Who Has a Printer That Works Great?
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Velcro_SP
    Posts: 929 from 2003/7/13
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    The last printer I bought off eBay had problems (it was heavily used and busted to boot) so I'm in the market for another printer for use on my Pegasos-MorphOS 1.4.5 system.

    Who has a printer that works great?

    I will go out and hunt down a model, but I don't want anything that has half-baked support under MOS or forces me to spend hours troubleshooting and tweaking the installation. My preference is for a parallel port printer but I will go USB if that's the way to go.

    I'm a Papyrus user so I want a printer that works great with that, but also works great with things like MorphED, FxPaint, and so on.

    I look forward to your suggestions!

    PS: I do know there is a list of supported printers in System Preferences but I'd rather hear from someone "I have X, and it works great."
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    magnetic
    Posts: 2129 from 2003/3/1
    From: Los Angeles
    Velcro

    You should check out some of the older forums on Turbo Print - there are people who posted fully working printers there..

    magnetic
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Velcro_SP
    Posts: 929 from 2003/7/13
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    Magnetic,

    I searched MZ on the topic before posting but didn't find much. Even in the one post from the person who tested several Epson printers successfully, he says he had latest version of "GS850" installed, so what is that, something extra to find?

    I just want a printer that works well with MOS with the minimum of trouble and extra stuff.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    tokai
    Posts: 1289 from 2003/2/25
    From: binaryriot
    i have a HP DeskJet400 printer on the parallel port, works great. :-)

    But I doubth this info will help you, as I don'T think you still can buy such printer or it would fullfill your needs (it's a very old one).

    regards,
    tokai
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Kaczus
    Posts: 199 from 2003/9/6
    From: Poland / Lodz
    You have no problem with disappear end of printing things? Did you try with echo "Pegasos RULEZ" >par:
    And every time it is printed?
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    matt3
    Posts: 387 from 2004/2/10
    I'm using the HP 6127 (USB or Ethernet), I believe the 6122 has
    parallel.

    Pros:network printing,was easy to setup, never jams, can duplex print,
    ink cartriges last a long time, large buffer,and is very fast overall.

    Cons: is a bit loud and obnoxious when printing.

    I don't use Papyrus, so I don't have a comment.

    I do use finalwriter, morphed, checkitout on MOS. I use
    graphicspublisher and pagestream on my 3k. Works just fine for all
    the apps I use.

    The only issue I found in setup is that the printer driver wasn't
    given with TP under MOS, so I had to copy it from my licensed version
    on my 3k.

    Good luck.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    DoctorMorbius_FP
    Posts: 315 from 2004/2/14
    From: Naples - Italy
    Epson C84 works perfectly for me.

    It needs TurboPrint 7.60, whose installation is described here.

    The article was written before the printer patch and MorphOS 1.4.4/1.4.5. Now all programs print perfectly. Best results with the USB port; if you use the parallel port, you should disconnect the reset pin in the cable connector.

    Cheers.
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    rms
    Posts: 595 from 2004/11/27
    I agree, the Epson C84 works perfectely at least when connected via USB and TP 7.60 has to be installed.

    The Epson C84 is also a very cheap printer and it prints full A4 size (using PS:)!

    When installing GhostScript 8.50 and using the PS handler, I can print out of ALL programs I use on the Peg like MorphED, YAM, ArtEffect4, FXPaint2, Papyrus, PageStream, DirOpus 5...
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    magnetic
    Posts: 2129 from 2003/3/1
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    Great thread

    I have an Epson c64 printer but dont have latest TP do you guys think that with latest TP it would work with MOS?

    Tia
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    DoctorMorbius_FP
    Posts: 315 from 2004/2/14
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    @ magnetic

    You will be glad to know that TurboPrint 7.60 also contains a driver for the Epson C64.

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    Read my article now (better late than never... :-) )
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    Cheers

    [ Edited by DoctorMorbius_FP on 2005/5/11 12:19 ]
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    pegasosuser
    Posts: 138 from 2004/4/9
    From: The Netherlands
    I have the: Epson Stylus COLOR 600 and working good.

    greetings Cor van Londen.
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  • Butterfly
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    Druideck
    Posts: 82 from 2003/5/6
    From: Canada
    HP Deskjet 697C works with 672C driver.
    There have been a few different "parallel.device"
    I find the one around 20k works best with peg1.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Posts: 979 from 2003/6/28
    What about laser printers? There are new ones that use SCSI? It can run on MorphOS?
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Tronman
    Posts: 206 from 2003/3/3
    From: Preston, Wa
    I have a Hewlett-Packard Deskjet 932C printer. Its working with MOS
    1.4.5 thru the USB port very well. I selected the HP 930C printer
    driver in MOS (Poseidon shows it as a HP 930C anyway) and simply
    selected port and 'usbparallel.device' unit 0 in the appropriate
    requestors. Set it for US letter and away I went :-)
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Spidey
    Posts: 568 from 2003/2/24
    From: Netherlands
    I still use the older MOS-version (1.4.2??) and using my HP Deskjet920C with Turboprint V7.05.
    See my post way back when I found out how to install TP7.05 here.

    It works with parallel and USB connection.
    Final Writer, Graphics publisher and Word Worth tried out with succes.

    Bye,

    Spidey

    [ Edited by Spidey on 2005/5/12 12:08 ]
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Acill
    Posts: 1899 from 2003/10/19
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    I havent been able to print since I upgraded to 1.4.4 and still after 1.4.5
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  • MorphOS Developer
    zukow
    Posts: 602 from 2005/2/9
    From: Poland
    HP Laserjet 5l here, works great in 300x300 dpi but in 600x600 prints 1/3 of page (maybe printer memory problem)
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Spidey
    Posts: 568 from 2003/2/24
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    Hi Acill,

    I'll try the MOS update this weekend or so and will let you know if printing still works :-)

    Bye,

    Spidey
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Velcro_SP
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    [ Edited by Velcro_SP 29.06.2011 - 12:45 ]
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