Help on Choosing a Wifi Printer

s1lv3r

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Oct 25, 2010
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Hey Folks,

Here I'm trying to decide on which wifi printer to buy. There are many diferent models and brands and I have no idea on which to choose. Does anyone here has a good one and recommends it?

It will be used on our home just to print some school stuff or some websites. Probably it even doesn't need to be able to print colored pages, maybe only b&w would be enough.

Can you guys help me please?

Thanks! :D
 

monkeylui

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Oct 11, 2011
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A Galaxy far, far away
I was looking at one of the Epson printers that is AirPrint capable. They are so cheap now, you can get an incredible printer for $150ish or even less. I also have a Canon Pixma which I really like, it's wifi, but not AirPrint compatible. I'd say stick with either of those 2 brands and you can't go wrong.
 

s1lv3r

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Oct 25, 2010
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Here in Brazil the Brother one is arround 300 USD, too expensive. Found one from HP, the HP Photosmart eAiO for arround 170 USD.

Does any knows if this one is good?



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Oh.. forgot to say... Thanks for the help untill now! =)
 

mstrze

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Nov 6, 2009
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It might be worth saying that ANY printer can be a WiFi printer, assuming your WiFi router has a USB connection. I had our printer hooked up to our Airport Extreme Base Station and it worked flawlessly. I recently re-arranged my workspace and now the printer is connected to my iMac Mini, BUT my wife's MacBook can still print from it because I have 'sharing' turned on so to her, it's still a wireless printer. ;)

If you have a printer that already works, you can save some money and make the current printer a pseudo-WiFi printer.

Just throwing that out there, since there is no real need to buy a new printer just to be able to print wirelessly.
 

simply amazing

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Nov 2, 2011
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The Brother 2270DW is often on sale and works great.
Cosign. This is a fantastic printer for the price and the one I use. Staples has it for $99 right now. At 1.6 cents per page with the high yield cartridge (TN-450) it can't be beat.

Toner: http://www.amazon.com/Brother-Black-Yield-Cartridge-TN450/dp/B003YFHCKY
gets my vote as well. caught it at a promotion on amazon for $70 a few months back and it's an amazing printer. prints fast, can print wirelessly, and automatically prints double sided pages if you want it to. all in all, worth every penny, especially at the low cost per print
 
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