[LAU] OT: printers

maex at firstfloor.org maex at firstfloor.org
Thu Sep 15 10:12:06 UTC 2011

is this now, a how to equip my computer list?

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 12:10:29AM -1000, david wrote:
> Rob wrote:
> >On Wednesday 14 September 2011 21:35, Ken Restivo wrote:
> >>I said "I'm just looking for a printer that doesn't suck, and where the
> >> cost of the ink cartridges isn't more than the printer costs".
> >
> >Well, the fact that you said "ink cartridges" probably means you're not 
> >interested in this, but we got a Brother HL-2140 laser a couple years ago 
> >from Newegg for 60 bucks and the generic toner available for it is about 
> >25 bucks. We have it set up on our Linux server and access it from our 
> >Linux laptops through CUPS, and we've printed thousands of pages without a 
> >problem.  It was totally plug and play under Ubuntu Hardy, so it's been 
> >around a while.  Newegg has a newer model with duplex for 80 bucks as I 
> >type this, but it seems to have been a sale that ends tonight. I have no 
> >idea if the new ones still use the same driver.
> >
> >But it is black and white, and a laser, so not as energy-efficient as an 
> >inkjet.  We got an HP Officejet 4500 g510n (they really need to rethink 
> >their naming scheme) all-in-one, mostly for scanning but do what little 
> >color printing we need to do on it.  We had to mess around with it a bit 
> >to get it working on Ubuntu 9.10, but 10.04 and up seem fine.  
> >
> >We're able to print to it and scan from it over wifi without hooking it up 
> >to a computer.  A full set of first-party ink runs about 40 bucks, but 
> >we're still on our first set so I can't comment on how long they last.
> NOTE: inkjet cartridges will dry out on their own, even if they're not used.
> -- 
> David
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