Printer question - HP 8850 vs. Canon PIXMA Pro9000

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by maflynn, May 7, 2009.

  1. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'n not sure anyone uses either printer on this forum, but I figured I ask anyways.

    I'm in need a of a new printer, I have the discontinued kodak 1400 dye-sub printer which I'm looking to replace. Long story short, I'm down to two printers:
    The HP 8850 and the Canon pro9000 (the older model or the MKII)

    I've heard complaints of HP's drivers/quality/tech support lately but in the past I've been a satisfied customer. I never owned/used a canon so I have nothing to judge them on.

    So, I'm fishing for advice, in general on HP vs. Canon (especially for the mac related drivers/support) and specifically if anyone has any advice or insight on either of these two printers.

    Thanks in Advance
  2. BigCatz macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2007
    I've never owned the HP inkjets but I will put in a vote for the Canon i9900 (older model to the Pro9000 I think?). No problems/issues running on Tiger or Leopard, USB or Firewire. The one knock is that the i9900's Firewire connection is only for the slower 400, and the new macbook pro 15" only has FW800.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    A FW800-FW400 adapter will take care of that.

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