Re: Printers Revisited

From: Cory Hamma <cory_at_openvoting_dot_org>
Date: Sat May 22 2004 - 19:23:03 CDT

I know you are all very interested in these HP printers, but the Brother
HL-1440 laser is a great printer for the price (about $100-$160), talks
standard PCL and prints out the page on top of the printer, face down.

It will accept pretty thick paper -- I used some super-bright 24 lb IBM
paper and it worked very well. USB and parallel connections. Linux
compatible.

Another really good plus with this printer is it's speed -- much faster
warm-up than the HP printers and very quick to pump out the first sheet.

Plus, this printer is very widely available new for the price of many
used HP printers.

-Cory

Alan Dechert wrote:

>David,
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>
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>>I got to looking online for pictures of different printer models, just
>>to see if there was anything I wasn't familiar with by way of paper
>>paths/trays/etc. Basically, it seems as I thought.
>>
>>
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>We bought an HP 1300 for the demo for $350. These can now be had for around
>$300.
>
>
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>>But looking at some models got me thinking about whether it would it
>>might be worth using Postscript printers from the start, thereby
>>removing Ghostscript/CUPS from the toolchain.
>>
>>
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>The 1300 does PS Level 2 emulation--works great.
>
>The ballot comes out 8 seconds after hitting print. It easily handles legal
>sized paper (or A4) if we need that. The print quality is great (1200 x
>1200). Recommended duty cycle is 10,000 pages per month which means it has
>a real value for use beyond using in the voting booth.
>
>Alan D.
>
>
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