bluetooth printer

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by bcleland, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2003
    Nashville, TN
  2. macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    Depends on what you want to use it for.

    Some printers do well at text, others perform best doing pictures.

    Check out as they have great reviews and a good list of places to buy.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2004
    Another option

    If you already have a printer, and you just want to do short range wireless printing, check out the bluetooth printer adapters or the RF printer kit (bluetooth) at the Best Buy web site. These are made for USB printers (in case you have one sitting around).
  4. macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2003
    Bluetooth printing is not supported by Mac OS X at this time. This is Apple's current official statement.

    My good friend with a G4 iBook just had delivered an HP 450 wbt (wireless bluetooth with battery) to be told by Apple that it is HP's problem and be told by HP that it is Apple's problem.

    Some poeple have had success printing to file and then sending the file over bluetooth to a device which happens to be the printer. As far as I know this only works with postscript printer files. If anyone has details please let me know.

    There are solutions out there that connect computer and printer over bluetooth and claim to be OS X compatible

    This is the one I found

    The other thing that I have been reading is that printing over bluetooth is very slow. I've heard that anything with images can stall the printer.

    While I am still trying to find a solution for my friend, my suggestion at the moment would be to wait.

    Ciao, Mark

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