Re: Xerox PHASER 3100MFP
On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 10:59:51AM +0100, A J Stiles wrote:
> Absolutely. I will second that. The only two features you ever need look for
> in a printer (besides *not* being an inkjet) are PostScript in hardware and
> network connectivity. PCL6 in hardware is just about OK, but PostScript is
Amazingly xerox has a lot of native postscript printers as long as you
are willing to spend around $400 to $500 for a colour laser.
> I can heartily recommend the HP Colour LaserJets -- I've got a CLJ1515, and
> I'm loving it. Photos tend to come out a little bit dark, which I guess is
> just the way the printing process works, but that's what GIMP is for. Just
> watch what paper you use; the cheap glossy photo papers tend to shed their
> coating under the heat of the fuser.
My experience with HP is that when they do support postscript it is
awful slow. In general I am not impressed with HP products.
I also wouldn't use a laser for photo printing. That is one place an
inkjet (especially epson's) are hard to beat unless you can afford dyesub.