printer recommendations?

John Levine johnl at
Sat Dec 4 17:25:36 UTC 2010

>> My printer is a sturdy old Lexmark Optra T610.  CUPS has a driver,
>> which does duplex, N-up, and so forth.  Each toner cartridge is good
>> for over 10K pages, so I buy one about every two years, and I can
>> usually find one for $100, making the per page cost very low.

>Lexmarks are very badly designed (but very slowly getting better 
>ergonomically), expensive to run, and crap themselves with generic 
>toner. ...

So, just to be clear, you're telling me that I am imagining the fact
that my printer has worked reliably for ten years?

I can believe that Lexmark has made bad printers, but if you can
still find an Optra T, they're great.


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