Printer recommendation: black/white laser printer

Hi all,

I’m looking for a black/white laser printer that works out of the box with Manjaro. Preferably with network capability and no cloud/account requirement.
I want to replace my Ricoh SP112 as it doesn’t work with Manjaro.

Recommendations are welcome!

I would search for a printer, which is well supported by Linux.

  1. Printer driver delivered by CUPS.
  2. Printer driver by AUR.
  3. Printer driver by manufacturer.
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HP laser printers will likely work OOB

CUPS printer list: Printer List | OpenPrinting - The Linux Foundation
Printer driver by manufacturer: search term = “manufacturer printer model linux driver”.

I have a Pantum M6600NW that works like a charm. I searched a long time for it, and it works like a charm. I chose this because it supports IPP and it’s wireless.

Which drivers does it use? I can’t find Pantum drivers on

It’s IPP, so it didn’t need drivers AFAIK.

There are drivers, for what I don’t know, probably scanning, for it in the AUR:

$ pamac search pantum
pantum_driver                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1.1.5-0.1  AUR
Pantum M6200-M6500-M6550-M6600-MS6000 Series LINUX Driver V1.1.5
pantum-p2200-p2500-driver                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1.1.84-1   AUR
Pantum P2200 and P2500 series drivers
pantum-p1000-p2000-p3000-m5100-m5200-ppd-driver                                                                                                                                                                                              1.00_1-4   AUR
PPDs, drivers, for Pantum P1000, P2000, P3000, M5100, M5200 printers
pantum-m6200-m6500-m6550-m6600-ms6000-driver                                                                                                                                                                                                 1.1.99-1   AUR
Linux driver for Pantum printers (MS6000-M6200-M6500-M6550-M6600) V1.1.99
pantum-driver                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1.1.99-1   AUR
Linux driver for all M series and most P seriers Pantum printers V1.1.99

…but as you can see, I don’t have any installed. AFAIK this is a driverless printer. Or something.


You can find it here:

Nice. Thanks.
And there’s no requirement for a Pantum account or cloud connection or sth?

I don’t have anything like that, nope.

Thanks a lot, I think I have a good basis to go on now!
Pantum looks like a good choice for my needs.

I went for Pantum P2502W. Wireless Printer, Setup in seconds. And the best: it’s already on my desk and printing :+1:.

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