Re: Does anyone know how to configure a Brother MFC-J5720DW with cups?
On Sat 12 Mar 2016 at 08:44:48 (+0100), jdd wrote:
> Le 11/03/2016 21:28, David Wright a écrit :
> >You must live in a different price bracket from me.
> nope. I had at least two HP5M for free ten years ago... they died
Well, let's assume that most people buy their equipment rather than
being given it for free.
The HP5M is solely a printer which is fine as far as it goes, but now
I need to buy a scanner, and quite possibly a fax machine, as well.
AFAICT I'd have to use it through a parallel (or serial?) interface.
This laptop has neither. You can network it with 10Base-T for a price,
but no USB connection.
I can see a refurbished one on the web for $340 (if that's the right
model) which is far more than a new AiO.
> There are ps compatible printer for cheap for years now.
So you say, but I never seem to be able to find them in the shops.
And take a typical web site. Here are the categories to refine one's
search. Are people interested in whether a printer supports PDF directly?
• NARROW BY: clear all
• 0 Type of Printer + - clear
□ [ ] All-in-One (23)
□ [ ] Single-Function (14)
□ [ ] Wide/Large Format (8)
• 0 Output Type + - clear
□ [ ] Black & White (12)
□ [ ] Color (33)
• 0 Print Technology + - clear
□ [ ] Inkjet (5)
□ [ ] Laser (39)
• 0 Duplex Printing + - clear
□ [ ] Automatic (31)
□ [ ] Manual (13)
• 0 Wireless Ready + - clear
□ [ ] Wired (10)
□ [ ] Wireless (23)
□ [ ] Wireless Optional (5)
• 0 Printer Connectivity + - clear
□ [ ] USB & Network Ready (19)
□ [ ] USB & Wireless (3)
□ [ ] USB, Wireless, Network Ready (21)
• 0 B&W PPM + - clear
• 0 Brand + - clear
• 0 Printer Use + - clear
□ [ ] Home & Photo (4)
□ [ ] Small Business (25)
• 0 Department + - clear
□ [ ] Printers (54)
□ [ ] Laser Printers (8)
• 0 Photo Capable + - clear
□ [ ] Not Photo (23)
□ [ ] Photo (21)
• 0 Rating + - clear
• 0 Deals + - clear
□ [ ] On Promotion (21)
• 0 Environmental + - clear
□ [ ] Eco certified (50)
□ [ ] Eco conscious (5)
□ [ ] Recycled (10)
• 0 ShopRunner + - clear
□ [ ] ShopRunner Eligible (50)
• 0 Printer Condition + - clear
□ [ ] New (41)
□ [ ] Refurbished (4)
• 0 Supertank + - clear
□ [ ] Not Supertank (44)
• 0 Mobile Capability + - clear
□ [ ] No (26)
□ [ ] Yes (17)
• 0 Number of Users + - clear
• 0 Auto Restock + - clear
□ [ ] Auto Restock Eligible (31)
• 0 Price + - clear
So the specs of each printer have to be found and examined.
Can you give me a few current examples of the species?
> for pdf, I only have seen this on news papers, but the subject
> computer being airprint compatible must have some inside device, and
> it's not cheap.
Ditto. Brian has tried to explain, but I don't completely follow his
explanation. Not being at the cutting edge of mobile phone technology,
I don't have any experience of trying to use it, even if I had an
> I spoke of gutenprint because I have a Canon photo thermal printer
> that prints jpeg from cards,
This is what's common. Not PDFs. And many take a variety of
stick/cards. Hardly surprising: that's what's inside the
cameras. Thank goodness one's not limited to TWAIN. Ugh.
> but not from computer (!), so need a
> driver. It was not at this time available on linux, but gutenprint
> mailing list user asked me to make some tests and could with this
> give me a solution.
> the people there knows incredibly well the printers :-)
I'm sure they do. (However, they don't support my printer but luckily,
HP does.) But I don't understand the relationship between linux
printing and gutenprint. Actually I don't know much at all about
printing any more. I used to in the days of dot-matrix, having
happily written character definitions and code to rasterise and