Questions tagged [printer]

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Small low-cost printer for occasional use

I rarely need to print, but when I do, I need the output right away (within 5 minutes). I typically print 0-5 pages per month. Is there any type of printer that would suit my needs? What I care ...
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What's a good, cheap printer that connects to a MacBook?

I have a mid-2014 Retina 15-inch MacBook Pro. I'm looking to buy a good cheap printer to connect to this MacBook, preferably by USB. What printers would you recommend? I'm hoping to buy a printer ...
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How to compare low-mid range color laser printers

I am in the market for a color laser MFC for home office use. I have a fairly complex set of requirements which I can assess myself, however I am struggling with a few elements of this problem, and ...
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How do I avoid my printed pages tracking me?

This BBC article documents how some printers secretly print faint dots which identify the printer as well as the date and time a page is printed. How do I choose a printer which won't do this?
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Cheap all-in-one wifi printer with cheap ink (deliverable soon in the UK)

Similar to this question, but that is 5 years old and Canada based. I am looking for a cheap all-in-one (print & scan/copy) printer, USB connection (I don't mind paying an extra fiver for WiFi, ...
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Want recommendations for new Laser Color Printer for Ubuntu 18.04+

My current printer is an HP Color LaserJet 2550L. It has worked great for a long time, but now it decided to not print at all anymore. I'm not too sure why that would be but I have been having more ...
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Is there an adapter which allows an ethernet wired printer to be connected via wifi instead?

I bought a printer that needs to be connected to the network through ethernet cable, unfortunately the ethernet entry is in a completely different part of our office, which would require really long ...
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Are there large format (inkjet) printers with affordable ink options?

I love that I can get 10,000 impressions in my HP LaserJet printer using a $20 toner cartridge. I would like to purchase a large format printer (it may be used, it may be new) but my biggest concern ...
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Xerox WorkCentre 3225 not saving scans after several scans made [closed]

I bought last year a brand new WorkCentre 3225 mainly to scan postcards. (front/back) manually. I have noticed that after several scans 10-15, at the time that I pressed the button No on the screen ...
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Print x amount QR codes each with a unique ID

This is hardware/software question. Is there a label printer that allows me to configure it so that instead of creating each label individually I am able to set it to start from the ID 1000 and ...
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Zebra thermal printer for browser printing

I would like to know if exists a Zebra thermal printer suitable for browser printing. I'm looking for something like the TM "i" (intelligent) Epson series, in that case, the printer is reachable by ...
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Barcode Label Printer (MUST auto generate unique id)

I am in need of a label printer that can be configured to generate unique IDs for barcodes without having to edit the ID for each label manually (the demonstrations I have seen online will edit it ...
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Bluetooth Thermal Printer with SDK

I am working on an online ordering platform for retail businesses. The platform will allow customers to create their order on our platform and then pick up and pay for the order in-store. We are in ...
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Finding the right JavaScript thermal printer

I am wondering if anyone has any good suggestions on a JavaScript friendly thermal printer. We have thousands of items in our warehouse and no inventory system. I do have the inventory software almost ...
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Good printer for fine art photos which works well under Linux?

I'm looking for a printer to print fine art photos in color and in B&W from a Linux machine. These prints will be mounted and displayed. They don't have to be museum quality or anything, but ...
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Truly driverless printer scanner

I'm tired of losing support of functionality in my printer/scanner due to new operating system versions. I'm looking for a printer/scanner that can work with no drivers. I have read that this can be ...
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Home printer / scanner - high quality images but occasional use

I'm fed up with home inkjet printers. We don't print often and, whenever we wanted to, we'd find the ink had dried up. It's not much of an exaggeration to say that we ended up buying a new set of ...
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What printer can print large(-ish) images from a car?

I need a printer that I can keep in my car in the hot summer months, for making copies of important documents such as contracts, that I frequently have to turn in. I already have a portable scanner ...
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Printer requiered for industrial printer

Need industrial printer (print in paper bags papers) which can print with following spec, upto 42inch paper multicolor want to print upto 200GSM paper sheet feed and roll feed low quality print is ...
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Small workgroup printer for five users connecting by Bluetooth

Seeking a small workgroup printer (monochrome OK) where five users can print less than 50 plain paper pages (8.5"x11") a day from Windows 10. For security reasons, WiFi and wired LAN are out. Can't ...
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Laser Color Printer Recommendation

I want some printer recommendation for the below specifications Color Laser Multifunction - Printer, Fax, Scan, Copy Separate Ink Toners Paper Size: I want 'A3'. But I searched a lot. Laser printers ...
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Printer Recommendation for CAD drawings

I create parts using MasterCam software (https://www.mastercam.com/en-us/). Essentially this is CAD/CAM software and I would like to buy a better printer than the one I have. I dont need a plotter. ...
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how much toner is wasted on every print [closed]

As the title says, "how much toner is wasted on every print?". If you've ever had a laser printer, you know that either each cartridge has a waste toner reservoir or a common reservoir is on the drum ...
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Are there any printer companies that sell empty ink cartridges that I can fill myself?

