Questions tagged [printer]

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Good printer with cheap ink

I'm looking for a home printer that is capable of good quality prints. Here are my requirements: It should have scan/copy capabilities I should be able to connect via USB, Wi-Fi is a bonus Price ...
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Replacing a HP LaserJet 6L printer - what is today's equivalent from HP's range?

What's the successor to the Hewlett Packard LaserJet 6L? The printer was sturdy (it would still work away happily nearly 15 years later, if there were still drivers for Windows and LTP connectors on ...
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Cheap laser printer with widely available toners

I've been using HP LaserJet 1200 for a very long time but now the original drivers are not available and I wanted to find something more suitable for Windows 7/8 & 10. My expectations are ...
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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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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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Laserprinter to print codes recognizable by tiptoi

Ravensbuger sells tiptoi books which have almost invisible codes that can be read by a digital pen, which then makes sounds if you have uploaded the appropriate sounds to the pen before. The format of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recommendation for colour laser MFP in 2022 for SOHO printing needs

There are other questions on this site looking for the same thing but they date back quite a bit. I'm wondering what the current state of play is with regard to this. Required features: LAN (optional ...
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Can anyone recommend a solid ink (wax) printer?

I have a Xerox 85570 colorQube solid ink printer. The model is old and it has a few problems when printing. It is challenging to print on both faces of a paper and achieve symmetric overlap, as the ...
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HP p3005dn formatter board, is an AliExpress supplier worth the shot?

I'm looking into extending the life of a HP p3005dn printer, so that I can finish the toner cartridge. Over time glitches occurred more frequently (loss of network connection, switching off and back ...
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Internet Triggered (REST) thermal printer

I would like to use a thermal printer as part of the fulfillment process in a restaurant. I'm mostly a skilled in building web application, but the kitchen want to print out the orders that comes in. ...
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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?