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Date:      Sun, 26 Feb 2012 13:40:57 -0500
From:      Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Installing Samsung CLX-2160 color laser printer on USB using CUPS
Message-ID:  <20120226134057.031b11b5@scorpio>
In-Reply-To: <20120225230358.096ceeb9.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <20120225221433.cba3d0dd.freebsd@edvax.de> <20120225165536.082b0b4e@scorpio> <20120225230358.096ceeb9.freebsd@edvax.de>

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On Sat, 25 Feb 2012 23:03:58 +0100
Polytropon articulated:

> I _never_ would buy a USB printer, and I would also never
> buy something that doesn't talk PS (or at least PCL).

Both "PS" and to a lesser extent "PCL" are becoming passé. You might
want to seriously consider "PDF". The better Brother printers fully
support it as do some of the better printers from other manufacturers.
You might want to check out
<http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/openprinting>;
for further details. The "PS" format is going to become considerably
less important in a relatively short time in my estimation.

By the way, have you considered a USB to Ethernet adapter? Totally
untested with a printer, but it might work quite well. If it works, you
could plug it into a wireless router and print from anywhere sans nasty
cables, etcetera. I print wirelessly, and I love it. It "just works" and
it makes my life simpler.

-- 
Jerry ♔

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