Cheap Laser Printers

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Yanus, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Looking for a cheap laser printer to work with airport express. The ones I've picked dont seem to have OSX drivers!
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    I've had the best luck recently with Brother printers, however, do your research to see that there is a Mac OSX driver for the specific model you are looking at.
     
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    iSaint

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    I bought a Brother HL 2070N for $99. The Brother driver didn't work and I had to use the comparable HP driver, though. Works fine now!
     
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    thegoldenmackid

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    wat do u mean by cheap...

    printers are one of those things that are prone to disasters if you buy cheap things...i'd be careful how cheep you go...
     
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    Old Smuggler

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    get a dell 3110cn for around 500$ from sams club or dell

    it is a color laser

    it has osx driver on cd

    optonal double sided printing, wifi printing over 1 gig upgradeable ram and supports additional paper trays

    had it for a year and print religiously comes with 5000K toners and the toner level hasnt even droped a notch

    the average user should get 2-3 years on these cartridges easy
    remember this is a WORKGROUP laser

    i about a big of fan of dell as i am M$oft
    but let me tell you the make a excelent top notch laser
    check the reviews on cnet its like an 8.5
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice. I,m looking for a monochrome, perhaps similar to the HP 1022, expecting to pay £80 to £100 (pounds sterling). Prefer Canon but no assurance that drivers are available. Anyone got a working system in this range?
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    I generally prefer Canon as well (atrocious experiences with Epson and HP) but they don't publish laser printer drivers in English. There is a Japanese CAPT driver that I grabbed to connect my LBP3000 direct to my PB and iMac CD (and it works most of the time but has a problem with sharing). I just tried it with Airport Express and it did not work, although I only spent a couple of minutes on it (the iMac saw the printer via Bonjour but could not connect - ideas anyone?).
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    I like my HP

    Got the 1012 model 2 years ago for less than $150. That thing is still going strong and works great wirelessly with the Airport.
     
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    lord patton

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    I love mine, too, but its successor, the 1020, has had a significant issue with Macs: no drivers. But maybe this has been fixed.

    If it has, then the 1020 is a highly recommended B&W laser. Look for it for $125 after rebates.
     
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    eenu

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    I have the 1010 and all of my macs have never needed a driver......in fact i have had a 1020 on my iMac and it didnt need a driver.
     
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    e12a

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    The dell is based on a Xerox engine.

    I have an old Samsung ML-1710. After installing some drivers for it, it works flawlessly. Warm up time could be shorter though. I think the newer models are quicker in that respect.
     
  12. macrumors 603

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    Probably a lot of printers are just fine, but I'll second that I've had good luck with Brother recently. Their Mac drivers are quite good, they're reliable, toner is reasonable, and warm-up times are short.

    I think they have (or had) a model that had wireless actually built in, although if you're going to go really cheap USB is of course your best bet.
     
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    Father Jack

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    I have found Brother laser's work without any problems. :)

    FJ
     
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    iSaint

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    The Brother also has a network card installed...
     

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