Known printers that work with Mint

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Known printers that work with Mint

Postby ALinuxUser on Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:21 am

I've tried two different Canon printers. Drivers were not available for either and they wouldn't work without them. The ones I tried are the PIXMA IP 2702 and PIXMA MX712. Is there a list of known usable printers? Are there some brands that always work? I've never had this trouble before with other brands of printers. They always worked out of the box.
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Re: Known printers that work with Mint

Postby nomko on Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:02 am

Devices made by HP are working out-of-the-box. Epson in most cases do work out-of-the-box. Canon is known for it's poor support under Linux.

For the PIXMA IP 2702 you could try using the driver for the PIXMA IP 2700: http://support-au.canon.com.au/P/search ... g_os=Linux
For the PIXMA MX712 i only could find MacOS and Windows drivers.

Take a look at this site for Canon drivers: https://sites.google.com/site/tipsandtr ... on-drivers.

My best advise is to get a HP device! HP printer/scanner/multifunctionals always works out-of-the-box. And if the device is newer than your Mint version, upgrading the HPLIP driver resolves most if not all problems!
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Re: Known printers that work with Mint

Postby ALinuxUser on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:33 pm

Thanks.

We still have the MX712. My wife uses it via wifi from Windows and we use it as a FAX machine. I gave the other printer to a student who needed a printer.

I still need a printer for my office so I'll look for a cheap HP printer.
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