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What all-in-one printer do I want?

Asked by mark (225points) January 15th, 2008

I’m running Mac OS X Leopard, and need to update my “POS” printer. I’d like to print good photos, scan, and fax. Networking over Airport is also a plus. Any recent experience you can share?

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kevbo's avatar

I’m very happy with my Canon Pixma MP830. It doesn’t natively network, but you can get a USB wireless or bluetooth adaptor. I’ve never used it to fax, by the way, but I’m sure it works fine.

andrew's avatar

How many computers need to print to it? The networking option makes a really big difference in terms of what route you want to go.

In terms of MFC’s, I highly recommend Brother. I’ve never seen a printer work so well in a networked environment with Macs. I’ve used Canons MFC’s, but had to return them because the network support for Macs was atrocious.

You may want to consider, though, getting a black-and-white laser MFC (say, Brother) and a quality inkjet printer (say, a Canon, which I love). In my experience, the cheap inkjet MFCs breakdown like it’s their job… and the ink runs super-expensive.

kevbo's avatar

Oops. Come to think of it, I haven’t done OCR with it, and I vaguely remember not being able to for some reason. Anyway, look into that if you decide to go down that bunny trail.

steefee's avatar

I had an HP scanner/printer/copier combo. I was home-schooling and running off a lot of copies. Didn’t run out of ink often and was happy with the overall quality of all features. I remember it was a decent price as well.

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