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Thread: how to find out if printer has draft mode in Ubuntu before purchasing?

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    how to find out if printer has draft mode in Ubuntu before purchasing?

    I'm running Xubuntu 20.04.

    I'm looking for a new printer and one of the most important features to me is printing in Draft Mode because I mostly print legal documents, draft mode is more than sufficient for my needs and I save tons of ink in the process.

    This is the printer that I'm interested in, an HP Laser 107a, it fits my budget, but I have no idea whether or not this printer has default drivers available in Linux already and if the drivers have Draft mode as an option. Is there a way to find this out before I purchase?

    Thanks.

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    Re: how to find out if printer has draft mode in Ubuntu before purchasing?

    Howdy,

    In general, all HP printers are supported - I have never found one that isn't.

    That being said, the cost of printing with a laser printer is very low (<5c / pg), so it probably won't matter.

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    Re: how to find out if printer has draft mode in Ubuntu before purchasing?

    Quote Originally Posted by HermanAB View Post
    Howdy,

    In general, all HP printers are supported - I have never found one that isn't.

    That being said, the cost of printing with a laser printer is very low (<5c / pg), so it probably won't matter.
    I still would like to know if the default Linux drivers for this printer still supports draft mode, is there a way to do this?

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    Re: how to find out if printer has draft mode in Ubuntu before purchasing?

    Ask HP tech support - they supply the Linux drivers for their printers.

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