Which Laser Printer for FreeBSD

Matt Emmerton matt at gsicomp.on.ca
Fri Sep 17 22:27:48 PDT 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kirk Strauser" <kirk at strauser.com>
To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2004 1:04 AM
Subject: Re: Which Laser Printer for FreeBSD

> On Friday 17 September 2004 08:40 am, Martin Moeller wrote:
> > I'm planning to buy a new printer, because the results with my Canon
> > are total crap. I guess a laser printer is the best choice for Unix, and
> > I'm wondering which one I should buy.

> I'm using an HP LaserJet 1200 with an additional 64MB of generic memory,
> being fed PostScript via USB by CUPS on my FreeBSD server.  Setup took
> all of about  5 minutes, and the print quality is flawless.
> -- 
> Kirk Strauser

Any old LaserJet (the III, 4 or 5 series at 300/600 dpi) that speaks PCL or
PS will work quite well, and will take virtually no effort to set up.

If you look around, you can find "old" LaserJets that are being dumped when
they're still perfectly fine (and usually come with a full toner cartridge

Matt Emmerton

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