New Laser Printer

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by leemkule, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. leemkule macrumors newbie

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    Hi there, I am wondering anyone can help me, I've been trawling the internet for a week or so now and I'm being unsuccessful in finding what I'm looking for.

    I currently own a samsung clp 315 colour laser printer, but apple and samsung are at a standoff and neither of them will fix the printing issues that owners of this printer are having, it's been like this for over 8 months now and I've had enough, so I'm going to buy a new laser printer. It is so frustrating having to fiddle with the printer turning it on/off, unplugging it etc between every print!

    However, I can't seem to find one that is good, I am a student, and although most people just say get a b+w laser to lower costs, I study medicine and am often printing out diagrams and mechanisms etc that really benefit from being in colour.

    The main thing I want is a printer that is reliable (i.e has good OS X driver support, this is critical to me!), have reasonably priced toner cartridges with the option of 3rd party toner and a decent sized paper tray. I'm not fussy with amazing print quality just as long as it works! As far as print load goes, I probably print about 150-200 sheets a week on average.

    The dell 1320CN seemed perfect for me, but then i noticed that some people had problems setting it up, and I could only really find reports of people using it over a network with OSX, I will be plugging it via USB into my iMac/macbook air, does anyone know if this printer works with the latest version of OSX?
    Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Who told you that? Dell has abysmal support for MacOS X. When people talk about low-cost laser printers for their Macs, Dell is never ever a part of the conversation. Look at Brother.
     
  3. leemkule thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was kind of looking for some people recommendations that they have used/are using with OS X, not just suggesting a brand that I've already looked at.
     
  4. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    I have a Dell 3100CN and it works very well with MacOSX. There was a period in time where Dell supported OSX; and this was one of them. In fact, it's a great printer. I've had it for 5 years now and have YET to change a toner cartridge. I had a problem with the fuser about 2 years ago and Dell sent me a replacement free. Otherwise, it's been a champ.

    BUT, today, I wouldn't look further then Brother, they have some great printers and fully OSX compliant. We just picked up a Brother Color laser (HL-3070CW) for the office (about $250); it works very well and is quite a bit smaller then the Dell (that thing is HUGE).
     

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