Subject: Re: Investigating a printer...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bob Nestor <email@example.com>
Date: 09/22/2000 06:26:05
>I'm looking for a list of NetBSD-friendly printers or, conversely,
>printers to avoid. We've been printer-less for about the last, oh,
>five years, and we'd like to acquire one for the household. Color
>preferred, cheapness would be cool. Something that could be wrangled
>into working with *ostscript is preferable. Something that can
>talk to an i386-style BPP would be nice (do we support printing out
>a SPARC BPP yet?), although I do note that most printers these days seem
>to be of the USB sort...
>Pointers? Personal preferences? General guidelines?
Take a look at the Brother HL-1270N. It is a small, fast, Energer Saver
Postsript Level-2 printer that comes standard with parallel, usb,
localtalk and 10/100 ethernet. It will do 300, 600 and 1200 dpi; letter,
legal and various sized manual feed forms. All the drivers are in the
box for use with Windows and Mac. Setup is via telnet, web or a special
Windows program (I used telent and Web from my NetBSD/sparc box). It
lists for $499, but it can be found on the Web for about $430. The only
thing it doesn't do is color.