wblock at wonkity.com
Sat Dec 4 02:26:49 UTC 2010
On Fri, 3 Dec 2010, Polytropon wrote:
> I'm using a HP Laserjet 4000 duplex for more than 5 years now
> at home, I'm happy with it, allthough it's a _huge_ printer
> with all the accessories, but I don't care for that.
It's only huge in comparison to smaller, lesser printers. A LaserJet
8000 makes a 4000 look small.
> Used office-class equipment, I can't emphasize it enough. The
> HP Laserjet printers have a good "eco-mode standby behaviour",
> so even energy costs are low, compared to the usual home consumer
> ink-pee stuff where a seperate power supply consumes energy
> even when the printer is "off" (haha).
Office-class printers also have power switches, so they can be turned
off for zero power consumption. Some home printers don't have a power
switch at all.
>> - Any interface is OK. Parallel, USB, networked.
> Network is the way to go. USB *may* be okay. Parallel is not
> living anymore - allthough I'm still using it that way, but
> my home setting is a life support system for obsolete
> technology anyway. :-)
The last time I used parallel on FreeBSD, it was slow...well, slower
than expected. Haven't really tested USB printers for speed. Ethernet
is superior in many ways.
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