On Thursday, March 1, 2018 2:52:59 PM CET Wols Lists wrote:
> On 01/03/18 10:33, Roger Cahn wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > For my birthday (!) my children want to offer me a multifunction
> > printer, copier.
> > 
> > I ask you for an idea which one they could buy.
> > 
> > For example:  Multifonction A3 HP Officejet Pro 7612
> > 
> > -gentoo amd64 compatible
> > 
> > -inkjet color (4colors)
> > 
> > -ethernet
> I use these people
> https://www.ijtdirect.co.uk/?sct=printerdeals
> As you're in France it shouldn't be a problem, just watch for the
> currency conversion. They've been about for years dealing in refurbished
> kit, although I think these printers are new.
> All our lasers have been Dell, and there's been minimal problems with
> them. Our current one is the Dell 1765 multi-function, which isn't on
> the list :-( I think our current printers are the 4th and 5th we've had
> from them.
> HPs and Epsons are allegedly linux-friendly.

HPs work really well from linux, the hplip-software does all the configuring 
for you.

> One thing to look out for - do you do a lot of scanning? One of the
> reasons I like the Dells is that they have what I call "push scanning" -
> configure them to connect via Samba, then you can put the original in
> the feeder, select "scan" on the front panel, and the scan appears
> automagically on the computer. With both HP and Epson, you usually have
> to put the document in the scanner, then go to the computer and run the
> scan software. A pain in the arse.

My current HP one can scan and print directly to/from USB drives. No need for 
a computer.
Newer HP printers can also scan to fileshares, email,.... just like most other 
"advanced" units.


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