Apple Printer Advice

stevethegimp

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Jul 27, 2007
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I am a newly converted computer user and have not yet purchased any Apple merchandise as of yet, but this is b/c I'm doing my research before my purchases.

I am not familiar with the printers, and am not near an Apple Store so I will be purchasing online. At the very least the printer needs to be color and print decent pictures.

Any advice or personal experience with a good quality printer???
 

CalBoy

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May 21, 2007
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Apple is offering a free printer with the purchase of a Mac. It's a fairly basic color/copy/scan all-in-one type. They also have a few higher end models, but it depends what you're looking for. It's a $100 rebate that you get back. Look into it before you throw money away at another store.
 

NewSc2

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Jun 4, 2005
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I would personally get a laser printer. I purchased a Brother all-in-one (copy/scan/fax) laser printer for my office for about $150 from Office Depot a few months ago and it works flawlessly. The print quality of a laser is superb and it's cheaper in the long run -- no need to deal with stupid ink cartridges. Much faster, too. We've gone through a case of paper and haven't needed to change the toner yet.

Color inkjets are pretty nice but face it -- who really needs color these days anyway? Plus the color quality is usually pretty crappy, and good paper is expensive. If I need digital color prints I go to Costco.

Apple gives you a few options to choose from. If you're purchasing an Apple computer you might as well take advantage of the deal.
 

majapapaya

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Apr 25, 2007
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all-in-one

Glad to see this post! But really guys, Which is the best all-in-one out there. I have my new MBP, need a printer/scanner/ect and I need help.
Thanks maja
 

Father Jack

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Jan 1, 2007
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Epson make awesome printers and scanners.
IMO "All in one" hardware is not the best way to go unless you are really pushed for space.
 

Gee

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Feb 27, 2004
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I am a newly converted computer user and have not yet purchased any Apple merchandise as of yet, but this is b/c I'm doing my research before my purchases.

I am not familiar with the printers, and am not near an Apple Store so I will be purchasing online. At the very least the printer needs to be color and print decent pictures.

Any advice or personal experience with a good quality printer???
If you're not looking for an all in one, or to do volume printer, there's a fair few pretty cheap colour inkjets out there that will suit you. (Although they're cheap because the ink cartridges are expensive!).

I just got a Canon Pixma iP1800, which works great so far, was easy to install and printers really nice photos. And it was only 40 quid (which in the US will probably be $50 or so).
 

Eraserhead

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Nov 3, 2005
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Pretty much any USB PC printer will work with a Mac out the box, (unless its a Dell printer, but even some of those now have Mac software), so your existing USB printer should be fine.