Wireless printer that scans

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  1. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    I've been looking around and can't seem to fine exactly what I'm looking for. Maybe someone can recommend a printer that you have. One of my problems is I want to scan wirelessly on my mac mini. Currently I have my hp 4600 connected to an airport express. Wireless printing works perfectly, but won't scan. I guess what I'm asking for is a recommendation on a wireless printer that does print/scan/fax. 
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Wireless print and scan, but no fax (free with a new Mac purchase): http://store.apple.com/us/product/H1411LL/A?fnode=MTY1NDA1MQ&mco=MTgwOTAxMzc
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Canon's wireless multifunction devices are also good; I have the previous version of the MP640, which I got cheap with my last Mac, and it's worked impressively smoothly for printing and scanning wirelessly. Also no fax, but Canon's office multifunction devices (for example, the MX350) do faxing as well as wireless printing/scanning. I generally prefer Canon's printers for the somewhat cheaper ink and stable drivers.

    An advantage of getting a "built in" wireless multifunction device is that you don't have to rely on your Airport to share it--it just connects to your wireless network from wherever you put it. I actually didn't want this feature initially, but it allowed me to put my printer where it fit better in the room without worrying about getting a cable to the computer or base station.
     
  4. minik macrumors 65816

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    I bought the HP Envy 100 All-in-One alongside with my MBA and it worked flawlessly.
     
  5. tigres macrumors 68040

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    I am not certain of your requirements, but I dumped my hp printer for the SAMSUNG SCX-4500W,MF, 3-IN-1,16PPM, WIFI.

    I know it's "dated". But:
    1 it's sexy
    2. It prints perfectly
    3. Wifi is perfect
    4. Laser and cheap to run
    5 scans wirelessly, but no feeder tray
    6. Copies.

    Great printer for the home B&W only, laser wifi.

    FWIW. Got mine on eBay refurbished for about 100.

    I just got sick and tired of feeding the HP toner beast.

    Good luck OP
     
  6. Reflow thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How's the ink life? does it eat ink like crazy.

    Canon looks like it might be the winner for me.

    This one is a little pricey for me, looks really big
     
  7. Reflow thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yup just looking color printer, my brother HL-2170W laser works great.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I don't know. I haven't had it long enough to track that.
     
  9. coops macrumors regular

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    Just got an Epson ME 900WD - this one has no fax BUT the 960WD does, and has an auto document feeder (and faster print speed apparently).

    The 900WD installed perfectly on a Macbook. Macbook Pro and the old desktop Windows Shuttle small form factor PC - all working over the wireless network.

    Scans fine wirelessly, and prints and AUTO duplexes (A4 paper anyway, some smaller paper sizes won't).

    The 900 particularly seems good value - really useful to have the auto duplex built in for double sided printing/copying.

    http://www.epson.com.sg/epson_singa...jet/product.page?product_name=Epson_Me_960FWD
     
  10. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    I have the Epson Workforce 323

    It's a printer (inkjet), scanner, fax, and copier.

    All functions work wirelessly for me with OS 10.6.x and 10.5.x on my network.

    The only trick for me, was that I had my wireless network set to keep each networked device in it's own "cell". So, nothing could talk to each other (an additional anti-hacking measure - if someone managed to get onto my secured network). So, I had to disable that. But, after that, WiFi printing and scanning worked just fine.

    It also has a USB port for direct connection if you like. I actually am using both. I have it direct connected through USB to my desktop (because my desktop is on a wired network which is separate of my WiFi network), and then my wireless portables and other devices talk to it over the WiFi network.

    Seems to be a great printer. I've done a lot of full-color copies with it (whole page colored), and it's still only used a portion (perhaps 20%) of it's ink in the last 3 or 4 months of use. Granted, I have a laserjet for my heavy black and white volume printing.

    One of the things I really like about the printer is that it has an automatic sheet feeder built-in if you want to set a stack of papers in to be copied or scanned or faxed (of course it still has the standard flatbed scanner as well).
     
  11. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    I have a Canon MX870 and love it. There's a newer model as well MX882. I got the MX with the Apple free printer promo and am glad I did.

    IMHO, asking people about ink is like asking people about HD vendors. You'll find each brand has its own share of horror stories, so just pick one and go for it.
     
  12. minik macrumors 65816

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    You may be right. My previous AIO was a Canon PIMXA MP610, it offered very good photo prints and I hooked it up to my Time Capsule, but it won't scan wirelessly. I do like Canon, but HP has AirPrint. I sold this 2 years old Canon on Craigslist and bought the HP Envy 100 for $100 (after Apple $100 rebate and $50 for the Canon).
     
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  14. -y0- macrumors 6502

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    I have the Epson Artisan 810 and it works like a charm.
     
  15. SingaporeStu macrumors regular

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    Anyone used the Epson ME 960FWD (as it's known in Asia)?
     

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