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Offline Lanzi

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[EN] Need new printer - what do you recomend?
« on: 2023/10/16, 16:47:32 »
I was very happy with my canon IP4800. It worked for about 10-12 years silently, without many problems with third party ink.
But now I got the error message that the ink buffer is nearly full.

If I remember correctly thats a think with many ink printers. I am not sure if I can reset this...

Anyway, in case I need a new one, I think about switching to a color laser printer...

So what are my requirements:

- only few pages every week (about 3-5 pages/week)
- I should run on linux without caring with every DU about drivers.
- If ink it should run with third party ink, if laser it shouldn't be too big and have a power switch to save energy.
- extras like scan and copy would be nice, if they run in linux, but not essential

What would you buy?

Offline Lanzi

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Re: Need new printer - what do you recomend?
« Reply #1 on: 2023/10/29, 13:20:53 »
I think I push this, because I still need some recomandations :)

Offline hendrikL

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Re: Need new printer - what do you recomend?
« Reply #2 on: 2023/10/29, 15:02:15 »
Well. I don't think you want to read this, but most hp and Brother printers work ootb.

https://www.openprinting.org/printers
« Last Edit: 2023/10/29, 16:11:19 by hendrikL »

Offline titan

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Re: Need new printer - what do you recomend?
« Reply #3 on: 2023/10/29, 15:20:45 »
I needed a new printer/scanner/copier a few months ago, read the vast amount of reports on printers not working with Linux but eventually decided on a Brother unit it is only B&W got it home connected it up and everything just works out of the box, things have definitely improved regarding Linux compatibility over the years.
 

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Re: Need new printer - what do you recomend?
« Reply #4 on: 2023/10/29, 16:07:47 »
I have two printers, both connect via network (PC/Notebook/Smartphone <-->WLAN <--> LAN <--> Printer),
an HP LaserJet 4250 BW Double site printer and a Brother DCP 9022CDW all in one double site printing color laser printer where the scanner also works ootb with sane over network.

Both with "driverless, cups-filters 1.28.17"!

Offline ReinerS

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Re: Need new printer - what do you recomend?
« Reply #5 on: 2023/10/30, 14:28:01 »
I have made quite good experiences with Brother MFC Devices.
Currently using an MFC-5320dw (colour, duplex printing, ADF) via WLAN for printing and scanning without any issues.

regards

Reiner
slackware => SuSE => kanotix => sidux => aptosid  => siduction

Offline Lanzi

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Re: Need new printer - what do you recomend?
« Reply #6 on: 2023/11/30, 19:09:23 »
So, in the end i bought an Brother DCP-J1140DW and it ran out of the box. No driver installation needed.
I just connected via Wifi, and it was immedaeatly recocnized by cups.
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Thanks to everone helping  :-*