[olug] Linux-friendly hardware question - stand-alone FAX machine

Dan Linder dan at linder.org
Sun Nov 20 18:57:27 UTC 2011

On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 16:45, Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com>
wrote:> Dan, how is that Brother holding up?>> Do you send faxes or
scans over the network with it?
Both of my Brother printers (the HL-2700CN color laser, and the
MFC-295CN inkjet fax/scanner/printer) are doing great.

I finally replaced the original ink cartridges in the 295, bought a
set of 12 cartridges (three of each color) from an Amazon re-seller
for about $20 total.  I was suspect of the quality based on the price,
but they have good color and that was 6+ months ago and I'm still on
the first set.  It's now a fraction of the TCO when it comes to my
past HP InkJet printers.

Both printers are easy to setup as network printers under Ubuntu.  The
network scanner and print-to-FAX with the 295 hasn't been
re-configured since I did a full re-install of 11.10.  From memory, I
believe both the scanning and print-to-FAX worked, but I'll have to
re-configure them to confirm.

(For those interested, the print-to-FAX and network scanning under
Windows 7 works quite well.  I don't do much of either of those, but I
have done network scanning and it's easy and quick.)


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