What's the best wireless printer for an iMac?

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  1. Norcal.
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    I'm getting an iMac next month and want to know everyones opinion on wireless printers and which one would be best for me. A few things i'm looking for:

    - Not that big, has to be able to fit on my desk and not take up a huge space
    - Good quality for pictures
    - Decent looking/compact/not bulky
    - Wireless

    I was looking at a few HP ones but I honestly have 0 knowledge of printers and which one I should consider. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    This may be larger than what you are looking for, but I have had great results with an Epson Workforce 845. This is a multi-function color inkjet with convenient copying function, auto duplexing, etc. Features very large and economical ink cartridges. It has been in service over a year and I've replaced the B/W cartridge once and still using the original color cartridges. Very easy connection to the wi-fi network and the airprint has worked flawlessly. Highly recommended if you have the space.
     
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    sraber would you mind updating us w/ your actual usage thoughts after you have some time w/ this?

    I have it saved in my Amazon cart, it looks like it fits my needs but it would be nice to get a McRumors member input w/ this.
     
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    Agile55, I downloaded the driver from Epson as i have no CD reader. (Easy, no fuss download.) It was a breeze setting up. It found my network and connected without any drama, and printed a test copy. I am using cheap paper, not photo quality paper, but it is still acceptable for me. I leave the printer hidden away in another room to keep the clutter away from my desk. I would recommend you purchase this fine printer. :D
     
  8. Norcal.
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    Thanks for the replies everyone, I have to say the HP Envy 120 is definitely a good looking printer. Sleek design and seems very compact. I'll have to look more into the reviews for it though.
     
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    A hearty second to that.

    I'd also add that, unless you NEED color, consider an inexpensive laser printer for better reliability and much lower cost/page than any inkjet.

    The Brother HL-2270DW that Wirecutter lists as their pick is great. Been using mine for a year now without a single jammed page yet.

    For photo prints, I would actually suggest sending them off to a photo place versus wrestling with expensive ink, special paper and color management.
     
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    Which printer did you decide on? I ordered an Envy 120 before Christmas, but it is out of stock and hasn't shipped yet.
     
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    HP LaserJet Pro 100 M175nw here.. Little pricey, but HP is the best out there when it comes to printers.. Also, much prefer laser to ink.
     
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    I have 4 HP 8600 Pro's at the office and they work great with our Macs, iPhones and iPads.

    Yet I have yet to buy a printer for myself at home.
    I have looked at the ENvy's mainly due to the nice looks but I may end up with an 8600 at home as well. I want to pick something up within the next month, decisions decisions.
     
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