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Re: [LUG] [OT] Colour Laser Printer + Scanner Suggestions


On 23/06/2019 17:16, mr meowski wrote:
Not really [OT] because it has to work with Linux and unless you've 
somehow managed to truly go paperless (you lucky lucky person) all of us 
have to face this miserable question at some point...

I buy a lot of kit but this isn't my area - I find myself needing a 
simple, boring and preferably not crazy expensive or physically imposing 
all-in-one colour laser printer and scanning blob. I suppose it will 
need wifi and/or ethernet and no stupid DRM crap as a matter of principle.

Anyone got any direct recommendations to save me several boring hours of 
reading fake Amazon reviews followed by randomly clicking on something? 
Anything other than another £40 'bargain' all-in-one inkjet/scanner 
piece of crap which will end up in the bin after 6 months.


Wrong colour. However i have found 'laser', (actually LED operated) OKI mono printers work with all the many Linux distros I have tried.
Used oki printers for well over 15 years now (1994 I think first one), and am on my third printer
They provide Linux software via driver site. Also CUPS has selection of Linux drivers for their models.

I have not tried colour printers, as in my former 'paid work' I review documents (contracts and
technical specifications for engineering pump products))  so black and white was OK.

Usually about £200 for the small office/ home set up with 10,000 toner B&W cartridge.
They also do colour printers , but I have no experience with them.
Eion MacDonald
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