• Printer recommendations

    From Richard Torrens (News)@21:1/5 to All on Tue Dec 28 13:30:07 2021
    We need to buy a new prnter. Laser, colour, duplex.

    Maybe also with scanner.

    Does anyone have any recommendatios?

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  • From John@21:1/5 to News+18988@Torrens.org on Tue Dec 28 16:19:50 2021
    In article <59a1ec335bnews*@Torrens.org>, Richard Torrens
    (News) <News+18988@Torrens.org> wrote:

    We need to buy a new prnter. Laser, colour, duplex.

    Maybe also with scanner.

    Does anyone have any recommendatios?

    A couple of years ago, I bought a Brother DCP-L3550CDW from
    PC World. It has proved an excellent choice from my point
    of view. They currently have it at at about £290 which is
    more than what I paid (as far as I can remember).

    It does all that you ask above. It also has a 50 sheet
    automatic document feeder for scanning.

    The only downside for me is that, try as I might, I can't
    use the scanner feature from Linux or RISC OS.

    Windows? Yes, print and scan. RISC OS? Print but no scan.
    Linux? Print but no scan.

    Someone clever than me might well be able to resolve the
    scanning issues.

    John

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  • From Richard Darby (news)@21:1/5 to News+18988@Torrens.org on Tue Dec 28 19:56:17 2021
    In article <59a1ec335bnews*@Torrens.org>,
    Richard Torrens (News) <News+18988@Torrens.org> wrote:
    We need to buy a new prnter. Laser, colour, duplex.

    Maybe also with scanner.

    Does anyone have any recommendatios?

    Hi Richard,

    I am a strong supporter of Brother Printers. I have had a mono printer
    copier scanner (duplex) which is now 18 years old, has printed 46,000
    pages and still works.

    A few years ago I purchased a Brother DCP-8020 CDW colour duplex laser
    printer copier scanner. This has now printed 6,000 pages and is working
    well.

    The current equivalent model is DCP-L3550 CDW and can be had for less than £300. It has both PostScript (BR-Script3) and PCL6 emulation so can be
    driven directly from RISC OS either by USB, Ethernet or WiFi.

    Running costs are an important factor. Compatible toner cartridges can
    lower running costs. TN247 series cartridges are available from my
    preferred supplier (Internet Ink) at £32.99 compared with about £55 for an original cartridge.

    If you want to lower running costs even more you can refill these Brother cartridges for £16.50 per colour from URefillToner.co.uk using their melt
    and pour method. In fact I am now using the original Brother cartridges
    in my printer refilled with U Refill Toner. The colours are an almost
    exact match to the Brother originals.

    The great advantage of Laser printers is that the colours don't dry out as
    they are already dry. One possible down side is that the printers are
    large and heavy (23kg) but this is inevitable as they contain 4 colours
    and printing drums.

    Regards,

    Richard Darby.

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  • From Matthew Phillips@21:1/5 to All on Tue Dec 28 22:04:49 2021
    In message <59a1ec335bnews*@Torrens.org>
    on 28 Dec 2021 Richard Torrens (News) wrote:

    We need to buy a new prnter. Laser, colour, duplex.

    Maybe also with scanner.

    Does anyone have any recommendatios?

    We have a Xerox Phaser 6600 which has been going a few years, so it may well not be made any more -- not sure how much use that is as a recommendation!

    It's a laser printer, A4 duplex. Fairly bulky. 500 page paper tray. Works well with the PS3 printer drivers and the duplex settings can be controlled from the iconbar if you set it up properly with Richard Darby's printer definition files.

    We have it plugged into our home ethernet. All the machines, from the Risc
    PC to the ARM X6 and Raspberry Pis, can print fine using RemotePrinterFS. Andrew Rawnsley does an equivalent network connection which is easier to set up. Any Windows and Linux machines in the house can also print across the WiFi.

    The colour is not brilliant from RISC OS: probably needs some gamma
    adjustment as it's all a bit dark.

