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Brother HL-4570CDW printers on Linux

For whatever reason, I always find that any printer at work will always be the one that doesn’t work with Linux. Maybe that’s just because all printers don’t work with Linux ;p But luckily to get the printer to work all it took was a ppd file.

I started with an existing ppd file from a similar printer in the same family; this way I didn’t have to specify as much configuration about page sizes etc and, as a first attempt I just changed all the names to the new printer. Fortunately that was all it took!


You can find the file itself here.