Which Color Laser Network / Wireless All in One Printer

entatlrg

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Mar 2, 2009
3,376
3
Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
Looking for a Wireless color all in one laser printer,

It looks like Brother is the only one that makes it? I also heard you can't scan or fax wirelessly, only print?

These three are in the $300-$500 range. Price is not a concern, quality is, as is wireless printing if possible or at least attached to my Time Capsule.

Which would you choose, or would you recommend something else?

- HP Color Laser All in One CC431A#A2L

- Brother Wireless All-In-One Laser Printer (MFC7840W)

- Canon Color imageCLASS MF8050CN Multifunction Printer
 

nanofrog

macrumors G4
May 6, 2008
11,719
2
I have a Brother MFC-9450CDN. It's not wireless, but it works quite well.

The model you're interested in, does work wirelessly btw (scan and fax). Some claim it slow, but it's likely drivers for Win7 (there's reports that the Vista drivers work well with the 64bit versions). I'm not certain as to the specifics with OS X, but it's working with Windows and Linux. So it's capable, assuming there's no problems with the drivers. SL may have fixed this too, btw.

You might also want to note, firmware updates will have to be done with USB (there's a post on newegg's customer reviews on this).

I'm not sure with the Canon by use, but their printers have been good over the years. Both laser and inkjet IIRC.

As per the HP, avoid it. They're expensive for consumables. More than any other brand off the top of my head, and what's worse, is they'll expire, even if not fully used.
 

entatlrg

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Mar 2, 2009
3,376
3
Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
Seems to be a lot of new models of printers in the stores now. Any new Color Laser Printer recommendations?

Brother's seem to be popular with Mac users.

We recently tried a Samsung and an HP Color Laser Printer both printers weren't Mac friendly, limited software and could not print in black only which was important to us, both have been returned.

Thanks for any suggestions.
 

MisterMe

macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
10,650
29
USA
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We recently tried a Samsung and an HP Color Laser Printer both printers weren't Mac friendly, limited software and could not print in black only which was important to us, both have been returned.

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Both Samsung and HP make "Mac-friendly" printers. Just because you chose to look at only those printers that are not Mac-compatible doesn't mean that Mac-compatible printers don't exist. Both manufacturers have Web sites where you may study their entire product lines.
 

J&JPolangin

macrumors 68030
Jul 5, 2008
2,564
5
Thule GL @ the TOW
I'd actually go with a setup similar to what I use...

Brother 7840w AIO B&W unit and an HP 7680e inkjet...

The Brother unit has separate drums and toner cart's so you can run B&W on the cheap (most of my printing) and the HP unit uses separate color cart's so you only replace what's needed... plus inkjet color printers look better than laser color printers unless you spend lots of $$ on them.

How much color printing do you really need to do?
 
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