    One feature I like is that it can natively print PDFs. There is a web interface to configure the printer which works after a fashion with NetSurf,
    so you can set the PDF scaling, duplex, number of copies etc. Then I just
    drop a pre-prepared PDF on the printer icon on the iconbar and it gets sent across RemotePrinterFS to the printer. (I can't remember how I set that up.
    An Alias$@PrintType I think.) The colours come out a lot better that way.

    Even if that doesn't suggest what model to buy, it may give you a few ideas
    of what to look for. Network-enabled is definitely a good thing, and PostScript support makes the RISC OS side much easier.

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    Durham

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  • From Theo@21:1/5 to news@rjdarby.co.uk on Tue Dec 28 21:34:13 2021
    "Richard Darby (news)" <news@rjdarby.co.uk> wrote:
    In article <59a1ec335bnews*@Torrens.org>,
    Richard Torrens (News) <News+18988@Torrens.org> wrote:
    We need to buy a new prnter. Laser, colour, duplex.

    Maybe also with scanner.

    Does anyone have any recommendatios?

    Hi Richard,

    I am a strong supporter of Brother Printers. I have had a mono printer copier scanner (duplex) which is now 18 years old, has printed 46,000
    pages and still works.

    +1 to that. I was about to say almost exactly the same - in my case it's an HL-L8260CDW, which I bought on cashback working out at about £100.
    (cashbacks are still sometimes available)

    In its case the TN423 toners are about £35 for a set of four clone
    cartridges from ebay - at that price I don't bother refilling.

    It's done 10K pages with no hitches - I go through a set of cartridges about once a year.

    I'm not printing from RISC OS, but as mentioned the BR-Script3 is just Postscript in disguise so should be fine.

    You can get a version with a scanner but mine doesn't have it - I looked at that model, but it made it even taller than it already was (and at the time
    I had a height limit where it needed to go). I have a separate sheet fed scanner which is much more practical for bulk scanning.

    Theo

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  • From Brian Jordan@21:1/5 to News+18988@Torrens.org on Wed Dec 29 00:00:02 2021
    In article <59a1ec335bnews*@Torrens.org>,
    Richard Torrens (News) <News+18988@Torrens.org> wrote:
    We need to buy a new prnter. Laser, colour, duplex.

    Maybe also with scanner.

    Does anyone have any recommendatios?

    I have a Lexmark CX310dn all in one which meets these criteria although I haven't encouraged it to scan from RISC OS. PostScript 3 printer drivers
    from John Tytgat (BASS) and Martin WŁrthner (MW Software) and printer definition files from Richard Darby for duplex printing do the hard work
    in RISC OS. It is connected to the local network by Ethernet cable so
    prints (and scans) when used with my windows PC and my wife's Mac.
    B

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  • From Richard Darby (news)@21:1/5 to News+18988@Torrens.org on Wed Dec 29 11:22:32 2021
    Apologies if you have seen this before, but I have not yet seen it return
    to me. This may be because of the problems mentioned by others concerning Plusnet news feed and Giganews.

    Richard Darby.


    In article <59a1ec335bnews*@Torrens.org>,
    Richard Torrens (News) <News+18988@Torrens.org> wrote:
    We need to buy a new prnter. Laser, colour, duplex.

    Maybe also with scanner.

    Does anyone have any recommendatios?

    Hi Richard,

    I am a strong supporter of Brother Printers. I have had a mono printer
    copier scanner (duplex) which is now 18 years old, has printed 46,000
    pages and still works.

    A few years ago I purchased a Brother DCP-8020 CDW colour duplex laser
    printer copier scanner. This has now printed 6,000 pages and is working
    well.

    The current equivalent model is DCP-L3550 CDW and can be had for less than £300. It has both PostScript (BR-Script3) and PCL6 emulation so can be
    driven directly from RISC OS either by USB, Ethernet or WiFi.

    Running costs are an important factor. Compatible toner cartridges can
    lower running costs. TN247 series cartridges are available from my
    preferred supplier (Internet Ink) at £32.99 compared with about £55 for an original cartridge.

