... I am still looking for a printer. I have added the majority of printers that have been requested by forum members within this thread. I'm looking for a decent price, and I don't mind refurb items. Again, the goal is both easy AirPrint setup and easy day to day use. I’m not tied to either ink or laser anymore. Lower price is obviously preferable. I am coming from an old laser printer that always required to be connected to my home wifi network but this proved cumbersome in the past few years when driver support stopped in Yosemite and I moved to a different house with a new WiFi router. The reason this has been an issue is because I primarily only own iOS devices so something that can work with only portable ...
just to reiterate; I only represent myself. I am an individual owner who just
bought a Brother2350 as a new Amazon purchase, free shipping, ~$90 usd.
the mono chrome laser printer is accurate, fast, does duplex. EVERYTHING ONE COULD WANT!
the product manual is misleading but i made notes on the home wifi install but really all you need to enter is your wifi password
there are no drivers required and the printer will airPrint anything inc IOS devices
the 2350 printer is some what portable as it is only wifi. Wonder if your IOS device and or MBP can initiate small network wifi routing between itself and the 2350 printer?
I discovered 2 new facts since my last post here:
1) while in the middle of printing out a critical document (my turboTax returns) it ran out of toner. Panic. Physically inspected the oem toner cartridge and it felt like there was a LOT of toner left. The printer seem to indicate i made only ~300+ pages on the existing oem toner cartridge. A Google indicated the toner detection method is optical so I put 3 layers of dark tape over the obvious optical path. The toner err prompt did not go away. I re googled some and started to hack onto the printer front panel:
on 2350 front keyboard I typed:
pressed up down arrow
see “General Setup”
pressed up down arrow
see ‘”continue stop”
note; continue stop not in scroll list but ‘toner” was
hacked it from here but when done
The printer, with the old toner cartridge & 3 layers of tape started to print the document where it left off. It has been working for weeks w/o andy degrade in print accuracy quality. The oem toner cartridge is the small and there is an extended toner cartridge available. Either way it seems it may take 1000 pages but ultimately run empty. Before replacing the toner cartridge i would first place the it into the printer and print a test page. Than remove and tape over the optical path, replace the new toner cartridge. Verify it prints. The extended toner cartridges are ~$120. Maybe there is a way to fill an empty cartridge? The Brother2350 line of printers is newer and some of the google searches only sorta applied.
2) there is an additional printer power setting in its built in web page. Assert this power setting = disabled. This lets the printer sleep better after time out. This may not be important for some users. We print very infrequent and physically the printer is hidden in a hall closet.