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by sarf2k4
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspi as dedicated document printing?
Replies: 14
Views: 4186

Re: raspi as dedicated document printing?

What printer is that? I personally always use HP but all manufacturers offer ePrinters, <span>At present I am using a HP Envy 4500 <a href="http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=A9T80B&opt=BHC&sel=PRN" class="smarterwiki-linkify">http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=A9T80B&...
by sarf2k4
Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspi as dedicated document printing?
Replies: 14
Views: 4186

Re: raspi as dedicated document printing?

Assuming CUPS supports your printer, and sane supports your scanner, steps would be along the lines of sudo apt-get install cups sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin pi and configure it from http:/127.0.0.1:631 on the pi itself Note CUPS also installs sane by default. Copying would be: scanimage --format=tif...
by sarf2k4
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspi as dedicated document printing?
Replies: 14
Views: 4186

Re: raspi as dedicated document printing?

Xsane is the program used for Scanning and can scan to print, the only way to find out whether the speed and usability are acceptable is to try it. Would recommend standalone Raspbian Wheezy Operating System, you can run headless via SSH / VNC, but you will need internet access to download / instal...
by sarf2k4
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspi as dedicated document printing?
Replies: 14
Views: 4186

Re: raspi as dedicated document printing?

Xsane is the program used for Scanning and can scan to print, the only way to find out whether the speed and usability are acceptable is to try it. Would recommend standalone Raspbian Wheezy Operating System, you can run headless via SSH / VNC, but you will need internet access to download / instal...
by sarf2k4
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspi as dedicated document printing?
Replies: 14
Views: 4186

Re: raspi as dedicated document printing?

I only know a little bit of cups software, but unsure about xsane. My main purpose of using raspi is to use on the raspi directly but network also would be optional to me. Using pc costs too much for maintenance when the pc aged especially the hardware components. The motherboard failed on me last t...
by sarf2k4
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspi as dedicated document printing?
Replies: 14
Views: 4186

raspi as dedicated document printing?

Hi, I am wondering if raspi would be a good device for a dedicated document printing computer. I am aware that raspi need CUPS to be installed, but I wanted to replace an old pc with raspi. The old pc running on win7 with bare minimum software to handle document printing and the hardware attached to...
by sarf2k4
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3562
Views: 127376

Re: Introduce yourself!

Hi, I am Sarf (my nickname) from Malaysia, I don't have any raspi yet but looking forward to have at least one of this great device. I ran a small document printing store and planned to replace the pc with raspi. But I will find sufficient information first before buying to replace the pc or I could...

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