[conspire] Re: (somewhat OT) Epson (and other) inkjets

William R Ward bill at wards.net
Tue Jul 26 14:42:44 PDT 2005

Bill Moseley writes:
>On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 04:13:37PM -0700, William R Ward wrote:
>> I just bought a Samsung laser printer for $69 after rebate from Frys,
>> and so far am quite happy with it.  It even came with Linux drivers on
>> the CDROM (though it plays well with LPRng and presumably Cups so I
>> didn't bother).  I don't really need to print in color that often
>> anyway.
>I have an old HP 4ML which is a Postscript printer.  It's an old
>printer.  Are there any advantages to a Postscript printer for
>low-volume home use?  Or do the drivers rasterize Postscript just

If the Samsung doesn't do Postscript itself, the Ghostscript driver
does a damn good job of disguising that fact.  I can use "lpr" to
print .ps and even .pdf files.

>BTW, Bill, how's the Samsung at printing envelopes?  My Laser does a
>good job of sealing them closed when they don't get jammed. ;)

I haven't tried printing an envelope, nor would I plan to.  I'd either
use a window envelope or print an address label.  But that has nothing
do do with the printer, just my personal preference.

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