[clug] Printer opinions

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Wed Jun 18 09:53:43 EST 2003

I bought a used 600 dpi network laser printer for $200.
There's a guy who will refill toner for $115 and each
cart is supposed to do 14k pages.

As it's only got a pagecount of 30k, it should last at least
as long as my last laser printer (which I discarded because
it was way too slow).


-----Original Message-----
From: Burn Alting [mailto:burn at goldweb.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 17 June 2003 6:09 PM
To: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: [clug] Printer opinions

Hi Peoples,

I need some advice/opinions on printers.

My old LaserJet 4 is starting to show it's age by munching on paper
every so often. I think it might be time to retire it. Ploughing another
$200-$300 odd into it, to fix it, seems to be the price of a decent mid
range inkjet printer.

So, I'm looking for Linux friendly printers. A new laser would be great
but it's price tag is a little to much for the amount of printing I do.
So I think I'd like a decent "mid-range" colour inkjet printer. Most of
my printing will be straight black text but it would
be nice to have the option of printing nice colour stuff (and photos) as

On looking around the web (and linuxprinting.org) it would appear that
good printers would be either the Epson C82 or HP's DeskJet 6122 or HP's
Photosmart 7150. Does anyone have experience/opinions on these three

Thanks in advance

Burn Alting
burn at goldweb.com.au

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