My grandparents' HP OfficeJet 8710 costed $250 CAD (after tax, Environmental Handling Fee, and delivery), but they foolishly discarded the packaging which could've been reused to cushion the printer. Its dimensions are underneath; it's too big to be stored inside a carry-on. Shipping the printer separately wastes money when they're allowed 2 free checked baggages and need to fill only one, while the other's empty. I'm assuming that:
the printer mustn't be placed nakedly in checked baggage, without cushioning.
the Fragile sticker fails to adequately enough to protect the printer.
they'll remove all ink cartridges before the flight.