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Author Topic: Which of these three printers would you choose?  (Read 3111 times)

Neo

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Which of these three printers would you choose?
« on: November 19, 2009, 09:57:33 pm »

Hi All,
My Xerox P1202 has seen better days and is on it's last legs.

I need to replace it ASAP and have narrowed it down to these three multi-function printers:

   1. Samsung SCX-4521FG
   2. Brother MFC-7440N
   3. Brother DCP-7040


Does anyone have any experience with any of these printers?
They all claim to be Linux compliant but has anyone actually got them working, and working well, with Linux?

I would greatly appreciate your thoughts.
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Re: Which of these three printers would you choose?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 10:57:24 am »

The database at www.linuxprinting.org lists a lot of different printers that people have tested with linux and the results of the testing. It also tells you which driver the printer needs (if it works and therefore needs one). I looked up your printers right quick and found the the Samsung works "mostly", the Brother MFC works "perfectly", and the Brother DCP works "partially".
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Re: Which of these three printers would you choose?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 11:16:12 am »

I'm also in the market for a multi-purpose printer that is linux friendly, however I think my needs are a bit different than yours.
-I don't necessarily need laser functionality, but would be fine with monotone black only.
-I would prefer the printer not be overly large as I would like to hide it somewhere I don't have to stare at it.
-And would very much like wireless connectivity to be freed from the constraints locational placement.
-Toner/ink replacement needs to be reasonable cost.
-Linux friendly, of course.

I don't really have an opinion on your three choices because I've never used Samsung or Brother products, but thought I'd mention my needs in case they factor into your decision.
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Re: Which of these three printers would you choose?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2009, 04:08:36 pm »

I'm also in the market for a multi-purpose printer that is linux friendly, however I think my needs are a bit different than yours.
-I don't necessarily need laser functionality, but would be fine with monotone black only.
-I would prefer the printer not be overly large as I would like to hide it somewhere I don't have to stare at it.
-And would very much like wireless connectivity to be freed from the constraints locational placement.
-Toner/ink replacement needs to be reasonable cost.
-Linux friendly, of course.

I don't really have an opinion on your three choices because I've never used Samsung or Brother products, but thought I'd mention my needs in case they factor into your decision.

I got a HP P1006 for the factory I work for. It works well using the driver recommended at linuxprinting.org
The only complain I got is that it is a bit slow starting to print the first copy of a document.
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Re: Which of these three printers would you choose?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2009, 06:25:10 pm »

Rodrigo,

I haven't bought a new printer in years.  We buy used HPlaserjets and all seem to install easily on linux.  They are not color.  We did have a color xerox which worked well on linux (came free with our copier) but we eventually donated it to a nearby high-school as we found it too expensive to run (kept running out of black when the other colors were barely used).  So now if we need something in color we run to kinkos.

John

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