DJ500 dead after >= 16 years.

Predrag Punosevac punosevac at
Thu Feb 21 06:03:44 UTC 2008

perryh at wrote:
>>  Guys, I need some input about what kind of _new_ printer to buy
>>  for my desktops.  I'd like to hang the printer off my FBSD box;
>>  my Ubuntu platform is probably too far away. At least 3 meters.
> A few months ago I got a Samsung ML-2571N for well under $100 at
> Fry's.  It is small, light, fast; has a built-in 10/100 network
> port, handles PostScript, and speaks native lpr 
What is lpr? Usually printers speak Post Script or PCL printer command 
language in which case you need a driver.
LPD, LPRng, and CUPS are different spooling systems.
Did you attach the printer to a computer or is acting as a free standing 
printer server.

The driver for that particular printer is just a "generic postscript" 
driver included in the ghostscript. However the recommended post script 
description file is  *ML-2570ps-ppd *which is included on the CD that 
comes with the printer.
According to Linux Printing the printer is NOT included in the 
foomatic-db. According to same source OpenOffice
which I do not use has a problem with  ML-2570ps-ppd.

It looks to me as an excellent choice. I liked the fact that the printer 
can get IP address as DHCP or via web-interface.
That means that it can act as a free standing printer server. Printer 
server alone cost $100-150.

Thank you so much for the info as the price is really great.


> (so you don't
> need to bother with CUPS).
> I am still on the original 1000-page starter cartridge.  Replacements
> are rated 3000 sheets; I haven't priced them.
> That's black only.  The cheapest color-capable networked PostScript
> printer I've found so far is the Xerox 6130N, for which I've been
> quoted $375 including $380 worth of cartridges (C, M, Y, K @ $95 each)
> -- Xerox seems to have some promotional pricing this month.  IIRC the
> color cartridges are rated 1900 sheets and the black 2500.  This one
> is also supposed to handle lpr natively.  While I haven't got one (yet),
> I figure it is almost guaranteed to be good -- Xerox do not make junk.
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