[PLUG] Color inkjet - opinions solicited
carla at bratgrrl.com
Tue Jan 31 10:41:14 PST 2006
On Tuesday 31 January 2006 10:29, Michael Rasmussen wrote:
> I'm on the verge of buying a color inkjet. If you have any particular
> warnings or recommendations, please reply off list.
> Epsons are currently the favored line. Probably make the purchase at Best
OK. Here's the deal. Color inkjet printing is the cause of more woes and
unhappiness on Linux than anything else. So I wrote a couple articles on the
subject to help folks. Short version: buy the right printer and you're
golden. Buy the wrong one and you're in for an expensive bad time. Samsung
and HP support Linux best of all.
Epson dye-based inks clog printer heads and cost you mega-monies, though they
are gorgeous when they deign to work right. Canon hates Linux, but the
TurboPrint drivers work great, and Canons are good print quality and
I just ran into an issue with Ubuntu Breezy where the default installation of
CUPS does not see the Gutenprint drivers. Now really- doesn't anyone do even
a rudimentary test to see if things work before releasing them?
Anyway, you can get good color printing on Linux, you just have to do your
homework before purchasing a printer.
Please note how I am not saying bad things about Best Buy. Though I want
check out my "Linux Cookbook", the ultimate Linux user's
and sysadmin's guide! http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linuxckbk/
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