    If you want to lower running costs even more you can refill these Brother cartridges for £16.50 per colour from URefillToner.co.uk using their melt
    and pour method. In fact I am now using the original Brother cartridges
    in my printer refilled with U Refill Toner. The colours are an almost
    exact match to the Brother originals.

    The great advantage of Laser printers is that the colours don't dry out as
    they are already dry. One possible down side is that the printers are
    large and heavy (23kg) but this is inevitable as they contain 4 colours
    and printing drums.

    Regards,

    Richard Darby.

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  • From Tim Hill@21:1/5 to News+18988@Torrens.org on Wed Dec 29 12:08:07 2021
    In article <59a1ec335bnews*@Torrens.org>, Richard Torrens (News) <News+18988@Torrens.org> wrote:
    We need to buy a new prnter. Laser, colour, duplex.

    Maybe also with scanner.

    Does anyone have any recommendatios?

    HP M254dw. A cashback offer made the printer cheaper than its replacement cartridges so I bought two. Networked & Postscript so can be used from
    RISC OS. Not so cheap now. :-(

    For a scanner I use the top of an otherwise redundant Canon inkjet
    printer that cost about £40. That's USB'd to a PC though. I haven't
    scanned into RISC OS since I had a Watford Electronics hand-held scanner
    with an Archimedes!

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  • From Paul Sprangers@21:1/5 to Matthew Phillips on Wed Dec 29 14:20:34 2021
    In article <91521ba259.Matthew@sinenomine.co.uk>,
    Matthew Phillips <spam2011m@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

    We have a Xerox Phaser 6600 which has been going a few years
    [...]

    The colour is not brilliant from RISC OS: probably needs some gamma adjustment as it's all a bit dark.

    This really surprises me. I have a Xerox Phaser 6510. Printing from RISC OS always produces noticeably better results than from Windows. I also have a Ricoh beast (a really heavy and professional one), on which the differences
    are smaller, but still in favour of RISC OS. The colours of the RISC OS
    prints are always bright and extremely close to the original bitmap on
    screen. Are you sure that you print through the PS3 driver?

    Kind regards,
    Paul Sprangers

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  • From Bob Latham@21:1/5 to Tim Hill on Wed Dec 29 13:10:37 2021
    In article <59a2688745tim@invalid.org.uk>,
    Tim Hill <tim@invalid.org.uk> wrote:

    HP M254dw. A cashback offer made the printer cheaper than its
    replacement cartridges so I bought two. Networked & Postscript so
    can be used from RISC OS. Not so cheap now. :-(

    +1, very pleased with mine.

    Bob.

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  • From Richard Torrens (News)@21:1/5 to Matthew Phillips on Fri Dec 31 14:30:47 2021
    In article <91521ba259.Matthew@sinenomine.co.uk>,
    Matthew Phillips <spam2011m@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
    In message <59a1ec335bnews*@Torrens.org>
    on 28 Dec 2021 Richard Torrens (News) wrote:

    We need to buy a new prnter. Laser, colour, duplex.

    Maybe also with scanner.

    Does anyone have any recommendatios?

    We have a Xerox Phaser 6600 which has been going a few years, so it may
    well not be made any more -- not sure how much use that is as a recommendation!

    We also have this printer: it has become unreliable on photo printing. But
    the main problem is getting toner for it!

    Yes - it hs been an excellent printer: we used it to print all the
    instruction manuals for 4qd.co.uk - which we sold in November 2015.

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  • From Richard Torrens (News)@21:1/5 to news@rjdarby.co.uk on Sat Jan 1 09:14:21 2022
    In article <59a2645b30news@rjdarby.co.uk>,
    Richard Darby (news) <news@rjdarby.co.uk> wrote:
    Hi Richard,

    I am a strong supporter of Brother Printers. I have had a mono printer copier scanner (duplex) which is now 18 years old, has printed 46,000
    pages and still works.

    [Snip]

    The great advantage of Laser printers is that the colours don't dry out
    as they are already dry. One possible down side is that the printers
    are large and heavy (23kg) but this is inevitable as they contain 4
    colours and printing drums.

