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Brother HL-1020
Black & White laser printer, max. 600x600 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended Driver: hl7x0 (Home page, View PPD, directly download PPD)
Generic Instructions: CUPS, LPD, LPRng, PPR, PDQ, no spooler

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Printer supports PJL.


Had trouble finding notes for hl-1020. Documentation was for hl-1020/hl-820.

Followed instructions on this page for hl-820. Works well with gs hl7x0 driver.

SourceForge Foomatic bug #121159 reports that the bl7x0 driver prints with an offset to the right of about half a page. This happens only for printing in the default resolution of 300 dpi. Make sure that Ghostscript prints with 600 dpi (option "-r600").

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 cart good for 2,400 sheet

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

Recommended driver:

hl7x0  (driver home page)
Driver for Brother's proprietary printer language (works also on the PCL/PS models)
Supplier: Ghostscript
License: GPL (free software)
User support:OpenPrinting forum for Brother printers (voluntary)
Max. rendering resolution: 2400x600dpi   Only monochrome output   Type: Ghostscript built-in
Text:|||||||||||  95Graphics:|||||||||||  65System Load:Unknown
Line Art:|||||||||||  95Photo:|||||||||||  35Speed:||||||||||  100
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD

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