On 06/09/2013 09:52 AM, Alex Thurgood wrote:
Le 07/06/2013 12:33, Tom Davies a écrit :
Does anyone know of companies that do product-lines that are easily
compatible with Gnu&Linux?
My 2cents :
Canon : OK for workgroup printing, even fairly complicated option
stuff *_IF_* you manage to get hold of a PPD file that you can then
fiddle with to add the missing options that you don't get with their
Absolute crap for everything else, scanning, photocopying, faxing
directly from the PC client, even under Mac. They write all their
driver stuff for Windows first, then as an afterthought for Mac, and
by extension Linux/Unix OSes. This may have changed in the last three
years, as I haven't tested recently, but we had one hell of a bad time
with the rented Canon iR Fax/Photocopier/Scanner/Printer that a rather
clueless associate of mine decided to have put into the firm I was
working in at the time. The sales support were equally lacking in
proficiency - what's Linux ? No one uses OSX anymore, etc, etc. You
might want to check today, though, you never know, they might have had
an epiphany !!
We switched to HP - much better support, and the technicians were
mostly OS agnostic (sales support as usual only knew that it ran in a
Windows OS environment). However, printing quality and colour
rendering was not always up to par with the HP device compared to the
Canon. Swings and roundabouts, I guess.
I found my Linux packages at the UK support site, since the USA
site/division does not support Linux. The USA site supports both
Windows and Mac OSX.
For the "quality" issues you have . . .
For my MG6220 printer [bought for printing labels directly on DVD
media], The photo copying and photo printing was better than my Epson
inkjet ever was. The printer uses Black, Photo Black, Gray, and the 3
colors for ink cartridges. The scanning of a color document/image was
better than the other 2 printer/scanners I have/had. It does not have a
FAX option, but I have a stand alone FAX option on a different printer
so I did not spend the extra money.
Actually the Linux driver was for the "generic" 6200 series, since the
6220 is a USA printer and the 6230 was the same printer but for the UK
power and such. Linux has many of the Canon printers included in its
printer database, but the new[er] MG6200 series was not and I had to
install 2 .deb files for the printing and 2 for the Canon scanner
package. The printer has the USB port, but uses wired and wireless
network options. I do not use any USB only printers right now.
By-the-way - Linux Mint 13 and 14 will not "find" that Canon printer on
the network, even if I give it the network IP address. It will only
work as a USB printer. I was testing out Mint/MATE [MATE being the
default desktop] for a possible option over Ubuntu/MATE.
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