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Re: Using ink printers with NetBSD?

On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 08:10:15AM +0100, Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to figure out which new printer can be used with NetBSD and
> can't find support for the current available ink printers.
> It looks like gutenprint is the best software for that task, because it
> has support for a lot of printers, but not for new models (even with 5.2.2).
> E.g. the Canon PIXMA iP3600 or iP4600 are not supported.
> There is a driver from Canon for linux available, but that seems to include
> some linux only libraries.

Last I checked, HP printers had good support; see print/hpijs in pkgsrc.

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