[K12OSN] Colour Inkjet Printer Recommendations?
jthomas at bittware.com
Fri Dec 24 16:37:10 UTC 2010
When I bought our printer, I focussed almost entirely on the cost of the
consumables. Having been stung by the cost of inkjet carts in the past,
we went for a B&W laser, as it had the lowest care and feeding cost.
Unfortunately, my focus on that aspect was not sufficient. It had been
so long since I had run into anything that would not work under Linux
that the thought that such things still exist never entered my head.
I ended up getting a Canon, and yes, it is a winprinter. I didn't find
that out until after the toner cart was opened, which was the point of
no return. So now I'm stuck with a Canon. I had to cobble together a
Win2K box to be the print server. It is very much Rube Goldberg
contraption, and I cannot wait until the day that printer accidentally
falls off the table and is irreparably damaged.
Learn from my fail.
Joseph Bishay wrote:
> We have a HP 1600 colour laser and it works perfectly. However, when
> you consider we got the printer on sale for about $120, but to replace
> the 4 cartridges EACH cost $100 we needed to keep that on reserve for
> "special" colour printing and find an inkjet for more causal colour
> Thank you
> On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 10:23 PM, <accessys at smart.net> wrote:
>> I use the HP color laser jet CP1518Ni
>> not inkjet but is pretty dern good quality
>> On Sat, 18 Dec 2010, Joseph Bishay wrote:
>>> Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 11:41:03 -0500
>>> From: Joseph Bishay <joseph.bishay at gmail.com>
>>> Reply-To: Support list for open source software in schools.
>>> <k12osn at redhat.com>
>>> To: Support list for open source software in schools. <k12osn at redhat.com>
>>> Subject: [K12OSN] Colour Inkjet Printer Recommendations?
>>> I hope everyone is doing well!
>>> A while back I had asked for recommendations for laser printers that
>>> work well with LTSP and the responses were excellent and helped me a
>>> I'm back nearly 2 years later to ask for your help again -- but this
>>> time for colour inkjet printers that work with LTSP. Need to set up a
>>> couple in individual offices to keep everyone Linux-happy :)
>>> Thought I'd take advantage of the Boxing week specials that are going
>>> to be coming up too.
>>> So what do you recommend? I'm interested in both networked and ones
>>> that plug into a thin-client (since many of these offices only have
>>> one network jack that the client plugs into.
>>> Thank you!
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Jim Thomas Principal Applications Engineer Bittware, Inc
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