Rich G on 9 May 2008 13:15:41 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] inexpensive network scanner or MFP?

I have a Brother MFC 640W which does all you ask for exceot it is a lser
jet.  Printing text is fine.  Graphics works well but I've seen better.
Scanning to PDF works w/o a PC which is awesome - multipaged PDF or TIFF
as well.  It connects wired Ethernet (how I use it) or wireless (USB as

The only thing I'm hesitant about is the ink cartridge has a lifespan
and I've not looked into how to (if it is possible) to bypass.


On Fri, 2008-05-09 at 16:01 -0400, Chad Vogelsong wrote:
> Not directly related to Linux, but more of a general network question...
> I'm looking for an inexpensive (less than $300) MFP for home network 
> use.  Right now I have a Lexmark X215.  It has the multi-page scanner, 
> but it only works when attached directly to a Windows PC via USB.  Even 
> then, you have to scan each page into Adobe Acrobat individually.  What 
> a PITA!
> I have it on a Hawking print server so it can be used as a network 
> printer so it's only a printer, copier and fax machine now.  I don't 
> want to keep a PC on full time for it.
> What I would like is something that connects via ethernet.  Ideally, a 
> MFP N&W laser printer with b&w / color scanning to PDF.  It should be 
> able to put those PDF's on a network share (Windows or Samba) or an FTP 
> site or just e-mail them.  If it only did one of those, I would be 
> happy.  I don't care if it faxes or not.  I would also consider just a 
> scanner that plugs into a network with similar functions.
> What does everybody else use for their scanning or a network MFP?  
> Anybody in a similar situation?
> Thanks,
> Chad
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