    Regards,

    Richard Darby.

    Thanks - very useful info! Of course I have been using your Printer Driver
    for years. http://www.rjdarby.co.uk/riscos/

    Yes - we have had several inkjets over the years. And the heads always dry
    up! They may have improved but drying is always a problem.

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  • From druck@21:1/5 to Paul Sprangers on Tue Jan 4 14:12:38 2022
    On 29/12/2021 13:20, Paul Sprangers wrote:
    In article <91521ba259.Matthew@sinenomine.co.uk>,
    Matthew Phillips <spam2011m@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

    We have a Xerox Phaser 6600 which has been going a few years
    [...]

    The colour is not brilliant from RISC OS: probably needs some gamma
    adjustment as it's all a bit dark.

    This really surprises me. I have a Xerox Phaser 6510. Printing from RISC OS always produces noticeably better results than from Windows.

    Louie's Phase 7500 (A3 with folding and stapling attachment), worked
    great from RISC OS. She printed every edition of RISC OS Now magazine on
    it after the publishers screwed up the first copy. We had it under the
    stairs in the old house for years (the only place it would fit, as it
    was a beast), and printed tones of stuff for people, including the local council. Got a few quid when we sold it, although not much compared to
    what she paid for it.

    ---druck

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  • From Matthew Phillips@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jan 5 07:46:42 2022
    In message <59a26f2986Paul@sprie.nl>
    on 29 Dec 2021 Paul Sprangers wrote:

    In article <91521ba259.Matthew@sinenomine.co.uk>,
    Matthew Phillips <spam2011m@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

    We have a Xerox Phaser 6600 which has been going a few years
    [...]

    The colour is not brilliant from RISC OS: probably needs some gamma adjustment as it's all a bit dark.

    This really surprises me. I have a Xerox Phaser 6510. Printing from RISC OS always produces noticeably better results than from Windows. I also have a Ricoh beast (a really heavy and professional one), on which the differences are smaller, but still in favour of RISC OS. The colours of the RISC OS prints are always bright and extremely close to the original bitmap on screen. Are you sure that you print through the PS3 driver?

    Well, I'm not sure how I can tell, to be honest. It's such a long time since
    I set things up.

    In the Task Manager "PostScript 3 driver" is running. The "Printer control" window has the Zeros printer showing a Type of "PostScript Level3 Duplex".

    My notes on setup say:

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    On plugging in the printer via USB and running !Printers a pop-up window appears. To use the PostScript 3 driver I had to drop the correct printer definition file on the pop-up window. This had not been installed in the
    usual place but I have put it at ADFS::HardDisc4.$.!Boot.Resources.!PrintDefs.Printers.Postscript.PoScript3
    You can get to that location using the "Show Definitions" button on the
    pop-up window but I did not realise that at the time!

    I changed the name of the printer to XeroxUSB, and ticked the Colour setting
    in the printer configuration window, and saved the settings.
    ----

    I originally set it up connected via USB. To set up via the network I
    used "Install new printer" from !Printers and used the PoScript3 printer definition file with a file setting of

    RemotePrinterFS#proto=LPD;address=xerox;sendfirst=datafile:

    (The name xerox is set up in my Hosts file.)

    I later installed the duplex definition file (PostScrip 3) from Richard
    Darby, but the colours were not brilliant from the outset.

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    Durham

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  • From Paul Sprangers@21:1/5 to Matthew Phillips on Wed Jan 5 10:59:32 2022
    In article <8972eba559.Matthew@sinenomine.co.uk>,
    Matthew Phillips <spam2011m@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

    On plugging in the printer via USB and running !Printers a pop-up window appears. [...]

    It seems that your setup differs from mine in every respect. However, I
    fail to see how that could influence the print quality. I don't think that
    it matters whether you keep your PoScript3 file within <Boot>.Resources or within <Boot>.Printers. Unless, perhaps, if the printer looks at the wrong place.

