Recommend a Printer for FreeBSD
dkelly at HiWAAY.net
Thu Mar 10 06:18:48 PST 2005
On Mar 10, 2005, at 4:00 AM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> The things are workhorses and last forever, they only need an input
> roller replacement at 10,000 copies or so, which costs about $100
> for a decent printer repair shop, and very few on the used market
> ever went this high on the page count.
Am thinking we dropped a couple of orders of magnitude. 10k copies
should be two toner cartridges. And while I agree there are probably a
lot on the market with less than 10k pages I can hardly ever remember
using a printer at work with less than 100k. 300k was common.
I do agree, a printer with ethernet and built-in Postscript will result
in the best output and easiest support. Current employer has a Canon
imageRunner 330 all in one fax, copier printer, beast. Only speaks
PCL5e because they are a Windows shop and don't understand the notion
of "accurate output." Tell it to print duplex from Windows XP with a
0.500" gutter margin to punch holes in and it will dutifully put the
margin on the left on both sides. Prints the backside shifted into the
Am exploring CUPS on the FreeBSD machine I brought from home. Looking
to use it as a Postscript RIP to see if I can get better copy out of
the Canon. Its not important enough to spend more than a few spare
moments here and there as I am NOT I.T.
David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at HiWAAY.net
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
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