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Old 05-12-2007, 02:34 AM   #1
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suggestions for a new printer


My canon s750 is on it's last legs. Could someone suggest a printer model that will give the least amount of hassel with linux and in particular ubuntu. Mostly text printing with the odd colour pix needed. A built in scanner would be nice but not essential as I have managed so far without one.
Any suggestions appreciated, am assuming it's going to be a hp model.

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Old 05-12-2007, 03:43 AM   #2
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If it is going to be an hp model. To to the http://hplip.sourceforge.net/ website and look in the HCL for the hplip project. You didn't say whether you are looking for an inkjet or a color laser printer. If it has a usb interface, you could get (if it doesn't come with it) a jet direct interface and the put the printer on the network.
 
Old 05-12-2007, 05:21 AM   #3
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Ask 10 people, get 100 answers.....
  1. I do not like or recommend all-in-one machines. Many reasons, including the principle that simple is better.
  2. For photos, you need a photo printer. If your "occassional" color is just simple graphics, then a color laser would be a good choice.
  3. For some, a general-purpose inkjet can be a good solution---the HP line would be my first choice.
  4. If you do want to do photos, then consider TWO printers--Laser + Photo Ink-jet
    Laser: HP, Samsung, Brother
    Photo Ink-jet: Epson
 
Old 05-12-2007, 05:44 AM   #4
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Sorry, I wouldn't recommend a Samsung laser. I had one. It was a color laser that did 2 sided printing. However, the device driver sucked and the output tended to get smeary in spots.
 
Old 05-12-2007, 06:26 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. Simplier is better, less to go wrong but I have taken a shine to this one. Anybody tried one out-
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en...-12721116.html but maybe this would be better

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en...15_hmc_ipg_hho

Thanks again

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Old 05-12-2007, 09:08 AM   #6
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Two very different beasts...

The first is a photo printer, and the second general purpose. For photo, I would still choose Epson
 
Old 05-12-2007, 10:19 AM   #7
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I use this all-in-one machine and it works flawlessly.
 
Old 05-13-2007, 12:18 AM   #8
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Thanks again all for the advice
 
Old 05-13-2007, 05:53 AM   #9
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All in One

I will have to agree, to many componenets can go wrong with the all in one although the price is right. In reality you are not getting the best product you are getting 4 or 5 borderline substandard products.
 
  


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