[ubuntu-za] Printer Recommendation

Quintin van Rooyen quintin.vanrooyen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 10:45:11 UTC 2012


On 26 January 2012 12:10, Robin Bownes <robin at bownes.co.za> wrote:

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> On Thu, 2012-01-26 at 08:27 +0000, Dewald Noeth wrote:
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> Don't do Cannon! I have never been able to get one to work, cannon has 0 linux support.
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> ------Original Message------
> From: Andre Rossouw
> Sender: ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
> To: ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com
> ReplyTo: Ubuntu South African Local Community
> Subject: [ubuntu-za] Printer Recommendation
> Sent: Jan 26, 2012 10:25 AM
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> Hi list.
>
> I'm going to buy a printer later today, and was wondering if anyone
> was prepared to share their experiences?
> Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit is what I'm running, and my requirements are
> colour printer with scanning ability. I don't particularly want one of
> those 4-in-1 multi-functions.
>
> I've had good experience with HP printers generally. But if someone
> has had good experience with another brand, I'm keen to hear.
>
> Thanks,
> Andre Rossouw
>
>
>  I'm using a Canon MP560 (printer/scanner/copier with LAN/WiFi). Have been
> using it for over a year. Canon actually give very good Linux support, in
> that they provide (and regularly update) driver packages for most of their
> printers. Before buying a Canon, just go to their website and check to see
> which printers/scanners have driver packages. Install the .deb driver
> packages, and then connect and install the printer - no problem -
> everything works. Great print (true CMYK photo printing) & scan quality.
> Robin
>
> Anything by HP or Samsung should work fine.


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