[chbot] network laser colour duplex printer sale

Hadley Rich hads at nice.net.nz
Fri Nov 27 07:48:10 GMT 2015

On 27/11/15 18:44, Volker Kuhlmann wrote:
> Another thing to be aware of is that cheap Brother printers have a high
> chance of only shipping with 'doze drivers. Whether Linux drivers are
> available is another question, as is whether Brother's Linux support
> consists of their closed-source PITA drivers which are a time waster to
> install and may or may not work properly. To use brscript (Brother's
> postscript) there won't be driver problems and it'll just work on the PC
> side, but it requires a memory upgrade in the printer or more complex
> duplex pages won't print (or only single-sided). With more memory
> however a HL-5350DN works flawlessly with zero configuration.

We use the HL4150 which appears to be similar to the 3150, it works 
fine, didn't require any drivers for Linux.

It's not used for printing photos but print quality seems pretty good. I 
use it for printing out 1:1 images of PCB layouts to check sometimes.


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