Subject: Re: Investigating a printer...
To: None <>
From: Bob Nestor <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/22/2000 06:26:05
Greywolf wrote:

>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.