I love having a duplexing color laser printer at home, and thanks to my friend John for the recommendation on the Brother HL-4150. However, in the last few months I found that print quality was way out of whack from Linux, last night I found the fix.
What was most curious was that if I printed from Adobe Acrobat, everything was good, but any other program in the system, and the output was jaggy, and the colors were faded. The fix was simple, but took a little while to find.
Make the print url: lpd://(Your printer’s IP address)/binary_p1
Life is good again, output looks great, and I don’t have to jump through Adobe hoops. And if you are looking for an affordable color home laser printer, I’d definitely recommend this one.
2 thoughts on “Brother HL-4150 vs. Linux”
I’ve had various and terrible luck with Brother products. Several went belly up with cryptic error messages on them that required a trip back to the manufacturer to repair. This was a few years back, so hopefully for you their firmware programmers have gotten better since then.
I had issues with the super low end models in the past, but this one has been solid as a rock so far.