[Herts] Printer recommendation?

David Honour thegoatee at tiscali.co.uk
Sun May 20 06:26:31 BST 2007

Avoid brother printers, their Linux drivers and support blow.

On Saturday 19 May 2007 22:37:18 spock at canopus22.demon.co.uk wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 09, 2007 at 08:32:28PM +0000, Ian Gregory wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am planning to get a basic monochrome laser printer for use at home
> > with my iMac. I am looking at the HP LaserJet 1022 which is well within
> > my price range (it is available for 149 quid at the UK Apple Store and
> > probably cheaper elsewhere).
> >
> > Any thoughts or other recommendations?
> Whatever you do, it's worth getting one that flies with Linux:
> Printer Compatibility Database
> http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/Database/DatabaseIntro
> http://www.linuxprinting.org/suggested.html
> > If I decide to spend a bit more the main extra features I would like
> > are automatic duplex printing, Postscript emulation and Ethernet
> > connection (although I will only be using it from the one computer
> > for now, it would be nice to be able to plug it into my router at
> > the other end of the room instead of having to connect it directly
> > by USB).
> When I was looking into printers recently, I was drawn first to the
> Kyocera Mita FS-1010 and FS-1020D mono lasers. Then I thought that I
> need colour, and investigated the Konica Minolta range based on the
> Suggested printers page above. I still don't have a modern printer.
> Slashdot used to rave about the old HP LaserJet4 as being a solid
> workhorse, but they are big, bulky and probably way too
> energy-inefficient for this day and age.

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