Best printer to buy for Macbookpro OS X

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by djbigemike, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. djbigemike macrumors newbie

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    Before getting my macbook in feb of 2010 I used a Dell desktop. I use the mac to DJ along with the Serato Scratch Live. Any way I run my own home based DJ service and need to buy a printer to use for my business. The printer from my desktop does not work becasue the ink dried up from not using it in months. I figured got a new laptop might as well get a new printer. The type of printer i'm looking for should be able to print, scan document, pictures, stuff like that and if possible be bluetooth able. The max I would like to pay is $200.00 however, if it's worth it I can go higher.
     
  2. donuttakedonuts macrumors regular

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    all i can say is don't even touch an epson printer because their mac software is terrible.
     
  3. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    Really? A lot of professional photographers use Macs and swear by Epson.
     
  4. Kenndac macrumors 6502

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    I have an Epson PX700W (now discontinued but replaced with a similar machine) and it's great! Printer, scanner, copier, WiFi, etc.
     
  5. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Epson has good inkjet models, specifically the Stylus 1400.

    HP software is cumbersome and slow on OS X, but I like their printers so far as quality goes.

    The Canon Pixma iP4700 is consistently rated with high marks.
     
  6. joaoferro99 macrumors member

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    I like epson printer, the 1400 is the great printer.
     
  7. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    As far as I can see, the UI is the same as in Windows, with a brushed aluminum background. The Driver is good-ol Gutenprint, worked for me fine on Linux, and works fine for me on Mac OS X, too.
     
  8. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    I got turned off by Cannon and Epson printers, if the print head gets clogged it will cost you ~ as much as the printer to replace with a new model... they both change ink cart shape frequently between models so you are stuck with old ink that won't fit a new model... I have three dead Cannon printers/AIO's at my house to prove it:mad:

    I like Brother Laser units as many of them have separate drum and toner cart's making the print cost very cheap.

    For the color I print I use an HP model that uses the H02 in cart's = they have had that style of in cart for over 8 years now and sell many models of printer for those cart's...
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I bought the $99 HP one at the Apple Store yesterday. Let's see how it works. I'll open it up when I get find a network switch. To be honest, the only reason I got that one was because it doesn't use 4 ink cartridges. I just wanted something to do very basic printing wirelessly. I didn't need anything fancy. I have another printer hooked to my PC for better printing.
     

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