Printer recommendation please
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Sat Mar 31 11:05:29 UTC 2012
On 03/31/12 05:17, Warren Block wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Mar 2012, Karel Miklav wrote:
>> Could you please recommend me a home printer that works nicely with
>> HP inkjets aren't that bad, FreeBSD drivers are allright, but I'd
>> like to shift towards some kind of PostScript laser. Xerox Phaser
>> 6500 looks nice, but I can not economically justify my appetite. Is
>> there a cheaper alternative or maybe PostScript printers aren't that
>> good idea anyway, heh?
> The Phaser 6500 has some good specifications. Genuine Adobe
> PostScript 3, gigabit Ethernet, 24 PPM. The duty cycle is 4,000 pages
> per month, which is very low. Toner is expensive. Reviews are
> somewhat mixed.
> It should work with FreeBSD, certainly for text. For graphics output,
> Gutenprint doesn't have a setting specifically for the 6500, but one
> of the similar printers probably will work. Don't expect photo
> quality, color lasers have to do halftones.
Depending. Xerox C410 used a Fiery engine onboard which produced
dramatic results- awesome photo quality I have yet to see even in an inkjet.
Not sure what the Phasers are like though; they're not actually Xerox
designed per se, but use the Xerox processes so hence the brand.
Anyway, I digress. The critical point is the print engine- if it says
Fiery grab it don't let go! :) Results may vary a little between brands,
but anything with Fiery in it is better than without. And you don't need
Gutenprint because thats what Gutenprint is attempting to emulate.
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