Brother: MP-21CDX, Linux status unknown
Brother: MPrint(http://www.brother-usa.com/mprint/info/mw100/mw100_ove.html) micro printer, Linux status unknown
Brother: MW-140BT mobile BlueTooth printer, IrDA 1.2, BT (SPP), USB 1.1, Linux status unknown
Brother: MP21C Mobile Ink-Jet Color Printer, PCMCIA, Linux status:
not known to work(http://linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Brother-MP-21C)
Canon(http://www.canon.com/): BJC-85 (with USB, IrDA and parallel port, optional scanner and battery)
Canon(http://www.canon.com/): BJC-80 (this printer can also be used as a scanner with the optional scan head!)
David F. Davey wrote: "I finally have a Canon BJC-80
printer working properly with irda. By properly I mean as a
pseudo-PostScript device by way of ghostscript and a modified
Detailed explanation by Dave Davey(http://www.windclimber.net/linux/bjc-80.pcgi).
Tim Auckland wrote: Would my version of lpd help?
is a portable version of the lpr/lpd suite, compatible with traditional
versions and RFC 1179 and with a couple of minor extensions,
including the :ms= field (also seen in SunOS 4) and the ability to
print directly to TCP connected printers without needing special
filters. ms allows you to configure the tty using stty arguments
directly, so if stty can handle the extended flags, my lpd should
handle IrDA "out of the box".
Canon(http://www.canon.com/): BJC-55 (with USB, IrDA, optional scanner and battery)
USB works (even in color mode) with
printer module. IrDA and scanning not checked yet. Note: there is no parallel port, the USB cable has to be bought separately, but a usual USB cable with the appropriate adapters works as well.
Canon(http://www.canon.com/): BJC-50 65% of the size of the BJC-80, Li-Ion battery included, and
basically the same features as the BJC-80.
Canon(http://www.canon.com/): i70 to get the
maximum print quality you may choose a
commercial driver(http://www.turboprint.de/). According
to Till Kamppeter from LinuxPrinting.org(http://linuxprinting.org/)
there is no Open Source driver which provides better quality yet.
Hewlett-Packard - HP: DeskJet 340Cbi. This is a small, portable, low-duty-cycle printer.
It prints either black, or color (3 color). I have had some problems with it loading paper.
Overall, the small size and portability make it a nice unit for use with laptops. I use the HP 500/500C driver with Linux.
Hewlett-Packard - HP: DeskJet 350C and 350Cbi. New since April 2000 no Linux information yet.
Hewlett-Packard - HP: DeskJet 450.
This portable printer is currently (in 2003) the best portable on the market. The "ci" model
comes without and the "cbi" with rechargeable battery.
Connection via parallel port, USB, and fast infrared. BlueTooth optional.
The printer has a reader for Compact Flash memory cards, but no facility to
choose the images to be printed. One needs a camera with DPOF (Digital Print
Order Format) for PC-less photo printing.
This printer works fine with Linux, see the
report at LinuxPrinting.org(http://linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=HP-DeskJet_450).
Olivetti: NomadJet 100 (successor of the JP-90 Plus)
MaxPoint(http://www.maxpointgmbh.de): TravelScan, mobile scanner for the PCMCIA port.
Pentax(http://www.pentaxtech.com/): PocketJet, thermotransfer printer (incl. battery)
Pentax(http://www.pentaxtech.com/): PocketJet 200,
works with Linux, see LinuxPrinting.org(http://linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Pentax-PocketJet_200).
Pentax(http://www.pentaxtech.com/): PocketJetII (IrDA port optional), GDI printer
works with Linux, see LinuxPrinting.org(http://linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Pentax-PocketJet_II).
AFAIK only the HP DeskJet 340Cbi and the BJC-80 machine have an infrared
port (Pentax PocketJet has an IrDA option). Pay attention to the supplied voltage of the power supply if you plan to travel abroad.
There are some laptop-printer combinations in tailored
suitcases around. I didn't include them yet.
Also I couldn't check the scan functionalities with Linux yet.
CT 25/1999(http://www.heise.de/ct/) and others.
stands for "Scanner Access Now Easy" and is an application
programming interface (API) that provides standardized access to
any raster image scanner hardware (flatbed scanner, hand-held
scanner, video- and still-cameras, frame-grabbers, etc.). The SANE
standard is free and its discussion and development is open to
everybody. The current source code is written for UNIX (including
Linux) and is available under the GNU public license (commercial
application and backends are welcome, too, however).
is optical character recognition software. It converts PGM
files into ASC files.
Linux Drivers for Handheld Scanners(http://www.willamowius.de/scanner.html)
There are different ways to connect a printer or scanner to a laptop.
For printers usually: parallel port, serial port, USB and IrDA port (AFAIK network interfaces are
not available for mobile printers).
For scanners usually: parallel port, SCSI (via PCMCIA or generic SCSI port), USB and PCMCIA port.
All of them need the according kernel drivers.
This is a
device driver(http://www.willamowius.de/) for the Genius handheld scanners GS4500 and
GS-4500A. It also works with theHighscreen Greyscan 256 scanner. Two simple
scanning applications are included.