    RemotePrinterFS#proto=LPD;address=xerox;sendfirst=datafile:

    Well, mine is quite different as well, but again, I can't imagine how that affects the print quality. In case you want to compare: RemotePrinterFS#proto=JetDirect;host=192.168.2.85;port=9100:

    I later installed the duplex definition file (PostScrip 3) from Richard Darby, but the colours were not brilliant from the outset.

    Duplex definition files shouldn't don't do anything with print quality,
    unless they also contain DPI settings. For example, I've created 18
    different combinations of duplex, DPI and tray settings for my Ricoh
    printer. Choosing one with DPI 600 will certainly result in lesser quality
    than one with 1200 DPI. Do Richards files contain DPI settings?

    Kind regards,
    Paul

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  • From Richard Darby (news)@21:1/5 to Matthew Phillips on Wed Jan 5 10:45:05 2022
    In article <8972eba559.Matthew@sinenomine.co.uk>,
    Matthew Phillips <spam2011m@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:


    I later installed the duplex definition file (PostScrip 3) from Richard Darby, but the colours were not brilliant from the outset.

    My PS duplex definition files were developed from Paul Vigay's Xerox PDF
    from 2006 which was developed to print Risc OS Now magazine. You can
    download it from here: http://www.vigay.com/thirdparty/files/Xerox.zip .
    Paul was also working on XeroxUtil http://www.vigay.com/software/xeroxutil.html but it was never released. I've no idea if his Xerox PDF would improve
    colour rendering.

    Richard Darby.

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  • From Richard Darby (news)@21:1/5 to Paul Sprangers on Wed Jan 5 11:53:45 2022
    In article <59a5f79bb6Paul@sprie.nl>,
    Paul Sprangers <Paul@sprie.nl> wrote:

    Duplex definition files shouldn't don't do anything with print quality, unless they also contain DPI settings. For example, I've created 18
    different combinations of duplex, DPI and tray settings for my Ricoh
    printer. Choosing one with DPI 600 will certainly result in lesser
    quality than one with 1200 DPI. Do Richards files contain DPI settings?

    No they do not alter DPI settings. In an attempt to make the printer definition files as universal as possible I found that paper tray
    allocations varied between manufacturers. However these could be
    allocated to 5 families covering 24 manufacturers. Consequently the user
    needs to choose one of five options to match the printer manufacturer when installing.

    As far as I can see it would be another complicating factor to include DPI settings which might also vary between manufacturers and printer models.
    Since I don't have access to all possible printers I gave up at that point.

    Incidentally when I was developing the Duplex drivers you kindly sent me
    your printer definition for your Ricoh printer, for which many thanks.

    Richard Darby.

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  • From Richard Darby (news)@21:1/5 to news@rjdarby.co.uk on Wed Jan 5 12:26:11 2022
    In article <59a60210a0news@rjdarby.co.uk>,
    Richard Darby (news) <news@rjdarby.co.uk> wrote:

    However these could be allocated to 5 families covering 24
    manufacturers. Consequently the user needs to choose one of five
    options to match the printer manufacturer when installing.

    Sorry, misremembered - only 20 manufacturers.

    Richard Darby.

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  • From Chris Craig@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jan 9 10:53:35 2022
    I have used an Epson XP-720 with Uniprint & a PC Win 10 64 bit 21H1
    connected over network.
    For scanning Multi-function Epson printer utility © Ian Hamilton, 2006 connected over USB cable. Excellent quality but then I no long need to
    make long print runs.

    Chris
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    ARMX6 RISC OS 5.29
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  • From Dave@21:1/5 to Chris Craig on Sun Jan 9 12:54:19 2022
    In article <83e60ba859.Chris@btinternet.com>,
    Chris Craig <chris.j.craig@btinternet.com> wrote:
    I have used an Epson XP-720 with Uniprint & a PC Win 10 64 bit 21H1
    connected over network.
    For scanning Multi-function Epson printer utility © Ian Hamilton, 2006 connected over USB cable. Excellent quality but then I no long need to
    make long print runs.

