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Re: Printer brand recommendations

On 26 Nov 2012, Curt Howland wrote:
> Hi. I have a HP inkjet printer, PSC2100 from 2003, which still works
> fine but something in Debian has changed.
> It used to print graphics and photographs very well. But a year or so
> ago graphics stopped being "nice" and started being grainy and
> speckled, to the point where the names of roads can't be read in a
> print of a Google Map.
> I thought it was just driver confusion at first, but this has been
> happening on multiple systems, across more than one reinstall.
> Yet when I use Windows, it works perfectly.
> It's bad enough and obviously not going to get fixed, that I would
> like suggestions for a replacement printer/scanner.
> Epsom? Cannon? What brand do people use that works well with xsane and CUPS?
> Thank you,
> Curt-

I always use lasers and a separate scanner so this is probably not what
you are looking for. Currently I had a Brother and a Samsung, both of
which work very well. I'm sure CUPS would work with both but I prefer
lprng + magicfilter. The driver from the Brother site used to work for
me but for some reason it stopped; however, the ljet4 driver provided
with magicfilter is fine.


Anthony Campbell - ac@acampbell.org.uk 

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