Resolved Purchase all in one Printer

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  1. AppleDApp, Aug 29, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2011

    AppleDApp macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    I want to purchase my first All in one printer. I'm not sure where to start for my search but here are some of the features I want.

    *good* Airprint support (apparently HP does it well)
    Automatic document feeder
    Color & black/white prints
    I want this printer to work with both Windows 7 and OS X (Lion and Snow Leopard)
    Wireless capabilities
    Network printing
    Ethernet connection
    the smaller the better (without sacrificing print/scan/copy quality)
    fast scanning speeds
    fairly fast print speed
    OCR capabilities
    Affordable ink prices
    easy setup

    No budget in mind for now.

    Any suggestions?

    What do you think of this?
    Edit:HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-in-One Printer - E710n
  2. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    i wish i knew more about all in ones. i've never liked them much. i've always preferred buying separately. i'll be interested in seeing what people think. perhaps they have improved.
  3. class77 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2010
    I like the Epson Artisan line. Mine a 720, so it's a little older, but it can even print up a CD in addition to all the regular functions. It is not an airprinter, but there are Epson apps to print from an iPad
  4. AppleDApp, Aug 30, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011

    AppleDApp thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    I want to an all in one printer because I am limited in space.

    I would prefer an Airprint capable printer. I'll look into the epson line.

    I'm pretty much set on the HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-in-One Printer - E710n what do you think? Do you know of another option by chance?
  5. spidey3 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2010
    Trust me. As a former purchaser of an all-in-one unit I have learned that they are definitely Jack of all trades, but master of none.

    Instead, buy:
    1. A good printer which meets your printing requirements.
    2. A scanner which meets your resolution / speed requirements.
    3. A shelf so you can stack them.
    You will spend less money, and get better results by far.



    I had terrible experience with my HP OfficeJet 7310 all-in-one. Network interface crapped out one week after the warranty expired, and never worked again. That's ok - as it never really worked well over the network anyway. USB connection was only marginally better. HP provided software was embarassingly bad, basically bloatware designed to splash the HP logo over as much of the desktop as possible. Scanner went out of alignment (everything is slightly skewed) and there is no way to adjust it. And now the rollers in the document feeder are worn out, and HP tells me they do not sell replacements.

  6. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    my roommate is happy with Canon MX860 AIO printer. And I have Canon MX330 and not too impressive. You can google search about MX860.
  7. AppleDApp thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    Your probably right but I'm limited in space and the all in one I'm looking at is 150$ I don't think you can find a scanner, printer, copy, fax and the shelf to sport them all for that price.
  8. spidey3 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2010
    $150 is a good price - but caveat emptor. Cheap people often pay twice!

    And who needs fax these days -- just scan, then send a .pdf by email. Or use or similar...

  9. Moccasin macrumors 6502a


    Mar 21, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
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    Make sure you look at cost of ownership. Printer cartridges can be very expensive and HP in particular subsidise their printers with high costs for their cartridges. I looked at replacing my colour and black cartridges the other week and it was actually cheaper to buy a new printer. I believe Kodak are better
  10. AppleDApp thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    I haven't looked at the cost of ink but HP printers are one of the few manufacturers to support airprint

    Faxes are still used for contracts and often times in businesses. It is also included so why not.

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