Best printer in apple's printer promotion?

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  1. ec1x macrumors newbie

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    In your guys' opinion, which do you think is the best printer that apple is offering in their printer promotion? In a few days i will be getting a macbook pro 13" and i'd like to take advantage of this printer offer. If it helps any I am a college student.
     
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  3. ThomasW91 macrumors newbie

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    I am choosing the middle one of the three, the $150. I already got my Macbook Pro and free ipod but they were out of printers in store so I haven't gotten it yet. I definitely want wireless printing, so thats worth paying $50, and paying another $50 you only gain double sided printing I believe for the $200 printer. I will rarely use it so its not that important. Printing papers for class will always be single sided, and any other documents for class I will just use on the computer itself.

    Hope that helps. If you have an Airport Extreme, you could just get the $99 printer for free and plug it in to there for wireless printing. (I don't have one)
     
  4. gorn macrumors member

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    There are actually more than 3 models. When you're buying the computer they just list the Epson ones, but if you read the promo (http://www.apple.com/promo/) it mentions a number of printers. Just don't add a printer when you add your computer and then add a printer manually. The printers that are included in the rebate have a little note saying "Save up to $100 via rebate when you buy this printer with any new Mac." on their info page too.

    I'm leaning towards the
    HP Photosmart C4580 AIO. The reviews are mixed (Either 1 star or 5 stars...), but it supports Linux, Wireless, AIO and it's pretty cheap.
     
  5. wetrix macrumors 6502

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    Any of the laser printers. Forget ink. It costs much more in the long run and makes your documents look substandard. If you really need to print colour once in a while, print it out at uni or a print shop. Or even get a super cheap colour inkjet for those one offs.
     
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    I got that one too...haven't unboxed it yet though.
     
  8. Locoweed macrumors member

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    Hp B8550

    If anyone is interested in a wide format photo printer, this one seems pretty nice to me. As usual these days they have added a bunch of bloatware you don't need & more stuff built into the printer than you will probably use.
     
  9. itsmed macrumors regular

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    hi does the canon ip4600 have any cables with it just ordered one?
     
  10. MBP09 macrumors member

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    I got the Canon MX860. I havent unboxed it yet but read some good reviews. i like the WiFi capabilities and the functions.
     
  11. celticpride678

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    I got the HP PhotoSmart C4580 Printer and it is great. Some problems setting it up, but I called HP Support and they walked me through it. Wonderful printer and it is only $30 with the rebate.
     
  12. jcpenn macrumors member

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    Epson Stylus Photo 1400 Ink Jet Printer
    There might be some point to purchasing a CIS and filling it with good 3rd party ink. like this
    http://www.jonsmithers.com/InkRepublic-Epson_1400/

    But more sensibly, if you want lower ink cost and bigger carts, get an epson 3800 instead
     
  13. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    I got the $99 printer because it was free (after rebate). I got some HP printer/scanner/copier/card reader combo. It can even display pictures from a card in the card reader and print them without using a computer. :D
     
  14. PaulexPC macrumors member

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    What is the printer promo?

    I too am planning to buy a 13" Macbook within the next few days. Just bought a Time Capsule, would like a laser to do wireless printing.
     

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