CUPS & Choosing a Printer

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at
Wed Oct 24 06:45:57 UTC 2007

Margaret Doll <> scribbled on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 8:59 PM:

Same here. In a university setting as well. Have no contracts or similar with
HP but still opted over the years to only have HP Laserjets. Works well with
both windows and linux. In the long run it's also a good thing to have only a
few models of toner cartridges on the shelves. Can you believe we still have a
working Laserjet 4M! Those are sturdy if anything. 8-D

> We are in an academic setting, so that the printer has to be sturdy
> and networkable throughout several subnets to all types of computers
> through our RH print server.
> I have found that HP printers have been the best match for our
> situation in providing  drivers for all of our computers.
> We also have a campus contract with HP and techs on campus to handle
> hardware problems.
> You do have to ask HP or look on their web pages to make sure that
> they have drivers for MacIntoshes.  Their Color Laserjet 3500-3600 do
> not fit our requirements.  This is not obvious from their web pages.
> On Oct 23, 2007, at 6:19 AM, Dr Alan J Bartlett wrote:
>> I'm currently in the process of choosing a new printer.
>> Does anyone have any experience of the Dell 1710 Laser Printer and
>> it's suitability? Any comments, observations and general advice on
>> this subject would be appreciated.
>> (Margret & Mark - you know who you are - I am following your
>> printing problems closely, in case there is something I can
>> learn . . .)
>> TIA.
>> Alan.

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