New Printer Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by happypeople, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. happypeople macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2014
    Hey everyone,

    I am in need of a new printer and am not really sure where to begin looking, and was hoping someone here would be able to lend a hand.

    I would just like to be able to easily print wireless from around my house on my MacBook Pro and my iMac that will be stationed beside the printer.

    Wireless with easy setup
    One cartridge of toner, though I am not picky.
    1600 pages of black and white + per toner cartridge
    15+ pages per minute
    Scanner / Fax

    Price Range:
    $100-200 preferred, though this is also flexible within reason.

    Would it make more sense to purchase a non laser printer for my needs?

    These are two that I have looked at so far, but I would love some recommendations,2817,2475707,00.asp
  2. kschendel macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2014
    Stick with laser unless you need photo quality prints. Inkjets are a nightmare, especially with low volume printing where the printhead cleaning cycle can suck down the very expensive ink.

    I'm sure the Canon printers are OK (I have a Canon color laser multifunction myself), but if you just need monochrome, take a serious look at Brother. Inexpensive and reliable. My wife bought one for her front desk position 5+ years ago, and when she retired she brought it home; we still use it for bulk monochrome printing.
  3. happypeople thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2014
    Thank you for the information, I think you have sold me on a Brother Printer then and I think I found one that will work perfectly for me:
  4. danielwsmithee macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2005
    You can't go wrong with a Brother Laser printer. I have had one for almost 10 years, it is a workhorse. I ended up replacing the our inkjet color printer with a color laser and couldn't be happier. Sure the color print quality of photos isn't as good, but it just works and works and works.
  5. Scary Spice macrumors regular

    Scary Spice

    Jul 31, 2015
    British Columbia
    I found 2 HP LaserJet Professional M1212nf MFPs on craigslist for $40.00. They support ethernet, BonJour, AirPrint, yada yada. I can print from my iOS devices natively.

    They are enterprise grade and the best part is I get jobber cartridges (2000 pages) for $16.00 to my door from eBay.

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