laser printer recommendations?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by joeyjojoe, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. joeyjojoe macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    i'm in the market for a laser printer, i'm willing to spend up to $500 on a nice printer. i've tried the samsung ml-1710 and its by far the worst printer on the face of the earth (it takes like 10 minutes to print 1 page and its running out of toner after 100 pages ... also the samsung support/drivers are terrible). does anyone have recommendations for a good printer that works with OSX?
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    i have a hp 1200 laserjet.
    the drivers are supported right out of os x. its a bit slow sometimes compared with windows but i think a RAM upgrade to it would solve it. you can also get a network functionality with it a 1200n but i just bought a third party ethernet to usb printer server so i could host multiple printers. make sure you get a print server that supports apple talk ;)

    if you need it for very heavy use, i would get a higher model. however, i think the current model they are selling is the actually the 1300.
  3. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

    Daveman Deluxe

    Jun 17, 2003
    Corvallis, Oregon
    Funny--I have a Samsung ML-1710 and it works like a charm. Anything from hp should be pretty good.
  4. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    I have a Brother HL1435 and I love it. Its a nice small and cheap Laser Printer. I got it off for $179.00. At one point it was on sale for $149.00, and thats unheard of for a Laser Printer. I will tell you that this laser printer is NOT a post script printer, but I haven't ran into any problems with it yet. I use the USB side to connect to my iMac and share it to my Macs in the network and then I use the Parallel ports to print on the PC side.

    Its kinda neat looking too with the black and silver plastic instead of the ole beige!
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I have a Laserjet 1012 and I love it. Small and compact and prints very fast. Even better, I got it on compusaauctions. com for $63.
  6. laserbeahm macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2004
    Central Valley, CA
    Go with an HP. I still use my first HP LaserJet from 1992... a little slow, but works great.
  7. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    A friend of mine bought a Lexmark E220 about a week ago for AUD $440, and it's very impressive. Quick warm up, fast printing (rated at 18ppm) and excellent quality text+graphics. Came with OS X drivers on the install CD, and installation was no hassle at all...about 45 seconds flat on his 17" PowerBook. It actually has a processor and RAM onboard, not like the cheaper GDI laser printers which require the host computer to do a lot of the processsing.

    The Lexmark is definitely a personal printer Ethernet port, and only a 150 page feeder tray. Depends what you're after though. I was impressed by the Lexmark anyway.
  8. ThomasJefferson macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    Ditto. Had mine for a year and it works like a charm. Low use of toner too. :confused:

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