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Old 07-31-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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seeking suggestions for a new color printer

I'm starting a new endeavor that will require more and better printed output. Clearly, I want something that is
  • very Linux friendly
    • some linux user(s) tells me it works well
    • network connections for wifi and wire(100baseT)
    • (grin) can also work with win-dose and man-in-sauce
    • completely supported by CUPS, ghostscript, GIMP and friends
  • full of features
    • photo-quality color -- prefer CMYK
    • various paper sizes and types
    • good registration
    • (optional) more than one tray
  • economical to buy and operate

I've been happy with various HP® devices for many years. Most recently, I've used OfficeJet™ ink-jet all-in-one machines and the HPLIP "drivers." I'm not locked in with HP or ink-jet if I get solid recommendations from my friends here are LinuxQuestions.

Merci d'avance,
~~~ 8d;-Dan
Old 08-01-2013, 02:58 PM   #2
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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LinuxQuestions has an AutoBump for zero reply threads ( I think 3 over 3 days, but don't quote me on that )
+ you are now off the Zero Reply Threads ( link towards the bottom of right column )

I've never had any problems with Epson, my current being Photo R300 ( yes it is old )

other than that I don't really have much to bring to the party
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There are two things to consider: printer quality and Linux compatibility. A good way to check the first is to look at reviews on Amazon and elsewhere. As for the second, HP has a Linux-friendly reputation, but Samsung do a unified driver package which works fine and Epson and Canon have drivers for many models.
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HP always works for me. I never could get my wife's Canon printer to work on Ubuntu at all.
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