> Guys, I need some input about what kind of _new_ printer to buy > for my desktops. I'd like to hang the printer off my FBSD box; > my Ubuntu platform is probably too far away. At least 3 meters.
A few months ago I got a Samsung ML-2571N for well under $100 at Fry's. It is small, light, fast; has a built-in 10/100 network port, handles PostScript, and speaks native lpr (so you don't need to bother with CUPS). I am still on the original 1000-page starter cartridge. Replacements are rated 3000 sheets; I haven't priced them. That's black only. The cheapest color-capable networked PostScript printer I've found so far is the Xerox 6130N, for which I've been quoted $375 including $380 worth of cartridges (C, M, Y, K @ $95 each) -- Xerox seems to have some promotional pricing this month. IIRC the color cartridges are rated 1900 sheets and the black 2500. This one is also supposed to handle lpr natively. While I haven't got one (yet), I figure it is almost guaranteed to be good -- Xerox do not make junk. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"