Can you recommend a good new all in one printer?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Danger! Will, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. Danger! Will macrumors regular

    Danger! Will

    Jan 30, 2003
    Phoenix, Arizona USA
    I'd like to know if anyone can recommend a good all in one printer. My only requirement are that it be as small as possible and run on OS X natively. Meaning I don't want it to require os 9 emulation. It's main function will be to print b/w text.
    I just noticed that Walmart has the Lexmark X1185 All in one printer for $39.99. The lexmark site lists an os x driver. Does anyone have any experiences with this printer?
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2005
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I wouldn't suggest any Lexmark inkjet product, considering that my parents' X73 died a horrible death at just around a year old. I had much better luck with my Z42 printer but the cost of using ink was high to offset the low cost of the printer.

    I've had great luck with Epson all-in-ones. However, I would suggest with any that you purchase, that you spend at least $100. The cheaper they are the flakier they'll be.
  4. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

    May 28, 2004
    In a false sense of reality...My Mind!
    Any that you might have an interest in check the web site and just make sure that they are 10.4 compatible as one of my scanners (only a yr. old) was not and so I had to get another one (glad I did) but just make sure.
    Brand? Epson all in ones or the new Canons seem to be nice. Good luck:)
  5. ipacmm macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    I have the HP PSC 1510 and when I use it, it works great and is a good all-in-one.
  6. prostuff1 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2005
    Don't step into the kawoosh...
  7. mcarnes macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2004
    USA! USA!
  8. knockknock macrumors member


    May 28, 2003
    at home
    If you are going to fax and print photos I'd suggest the canon mp780 . Each color it's in an individual ink tank.and the pics come out great
    I had before the epson cx6400 and let me tell you what a piece of junk> I didn't use that much and just after the year it started getting clogged.
    Now I have a HP Officejet 5610xi good on OSX.4 it's ok for office work also has a fax but noway for printing pictures -I guess I'm spoiled , for pictures we use the canon i9900:D .
    The HP has only 2 tanks 1 black and 1 tricolor.
    Why did we get the Hp and not the Canon ?
    1.-The HP takes less vertical space ;
    2.- my wife bought this one for $135 @ Costco meanwhile I was at work .
    3.- I already have a great photo printer.

    Even though it's almost a difference of 100 bucks go with the canon .I Tried printing a 4x6 on the Hp and it takes and eternity ( Icould had printed 3 4x6s on my i9900)
    the hp is mostly used for text printing.The good thing is that it has 1 huge black ink tank
    check also the ink cost .Each canon cartdridge-6 total is $12 ($10 and HP are $25 for black and $35 for color ($30 at the end if you ran out of Cyan you'll have to spend $12 on canon or $35 on HP-the answer is a no brainer
  9. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
  10. Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2005
    Los Angeles!
    I have an HP Officejet 6110 AIO for sale :D

    Works/worked great with my G4....
  11. sigamy macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA
    My friend just got a Brother MFC-420cn. Yep, Brother. I checked some reviews and they were pretty good so I grabbed one too. This thing is so small it barely takes up any space. It also has an ethernet port so I connected it to my router and elminated another cable from my iMac.

    Network printing is a bit slow and the build quality isn't the greatest--seems like a lot of cheap plastic. But, it was only $140 and the ink is reasonably priced as well. I don't think you can't find another AIO with fax and ethernet for under $300.
  12. yellow5 macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2005
  13. fawlty macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2003
    New Zealand

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