[kwlug-disc] recommendations for an entry-level double-sided laser printer?

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Mon Mar 23 12:58:21 EDT 2009


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I've got a Lexmark C520 (non-duplex) which works very well with Linux
(supports PCL6).  The only problem is that it seems to go through
consumables *much* more quickly than what they are rated for.  Does
anyone else find this to be an issue when using Linux/HP/ppd drivers for
printing from Linux in general?

Cedric, if you have used your Samsung for some time, could you maybe
comment on the rate consumables are being used (better/worse than expected).

BTW: Samsung 610ND at DirectDial.com for $359.

Thanks,
Lori

Cedric Puddy wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> 
> I recently bought a Samsung 610ND, and have been very pleased with it:
> 
>     - duplex
>     - colour
>     - reasonably high-capacity consumables (so for our use, they would
> need changing every couple of years)
>     - postscript (native 4-up, etc.)
>     - Linux/Mac/Windows friendly
>     - networking built in
>     - good bang for the buck (about $400) (Most of the printers in this
> class are $600 and way up)
> 
> Downsides:
>     - it's a big box, so look at the dimensions, and think about where
> you will tuck it (under a desk)?
> 
> 
> Brother makes a much more compact duplexing colour laser, so you might
> want to consider that.
> 
> There are cheaper/smaller/different boxes, but at least for my
> interests, the 610nd involved the least compromise.
> 
>     All the Best,
> 
>     -Cedric
> 
> On 20-Mar-09, at 10:25 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 
>>
>>  for economy and the environment, i'd like to replace my current
>> single-sided printer with a double-sided one.  and, given adequate
>> print quality, i like to print 4-up on a page.  any thoughts on
>> something that would fit the bill i could get locally?  thanks.
>>
>> rday
>> -- 
>>
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