New Printer

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by austin571, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. austin571 macrumors regular

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    Looking for a Color Laser Printer for home/office. HP said my 451dn wout work and it does not work with Sierra. Keeps telling me that it is unable to send to printer. Going to stores tomorrow. Any suggestions of what to get or not get?
     
  2. graley macrumors regular

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    Brother works for me every time. Good on quality and price...from my experience.
     
  3. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    I second that. Brother's Mac support is great.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Before you give up on the printer you have now, I'd look around for "alternative drivers"...
     
  5. liya1201 macrumors member

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    We just bought an HP M452dn to replace an old HP CP2025dn. Both worked fine under Sierra. Download and install new printer driver from HP might solve your 451dn problem. My two cents!!
     
  6. austin571 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks I tried the new driver. Installed with easy start - does not work - reads the printer - send a print job - then unable to send to printer error. Thinking about the 452dw so I could do the AirPrint. Got to read up on AirPrint, but it the short blurb I read sounded good. Thought I could ethernet the 451dn into the router and somehow print that way - nope. Even the chat with apple support said that for airprint the printer itself has to be wifi, but on another site it said to just use the ethernet. Figure the apple support chat would have gotten it right though - maybe?
    As for the brother printers - seems like the 3 we have had at school had issues all the time. THe HP 452 somehow has a drum with the toner cartridges so there will not be drum replacement later. Still trying to figure all this out. Ordered the 452dw to the store - will arrive on Saturday so I have until then to make up my mind. Thanks again for any advice.
     
  7. austin571 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Got the 452dw - works like a dream - just wish that HP would use a little thicker plastic in making paper trays and such.
     

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