printer recommendations?

Charlie Kester corky1951 at
Sat Dec 4 05:57:52 UTC 2010

On Fri 03 Dec 2010 at 19:29:52 PST Polytropon wrote:
>On Fri, 3 Dec 2010 19:26:43 -0700 (MST), Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
>> 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.
>The speed is acceptable, just the "error messages" are annoying,
>started with FreeBSD 7, I think. I do feed PCL into the printer
>as this is faster than PS, but recent office class printers do
>provide good (and FAST!) PS support. An example for a well-designed
>internal CPU is the Kyocera FS-3900DN which also supports
>different "personalities"; it might be considered "expensive",
>but it will pay.

My LJ4+ was connected via parallel and I never noticed any problems with
error messages or the speed.  But I had nothing to benchmark the speed
against, so maybe I just didn't know what I was missing.

I'm OK with a printer that's as slow as I am.  ;)

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