[CentOS] SOHO colour laser printer recommendations
marklapier at aol.com
Fri Dec 6 03:40:38 UTC 2013
On 12/03/2013 08:31 PM, SilverTip257 wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 4:40 PM, Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> I'd really appreciate some recommendations for colour laser printers for
>> use with CentOS. It's for light home use with CentOS 5 and CentOS 6
>> Must have:
>> 1. Colour. Quality not that important as mainly for kids school project
>> type of stuff.
>> 2. Ethernet connectivity - want something I can plug into the network
>> 3. Cheap running costs - don't want to be spending a fortune on toner
>> 4. Linux support
>> I have very little experience with printing on Linux. I'm assuming I
>> want a laser with Postscript and/or PCL emulation, and Linux driver
>> support (still not sure exactly what I should be looking for here).
>> Top of my very short list at present is:
>> Brother HL-4140CN at £167
>> I'd appreciate any other recommendations people might have.
> Close to two years ago I picked up a HP Laserjet CP1525nw for around $150
> US when it was on sale. Ethernet and wireless connectivity. I don't know
> of any toner cartridges that are cheap, but then again I don't print all
> that much (and when I do it's mostly black and white).
> The last time I set up printing on a Linux machine I used the generic HP
> PCL6 driver (whereas before I chose a LJ15xx driver).
> At work we have a hodge podge of HP [older] Laserjets, Ricoh, and Xerox.
HP offers Linux support through the HPlip driver. I have a CP2025
network printer that works great for me.
I also set it up to print through CUPS. Works there too. Two different
routes to the same
^ ^ Mark LaPierre
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