buying a printer

Rei Shinozuka shino at
Wed Jan 20 17:06:24 UTC 2010

i don't know about that printer specifically but i do really like HP 
printers on linux.  i have a CP3505DN on my jaunty system and it does 
everything i ask it to do (color, two-sided).  i was previously using an 
HP4000.  both excellent machines.


Preston Hagar wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:40 AM, Norman Silverstone 
> <norman at <mailto:norman at>> wrote:
>     I need to buy a new laser printer and would prefer either a
>     network or a
>     wireless printer. Has anyone any opinion, please, on what to get that
>     wont cost the earth. For example, I was wondering about the HP
>     LaserJet
>     P1505n. I am running Ubuntu 9.10 and would be grateful for
>     suggestions.
>     Norman
> I would highly recommend considering getting a refurbished HP.  In my 
> opinion the "don't make them like they used to".  I have ordered 
> several refurb printers from  (no 
> connection other than as a happy customer).  From there, I would 
> recommend an HP 4100n which runs about $130 or an HP 4200n which runs 
> about $250.  Both of these were originally close to or more than $1000 
> when they were new.  The 4200 can handle a little bit bigger work load 
> than the 4100.  Both have wired networking built in (if you get the n 
> versions).  Both will be better than any sub $500 new printer in my 
> opinion.  Printer Depot fully tests them and refurbishes them (does a 
> maintenance kit replacing rollers, etc) and all you do is drop in a 
> toner cartridge and go.   The other nice thing is that they are both 
> really well supported in just about every OS including Linux.  I use a 
> 4100n to print to from Ubuntu Hardy all the time.
> Anyway, hope this helps out.
> Preston

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