[CentOS] SOHO colour laser printer recommendations

Tue Dec 3 21:48:22 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Ned Slider 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
> systems.
> 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
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brother-HL4140CN-Network-Colour-Printer/dp/B0047753F4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386105929&sr=8-1&keywords=brother+hl-4140cn
> I'd appreciate any other recommendations people might have.

Note I only have color lasers at work, and you don't want to pay that
much. At home, I have an inexpensive LJ 1018, few problems at all. CUPS
(once you plug in the printer, use browser, go to localhost:631, and
printers, add printer).