We just bought a new HP OfficeJet J6480 multi-function-device. It’s a network (wired or wireless) connected printer, scanner, fax, copier, with a duplexer and page feeder. This is the story of how we got it and how it worked in conjuction with Linux and OSX computers.
At the end of 2008 our HP OfficeJet 7310 multi-function printer/scanner/fax started having problems. The scanner started to make the left side of all scanned images green. This of course meant that the scanner, copier, and fax were basically useless, which left the printer. Getting it fixed cost more than a new printer (it was beyond waranty), so when it started to choke on print jobs, it was time to get a new one.