[nycbug-talk] printer recommendations?
ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Wed Apr 16 06:55:58 EDT 2008
On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 12:13:02AM -0400, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Apr 2008, Josh Rivel wrote:
> > Marc,
> > Marc Spitzer wrote...
> >> Well the list has been quite so what the hell.
> >> I am looking for a printer for home use, here is my hit list:
> >> 1: laser
> >> 2: monochrome
> >> 3: network ready
> >> 4: duplex
> >> 5: can handle envelops and other odd stock
> >> 6: cost new under $300
> >> I am looking for something like the lexmark 250dn, but that seems to
> >> be getting harder to find. I also want fairly good toner life as I do
> >> tend to print books on occasion. SAMSUNG ML series ML-3051ND, from
> >> newegg also seems to fit the bill.
> >> So what do you think?
> > I'd stay away from some of the lower end Dell's. I got a Dell 1710,
> > then picked up a wireless adapter for it on eBay for ~$20, but
> > it doesn't do PostScript, so it's Windows only, I can't
> > print to it from my aging G4 PowerBook either (OSX 10.4.whatever)
> I don't know if HP makes anything similar anymore, but I've got a Laserjet
> 1200 that has been great. I've had it for at least 6 years and we use it
> pretty heavily at home. It can be slow on high-dpi images, but for text
> it's great and it's fast. It was around $225, replacement high-yield
> toner runs about $60 which is nothing compared to inkjet prices. I have
> not replaced anything but toner. Page count is 15,079 and that's been
> about 4 or 5 toner cartridges.
i have an HP 2500i color laserjet that is PS and works lik magic. I cost me about $325 with shipping at
> I agree 100% on PostScript support. It's just easier to deal with. Mine
> was networked for most of that time off a little 486 POS terminal running
> OBSD 2.6 (the last thing I installed on it before the floppy died) and
> CUPS (IPP and lpd). No problems printing from *BSD or Macs.
> The little 486 died, so now I just share that and a color inkjet from my
> iMac, which is on all the time anyway.
> I don't know if HP has gone to shit since I bought this, but I've been
> happy with their older products. I keep a 4Mv and 4MPlus running at work
> with very little $$ and they refuse to die. They are at least 10 years
> old and get used heavily.
> Hope that helps somehow...
> > I think that the print server is a rebranded Lexmark, but since it
> > doesn't handle PostScript, it's useless in *nix, CUPS won't play
> > nice with it. (Not sure if it will work directly connected via the
> > USB cable, but that kind of defeats the point of having it on the network
> > now doesn't it....)
> > Josh
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