[ALUG] Good option for occasional printing

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Fri Jan 15 11:24:55 GMT 2016


On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 10:53:29AM +0000, William Hill wrote:
> On 15 Jan 2016, at 10:30, Steve Engledow <steve at offend.me.uk> wrote:
> 
> > Printing has long been the bane of my (and I'm sure most people's)
> > existence and several years back, I swore I would never buy another
> > printer.
> 
> I’ve got an ancient, ex-skip LaserJet 4
> If you can beg, borrow or dumpster-dive something like this I can recommend for linux use.
> In general, laser is higher up front cost, and toner cartridges are pricy but last years.
> Something that uses PCL or PS will be easiest to drive.
> A network connection is nice, too.

Agreed, I have a (not quite as old as a LaserJet 4) HP LaserJet 1320
which has served me well for many years.  There are still lots of them
in use so cartridges etc. are easy to come by.  Mine has a duplexer
which is handy, you need a 1320n for a network connection.

-- 
Chris Green



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