Wireless Printer Recommendations?

karatekidk

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Nov 30, 2008
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Hi everyone. I am replacing my 5-year old HP C4680 inkjet all-in-one printer and would like some recommendations.

I would like it to be:
1) all-in-one (printer, copier, scanner, but I don't need fax)
2) wireless - airprint compatible
3) laser or inkjet - don't care.
4) small footprint (not exceeding 19" x 11")

I'd appreciate your time and input. Thank you!
 

colodane

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I've been very happy with an Epson Workforce 845 inkjet. Its a couple years old and probably replaced with similar models by now. Large, reasonably priced cartridges, reliable printing, copying, etc., good performance with AirPrint, duplexing. For general office work I'd recommend something like this. If you are doing lots of photos, then you may find better choices with Canon.
 
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karatekidk

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Nov 30, 2008
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I've been very happy with an Epson Workforce 845 inkjet. Its a couple years old and probably replaced with similar models by now. Large, reasonably priced cartridges, reliable printing, copying, etc., good performance with AirPrint, duplexing. For general office work I'd recommend something like this. If you are doing lots of photos, then you may find better choices with Canon.
Thanks for the recommendation, colodane. There are just too many printers, so voices from actual users are helpful.

I had been using Epson printers for a long time, but left Epson because of ink quality (clogging etc.). The Workforce series does look pretty good. Below is what I am looking at right now. Not a heavy-duty printer, but seems like it has descent reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Envy-4500-Wireless-Printer/dp/B00CIDQ470
 
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kschendel

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If you don't need color, get a Brother laser, e.g. the DCP-L2520. My wife had one at her desk for a couple years before she retired and it was a great little unit. (She had a different model that didn't have wireless, but the guts were the same.)

The Brother color lasers are OK, but the color rendition isn't as good as some others. If you need color, I've had good results with a Canon MF8280Cw.

I can't recommend any inkjet printer, to be honest. If you don't need photo quality color, they just aren't worth the hassle IMO. Life is too short.
 
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MacAlien

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I've had really good luck with our Canon PIXMA MG6620 wireless all-in-one after going through a couple HPs and a few others the last 5 years.
 
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Altemose

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@karatekidk For any laser printers I highly recommend Brother! In terms of inkjets, I personally have both a Canon Pixma MG5220 and MG6620 at home. Both of them have very affordable third party ink on Amazon. The MG6620 supports cloud services like Google Cloud Print which is very convenient. I prefer the paper feeding system of the MG5220, but the MG6620 is overall faster and much improved.
 
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abowlby

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I've been very please with my OfficeJet Pro, and the ink seems to last for quite some time. iOS and OS X both pair flawlessly and it also offers HP's usual bevy of apps and features.
 
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Badrottie

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Im happy with my Canon MX330 AIO that was when iOS does not have AirPrint when I bought it and it doesn't have a wireless then. Im looking forward to buy another Canon MX series AIO.
 
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