[clug] Printer recommendations [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Ranner, Frank MR Frank.Ranner at defence.gov.au
Tue Aug 5 02:45:48 GMT 2008



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> Can anyone recomend an inexpensive laser printer that'll "just work"?
> I've given up trying to get my friend's Canon LBP3000 working under
> Linux.
> Ta,
> Fred 
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My criteria for a laser printer was:

1. Networked
2. Duplex print capable
3. Postscript Support
4. Low power so I don't need to switch it off
5. Monochrome
6. Straight through print path for transparency or thick stock

Several printers met the reqs, I chose the Dell 1720dn. It's performed
well, was easy to set up apart from a bit of a rigmarole getting the ppd
file, which was compressed in a cab file. Initially I stuffed around
trying to set it up using the buttons and light codes until I realised
that the thing had gotten an IP address from my router and was
accessible using firefox. After that it was a cinch to set up. I can't
recall the exact price - I waited until it was on special offer for $330
or so.

Of course, if you don't need network or duplex you can go much cheaper.

Hope this helps ...

Frank Ranner

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