[LAU] OT: printers

fred f.rech at yahoo.fr
Thu Sep 15 12:43:14 UTC 2011

PURELY OT (and greenly sorry, folks !)

As a matter of fact, inkjet are drying out on their own, and laserjet 
can't dry more than they are,


are you really sure you NEED to print that much ????

Oh, if you have sometime today, have a look at


Le 15/09/2011 12:10, david a écrit :
> 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.

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