Which Laser Printer for FreeBSD

Garance A Drosihn drosih at rpi.edu
Fri Sep 17 11:48:25 PDT 2004

At 8:08 AM -0600 9/17/04, Warren Block wrote:
>On Fri, 17 Sep 2004, Martin Moeller wrote:
>>I guess a laser printer is the best choice for Unix, and I'm
>>wondering which one I should buy.
>>I thought about the HP Laserjet 6L or something in this category.
>Avoid the 5L and 6L, as they have failure-prone paper feeds.
>Newer versions of this top feed printer may share the same problem.
>Used 4/4M/4M+ or 5/5M/5M+ series can be found inexpensively; the
>"M" models (for "Mac") have Adobe PostScript.
>The LaserJet 4000/4050 is a very nice printer, as is the LaserJet
>5000 if you need 11x17.  Both have a non-Adobe PostScript clone
>which works pretty well.
>Internal JetDirect cards are cheap for the 4/5 series, more
>expensive for 4000/5000, but very convenient.
>Having PostScript in the printer makes setup easier, and makes
>printing faster in some cases.

I agree with everything Warren has said here.  Here at RPI, we
have also used Lexmark for black&white laser printers, and they
have worked very well.  We've also had a few Lexmark color laser
printers.  We have not been as happy with those, but I assume
you are not looking for a color printer.

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at rpi.edu

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