|Black & White printer, max. 200x200 dpi, works Perfectly|
|Recommended Driver: pentaxpj (Home page, View PPD, directly download PPD)|
|Generic Instructions: CUPS, LPD, LPRng, PPR, PDQ, no spooler|
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Ultra-portable printer which weighs around one pound (513g) with battery. Its size is only 10.4in x 1.18in x 2.17in (255mm x 30mm x 55mm). The printer is a direct thermal printer and so it needs special thermal paper. Pentax provides so-called "Pentax Quality Paper" which is much thicker and not so glossy as fax rolls, so one can probably use this printer even for correspondence. Due to the thermal printing the only moving part in it is the mechanics to advance the paper. this seems to be one important fact to get it so small.
The printer is not only intended to be used with notebook computers, but also with handhelds and PDAs. It has a parallel port built-in, serial adapter, and one gets USB and IR adapters and also a parallel cable as option, and drivers for handhelds and PDAs are available.
This 200-dpi model is made more for PDAs, there is also the PocketJet II with 300 dpi which is more suitable for notebooks.
This printer is light, but not a "Paperweight". Rildo Pragana, the author of the "ml85p" driver (for the Samsung ML-85P laser winprinter), made a free software driver for this printer in cooperation with Pentax. So this you can really use this printer with your portable computer running a free operating system.
Consumables/Refills: Special "Pentax Quality" thermal paper, $8.49/100 sheet Letter. No ink or ribbons needed.
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The following driver(s) are known to drive this printer:
|This driver is free software.|
|Download:||PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD|