Eric on 9 May 2008 13:48:47 -0700

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: [PLUG] inexpensive network scanner or MFP?

Might want to investigate the Brother MFC 7440N Laser Flatbed:
Found this at Staples:

I'm thinking of it for MY office!


Rich G wrote:
> 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
> well).
> 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.
> Rich
> 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
>> ___________________________________________________________________________
>> Philadelphia Linux Users Group         --
>> Announcements -
>> General Discussion  --
> ___________________________________________________________________________
> Philadelphia Linux Users Group         --
> Announcements -
> General Discussion  --

#  Eric Lucas
#                "Oh, I have slipped the surly bond of earth
#                 And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings...
#                                        -- John Gillespie Magee Jr
Philadelphia Linux Users Group         --
Announcements -
General Discussion  --