[windows2000] Re: HP printers and Windows Server 2003

  • From: Greg Reese <gareese@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 09:38:53 -0500

I have had nothing but trouble with Xerox everywhere i have been in my
career.  14 years now, every place i have been with Xerox has had trouble.
My last job was at a Hospital and we hada dedicated Xerox employee in house
who's sole job was to run around fixing our Xerox printers and copiers.
they jammed, they broke, parts always needed replacing and one actually
caught fire.  Users hated them and we spent a fortune on them.

HP was always been the workhorse but my grief with them is that every time
they change models (even withing the same "family") none of the supplies are
compatible.  then there are the driver issues everyone seems to have with
them.  they've had driver issues since the NT 4 days and they still have
problems today.

I generally buy Oki printers these days when I can.  The units are usually
cheaper to begin with.  Supplies are usually cheaper too and they remain
consistent among the same "family".  So the 6000, 6100, 6200 all take the
same toner and drum.  Users also don't have to do some funky slide maneuver
to change toner either.  It lifts straight up and straight down.  The
drivers and firmware has never given me trouble either.  We had them  on our
nurses stations and our nurses never managed to break them.  Nurses can
break anything.

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 9:18 AM, Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Hi all,
> Looking for recommendations basically.
> We have a new HP Laserjet P2055DN that just won't play nice with our
> Win2k3-based printer server. After having searched the 'net and HP's
> support
> site for a couple of hours, I've now found that the reason for this is most
> likely HP's (host-based) Universal Printer Driver and the fact that the
> 2055DN
> is a GDI-printer in disguise. In any case, it's just plain buggy and slow
> when
> connected to the network and the printer server.
> Connected over a usb-cable, it prints fast and nice, although it can't
> print
> single-sided documents for some reason, it prints duplex whatever setting I
> set... Flashed it to no avail... 8-/
> So, would you guys have any recommendations on what to buy, that is an
> honest-to-god real network printer like HP *used* to be five-six years ago?
> I've heard Xerox is supposedly pretty good and that they normally don't
> have
> this silly hidden host-based junk like most all HP have nowadays. But what
> model should I look into you think?
> Hints and recommendations appreciated! Thanks.
> --
> BW,
>        Sorin
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