2D Paper Printer
- 1 I have a used/broken printer to donate
- 2 Black and white printers
- 3 Desktop inkjet printers
- 4 Large-format roll printers
I have a used/broken printer to donate
Please don't. Donated printers eat up space, power, frustration in someone trying to get it to work, and inevitably time and Noisebridge money to keep it maintained or get it properly disposed because no one wants to deal with it. Again, please don't donate any printers. Thank you for understanding.
Black and white printers
Small laser printer located next to the electronics bench. It eats toner and trees. It prints double sided. If you print text of greater than 1 page, *use the double sided option*. The you need half the number of pages! If you use it please consider throwing some money into the donate bin.
Super Easy: Google Chrome?
Go to: Cloudprint google reports this as offline for more than a year
Apple OS X or iOS?
Shared with AirPrint as Noisebridge-Brother-Printer, and should show up in the printer drop down list when you try to print something while on the wifi network here.
Linux Drivers Get both the lpr and cupswrapper, and the printer should show up with it's model. If you're running a Ubuntu, for drivers try sudo apt-get install brother-cups-wrapper-laser brother-lpr-drivers-laser, but likely you will need the specific drivers from the link above as the 5470DW isn't included as of this note.
Print over Wifi/Network
The printer is shared on the network at 10.20.0.145 as Noisebridge-Brother-Printer through all the usual channels, Brother Printer HL5470DW. Mac & Windows Drivers can be found through the internet.
Perfect support on Linux In Gnome Printer settings, type in the printer's IP address (10.20.0.145 as of this revision) and select JetDirect Printer and select the "Brother HL 5370DW/Postscript" driver.
Print over USB
There is a USB cable plugged into the printer, hopefully. The printer is a Brother Printer HL5470DW. Mac & Windows Drivers can be found through the internet. On Linux try “Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer - CUPS+Gutenprint” or download drivers from Brother. If you're running a Ubuntu, for drivers try sudo apt-get install brother-cups-wrapper-laser brother-lpr-drivers-laser.
If the printer needs new toner, search for Brother TN720/TN750. Monoprice sells remanufactured cartridges for cheap ($~20).
This video shows how to replace the toner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiTZcIgUhNU
Once in a blue moon, the printer will also need a new drum unit, DR720. Monoprice sells these for cheap as well. Drum units last years even with copious printing—replacing this part should be a last resort.
Please bring up paper.
Desktop inkjet printers
This all-in-one color inkjet printer is near the lactation room and consumes Epson 252 or 252XL cartridges.
This color inkjet printer is near the sewing station and consumes Epson 220 or 220XL cartridges.
Large-format roll printers
These printers consume paper off of a roll of a certain width.
Supplies for these printers are expensive; we ask that you donate $1 per square foot when using these printers.
Page: Epson Stylus Pro 4880
This color inkjet printer uses an 18-inch roll of paper (i.e., prints will be 18 inches by whatever the perpendicular dimension of your print is).
Page: Epson SureColor T5270D
This color inkjet printer uses a 36-inch roll of paper (i.e., prints will be 36 inches by whatever the perpendicular dimension of your print is).