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I'm looking for a color duplex printer for Ubuntu. My favourites are Epson B-310N and Brother HL 4050CDN. The latter should be work with linux, but I'd prefer the first one, because printing costs are cheaper.

The epson printer has "Epson ESC/P Raster", "PCL3", and "Epson ESC/P2" emulation. Can I use the printer with one of those emulations under linux? Were there any restrictions (like unusable duplex)?

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closed as too localized by Bruno Pereira, Marco Ceppi Feb 2 '12 at 18:16

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Standard PCL3 should work without problems under linux, including duplex (I have one Samsung printer in this setup, because using SPL over the net didn't work right, it's B/W but duplex works fine).

But I don't know if the PCL3 support of this printer is really good or have some flaws. Trying before buying is really the best option when you bought from Epson.

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