Best Replacement Printer for OSX Mavericks

Spacemac1

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My Canon MX950 printer no longer works with OSX Maverick. What is your recommened replacement printer that will work will OSX Mavericks?
I have looked at teh Canon MX922 and theMG7120. Any Thoughts?
 

Shrink

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My Canon MX950 printer no longer works with OSX Maverick. What is your recommened replacement printer that will work will OSX Mavericks?
I have looked at teh Canon MX922 and theMG7120. Any Thoughts?
I have an Epson XP-610 that works perfectly with Mavericks.

Two points...it's an inkjet printer, so f you want a laser printer, this ain't it!:p

Epson has not yet supplied it's own scanner software, which they have said will be supplied eventually. However, Image Capture works perfectly with the printer, so there is no problem there.
 

MCAsan

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MX950 must have some age on it. It is not in Canon's list of supported printers. Probably time to take it to Good Will or Salvation Army for a tax credit.


PIXMA MX Series
PIXMA MX7600
PIXMA MX922
PIXMA MX892
PIXMA MX882
PIXMA MX870
PIXMA MX860
PIXMA MX850
PIXMA MX722
PIXMA MX712
PIXMA MX700
PIXMA MX532
PIXMA MX522
PIXMA MX512
PIXMA MX472
PIXMA MX459
PIXMA MX452
PIXMA MX439
PIXMA MX432
PIXMA MX420
PIXMA MX410
PIXMA MX392
PIXMA MX372
PIXMA MX360
PIXMA MX350
PIXMA MX340
PIXMA MX330
PIXMA MX320
PIXMA MX310
PIXMA MX300


We use a HP color laser for day to day printing. To me ink jets are just too slow or printing stuff off the web.

When the wife wants to do images for scrapbooking, she uses a Pixma Pro-100 we got in a club raffle. If we want to do high quality image printing we use our Pixma Pro-1.
 

Bear

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I have an Epson XP-610 that works perfectly with Mavericks.
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Epson has not yet supplied it's own scanner software, which they have said will be supplied eventually. However, Image Capture works perfectly with the printer, so there is no problem there.
From my point of view, Epson can keep their scanning software. Image Capture will be just fine.

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When the wife wants to do images for scrapbooking, she uses a Pixma Pro-100 we got in a club raffle. If we want to do high quality image printing we use our Pixma Pro-1.
How water resistant are the prints from these printers? The Epson printer I have you can basically dip the picture in water right after it's finished printing and the inks won't run.

On the other side of the coin, I have pictures from an HP inkjet that are 10+ years old that a single drop of water will still cause the ink to run.
 

MCAsan

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How water resistant are the prints from these printers? The Epson printer I have you can basically dip the picture in water right after it's finished printing and the inks won't run.


Why are you pouring water on inkjet prints? Good art prints belong in portfolios or on someone's wall.
 

Bear

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Why are you pouring water on inkjet prints? Good art prints belong in portfolios or on someone's wall.
I'm not. The demo I saw many years ago from Epson involved them dipping a large print in a tank of water right after the print came out of the printer.

And as for the HP prints, since they were faded and the paper discolored I did a drip test on it because I was curious if it would still run.

Ink that doesn't dry isn't of archival quality. So my question to you still stands, is the Canon ink water resistant? If you have a bad print you did, you could test it.
 

Altemose

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I love my Canon Pixma MG5220 and MG5320. Both are great and the 5320 has AirPrint. I do not believe they make them anymore, but they work fine in Mavericks. The MX922 uses the same ink as the 5320 and 5220, which is widely available by third parties for really low rates.
 
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