printer recommendations?

Reed Loefgren rloefgren at
Tue Dec 21 04:41:56 UTC 2010

On 12/20/10 18:05, Polytropon wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Dec 2010 12:25:03 -0800, David Brodbeck<gull at>  wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 1:42 AM, Charlie Kester<corky1951 at>  wrote:
>>> As a last gasp effort, I gave my LJ4+ a thorough cleaning and replaced
>>> the rollers for the output feed in the back.  And hey, it seems to be
>>> working now!  The way it had been sounding, I was sure I'd broken
>>> something the last time I replaced the toner cartridge after clearing a
>>> paper jam.  But maybe I just didn't have the cartridge properly
>>> seated...
>>> So now I'm looking into ways to adapt it to use a network connection.
>> If you shop around you should be able to find an old JetDirect MIO
>> card that will slot into the back of it.  That's the best solution.
> Agreed. There's an alternative solution that should be
> mentioned: In the past, there have been adaptors from
> parallel (Centronics) to RJ45 UTP network that could be
> put directly onto the back of the printer. Other more
> elegant solutions were small print servers, connected
> and configured via network, allowing one or two parallel
> printers to be attached. I'm not sure if such devices
> are still sold, but you should be able to get a used
> one for less than nothing. :-)
Just lurking. Twice now I've purchased jetdirect cards, new in the box, 
on ebay for less than US$15.00 each. They work flawlessly. 4 Pluses are 
nice, much faster than my straight 4s. Built like a Checker Cab, almost 
as heavy...


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