL : 10/9/2019 6:45 pm : link
In comment 14620398 Mendenhall64 said:
Quote:
That's lunch for 2 at Sweet Tomatoes. Use it once and throw it away.


The toner probably costs more than that printer. If I buy a printer for my brother (and use it) it will be a good one.
I apologize  
Mendenhall64 : 10/9/2019 6:50 pm : link
for giving a serious response to this thread.
Back to the Corner