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Author Topic: Recommended Multi Function Printer/Scanner  (Read 2164 times)

Lyn

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Recommended Multi Function Printer/Scanner
« on: August 12, 2014, 09:12:28 am »

Can anyone recommend a combined Printer/Scanner that is known to work with Vector Linux, cheap to buy and run?
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Re: Recommended Multi Function Printer/Scanner
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 01:26:08 pm »

i have an HP psc 1315 all in one printer copier scanner blah blah blah that just works....using cups of course
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Re: Recommended Multi Function Printer/Scanner
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 01:26:17 pm »

Almost anything from Epson should work.  My XP-200 printer/scanner/copier works perfectly and was inexpensive.  I believe I had to install a driver from the Epson website when I installed the VL 7.1 RC to get it to scan, but that's minor.
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Re: Recommended Multi Function Printer/Scanner
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 04:46:18 am »

Thanks for that I actually have an Epson XP 200 but can't get to print, will investigate the drives from the website
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Re: Recommended Multi Function Printer/Scanner
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2014, 02:19:52 pm »

The page you want is: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?oid=201984&infoType=Downloads&platform=OSF_O_LINUX
They are available as rpms or debs, so you'll need to convert the packages.  There's also an srpm so you can pull the sources out of that to build a VL package if you want.
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Re: Recommended Multi Function Printer/Scanner
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2014, 02:04:40 am »

as ever very very helpfull
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Re: Recommended Multi Function Printer/Scanner
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2014, 03:48:17 pm »

I am ignorant re printers, but what about networked printers? Is a working lan the only thing you need to print with them? I think I would buy one of those.
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Re: Recommended Multi Function Printer/Scanner
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2014, 05:10:49 am »

A networked device would be my first choice. In my experience, they are likely to use a standard network protocol at least for basic features.
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Re: Recommended Multi Function Printer/Scanner
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2014, 06:17:19 am »

Depends on the printer. I've had great luck setting up Epson, HP and Samsung. Canon? Not so much. Drivers are an absolute pain to come by.
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