Considering a Brother Color Laser but have Questions.

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  1. jaybar macrumors 6502

    jaybar

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    Hi

    I have several questions:

    1-If you want to print a document in B&W even though it has color, is that possible?

    2_I have a router with an ethernet connection. Is there any advantage of wireless? The cable is not an issue as I use an iMac and printer is next to computer. Is wireless faster?

    3-If it is an all in one, how easy is it to scan/copy/fax.

    4-I need to do 50 sheets of labels at a time, w/o feeding single sheets. Are the all in ones capable of this?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jay
     
  2. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

    CylonGlitch

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    Nope, sorry, you'll never be allow to use black and white on the same page at the same time, unpossible. You can do very dark blue though; that would be good. :rolleyes: Of course it can print black and white, otherwise it won't be a very good printer now would it?

    Some printers are wifi capable, some are not, some are ethernet only, some have none. All depends on the printer you're considering --- you've never said what model it is. Many brother printers don't have any networking and thus you'll have to connect it via USB to your LAN by using a print server. If the model has WiFi, that's good and makes it easier to move around. If the model has Ethernet then you need a cable. Ethernet may be faster, but not likely noticeable.

    Depends on the software / hardware, can't tell you without knowing what one you're considering.

    Labels always have to be careful about, cheap labels do have a tendency to peal off and get stuck internally -- that can kill the printer. Most printers have a way to let them pass directly through. Often the sheet feeder doesn't work right, but I have found that most modern printers are quite good at handling labels (and most modern labels, good quality, have no problems either).
     
  3. jaybar thread starter macrumors 6502

    jaybar

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    Let me clarify

    suppose You have a multi color web page to print, but you want to print it in
    B & W only. Is that possible?

    Jay
     
  4. RMo macrumors 65816

    RMo

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    Depends on the printer and the capabilities of the driver, but generally, yes. (There's usually a "use grayscale" option somewhere that will do what you want.)
     

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