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Re: Multifunction laser printer with free scanner drivers?

I think you are subscribed to this list, but I've sent a Cc anyway.

On Wed 14 Mar 2018 at 15:21:54 -0400, Daniel Gnoutcheff wrote:

> I'm looking for printer/scanner combos to put in some home offices.
> Some will be printing a lot, so I'd prefer laser over inkjet.  Many of
> the offices are cramped, so I'd prefer a compact multi-function unit
> over a separate printer and scanner.

debian-printing is for discussing the development of the printing
system. Your query, Daniel, really needs addressing on one of the
support channels, debian-user, for example. However, you will not
be turned away empty-handed.

> So far, I've been unable to find a device where both printing *and*
> scanning works with free drivers.  For example, the HP M227fdn is listed

Apart from HP and whatever support there is with SANE I cannot come
up with a vendor to recommend who uses non-free drivers for scanning.

> (https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing/supported_devices/index)
> as "fully supported" by HPLIP with no (proprietary) plugin involved, but
> apparently that's only for the printer part.  Having purchased it, I've
> learned the hard way that the scanner driver doesn't work without a
> proprietary plugin.  I'm not the first to make that mistake it seems
> (https://bugs.launchpad.net/hplip/+bug/1727056).

Your search is probably going to be successful with an HP device - or
not at all. (LP #1727056 has "Fix Committed → In Progress", whatever
that means. Debian unstable shows the M227fdn as not requiring a
plug-in. so maybe the fix hasn't made it to HPLIP yet).

> Has anyone managed to find a multi-function laser printer/scanner where
> both printing and scanning are supported by free drivers?

As I said - support channels.



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