What Printers Are Best For Linux?

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  1. Brett C

    Brett C New Member

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    The Linux Distro that I will be using is Zorin OS 9 when it comes out. However, I will need a printer that will work with Linux. (Ubuntu).

    Normally, I use an all in one printer. So I will need it to scan and save the scan as PDF. I am not looking to have special code written just to have this to work or have commands in place.

    Thanks in advance.

     
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    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    pane-free Active Member

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    I recently bought a n Epson WF-3540 and am very pleased with it. They have gone down about $40 since I bought mine, too -- to around $120
     
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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I have an Epson Stylus CX 8400. The ink is terribly priced but from an OS standpoint it works well with Linux. As long as the escpr driver is used.
     
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    Kryyll Active Member

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    My HP cheapo printer works great with all the Linux distros that I've played with! (Haven't try with Gentoo yet) it even does the wireless nicely
     
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    rko25118 New Member

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    So far Mint 16, zorin 8 and netrunner all see my wireless HP 6520 with no problems.
     
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    printon3d New Member

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    Wireless printers work well on linux or any other OP. And as for printing you don't have to scan and save as a pdf file, printing comes very easy.
     
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    Stay away from all Canon printers. It is possible that some might work, but none that I have encountered were compatible. I agree with @arochester, HP works best.
     
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    HP wireless printers all the way
     
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