CISS - I assume that is the ink tank design that you fill the "tanks"
from ink bottles. Some are internal while others are external with a ink
"tubes" coming out of the printer.
I have seen some home office printers that include built in tanks where
you add the ink from a bottle. Epson has an "ET" line that include ink
bottles worth that is about 33 ink cartridges for each color. Canon has
a "G" line with their "mega tanks". The ink bottles seems to be much
less than their ink cartridges for the Canon printers I have bought. HP
has their own family of this type of printers.
When I bought my last Canon printer, I did not see any CISS printers.
Actually, there seems to have them on sale. The only proble seem to be
there is no Linux support in any English language country's sites.
On 03/02/2018 06:45 AM, leleu wrote:
If you do want low cost printing, investigate CISS (continuous ink
system). You can find printers equipped, and avid to install youself,
which is somehow tricky
Je la 01/03/2018 23:31, Tim-L skribis :
Actually, I tend to look for third party ink sources, to help with my
smaller fixed income.
I know that I sometimes choose Postscript Level 3 instead of the
default PDF option, when it is shown as an option.
Right now, I do much more color work, so my only laser printer is
slowly using the toner. I have had a replacement toner on the for
several years now. I think I have about 500-600 pages to go before I
need to change out the empty one.
I love the HPLIP system. That system is the best driver system over
any other printer brand I have used. For Canon, I have to find
drivers in UK or other English countries since Canon USA does not
support Linux - officially from their support people. That was before
the Canon TS like of printers. I bought a TS-9020 printer and it had
basic support for Linux. The scanner package is very limited
compared to the MG6200 line's scanner package. At least Canon is
starting to believe that the US market also has Linux users that want
to use Canon printers.
As for CUPS, I have CUPS-pdf driver/printing service installed as one
of my printers. There seems to references to a newer PDF creating
package, but have not found it.
So, here is my list of network printers:
Canon TS9020 inkjet all-in-one [wired and wireless]
HP Laserjet 2300dn - postscript driver used
HP Officejet 7000-E809a - hpcups used
I had others, but they died from use. The color laser's image "belt"
somehow got "scratched" during a toner install or a paper flow issue.
So the middle of the printout had major issues. It would cost less to
get another color laser than it would to repair it. So I chose not
to replace it.
On 03/01/2018 03:35 PM, Steve Edmonds wrote:
I have an HP photosmart premium ink jet networked that prints and
scans well, uses the HPLIP software. Don't know about the postscript
In the office we have a networked Brother HL3170CDW that is colour
laser printer only. Prints well including postscript files. Brother
also seem to have good driver support. CUPS, LPR/LPRng on Linux.
On 02/03/18 01:58, Kurt Jaeger wrote:
Our printer in the office is ending its life in colorful printouts,
and we need a replacement. Current printer is a Brother MFC-9465CDN.
It printed approx. 50K pages during approx. 5 years. It has
duplex support, but it had its issues.
We print using lpr, mostly postscript.
Therefore I ask the community for feedback:
Which printer works best in a mostly-libreoffice enviroment ?
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