Cheap Laser Printers

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Yanus, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Yanus macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2007
    Looking for a cheap laser printer to work with airport express. The ones I've picked dont seem to have OSX drivers!
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    I've had the best luck recently with Brother printers, however, do your research to see that there is a Mac OSX driver for the specific model you are looking at.
  3. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    I bought a Brother HL 2070N for $99. The Brother driver didn't work and I had to use the comparable HP driver, though. Works fine now!
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    wat do u mean by cheap...

    printers are one of those things that are prone to disasters if you buy cheap things...i'd be careful how cheep you go...
  5. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

    Old Smuggler

    Sep 8, 2006
    get a dell 3110cn for around 500$ from sams club or dell

    it is a color laser

    it has osx driver on cd

    optonal double sided printing, wifi printing over 1 gig upgradeable ram and supports additional paper trays

    had it for a year and print religiously comes with 5000K toners and the toner level hasnt even droped a notch

    the average user should get 2-3 years on these cartridges easy
    remember this is a WORKGROUP laser

    i about a big of fan of dell as i am M$oft
    but let me tell you the make a excelent top notch laser
    check the reviews on cnet its like an 8.5
  6. Yanus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2007
    Thanks for the advice. I,m looking for a monochrome, perhaps similar to the HP 1022, expecting to pay £80 to £100 (pounds sterling). Prefer Canon but no assurance that drivers are available. Anyone got a working system in this range?
  7. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2004
    I generally prefer Canon as well (atrocious experiences with Epson and HP) but they don't publish laser printer drivers in English. There is a Japanese CAPT driver that I grabbed to connect my LBP3000 direct to my PB and iMac CD (and it works most of the time but has a problem with sharing). I just tried it with Airport Express and it did not work, although I only spent a couple of minutes on it (the iMac saw the printer via Bonjour but could not connect - ideas anyone?).
  8. artalliance macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2005
    In the cool neighborhood of LA
    I like my HP

    Got the 1012 model 2 years ago for less than $150. That thing is still going strong and works great wirelessly with the Airport.
  9. lord patton macrumors 65816

    lord patton

    Jun 6, 2005
    I love mine, too, but its successor, the 1020, has had a significant issue with Macs: no drivers. But maybe this has been fixed.

    If it has, then the 1020 is a highly recommended B&W laser. Look for it for $125 after rebates.
  10. eenu macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    I have the 1010 and all of my macs have never needed a fact i have had a 1020 on my iMac and it didnt need a driver.
  11. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    The dell is based on a Xerox engine.

    I have an old Samsung ML-1710. After installing some drivers for it, it works flawlessly. Warm up time could be shorter though. I think the newer models are quicker in that respect.
  12. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Probably a lot of printers are just fine, but I'll second that I've had good luck with Brother recently. Their Mac drivers are quite good, they're reliable, toner is reasonable, and warm-up times are short.

    I think they have (or had) a model that had wireless actually built in, although if you're going to go really cheap USB is of course your best bet.
  13. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    I have found Brother laser's work without any problems. :)

  14. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    The Brother also has a network card installed...

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