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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 12618 27-Mar-2007 19:32
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hey guys

I have a pc home network and my partner has a apple ibook, I also have a print server and a cannon i550 printer.  I have found some gimp printer drivers that will work for black and white printing, not colour tho.

So now we are looking at a new printer, one that will allow the drivers to work over a network.  What I am looking for from the forums users is reccomendations of printers you currently use, especially if over a network.

Thanks in advance


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  Reply # 65714 31-Mar-2007 12:52
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Pretty much anything should work fine, particularly if you get a printer with an ethernet interface that you can just plug into the switch/router. OS X works quite happily with lpd (which assuming your print server is running *nix is probably what's handling things). As long as the printer is supported by lpd then you should be fine.

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  Reply # 66245 4-Apr-2007 09:40
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I agree that pretty much anything will work if you set it up right. I have got a Canon iP4300 at home. It is connected to the network via the USB port on an Apple Airport Extreme (older bg model, not the new n). Your Macs can find it via Bonjour or Shared printers in the drop down list in Print dialog box. For this particular printer, you need to install the driver using the CD that came with the printer. For the PCs, download and install the Bonjour printer driver from Apple, and the driver for the printer of the CD. Now you can connect to the printer from any computer, and have a wireless network as well!

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