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Re: [vox] Printer recommendation

As for an HP Laserjet 4, HSC had a couple for $45. I
picked up one of them for the JetDirect card. If you'd
like a used laserjet, email me. 

For a color inkjet, Fry's has had refurbed HP
Photosmart 7550's for $99. I have one and SuSE
recognized it right off. Linuxprinting.org was how I
did my research.

Marc Hasbrouck

--- "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> on Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 01:20:45PM -0800, Bill
> Kendrick (nbs@sonic.net) wrote:
> > 
> > I haven't looked into getting a printer for use
> with Linux for a number of
> > years.  Can anyone recommend a well-supported,
> easy-to-install-and-use
> > and inexpensive inkjet?
> > 
> > My dad needs a printer (so far, he says he "likes
> [his Linux box] more
> > and more" ;^) ), and has a friend who owns a
> computer shop that can
> > recommend one.  I told him I'd ask around the
> LUGs, but also pointed them
> > to the LinuxPrinting.org website, and mentioned
> that HP now supports inkjets
> > (via hpinkjet.sf.net).
> > 
> > Thx in advance!
> I'd recommend a refurbed laserjet as an ultimately
> cheaper alternative.
>   - Price the printer.
>   - Figure your duty cycle.
>   - Price the ink.
>   - Factor in ease-of-use of a networked Postscript
> printer.
> I'm seeing ~$250 for an HPLJ4 (what I've got).  I
> _wouldn't_ go with a
> III as they are:
>   - Fscking huge.
>   - Require dedicated nuclear power.
> I'm still on my first toner cart three years on with
> the LJ4.  Works
> like a champ.  Just keep it powered off most of the
> time as there is a
> significant power draw.
> Picked it up at Fast Copier/Printer Service in
> Mountain View.
> http://therightcomputer.safeshopper.com/3/cat3.htm
> Inkjets are slow, messy, and expensive.  They do
> pretty colors though.
> Peace.
> -- 
> Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>       
> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
>  What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?

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