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. -- Joost