    Chris


    FWIW.
    Here RPCEmu on Win 10, 64 bit fully updated, running RISC OS 5.28 and
    Uniprint will print to a LAN connected Epson XP-760 okay.

    Dave

    As per usual though, UniScan is useless...

    --

    Dave Triffid

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  • From Chris Craig@21:1/5 to Dave on Mon Jan 10 07:08:33 2022
    In message <59a816f460dave@triffid.co.uk>
    Dave <dave@triffid.co.uk> wrote:

    In article <83e60ba859.Chris@btinternet.com>,
    Chris Craig <chris.j.craig@btinternet.com> wrote:
    I have used an Epson XP-720 with Uniprint & a PC Win 10 64 bit 21H1
    connected over network.
    For scanning Multi-function Epson printer utility © Ian Hamilton, 2006
    connected over USB cable. Excellent quality but then I no long need to
    make long print runs.

    Chris


    FWIW.
    Here RPCEmu on Win 10, 64 bit fully updated, running RISC OS 5.28 and Uniprint will print to a LAN connected Epson XP-760 okay.

    Dave

    As per usual though, UniScan is useless...

    --

    Dave Triffid
    I should have said from my ARMX6

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    ARMX6 RISC OS 5.29
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  • From Chris Hughes@21:1/5 to Dave on Mon Jan 10 16:52:33 2022
    In message <59a816f460dave@triffid.co.uk>
    Dave <dave@triffid.co.uk> wrote:

    In article <83e60ba859.Chris@btinternet.com>,
    Chris Craig <chris.j.craig@btinternet.com> wrote:
    I have used an Epson XP-720 with Uniprint & a PC Win 10 64 bit 21H1
    connected over network.
    For scanning Multi-function Epson printer utility © Ian Hamilton, 2006
    connected over USB cable. Excellent quality but then I no long need to
    make long print runs.

    Chris


    FWIW.
    Here RPCEmu on Win 10, 64 bit fully updated, running RISC OS 5.28 and Uniprint will print to a LAN connected Epson XP-760 okay.

    Dave

    As per usual though, UniScan is useless...

    This old hobby horse. :-)

    The main problem with Uniscan is it looks for twain drivers for scanners,
    but many (maybe all now) scanners especially multi-function ones use WIP,
    and these are often use propriety code, I know Alan did add some code to
    try and work with the new WIP stuff but had mixed results. My old Kodak printer/scanner actually scanned but produced nothing at the end.

    I think someone did a Epson MFP driver for RISC OS, but can't remember the details now.



    --
    Chris Hughes

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  • From Chris Hughes@21:1/5 to Doug Webb on Mon Jan 10 17:12:28 2022
    In message <e27cb1a859.dougjwebb@btinternet.com>
    Doug Webb <doug.j.webb@btinternet.com> wrote:

    In message <ed99b0a859.chris@mytarbis.plus.com>
    Chris Hughes <lists@noonehere.co.uk> wrote:


    I think someone did a Epson MFP driver for RISC OS, but can't remember the >> details now.

    That would be Ian Hamilton.

    Do you have a link by any chance?
    I do have an Epson Multi-function printer so might try it out.


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    Chris Hughes

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  • From Doug Webb@21:1/5 to Chris Hughes on Mon Jan 10 17:02:14 2022
    In message <ed99b0a859.chris@mytarbis.plus.com>
    Chris Hughes <lists@noonehere.co.uk> wrote:


    I think someone did a Epson MFP driver for RISC OS, but can't remember the details now.

    That would be Ian Hamilton.


    --
    Experience the future using ARM Technology - ARMBook,BeagleBoard -xM, PandaBoard,Raspberry Pi,iMX6/ARMX6,IGEPv5 & Titanium powered by RISC OS
    5.28.

