MFP Printer for Ubuntu

Andy Graybeal andy.graybeal at
Tue Apr 20 22:12:37 UTC 2010

NoOp wrote:
> On 04/20/2010 01:34 PM, Andy Graybeal wrote:
>> Preston thanks for your input, I've heard good things about Brother 
>> working well with linux.
>> brscan-skey sounds like great peice of software.
>> I should have mentioned that this is for a small office of about 20 
>> users, we would like a laser printer (because i'm used to them) or 
>> phaser printer, because I guess this is okay?  We would don't want ink. 
>>   We would prefer black-and-white because we hope that people won't use 
>> it for fun necessarily in the office.
>> Do you think the brscan-skey software will work with the other Brother 
>> MFP printers? ... i wonder.. I'm going to look into this.
>> I hope this is not too 'off-topic' for the list; this is my first thread 
>> here.
> Please bottom post on this list - thanks :-)
> One way to control color ink consumption is to set up separate printer
> profiles for the printer. For example I have a color Canon MP750 and
> have multiple profiles set; 1 for MP750 (default) where the printer is
> set to print only in black & white, 1 for MP750Color where the printer
> is set to print in standard color, 1 for MP750Photo where the printer is
> set to optimal photo color settings, 1 for MP750Duplex to print in B&W
> in duplex mode, etc., etc.
> You can choose any of the 'printers' from the print dropdowns, but as
> mentioned the default is for B&W. In an office such as yours, you can
> choose to only allow certain users to select the color 'printers', while
> others that need to print something in color can have the option when
> necessary. So you don't necessarily need to buy a B&W for all & a color
> for specific users, just set up the printer profiles accordingly.

Sorry for the top-post.  I'll try harder, it's just a bad habit.

Your idea of seperate printer profiles is amazing thank you for sharing 
this and I will look more into doing this.


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