Best Wifi Printer for Macbook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by purdue1014, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. purdue1014 macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2007
    Hey Guys,

    Any thoughts? I have an old HP that's biting the dust. I don't really need an all in one, just a good B/W and Color printer. Looking to spend around $100. I have a 2013 MBA. My main use would be for school.


  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    I am a big fan of Canon Pixma series printers. They generally have low non-OEM ink costs, AirPlay support, and a variety of prices.
  3. ItHurtsWhenIP macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2013
    We have a Canon MG5200 (which Amazon shows as a Pixma series model) and it's works great with my Air...been very happy with it.
  4. purdue1014 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2007
    That looks like a good one! But it's a bit out of my price range.

    What do you guys think of this one? My one concern there a paper try? I.e., I wouldn't want to manually feed the printer paper everytime I want to print something.

    Thanks guys!
  5. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2007
    You feed the paper through the top, as shown, looks like. Hope this helps.
  6. halledise macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
  7. Hmm macrumors regular


    Apr 11, 2002
  8. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    I was a huge cannon fan but as the last 3 of my cannon's died leaving me with excess ink I couldn't use I made the switch to laser printers in our house...I've got a very cheap HP 1020 that I got on a clearance bundle with 3 toners (when they run out I won't buy any more of them because the resolution is a little too low for my taste), a brother 7840w AIO (B&W) and a brother 4570CDW (color) = they are all great units and I'll be keeping the brother units running as long as I can.

    If your super set on just an ink printer, I'd look at something from HP that uses the H02 ink series, you can get the ink affordable and HP hasn't changed the ink cartridges in many years (I believe its been more than 10 at this point) so that should give you some stability in terms of HP keeping the series of ink cartridges going longer.

    Good luck with your decision!
  9. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    The bottom of the printer has a paper tray - my canon is similar.
  10. cerberusss macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2013
    The Netherlands
    I'm very fond of the Samsung mono laser printers. I've got the USB based version, but for instance the Samsung ML-2165W is equipped with WiFi. They're nicely supported on OS X, too.
  11. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2010
    Found an HP laserjet B&W for $100 at Best Buy. Ended up getting a HP Color laserjet for $200.
  12. purdue1014 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2007
  13. fedecape macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2011
    Miami, FL
  14. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    One nice thing I forgot to mention about Brother laser printers is that most if not all have separate drum units in them so you are only paying toner cartridge cost vise toner/drum units like on most HP printers = lower per page printing costs and the drums last longer!

    Something to check out of you have a heavy printing volume, just a thought.

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