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  • From Martin@21:1/5 to Chris Hughes on Mon Jan 10 17:20:57 2022
    In article <a16cb2a859.chris@mytarbis.plus.com>,
    Chris Hughes <lists@noonehere.co.uk> wrote:
    In message <e27cb1a859.dougjwebb@btinternet.com>
    Doug Webb <doug.j.webb@btinternet.com> wrote:

    In message <ed99b0a859.chris@mytarbis.plus.com>
    Chris Hughes <lists@noonehere.co.uk> wrote:

    I think someone did a Epson MFP driver for RISC OS, but can't
    remember the details now.

    That would be Ian Hamilton.

    Do you have a link by any chance?
    I do have an Epson Multi-function printer so might try it out.

    http://www.notme.me.uk/

    --
    Martin Avison
    Note that unfortunately this email address will become invalid
    without notice if (when) any spam is received.

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  • From Doug Webb@21:1/5 to Martin on Mon Jan 10 18:02:47 2022
    In message <59a8b33398News03@avisoft.f9.co.uk>
    Martin <News03@avisoft.f9.co.uk> wrote:


    Do you have a link by any chance?
    I do have an Epson Multi-function printer so might try it out.

    http://www.notme.me.uk/

    Beat me to it.

    It would be good know how you get on with it as it did work when we had a
    Epson all in one but not had one for a while now.

    Now when IPP printing comes to RISCOS then the Epson may be a better bet
    than HP for a cheap all in one unit.

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    Experience the future using ARM Technology - ARMBook,BeagleBoard -xM, PandaBoard,Raspberry Pi,iMX6/ARMX6,IGEPv5 & Titanium powered by RISC OS
    5.28.

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  • From charles@21:1/5 to lists@noonehere.co.uk on Mon Jan 10 17:20:43 2022
    In article <ed99b0a859.chris@mytarbis.plus.com>, Chris Hughes <lists@noonehere.co.uk> wrote:
    In message <59a816f460dave@triffid.co.uk> Dave <dave@triffid.co.uk> wrote:

    In article <83e60ba859.Chris@btinternet.com>, Chris Craig
    <chris.j.craig@btinternet.com> wrote:
    I have used an Epson XP-720 with Uniprint & a PC Win 10 64 bit 21H1
    connected over network. For scanning Multi-function Epson printer
    utility © Ian Hamilton, 2006 connected over USB cable. Excellent
    quality but then I no long need to make long print runs.

    Chris


    FWIW. Here RPCEmu on Win 10, 64 bit fully updated, running RISC OS 5.28
    and Uniprint will print to a LAN connected Epson XP-760 okay.

    Dave

    As per usual though, UniScan is useless...

    This old hobby horse. :-)

    The main problem with Uniscan is it looks for twain drivers for scanners,
    but many (maybe all now) scanners especially multi-function ones use
    WIP, and these are often use propriety code, I know Alan did add some
    code to try and work with the new WIP stuff but had mixed results. My
    old Kodak printer/scanner actually scanned but produced nothing at the
    end.

    I think someone did a Epson MFP driver for RISC OS, but can't remember
    the details now.

    I scan using Windows but the output, by default, goes into a folder that
    can be read by my ARMX6.

    -

    --
    from KT24 in Surrey, England
    "I'd rather die of exhaustion than die of boredom" Thomas Carlyle

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  • From Chris Hughes@21:1/5 to Martin on Mon Jan 10 18:35:52 2022
    In message <59a8b33398News03@avisoft.f9.co.uk>
    Martin <News03@avisoft.f9.co.uk> wrote:

    In article <a16cb2a859.chris@mytarbis.plus.com>,
    Chris Hughes <lists@noonehere.co.uk> wrote:
    In message <e27cb1a859.dougjwebb@btinternet.com>
    Doug Webb <doug.j.webb@btinternet.com> wrote:

    In message <ed99b0a859.chris@mytarbis.plus.com>
    Chris Hughes <lists@noonehere.co.uk> wrote:

    I think someone did a Epson MFP driver for RISC OS, but can't
    remember the details now.

    That would be Ian Hamilton.

    Do you have a link by any chance?
    I do have an Epson Multi-function printer so might try it out.

    http://www.notme.me.uk/

    Cheers for that.


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    Chris Hughes

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