Best All in One Printer for MacBook Pro

USMCJS

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Jan 7, 2014
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Just bought a 15" MacBook Pro. Need a good scanner/printer/copier that makes great photos and will work with Mavericks 10.9.1. Any advice. Thanks.
 

saturnotaku

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Mar 4, 2013
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I would look at the Epson Expression Premium line. I use its predecessor (Stylus NX) and have been very happy with it. The printer should support Mavericks with Apple's drivers. All you would need to do is plug it or search for it on your network, and OS X will take it from there.
 

Beezy253

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Sep 19, 2013
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Tacoma, WA
Lately i've been having good luck with Brother Printers.
I purchased 2 last year (one B&W Laser and one Ink Jet AIO) for my Home Based Business.. Haven't had any issues with either of them... and with being able to cover the Ink Cartridge/Toner Sensors, you really get full use of the Cartridges/Toner.
 

redkamel

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Aug 29, 2006
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make sure you check what happens when its low on ink. My POS Canon finepix won't scan when its out of ink. It won't print black and white when its out of color ink either. Also, its never really "out of ink" e.g. printing in a poor fashion. It just has "low ink levels", so it won't really push that last paper or something you just need printed for the day.

Get a printer that does what its can no matter what.
 

ecschwarz

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Jun 28, 2010
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I'll second the recommendation for Brother's products - they seem to be a little more no-frills, but they also tend to be pretty reliable and don't play the ink game as much. I've only dealt with their laser printers personally (two standalone units and one printer/fax/copier), but I like the ability to cover the sensors on the toner and get a lot more prints with no ill effect. Replacement ink is also reasonably priced.
 

Altemose

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Mar 26, 2013
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Elkton, Maryland
If going with ink jet, get a Canon Pixma. They have great 3rd party ink support, wonderful Apple compatibility with Macs and iOS, and are pretty reliable. If you want a laser jet, I second Brother as the best!
 

simonsi

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Jan 3, 2014
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Auckland
2nd vote for the Canon Pixma, they are great printer/scanners and of course work well with more than just MBP's...
 

troy14

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Mar 25, 2008
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Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV
You mentioned great photos and only one printer comes to mind: Epson Artisan 837.

They are discontinued (replaced by the newer Epson expression premium line) however these older ones are a gem with refilling or using a continuous ink supply system, something you will want to do if printing photos from an inkjet. I'd stay away from Epson 4 color printers because they will not produce "great" photos.

Check out my YouTube review here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL8kzWC4cxk
 

KUguardgrl13

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May 16, 2013
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HP PhotoSmart 5520. It's a decent printer/scanner/copier that can be accessed wirelessly or over USB. Buy the XL cartridges to get a lot more prints per cartridge!
 

mofunk

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Aug 26, 2009
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x3 Canon Pixma I love mine. There are so many settings you can chose. My favorite is I can set my printer to go into silent print mode between 9pm and 2am. Color photo printing looks really great. That what sold me on the Canon. Wireless setup was easy. Like the other said they are so great with Apple computers.
 

Gav Mack

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Jun 15, 2008
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I have the HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 Plus.

Another here. I buy genuine XL from eBay very cheap and it's rapid quick for an inkjet. Plus iOS support it does all the colour work in the house. 3 year on site warranty glad I never skimped on buying a lesser spec model.
 

marc55

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Oct 14, 2011
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EPSON!

I have an Epson Workhorse 845, and it's been a great all in one.

Additionally, Epson support is fantastic, and they will continue to provide technical support when you need it.
 

kartnite

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Jul 2, 2013
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Toronto, London, Chennai
Depends on your budget. Also depends on how "heavy" the usage will be.

I had a requirement not too long ago and - following intense research - narrowed my choices to the HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 3545 and Canon PIXMA MG3570.

Went with HP because I was getting a slightly better deal. Also, the cost/availability of consumables played an important role.

I have used HP and Canon before - but where I stay, HP ink cartridges and toners were easy to procure when compared to Canon. Also, price-wise, Canon's ink cartridges were almost 2.5x more expensive than HP (for the same volume/capacity).

I saw both products side-by-side, too... And I'd reckon that the HP looked better. Visually more appealing. (May be I'm saying that because HP was available in black while Canon wasn't!)

Good luck with the purchase!
 
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