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the lemming
June 22nd, 2008, 02:53 PM
Hello

I'm after a basic printer that I can use to print simple documents and print my Ordinance Survey maps on. I'm not after a Photo quality printer because I have one of those and it just costs too much to keep happy in epson ink. Plus the sodding thing will not accept generic ink either.

So, any recommendation's for a Linux friendly printer?

Cheers

fatality_uk
June 22nd, 2008, 03:19 PM
I just bought an HP LaserJet 1009 for work. A little hassle to get it working but I install latest HPLIB and works like a treat.

Was 85 and the quality is very good

hessiess
June 22nd, 2008, 03:35 PM
most HP inkjet printers are plug and play in linux. and thay will work just fine with generic ink.

Sef
June 22nd, 2008, 03:49 PM
HP is the best. Most work just out of the box. If you want to check, then look at the HPLIP (http://hplip.sourceforge.net/supported_devices/index.html) site.

RiceMonster
June 22nd, 2008, 03:51 PM
DO NOT get Cannon. My Cannon printer only prints properly in black and white in Linux.

the lemming
June 22nd, 2008, 04:05 PM
most HP inkjet printers are plug and play in linux. and thay will work just fine with generic ink.

HP it is then.

Thanks everybody because I'm not going to give another penny to Epson.

fatality_uk
June 22nd, 2008, 04:15 PM
most HP inkjet printers are plug and play in linux. and thay will work just fine with generic ink.

Except the 1009 which I needed to install HPLIB :D

Pekkalainen
June 22nd, 2008, 04:20 PM
My HP Laserjet P1005 works like a charm in Debian after configuring cups and installing some hp software from the repos.

gn2
June 22nd, 2008, 05:01 PM
I would suggest looking at Brother, they have good Linux support, have separate ink tanks and work well with compatibles which can be sourced on eBay for pennies.

maniacmusician
June 22nd, 2008, 07:29 PM
Brother's alright, HP is better. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828104770

edit: that's an All-in-one. If you're looking for a printer that only prints, there are a range of choices. One of my favorites is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828104479

helliewm
June 22nd, 2008, 07:54 PM
Another for HP never had any problems. I always buy HP printers now.

Helen

phaed
June 22nd, 2008, 07:54 PM
I have an HP Deskjet D1420, and I can confirm that it's plug-n-play. Automatically detected. Everything that I've tried so far prints the way that it's supposed to look. It satisifies your requirements, and I think it costs about $50.