B&W laser printer recomendations

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by reeney, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. reeney macrumors newbie


    Oct 6, 2014
    My beloved HP LaserJet 1012 stopped working with my iMac running High Sierra Beta 13.5. My all-in-one Brother DCP 7020 currently works but won't work once MacOS require 64 bit apps and programs.

    I will need an all-in-one to replace both these devices. (I don't need color printing as my kids are all grown up. If I want to print photos I send them to Walgreens.) I need to be able to print, scan, and copy. Faxing isn't important.

    Wireless printing is a must, two sided would be nice, a small footprint would be nice. Reliability is important.

    Suggestions, please. :)
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    My brother B&W laser has been the best printer I've had.
    So... Brother is my recommendation.
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    I’ve had a Brother wireless B&W laser for 3 years now and couldn’t be more pleased.
  4. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    What's the problem with the HP 1012? You say it stopped working? High Sierra 10.13.5 does not remove drivers or change anything that would impact the 1012. My HP 1012 is working OK. The requirement for 64 bit apps should not effect the drivers the Brother is using. However, it is possible the Brother may not work for other reasons.

    I do agree with the other replies recommending a Brother Laser. Their small wireless models have been on sale lately at Staples and also Amazon. I've seen them as low as $99.00.
  5. reeney thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 6, 2014
    The best printer they suggest is not a scanner or copier; but yes, I agree that Wirecutter is a good resource.
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    Everyone is agreed that Brother is the way to go. Thank you.
  6. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    Their third recommendation, the Samsung, is a scanner/copier.

    I think you'd be right to go with Brother though.
  7. thisismyusername macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2015
    I’m on the Brother bandwagon as well. I’ve had an HLL2380DW for a couple years now and it’s been great. Everyone I know with Brother printers have had good experiences with them. The printer I have is print/scan/copy, supports WiFi and duplex printing, and can be had for $100 today. It doesn’t have a document feeder though.
  8. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    I know you are thinking for a relatively cheap OK quality all in one, but I moved to a separate document scanner and printer for higher quality and efficiency in our home office, and couldn't be happier. You may want to read through some of the brother printer reviews on amazon.

    I take the thewirecutter with a grain of salt, just one set of opinions. They don't seem to consider really good higher priced printers that are often on sale or sold at discount and don't make much stock in toner supplies, print quality, reliability, third party support.
  9. Michael Scrip macrumors 603

    Mar 4, 2011
    I know plenty of people who swear by Brother laser printers.

    You can get a Brother all-in-one laser for $140... that's a steal.
  10. kschendel macrumors 65816

    Dec 9, 2014
    I don't know what the latest Brother models are like, because we're still using two of them from a few years ago. :) The multifunction unit lived in the front desk of a business for 3 years before my wife retired 5+ years ago, that's the one that sees heavier usage.
  11. kcrossley macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2009
    My HP P2015dn is an absolute tank and has been so reliable that if it ever fails I'm definitely getting another HP LaserJet. :)

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