printer recommendations?

Da Rock freebsd-questions at
Fri Dec 3 04:51:53 UTC 2010

On 12/03/10 14:38, Charlie Kester wrote:
> My old HP Laserjet 4+ is broken and I'm thinking about buying a new
> printer.  I'd appreciate hearing recommendations from the list.
> My requirements:
> - Compatible with FreeBSD (obviously)
> - Laserjet preferred.  Black & White only.  I don't need to print photos
>   or business brochures.
> - Very light home usage.  (Tax forms and the occasional printout of a
>   software manual for offline study.)
> - Low upfront and maintenance costs. Printers are like the old Gillette
>   razors: the money's in the blades (toner or ink cartridges), not the
>   device.
> - Any interface is OK. Parallel, USB, networked.
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I haven't had too much trouble with printers except for photo and colour 
ones. Check the foomatic db and you should be fine. I have got a canon 
pixma photo printer and a samsung colour laser working with no trouble, 
just can't get photo quality so you should have no trouble I'd reckon.

Low up front _and_ maintenance costs is pushing it IMO- like oil and 
water: never together. But of course that is always relative :) And it 
is also relative to where you live too.

Just my 2c... :) Good luck!

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