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Re: [school-discuss] free-bsd compatible laser printers

I would recommend that you look at a printer that is:
1) Postscript capable. (though of course you can always. use Ghostscript
but then will need to be PCL5/6 capable)

2) Good paper handling. If it jams, your life is over...(since you will
spend it all clearing jams in a lab setting)

3) Cheap to run (Price toner and other consumables on a per page basis)

4) Not really necessary, but nice to have would be 1200 dpi resolution
like HP1200 or HP4050. 

Les Richardson

On Wed, 20 Nov 2002, Sarah Strauss wrote:

> hi all, 
> I am trying to decide on an inexpensive laser printer to choose for our soon-to-be free BSD network in a K-6 school. While the old standby, HP laserjet IIIP has been recommended to me (to get, one by one, on EBay (we need about a dozen)), and I understand that that may offer the best combination of low price/reliability, I am wondering if anyone has used one of the following machines with free BSD, especially in a school setting, and what your experience has been:
> Samsung ML-1210 or 1430
> Brother HL 1440
> or any other relatively inexpensive laser printer.
> any help you can give would be most appreciated!
> thanks,
> Sarah Strauss