I have some conductive ink that I want to use to print circuits. The current method involves painting the ink, but I would like a more precise method. I am aware of YouTube videos and such explaining ...
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Fax save and print

[Background] I'm currently building an application to show alarm information on a screen for our local fire department. Because of legal reasons, I am not allowed to use software to receive the fax (...
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A printer that works consistently when needed

I seem to have endless problems with inkjet printers, and I'm not entirely sure why. I'm well aware that the whole printer market works on a topsy-turvey model driven by selling as much expensive ink ...
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Printers for UX designers

I’m looking to buy a printer for my UX agency, which I would ideally like to have the following features: Auto double sided printing WiFi/Bluetooth connection Ability to print high quality documents ...
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Looking for an A4-wide cabled portable thermal direct printer, can be old

I am looking for a thermo printer that can print on A4-wide thermo paper (rolls, like FAX-rolls) and otherwise is quite small. I do not need an inbuild battery or such, I do not need any wireless ...
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Label Maker or printer for bulk production of product description stickers?

Need to print about 1000 stickers/month with the product description. Should I purchase a label maker or a printer? In the past couple of years, about 3 printers I've bought have stopped working. I ...
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Small printer+scanner with very good support for Ubuntu

I search a small printer+scanner device for Ubuntu. Which device has very good support for Ubuntu? I want plug+play, I don't want to edit config files by hand or execute complicated shell commands ...
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Laser Dry Electrostatic vs Indirect Electrostatic photographic

My office is buying photocopy machine and we are stuck between the printing technology which is making it difficult to choose one. canon imagerunner 2520 has Laser Dry Electrostatic Transfer System ...
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Laser printer for PCBs

I need a new laser printer for general (paper) usage. Normally, I'd get "whatever", nothing fancy; I do not have high volume, speed nor quality requirements. I have been very happy with my Samsung ML-...
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Printer with good photo printing and ciss

I am looking for a printer which has a good photo quality. Moreover, a continuous ink supply system (3rd party is Ok) should be available. Also good support for GNU/Linux is desirable. Thanks.
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Low-cost mutlifunction printer/scanner that can perform 2-sided scans

Can anyone recommend a low-cost multifunction printer/scanner that can perform 2-sided scans (aka double-sided or duplex scans)? Can include a laser or inkjet printer. Sheet-fed scanner is preferred, ...
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Which vinyl / plastic label printers work well with Cups Server (on Ubuntu)?

I tried to get LabelWriter 450 DUO (it has both label and tape printer - hence duo), but while everything prints well to the label portion of the printer, I can't get Cups to print to the Tape portion ...
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Document scanner that respects limited desktop space

I have been using an all-in-one printer/scanner/copier that meets most of my needs. I just bought color catridges for it. But the big detraction to this device is that it does not have an automatic ...
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Looking for reliable wireless printer for redistribution

We make devices that capture and handle sensor data. Our base unit is a wireless dock that charges our specialized tablet, and has two inputs (DC voltage and Ethernet (RJ-45)), no outputs, ...
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Android HTML5 pocket printer

What I’m looking for is a device which consists of a smartphone-like interface and a small printer. The smartphone part should provide a capacitive touch screen a HTML5-capable browser network ...
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Label printer for printing labels from computer

I'm wanting a label printer for the specific purpose of printing labels for prototyping board games, to stick to playing cards. I want to be able to design the labels on my computer, and have them ...
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Colour laser printer

I am looking for a colour LED or Laser printer for home use. Important: Reasonable photo quality (I understand lasers don't have great performance here, but for instance one of the Brother LED ...
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Most reasonable printer for hard plastic ID badges / business cards?

I'm needing to print, on-demand (or relatively so), a few dozen ID badges and/or hard/transparent "business card" or "gift card"-like cards. Ideally, they should be full-color and fairly durable as ...
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Android Compatible Portable A4 Printer

TL;DR: I'm looking for a portable printer. I am looking for a printer that can: Print A4 size paper Be carried in a backpack Connect to my Windows 10 laptop and Android phone (bluetooth preferred) &...
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Convert USB to WiFi Printer [closed]

I've tried to convert my USB ESC/POS printer to a network printer. I have tried print servers such as the TL-WPS510U, but it only supports PS and PCL. Is there a print server that supports ESC/POS? ...
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Digital Pricing Gun

I need digital pricing gun to replace manual input price gun. It's needed to minimize human error while entering price or labeling the wrong product. It's must have : Barcode Scanner Price tag ...
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Home Office Inkjet Printer

I am looking for a home office printer as my mother's current HP C310 has finally died completely, the print head has failed and they are unable to source replacement parts. The requirements are as ...
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A printer that doesn't protest refilled cartridges?

My HP Photosmart B110a worked fine the first couple of times I refilled the cartridges. Now it has given up with an error. Is there a printer on the market which will accept refilled cartridges?
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Linux Wi-Fi network compatible laser printer

I am looking for a black/white laser printer. Requirements: No requirement for proprietary / non-free drivers No requirement for proprietary printer plugin Linux compatible using Wi-Fi / LAN Bonus: ...
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Colour Laser MFP

I am in the market for a colour laser multifunction printer. I have the following requirements: Ethernet networking (RJ-45) Duplex printing and scanning Document feeder for scanning Scanning and ...
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PostScript printer and JBIG2 scanner: consumer-level all-in-one / MFP recommendation

For a few years now I have been looking for a consumer-level networked multifunction / all-in-one printer that has: PostScript printing (not emulation); Duplex printing; A scanner that saves ...
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Cheap network all-in-one printer that can scan to network share?

So, my trusty HP photosmart all-in-one finally gave out after 10+ years of faithful service. I need a new printer/scanner for occasional use at my house. The photosmart was set up to store the scans ...