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.
> 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
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.