Looking for a Bluetooth Printer / Scanner ... Any suggestions?

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  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm looking for a Bluetooth Printer & Scanner (all-in-one)
    Do you guys have any suggestions as I don't know that much about the subject?

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. JG271 macrumors 6502a

    JG271

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    How about this one?

    http://www.amazon.com/Photosmart-C7180-Printer-Scanner-Copier/dp/B000GWNQS0

    Bluetooth scanners and printers are quite hard to come by, i'd be preferable to go with wireless one if that is a possibility for you - you'll get faster data transfer times over a wider distance.
    If not you can buy a standard printer/scanner and plug in a bluetooth usb stick in some cases... worth looking at the adaptor route.
     
  3. n0de macrumors 6502

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    Be very careful going the printer + usb adapter route.

    Many of these only support "photo" printing via bluetooth, specifically the Epson models (that's where i got burned).

    I wouldn't waste my time again looking for BT printing and just go the wifi printing route.
     
  4. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    We have three printers over here.

    Canon iP4500, Canon iP4300 and a HP 4180 (not really sure)

    Connected them all three to our AirPort Extreme and only the iP4300 worked.
    The HP printed everything in black and white and the other Canon didn't do anything when trying to print wirelessly ... It did when connected straight away though.

    Any suggestions then?
     

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