[rescue] HP 4P printer stuff + HP Postscript printer recommendation request

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 08:10:33 CDT 2009

At $WORK (local school district) we are replacing aging HP printers
with Dells, including the 3130n,and
they are working out very well, including mixed platform situations
(Mac OS X and Win XP).

The issue in our district was we initially over-bought the HP
printers, buying tremendous printers to drop in,
say, a science classroom, and the maint kits and toner carts costs
were killing our budgets. The 3130n
printers work well and per-page costs pretty low...

I wouldn't hesitate to suggest these printers for any home use short
of photo printing, but that reservation is
for all color laser printers I've seen, not specific to this unit.


On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 8:12 AM, hike<mh1272 at gmail.com> wrote:

> we purchased a Dell Color laser printer (3xxx series) for home (5-6 years
> ago).
> it came NIB from a high school that purchased Dell pcs.
> Dell gave them free printers as a bonus and they sold the printers that they
> didn't need--new & with warranties.
> it has postscript built in.
> (four toner cartridges, replaceable drum and fuser.)
> it works well with CUPS!
> we have used it with solaris 8 & 10; red hat enterprise linux 4 & 5; ubuntu
> 7, 8, & 9;
> as well as Mac OS X 10.3, 4, & 5 and windows xp & vista.
> CUPS has been updated at various points and can access a good number of
> features on the 3xxx printer.
> the 3xxx printer has a web server that is easily accessed and useful on our
> home network.
> the 3xxx printer is a proven performer--physically, it has sat in one spot
> for its time with us; we moved it once for room painting; it is heavy.
> other Dell models get high ratings in reviews.

Lionel Peterson
lionel4287 at gmail.com

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