[PLUG] MFC Printer

drew wymore drew.wymore at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 07:24:28 PST 2010


On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 6:40 PM, Fred James <fredjame at fredjame.cnc.net>wrote:

> Sean Whitney wrote:
> > I seem to be in the market for a new inkjet MFC printer.  One with a
> > Ethernet port.  It will be a supplemental printer to my trusty HP
> > LaserJet 4000N.
> >
> > If anyone has any recent knowledge about the state of inkjets and Linux
> > I'm all ears.
> >
> > 1.  What is the difference between an inkjet and a thermal inkjet?  Is
> > one better than the other?
> >
> >
> > 2.  Which brands work well with Linux?  I've had great luck with HP in
> > the past, but I'm interested in the Epson and Canon offerings as well.
> >
> >
> > 3.  I am looking for a fully functional MFC printer (fax, copy, scan,
> > memory card reader, color print (photo's too))  Is there any models I
> > should stay away from?
> >
> > Sean
> >
> Sean Whitney
> I am running an HP Officejet 7310 without any real complaints - and I
> have faxed, scanned, loaded photos from a camera memory card, copied,
> and printed with it.
> I run Mandriva 2008 with the HP device managers, using TCP/IP having
> assigned the printer a static IP on my private address LAN (at home).
> My other printer is an HP Laserjet 4M+, also working well, but not using
> the HP device manager.
> Hope this helps
> Regards
> Fred James
>
> PS:  I had an HP Officejet 155xi before that - also worked well, but it
> finally died.
>
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I have an HP 4680 MFC but no ethernet, it is wireless though and works
perfect. HP's are really well supported under Linux so I don't even look at
other brands at this point. I did have a lexmark some many years ago and it
could never get it to work properly.



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