Spec Me - Printer/Scanner/Copier

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  1. Vado macrumors newbie

    Vado

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    I'm looking to replace my HP OfficeJet 7210 All-in-One which I think is on it's way out.

    I'm looking for another multifunction printer, ideally with:
    • Economic to Run
    • B&W and Colour printing
    • Good Photo Printing
    • Scanner and Document Feeder
    • Network Ready - Ethernet & Wireless
    • Apple AirPrint Ready
    • Fax Ready - Would be handy but not essential
     
  2. MainStream macrumors member

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    I use the HP MFP 477. I have been really pleased with it's capabilities.
     
  3. Vado thread starter macrumors newbie

    Vado

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    I'll look in to that. Thanks.

    Anyone got a recommendation other than HP? I've had HP printers the last few times but just wondering what else is out there that might also be worth considering?
     
  4. Macgyver1 macrumors member

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    Ive had nothing but woes with hp(all in ones). Got a cannon and never looked back. Lots of selection in both lines though. I usually try to stick with a more popular model(insures longevity for software support and ink cartridges).

    Hp's customer service was brutal to boot, couple weeks after one year warranty, I was on my own(no goodwill warranty). Like an Idgit I buy another hp, what an Idgit. Lesson learned second time round, fool me twice shame on me.

    Best
     
  5. Vado thread starter macrumors newbie

    Vado

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    I'll take a look at Cannon.

    How do Epson rate these days?
     
  6. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    I've had good service from an Epson Workforce 845 Multi Function Inkjet for over 5 years now. I've also heard lots of good comments about Brother printers in this and other forums. When it comes time to buy a new one, I'd be looking at Brother or Epson.

    I don't like HP. Poor customer service, questionable reliability and high consumables cost.
     
  7. kschendel macrumors 6502a

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    I'd suggest whatever the successor to the Canon MF8280 Cdw is. I own one of those, and while the initial investment for a color laser is a little higher, it's hugely more economical to run. We don't print much and I'm pretty sure it has paid for itself compared to the old HP inkjet we used to use. I only recommend inkjets to people who need photo quality printing. There is a duplex capable version too, for a bit more.

    Brother is another good one to look at. Their monochrome multi-function printers are great. Their color laser printers have a reputation for mediocre color rendition, but that's possibly undeserved and is a subjective thing anyway.
     
  8. Vado thread starter macrumors newbie

    Vado

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    Thanks for the reply but I'd prefer to look at Inkjet as I'd like the ability to print photographs. Which I think a colour laser wouldn't give as good results.
     
  9. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    The Epson Workforce 2650 meets all those criteria. Except it only has USB and WiFi (no wired Ethernet).

    But some Epson printers do have both a wired and wifi Ethernet connection (I had a Epson workforce 2450 that did).

    But currently I'm using the 2650

    I also like that I can scan to my computers over wifi with it.

    I've had this one for going on 2 years with no issues. And I like being able to replace each color individually (instead of throwing out 2 colors just because a 3rd color is empty).

    There's Black, and 3 colors. And it produces excellent color pictures.

    Both flatbed scan and auto document feeder. Faxing is easy. Wifi scanning and printing is smooth.

    I use it with a mix of Windows and Macs, and iPhone as well with AirPrint.

    I was always an HP person. But I went through so many HP printers in recent years. I got tired of them just randomly dying. Usually in the middle of a project that was due in a couple hours.

    After frantically replacing them several times, always at the worst moment with a deadline, I finally got the Epson. And it's been a great printer for me.
     
  10. Vado thread starter macrumors newbie

    Vado

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    Thanks for the information and your experience. I'm going to have a good look at Epson, looks like they are slightly more expensive for the printer compared to other manufactures but the consumables and running costs are very reasonable.
     
  11. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    You're welcome
     

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