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Old 02-22-2006, 03:51 PM   #1
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What's a good printer that works good with linux?

My crappy compaq printer broke yesterday and I'm looking for a new printer. I would like to get one that would work natively in linux, because I always had to save files, then reboot to windows to print.

Can anyone recommend a good printer under $200 that works natively with linux? Or tell me what to look for, so I can tell which printers would work natively?
Old 02-22-2006, 04:53 PM   #2
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all those hewlett packard printers should work fine in linux:
Old 02-22-2006, 04:54 PM   #3
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inkjets: I use an Epson r200, phenominal printer, but I have been partial to Epson ever since they came up with their cold ink printing via crystal technology. No one else is even close to the quality and speed with instant drying. Everyone else can smear immediately, and this lasts with most for a few minutes. Mine can also print directly on CD, and with gimpprint, this is quite easy. Take a look at the ratings and quality of all manufacuturers for inkjets, Epson wins.
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I have had great success with HP and Epson printers on Linux and FreeBSD. I have noticed that many people have problems with Lexmark printers, so its probably best to stay away from those.
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HP Laserjets. BTW I would direct your attention to which is invaluable when it comes to anything related to printing under Linux
Old 02-23-2006, 02:19 AM   #6
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I believe CUPS works with pretty much all the PostScript printers. Just select "PostScript printer" and you should be good to go.
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HP 9650 deskjet works fine for me, its A3 too.
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