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Date:      Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:14:25 -0600
From:      Mark Felder <feld@FreeBSD.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: CUPS and Epson Epson WF-3540 on FreeBSD 9.2/11.0-CURRENT
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On Tue, Nov 5, 2013, at 14:12, Charles Swiger wrote:
> 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.
> > 
> > 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.
> 

Not to mention the new fancy thing are LED printers which are
superceding laser printers. I didn't even know they existed until
recently.



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