HP OfficeJet D-135/145 and Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by eric_n_dfw, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. eric_n_dfw macrumors 65816

    eric_n_dfw

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    I am looking for an easy way to scan in a lot of documents at fax resolution (72-100 dpi). I also want to be able to scan photos at 300-600+ dpi. The HP OfficeJet D-145 (or maybe even the D-135) "sounds" like the answer to all my problems, but it sounds like the OS X software is very flakey. (see http://www.macksonline.com/phpBB/index.php for some horor stories)\

    Has anyone here used it? Specifically the sheet-feeder for scanning on OS X? What about on a PC?

    Does Epson, Canon, or anyone else make a better solution?
    Thanks for any info!
     
  2. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

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    I've personally been an epson fan myself, had some bad experiences with HP in the past, I've not personal experience with that item tho nor do i know of the "flaky"X drivers. For the most part I've heard people talk good about HP equipment.
     
  3. eric_n_dfw thread starter macrumors 65816

    eric_n_dfw

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    Bought the d-145

    In case anyone cares, I went ahead and bought the D-145.

    It's very nice. Scanning is very fast, especially considering it's over USB.

    There are a few quirks and bugs in the OS X software, but it's fairly stable.

    I haven't done much printing on it yet, but what I have done looks very nice. It is a bit slow for some reason, though.

    The document feeder (which is the primary reason I bought it) is great! The OS X Scanning software, while simple, is satisfactory.
     
  4. menoinjun macrumors 6502a

    menoinjun

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    I am not real happy with any HP software for the mac. It all is written like crap. But right now you can get OS X native scanners from HP. Cool.

    -Pete
     

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