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Re: Fwd: Scanners

On 3 February 2010 14:28, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 01:59:31 +0100, Stuckey wrote:
>> I'm looking to purchase a scanner. I've looked at the supported hardware
>> list on http://www.sane-project.org though there are many listed there
>> and I know nothing about scanners. The list also doesn't list the last
>> time it was updated.
>> Perhaps someone here can recommend a model or brand with which they have
>> personal experience.
> What are your scanning requirements? Do you have any device in mind?
> I prefer stand-alone scanners instead those "all-in-one" but I have to
> admit that "combos" can be useful under some circumstances (litte space
> in home or low budget). One point they have in favour is that they
> usually include the ADF at no extra cost :-)
> As per brands and models, it will heavily depend on your specific needs.
> If "none" applies, most people under Linux is reporting success with
> HPLIP drivers (printing, scanning and fax), but there many others that
> can fit under your requirements (Epson, Brother, Canon...).
> Just take into account that support for these devices varies *a lot*
> under Linux: be sure that your exact model is detected and works fine
> with any of the drivers available out there (hplip, sane backends, iscan -
> avasys-...).

Our all-in-one HP 4255 works great in *buntu, so it is safe to assume
Debian support. Highly recommended if you don't need a flat bed.

Dotan Cohen


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