Subject: Re: inexpensive duplex printer?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/20/2005 20:01:30
In message <>, "J
eremy C. Reed" writes:
>Any suggestions on low-cost double-sided printer?
>My old LaserJet 5 prints well, but I don't have the optional duplex unit.
>And manually printing even and odd pages has always been a great time
>waster for me -- especially when it misses a page or prints a blank page
>and I have to start all over. (Maybe I have some memory problem.)
>So I am looking for another printer that does duplex.
>Any printer suggestions would be appreciated.
>Looking at froogle, I see several Brother HL-5150D printers that include
>duplex, can do 22ppm and have dpi up to 2400x600 for a few hundred dollars
>(US$). (A duplex unit for my old printer would cost same, but my old
>printer is slower and has lower resolution.)

I have a 5150D; it works well.  In addition, if you use CUPS you can 
use the .ppd file that comes with the printer.  In fact, I think you 
may have to use CUPS to make it do duplex printing by default.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,