[ubuntu-uk] Wireless inkjet printer?

Anton Kanishchev antonk20117 at gmail.com
Wed May 9 19:14:24 UTC 2012

On 09/05/12 20:03, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
> On 09/05/2012 19:54, paul sutton wrote:
>> On 09/05/12 17:28, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
>>> On 09/05/2012 17:25, Anton Kanishchev wrote:
>>>>   Try to find a printer that has the linux logo.
>>> I looked at several in Ryman's and couldn't see hide nor hair of a
>>> Linux logo! ;-)
>> I saw a lexmark in lidl years ago,  with one,    I know brother support
>> Linux
>> Paul
> I have a Lexmark at the moment - a C540n (network colour laser) but 
> the toner is quite expensive hence the query, but on further 
> investigation maybe the cost per sheet isn't so expensive. It's just 
> quite a lot to fork out £42 for a 1000 page black toner - and that's 
> on the cartridge recycle scheme...
Once you find the make that supports linux (as i mentioned hp is a good 
bet) you need to factor in the cost of ink--if the printer costs 50£ for 
example and the inks only last a couple of months usage it is not 
uncommon that you have to replace the set of inks once they run out-and 
they may be 40£. If you dont need a colour printer / a new one (as in a 
new model not as in new condition) amazon might be worth a look for 
laser printers. They are more (sometimes much more) exepensive first off 
but the ink lasts much longer-a wiser choice if you print a lot and find 
(or have found) that you go through ink cartridges very quickly. However 
if you can get something like this :


or the hp one for a similar price then you might actually save yourself 
a lot of money in ink costs. Note currently using hp officejet pro 8500 
with 12.04 with no problems. The cost of laser toner is more but less 
per sheet as previously mentioned.

Hope this helped
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