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Date:      Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:12:46 -0800
From:      Charles Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>
To:        "O. Hartmann" <ohartman@zedat.fu-berlin.de>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: CUPS and Epson Epson WF-3540 on FreeBSD 9.2/11.0-CURRENT
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Hi--

On Nov 5, 2013, at 11:58 AM, O. Hartmann <ohartman@zedat.fu-berlin.de> =
wrote:
>> I don't think it's likely you'll find this working. I'd suggest you
>> find a printer that can natively speak postscript and works with SANE
>> without a proprietary driver. It's getting hard to find printers that
>> can do this, though.
>=20
> A pity.
> I think it is hard to find an ink-jet printer that "speaks" natively
> PS. Mots of them I saw have their proprietary BLOB driver managing the
> communication if they are multi-function-systems - mostly Linux.

It costs money to license a real PostScript interpreter from Adobe, =
which
means that the cheaper inkjets won't pony up for that capability.

It looks like the Lexmark Pro4000 and the HP OfficeJet 276dw are sanely =
priced
PostScript-capable inkjets, but there are literally hundreds of laser =
printers
around which have native PostScript support, and their cost-per-page =
usually
is much more reasonable than inkjets end up being.

Regards,
--=20
-Chuck




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