[CentOS] SOHO colour laser printer recommendations

Wed Dec 4 18:36:37 UTC 2013
Bill Campbell <centos at celestial.com>

On Tue, Dec 03, 2013, 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
>I'd appreciate any other recommendations people might have.

First off I would stay away from HP printers.  As others have
said, they used to make quality products (I have an HP 4M+ that's
been going since November 1995), but the current ones aren't very
good.  I bought a new CP2025DN which worked nicely until my wife
managed to break something in the duplexer while loading paper,
and HP wouldn't sell the parts to the shop to repair it.  The 4
toner cartridges also cost over $100USD each.

I replaced the HP with a Ricoh Aficio SP C242sf.  This wasn't
cheap, but toner costs are about 1/3 that of the HP when buying
the ones with 6,000 page capacity.

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