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Re: Does anyone know how to configure a Brother MFC-J5720DW with cups?

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On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 05:02:49PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:


> Yup, that they do.  They also cost around 35,000 USD to put it on YOUR 

Now you're exaggerating. We have an (oldish) Brother "laser" networked
printer which was quite affordable and understands pretty well PS (well,
officially it's "brotherscript" -- really!) but it works nicely either
from the whole CUPS gorilla or from a more traditional lprng installation.

No blobs, no frills. Only this stupid 99.9% compatible PS ripoff is
sometimes annoying, I guess if they'd left the (official or inofficial)
copy of Ghostscript just alone instead of tweaking it, it'd be better.

It is, fwiw a Brother HL 5170DN. Would I recommend it? Well, the
mechanical quality is what you'd expect for the price. It tends to
"decorate" its first pages with some creases. It is very low on
mem, and its RIP isn't really fast. But it has done its job for
well over seven years now.

So. Now I'll bite off my tongue and take my ball with me. I'm off
this thread. I can't bear the overall animosity and poking of
fun at those who try to put some effort into avoiding binary
blobs. It reminds me of the poking at vegetarians "now are snails
vegetables or not?". I thought I left that behind in my teens.

- -- t
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