Home office printer recommendations?
Aaron C. de Bruyn
aaron at darkpixel.com
Fri Mar 21 15:03:46 UTC 2008
To add a little more that I forgot last night...
I think just about every new HP printer works with Ubuntu. Afterall,
they designed 'hplip' The HP Linux Printing System.
And with the K550 network version you also get the AVAHI/Bonjour printer
discovery so you don't have to give it a static IP address or worry
about that side of the network administration. Although be careful if
you are using it across a routed wireless solution--AVAHI/Bonjour
usually doesn't route across devices.
> I'm partial to the HP Officejet Pro K550. It can connect via USB or
> over the network (depending on the model you get). My wife uses it for
> printing pictures, and I occasionally dump an email or HTML receipt to
> it. If I remember correctly, the printer was around $350 (for the
> network version) and it works out of the box with Ubuntu. The only
> thing that seems a little odd is that Ubuntu keeps telling me I'm low on
> ink when I reach about 50%--although it could be the printer reporting
> that instead of Ubuntu.
> The only drawback is that it's a CMYK printer and costs about $100 to
> get the 4 cartridges of 'official' HP ink. If you buy off-brand you can
> usually get them for around $40.
> As for wireless, I know HP has a few options--the K550 may even support
> it. If not, you can always plug it into a wireless access point or buy
> specifically a wireless print spooler.
> Hope that helps.
> > Hello again Ubuntu gurus,
> > My wife needs a color inkjet to replace the cheap one we have that's
> > dying. This is for a home office and will be used extensively, so it
> > needs to be of good quality. (And because of some of the material she
> > is printing on, it does need to be some sort of inkjet.) And I would
> > greatly prefer something supported by Ubuntu out of the box.
> > Do any of you out there have any recommendations?
> > ...And is there such a thing as a wireless networked printer?
> > Thanks for your help,
> > Michael
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