looking for printer (11x17 and cd/dvd)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bmorris, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. bmorris macrumors 6502

    bmorris

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    #1
    hey
    i'm looking for a printer that can print 11x17 paper and on cd/dvd's
    and of course work with a mac.
    scanner and wireless would awesome but not required.
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Canon PIXMA Pro9000 plus the appropriate CD tray off eBay. Assuming you don't live somewhere that direct disc printing is enabled by default (Europe and Japan, I think), there's a relatively simple hack you can find instructions for quite easily that will cause the printer to think it's a Japanese version. This will make it recognize the disc tray (the hardware is identical--it's just a hidden software "switch") and happily print to inkjet CD/DVDs. The software can be downloaded free from Canon. My dad has one of these and it works perfectly in this way.

    Some Epson models also may do this, but I'm not familiar with their 11x17 lineup, and I prefer Canon's hardware and ink tanks.
     

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