Hoping someone can help me with a Printer.
Using SuSE 11.2 can anybody suggest a decent compatible Ethernet / Network Colour Printer.
Just a printer not a multifunction device.
The printer will be connected to a Fast Ethernet Switch or directly into the ADSL Router.
On Tue, 2010-01-05 at 12:56 +0000, akwe-xavante wrote:
> Hoping someone can help me with a Printer.
> Using SuSE 11.2 can anybody suggest a decent compatible Ethernet /
> Network Colour Printer.
> Just a printer not a multifunction device.
> The printer will be connected to a Fast Ethernet Switch or directly
> into the ADSL Router.
I absolutely love my HP cp3505dn, however, it’s not the current
model line. It’s a color laser. Much cheaper over 5 years than
any ink jet and lightning fast output, sharp, clear, beautiful
color photos. My family loves it (we’ll never go back).
If I were to do anything different, I would have added the expansion
paper tray. The current tray is a bit too tight for a full ream
If you hunt, I think you can still find the cp3505dn out there with
full warranty. I would think the successor to it would be good. The
thing speaks PostScript in addition to PCL… so no compatability
HP’s come with full toner cartridges and parts can be had for a very
LONG time (unlike other manufacturers).
My black toner cartridge lasted for about 2 years ($100). I would have
replaced my ink jet’s black cartridge at least 6 - 8 times ($20/each)
for the same work load. I imagine the color toner cartridges will last
me another 2 years or so (again saving about $200-400 over ink jet).
And, since ink jet’s are designed for the landfill, a laser jet is
arguably better (if you run it in power save mode, which I do).
When choosing a printer for Linux what should i look for?
What questions should i ask of the manufacturer if i can’t find the answers i’m looking for when choosing a printer.
I support views expressed by cjcox.
The model he mentioned may be out of production, but, HP is a reliable brand when it comes to printers and all of their network printers work with Linux.
HP Linux Imaging and Printing