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Re: [LUG] Laser printer recommendations


On 11/07/2010, BERNARD SHEPPEE <bernard.sheppee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> --- On Sun, 11/7/10, Grant Sewell <dcglug@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: Grant Sewell <dcglug@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [LUG] Laser printer recommendations
> To: list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Sunday, 11 July, 2010, 19:12
> On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 15:11:38 +0100
> Paul Hirst wrote:
>> Hi,
>> My trusty old HP LaserJet 6L is going to run out of toner some time
>> soon and I figure I should upgrade. I thought I'd ask here because I
>> want something which works out of the box with Linux without any
>> messing about.
>> I really really want duplex printing. Wireless or ethernet
>> connectivity would be nice although not essential. Cheep to run is
>> important and cheep to buy is fairly important. Colour would be nice
>> but I doubt I'm willing to spend very much to get it. I guess I want
>> to spend around £200 but I realise sometimes there is a gulf between
>> what you want to spend and what you should spend ;-)
>> My research so far took me to an HP printer with wired ethernet, so I
>> expected to be able to send it postscript or PCL over the network.
>> However reading around a little more I've seen it described as a
>> modern day 'winprinter'. Ie the output is rasterized on the client
>> and sent to the printer over some funky protocol I'd never heard of.
>> Apparently it can be made to work under Linux,  but that all makes me
>> a little nervous so I thought I'd ask your advice.
>> So, anyone bought a laser recently and have any recommendations?
>> Thanks.
> Not quite up-to your spec, but at £80 (several years ago) I couldn't
> complain.  Samsung ML4500 - mono laser printer ('parallel printer
> connection), natty little Intel print server, manual duplex (ie take
> paper out, feed it back in yourself). :D  Toner cartridges are a pain,
> but they last well.  Works with Penguin Power out of the box.
> Grant.
> I have been using a Samsung CLP600N and Lasertech toners very happily.
> The North Devon agent has been most helpful.
> http://www.lasertechgroup.com/uk/
> Best regards.
> Bernard.

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