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Brother HL-8
Black & White laser printer, max. 300x300 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended Driver: ljetplus (Home page, View PPD, directly download PPD)
Generic Instructions: CUPS, no spooler


Printer supports direct text printing with the 'us-ascii' charset.


Essentially a LaserJet II with 512K RAM. I put in an extra 2MB module so I could print full-page 300dpi, otherwise you can only do 150dpi. (Addition by tpo2:) The printer doesn't really work without mem-extension here. It does print out -some- pages, but not f.ex. pages with (small) images in it, multiple pages on on sheet (mpage -2) etc., even with 150dpi. (anybody with mem-extensions to give away can contact me at tpo2@spin.ch)

Brother publishes proprietary Linux drivers for CUPS and LPD for most of their laser printers and multi-function devices, including SANE drivers for the scanners. They can be downloaded free of charge on their Linux driver page.

Consumables/Refills: toner (same as LaserJet II)


The following driver(s) are known to drive this printer:

Recommended driver:

ljetplus  (driver home page)
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD