[lubuntu-users] lubuntu and printers

Andre Campos Rodovalho andre.rodovalho at gmail.com
Mon Feb 29 11:54:57 UTC 2016

Where I work I use lots of different printing machines with Linux. 97% of
the PCs here runs Lubuntu Linux (Ubuntu Server + Lubuntu-Desktop).

I have expirience with HP, Brother, Epson, Samsung, Oki and Intermec (by
Honeywell). I can say printing with Linux is not a big deal. All decent
brands offer Linux printing drivers (for CUPS - that most of time is the
same for MACOS). Printer drivers is the only thing you need to have to use
it. HPLIP is a package with almost all printer drivers from HP, most of
other brands offer a package with Linux drivers on their websites.

> menu -> System tools there is a "Printers"
You can use this tool for setting up any printer that has drivers on your
system, but there is other forms to do it. Stick to the basics and use this

2016-02-28 18:10 GMT-03:00 Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com>:

> On 02/28/2016 01:11 PM, Ian Bruntlett wrote:
>> In lubuntu, under swift menu -> System tools there is a "Printers" option
>> for managing printers. Has anyone used this? What kind of results did you
>> get?
> That's the tool you use to configure printers, and it has worked for me.
> However, like you, because of their good Linux support, I tend to use HP
> printers.
> My experience in general with printers in Linux, is if the printer has
> been around on the market for a year or so, it will generally work on
> Linux.  The 'latest and greatest' new printer may not work on Linux, but
> give it a year or so, and it might.
> I had an Epson printer that used a special color profile not on Linux, and
> just to change the ink cartridge, I had to fire up my Windows partition
> (which I really hated).  It's probably the reason I stick to using HP
> printers.
> There may be problems like not showing ink-levels, or using a custom color
> profile (that has the colors a bit 'off' when using the standard RGB
> profile).  Also, in the case of an all-in-one printer, the scanner may not
> be usable on Linux.
> But the printer itself will probably work.  Sometimes you have to
> configure it as an older model of the same printer.
> --
> Sincerely,
> Aere
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