Which Printer should I get for Linux

[This is a previous posting from someone else, that I’ll later respond to]

Hi All

I was advised to get a Canon printer to work with my recently acquired Linux System, Gloria. The drivers were found and installed and all was well for a while. However the printer decided to stop printing after a couple of days. It comes up with an Error message Cups missing filter. Some where along the line I have seen mentioned, that it requires pstocanonij driver. Can anyone tell me where to find the missing bits and how to install them?

First of all, Even though Canon do provide Linux drivers for some of their printers they don’t keep them up to date, so when a Linux update comes along that ‘breaks’ the printer drivers they are unlikely to provide updated ones.

This is why we recommend HP printers, and in particular these models:

HP Laserjet 1320 (B/W + Duplex)
HP Color LaserJet 1600 (Colour) [obviously]
Both of these work well with, and are easy to set up on Linux. (typically they will ‘self-install’)

If I can point you at the 1320, it may “look” expensive, but once you work out the cost per sheet, and the length of time it will last (mine is ~ 5 years old) buying one of these is WAY more cost effective than buying a cheap / nasty inket for £100 that will cost you a fortune in ink and wear out after a year.
… AND it’ll do double sided printing, AND it’s quick!

Most HP printers are supported in Linux ‘Out-of-the-box’
but check the URLs below first

Useful Links:

Canon drivers here -

HP supported printers list, and drivers (if needed) here -

Epson printer drivers and info here -

General printer compatibility here -