cups, and hplip too, fail to recognize printer when I try to print

Patrick Hess patrickhess at
Sun Jun 7 22:00:14 UTC 2015

Thomas Mueller wrote:
> It would be helpful if a laser printer/all-in-one would support a
> standard print file format/interface, like PDF, instead of having
> their own proprietary PCL.
> Then such a printer might work in Linux and BSD even without a
> specific driver.  Or am I wrong?

Just look for printers that support PostScript and you'll be fine.

> So now I view hplip as a red flag and intend not to buy anything
> further from HP, printer or otherwise.

You may want to give Kyocera a try. They refer to their implementation 
of PostScript as "KPDL3", btw.


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