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February 21, 2005 1:07:28 PM

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Hello- I need a recomendation for a personal laser printer. Here's what I
need:

1. Parallel port
2. Non-GDI- I need to connect this printer to some industrial equipment that
has a proprietary operating system -PCL 4 would be nice- But I at least need
the ability to dump ASCII text to the parallel port.
3. Inexpensive- I need quite a few of these, so I would like to keep the
initial costs below $200.
4. B&W

I had been buying Brother HL-1440 (I have about 60 of them), but they are
being discontinued. The replacement uses a different cartridge, so that I
thought this would be a good opportunity to see if anything else was out
there.

Thanks,

Mark

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Anonymous
February 21, 2005 1:15:14 PM

Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

In article <111juad8jot8j61@corp.supernews.com>, Mark <marklb@bogus.net> wrote:
>Hello- I need a recomendation for a personal laser printer. Here's what I
>need:
>
>1. Parallel port
>2. Non-GDI- I need to connect this printer to some industrial equipment that
>has a proprietary operating system -PCL 4 would be nice- But I at least need
>the ability to dump ASCII text to the parallel port.
>3. Inexpensive- I need quite a few of these, so I would like to keep the
>initial costs below $200.
>4. B&W
>
>I had been buying Brother HL-1440 (I have about 60 of them), but they are
>being discontinued. The replacement uses a different cartridge, so that I
>thought this would be a good opportunity to see if anything else was out
>there.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Mark
>
>


The low-end samsung lasers as of a year ago have been good to me and
ISTR that the CDrom that came with it had Linux software on it, which
is a good indication that they are not GDI printers. Depending on the
model they may be USB-only.


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Don't blame me. I voted for Gore.
Anonymous
February 25, 2005 1:31:54 AM

Archived from groups: comp.periphs.printers (More info?)

If you are getting good service from Brother, why not stick with them. I
replaced my old Brother 4550 with a newer model 6800 and it is way improved
and about half the price. On the other hand I know lots of people who are
unhappy with the quality of the latest HP low end lasers.


"Mark" <marklb@bogus.net> wrote in message
news:111juad8jot8j61@corp.supernews.com...
> Hello- I need a recomendation for a personal laser printer. Here's what I
> need:
>
> 1. Parallel port
> 2. Non-GDI- I need to connect this printer to some industrial equipment
> that
> has a proprietary operating system -PCL 4 would be nice- But I at least
> need
> the ability to dump ASCII text to the parallel port.
> 3. Inexpensive- I need quite a few of these, so I would like to keep the
> initial costs below $200.
> 4. B&W
>
> I had been buying Brother HL-1440 (I have about 60 of them), but they are
> being discontinued. The replacement uses a different cartridge, so that I
> thought this would be a good opportunity to see if anything else was out
> there.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mark
>
>
February 25, 2005 11:37:00 AM

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"Art" <begunaNOSPAMPLEASE@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:uBsTd.6234$Ba3.2076@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> If you are getting good service from Brother, why not stick with them. I
> replaced my old Brother 4550 with a newer model 6800 and it is way
improved
> and about half the price. On the other hand I know lots of people who are
> unhappy with the quality of the latest HP low end lasers.
>
>
> "Mark" <marklb@bogus.net> wrote in message
> news:111juad8jot8j61@corp.supernews.com...
> > Hello- I need a recomendation for a personal laser printer. Here's what
I
> > need:
> >
> > 1. Parallel port
> > 2. Non-GDI- I need to connect this printer to some industrial equipment
> > that
> > has a proprietary operating system -PCL 4 would be nice- But I at least
> > need
> > the ability to dump ASCII text to the parallel port.
> > 3. Inexpensive- I need quite a few of these, so I would like to keep the
> > initial costs below $200.
> > 4. B&W
> >
> > I had been buying Brother HL-1440 (I have about 60 of them), but they
are
> > being discontinued. The replacement uses a different cartridge, so that
I
> > thought this would be a good opportunity to see if anything else was out
> > there.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Mark
> >

After an extensive search, I only found one printer with the above
characteristics. It turned out to be a Brother 5140. It seems that laser
printers are going the way inkjets did, just a few years ago, eliminating
the parallel port and using the windows GDI for printing. When this printer
gets discontinued, I may forced back to impact (dot matrix), where real
drivers and parallel ports are still the norm.

thanks to everyone who replied.

Mark
!