[PLUG] [x-post] please recommend a dot matrix printer

Arun Khan knura9 at gmail.com
Tue May 18 09:43:56 PDT 2010


On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 10:54 AM, Arun Khan <knura9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am looking for a letter quality dot matrix printer that can handle
> single page as well as continuous feed paper.
>

Thanks to all for giving your suggestions/recommendations regarding
dot matrix printers (DMPs).

Mahesh Pai (ILUG-Delhi mailing list) convinced me to go with a laser
printer.   I ended up ordering a Samsung ML 6140 - Linux drivers
provided on CD.  "install.sh"  took care of the driver installation
(Ubuntu 9.10 desktop) and it was in operation within a few minutes of
installation.

In the DMP research process I found:

1. DMPs can cost  more than their laser counterparts.
2. Most DMPs are designed for continuous feed paper (with multi-copies
carbon/impact).
3. Some DMPs handle multiple cut sheet paper with special feeders; I
enquired with vendor Tech Support  about dealers/ who carry the
feeders without any success.  Default is one sheet at a time.
4. Amongst the brands I researched for Linux driver support - Wipro
DMP models clearly stated driver support for Linux.

Thanks,
-- Arun Khan



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