On Sun, 2008-06-01 at 13:26 -0500, David Kelly 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. >
I second this suggestion since my Brother HL-5250DN just-worked once it was plugged into my hub. It was $179 at Costco a few months back, has all the features that David mentions, and builtin Postscript|clone. It just prints--nothing fancy--but then hey... . gary > -- > David Kelly N4HHE, [EMAIL PROTECTED] > ======================================================================== > Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad. > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"