Polytropon <free...@edvax.de> wrote: > On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 17:38:36 +0200, Karel Miklav wrote: > > Could you please recommend me a home printer that works nicely > > with FreeBSD? > > > > 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 ... > > Allow me to mention some things that are worth investing in. > > 1. Network connection. > Don't bother with USB stuff. Buy a printer that offers Ethernet
+1 > and maybe also WLAN, I personally don't trust wireless, because it's well nigh impossible to truly secure it. > 2. Standard language. > Postscript and PCL. Make sure the printer understands at least > one of them. or, alternatively, PDF (which some of the newer printers are reputed to take directly, rather than requiring the host to convert it to PS or PCL). > 3. Laser printer. > Don't believe that inkpee printers are genereally cheaper. They > are not. +1, especially if used only occasionally. If I needed a monochrome printer this weekend, I'd head for the local Fry's where they're advertising the (network & duplex capable) Samsung ML-2955ND for $80. I haven't used that model, but it looks very similar to the (network-capable, but no duplex) ML-2571N that's been working just fine since I got it a few years ago. > The only excuse for using them is that you need photo > quality color prints (requiring the proper paper, too). I've gotten quite adequate printing of digital-camera photos from a Xerox Phaser 6130 (about $400 a few years ago IIRC). _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"