On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 11:26 AM, David Kelly <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > On May 31, 2008, at 6:34 PM, Derek Ragona wrote: > >> At 04:12 PM 5/31/2008, Kurt Buff wrote: >>> >>> All, >>> >>> I'm looking to replace my current printer - a Dell 1700n - because I >>> can't make it work with FreeBSD/Linux. >>> >>> To replace it, I'd like to get a duplex printer, as I really hate to >>> waste paper. Does anyone have good experience with one that isn't >>> terribly expensive (expensive to me means more than US$500) and that >>> works with with FreeBSD? Even better if it has Ethernet. >>> >>> I'm only finding (on ostg.pricegrabber.com) the Lexmark Optra T622DN >>> and T522DN, but don't know much about them. >>> >>> Anyone care to share? >>> >>> Kurt >> >> My 2 cents is I'd looks for a printer with a built-in network interface >> and that has postscript and pcl emulations. In addition look at the >> replacement toner cost and figure out the cost of ownership across 3-5 >> years. >> >> I would look at lexmark, and samsung. Lexmark have higher duty cycles >> (pages per month) and take larger toner cartidges. The samsung's make nice >> work group low duty cycle printers. > > Lexmark and Dell are infamous for expensive toner-lock-ins. > > We had this discussion months ago where I recommended a Brother HL-5250DN. I > have about 12,000 trouble free pages on mine, just don't bother trying to > print envelopes. > > Has ethernet, duplex, postscript emulation, PCL-6, just about everything but > a paper tray large enough to hold a full ream. Multiple paper trays are an > available but expensive and rare option. > > Readily available from Staples and other places for $250. Refurbished units > occasionally appear for $100. The usual 3rd party toner places have refills > for under $20 that I've found are good for about 6,000 dense pages. > > $187: http://bensbargains.net/deal/66407/ > > Staples recently (no longer) had refurbished Brother MFC-8660DN on sale for > $200. Appears to be the same printer and features plus scanner with paper > feed, and fax. > > -- > David Kelly N4HHE, [EMAIL PROTECTED] > ======================================================================== > Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
I am staring at the buy.com page now, card in hand. Thanks - this is the kind of recommendation I needed. Kurt _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"