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Re: Looking for ratings of all-in-one printers for Linux (Ubuntu in particular)




On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 07:05:52PM -0400, Dan Ritter wrote:
On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 06:53:44PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 06:39:29PM -0400, Dan Ritter wrote:
> You're both missing the main point, which is that a Brother
> printer with BRscript/3 is essentially a Postscript printer, and
> you can treat it as one. No drivers needed.

So you can use it as an all-in-one postscript printer/scanner?

You can use it as a printer. As far as I know there is no such
thing as a "postscript scanner".

Well, the original question (see subject line) was about all-in-one printers, which implies more than just printing. It would be sad to see the point of the question lost in all the back and forth.

The Brother all-in-ones tend to have "scan-to-network" abilities,
though, and that doesn't require a driver -- just an internal
FTP or SAMBA server to receive the files. My workplace has a
bunch of these. Walk up, select Scan, select Network, and put
your document(s) in. You get PDFs or TIFFs in your filesystem.

That's more of a document scan feature, not so great for scanning tasks where you want more control.