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HP Color LaserJet 8500
Color laser printer, max. 600x600 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended Driver: hplip (Home page)
Generic Instructions: CUPS, LPD, LPRng, PPR, PDQ, no spooler

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


For basic printing functionality use the Postscript PPD. For advanced functionality such as printer status and maintenance features, use the HPLIP driver (which includes HPIJS).

Drum Kit (30.000 pages),

transfer unit (60.000 pages),

4 toner cartridges (1 black, 4 color).

entry in /etc/printcap

remote|remote printer on [ip-address]:\
[ip-address] is the ip-address of the network interface configured for the printer.

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

Recommended driver:

hplip  (driver home page)
HP's driver suite for printers and multi-function devices
Supplier: Hewlett-Packard (this printer's manufacturer)
License: MIT/BSD/GPL (free software)
User support:HPLIP support and bug tracking system (voluntary)
Max. rendering resolution: 600x600dpi   Color output   Type: CUPS Raster
Text:||||||||||  100Graphics:||||||||||  100System Load:Unknown
Line Art:||||||||||  100Photo:||||||||||  100Speed:||||||||||  70

Other drivers:

omni  (driver home page)
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in

Postscript  (driver home page)
This driver is free software.
Type: PostScript
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD

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