[rescue] Calling HP Laserjet experts
Greg A. Woods
woods at weird.com
Tue Jul 2 12:47:44 CDT 2002
[ On Monday, July 1, 2002 at 16:37:22 (-0400), Dave McGuire wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Calling HP Laserjet experts
> If you want a kickass network printer, grab an Apple Laserwriter
That's exactly what I was going to say too!
I really love my ALW 16/600PS. It has 32MB of RAM, and I bought the
latest upgrade ROMs and I now use it very reliably with netatalk and the
PAP daemon interface to lpd.
One of the things I really love about it is that it only uses 27W of
electricity when it's in standby mode!
Even better was the price. I rescued mine from the used outlet store of
a big local leasing agency for $64[cad], and when I got it home and
powered it up I discovered it had only ever printed just over 150 pages
ever in its whole lifetime! :-) They didn't seem to know it was nearly
new and that it was compatible with ordinary PC equipment. I also
bought it on a Saturday when the manager wasn't there and so they sold
it for the book value according to their computer database! ;-)
> Of course I just re-read your message and noticed your requirement
> for duplexing. I don't believe a duplexer is available for this
> printer. If that makes this info useless, exercise your "D" key. ;)
I've done manual duplexing on mine -- it's a bit tedious and not 100%
reliable, but assuming you're printing with something that can select
individual pages then it's not hard to fix up any "mistakes" that happen
afterwards. Of course as with any duplex printer/copier you need to use
really good laser/copier paper that the toner sticks to and which won't
curl (so it feeds properly the second time around).
Greg A. Woods
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