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Please recommend a good, cheap printer

I need a cheap, reliable printer with cheap(ish) replacement ink that can print in black even if other colors are out. Mac, if it matters. [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Aug 23, 2013 - 26 answers

My Brother wireless printer doesn't work after resetting my laptop.

I have a MacBook running OS X 10.6.8 and a Brother HL-2270DW printer. This morning I had to reset my entire system using Time Machine; everything else is up and running, but the printer doesn't work. I've tried reinstalling it with the printer setup disc, but the laptop won't detect our wireless connection when I get to that step (it suggests disabling my personal firewall, but I don't have one set up.), and the laptop won't let me add any printers in System Preferences. Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated, because I've spent all afternoon trying to figure this out.
posted by The Card Cheat on Apr 22, 2013 - 5 answers

Printer for Mac

My spouse needs a new all-in-one printer for her office Mac. It needs to do all of the usual all-in-one functions - print, scan, copy, fax. She does occasionally need to print in color. The most important criterion is that it play well with the Mac - both with set-up and with the individual functions. [more inside]
posted by gteffertz on Nov 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Best 11x17 copier/scanner/printer (standalone, not tabletop)?

I'm overwhelmed by the task of finding a 11x17 copier which also scans and prints. I'm looking for a reliable product -- and willing to spend the money -- but I don't know where to start. Geeky details-- [more inside]
posted by high5ths on Apr 12, 2012 - 7 answers

How can I get my printer to work wirelessly with Mac OS X 10.7.2 Lion?

I've downloaded the correct driver (version 8.61) off epson.com to get my new Epson NX430 printer to work with Mac OS X 10.7.2 Lion on my 2011 Macbook Pro, but the printer still only works when the USB cable is connected. It won't work using WiFi, even though my Internet connection seems to be fine. [more inside]
posted by zembla3 on Jan 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me find the perfect colour laser printer for my boss

I have been tasked with finding a new color laser printer for my boss, however he has very exacting requirements which I am finding difficulty in satisfying so I thought I would turn to the hive mind for help on this one. [more inside]
posted by empedia on Nov 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for a cheap multifunction laser printer for Mac

Looking for a low cost multifunction laser printer compatible with a Mac [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Epson Stylus Pro 9000 with Os X 10.6.2?

I am the sole creative and IT person for a small nonprofit. We have the opportunity to get an Epson Stylus Pro 9000 printer with inks for free. I have compatibility issues questions. [more inside]
posted by karmaville on Mar 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Looking for a printer without the problems of finicky ink.

[MomFilter] Looking for a reasonably cheap, reliable printer (for printing text) for an iMac. Leaning towards laser as the experiences with inkjets have been that bouts of little use lead to still full, yet dry and thus worthless ink cartridges. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Jun 21, 2009 - 21 answers

When I say draft I mean draft!

How can I get my HP printer to work correctly with my MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on May 19, 2009 - 11 answers

Recommend Mac OS X scanner software

What Mac OS X software will let me scan things using my second hand Canon ImageRunner C5800 networked printer/scanner? There's PC software available, but I'd rather not have to run XP just to scan things. Note: if I sound clueless I am; if I'm missing something obvious then please tell me.
posted by Joe in Australia on Apr 29, 2009 - 7 answers

Stupid printer, stupid me

MacPrinterfilter: Feeling stupid. Didn't want to install crap software from Canon on my Mac for my new PIXMA MP620 printer, and downloaded the drivers for the printer and scanner directly from Canon website. Clever right? [more inside]
posted by mrstrotsky on Jan 16, 2009 - 16 answers

In the name of all that is holy, please let there be print-outs!

I installed a new hard drive in my G5, reinstalled all my software, and now I can't print to my HP color laserjet 3550. I've called HP, I've done everything I know how to do. HELLLLPPPPP!!!!! I'm using OS X 10.4.11. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Dec 11, 2008 - 13 answers

Mac printer sharing issues.

Mac printer sharing question regarding driver sharing and printers (not) showing up on the system preferences printer list. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Dec 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Network my HP LaserJet?

How can I print to my HP LaserJet 2100 (networked with a JetDirect 610N card) from any computer in my Mac network? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark on Sep 4, 2008 - 9 answers

How to use the Lexmark Z605 printer with Mac OSX 10.5.4

I am using a Lexmark Z605 printer with a Mac OSX 10.5.4 laptop. When I try to print documents it doesn't give me several options (they are crossed out): color options, advanced layout, quality, or printer services. When I click on them (for example, color options) it says: "The bundle 'ColorOptions' could not be loaded because it does not contain a version for the current architecture. Contact the bundle's creator listed here for the latest version. 1.0.3 2000-2003 Lexmark International Inc." What to do? Is the "current architecture" my laptop? [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Aug 17, 2008 - 2 answers

Yay, I can ask questions! Time to upgrade my printer!

Howdy all! My first question on ask.MeFi so I'm all excited. My standard ink printer is starting to show its age and I think its time to upgrade (woohoo). Looking for any good suggestions. Finding a good laser isn't the hard part, the hard part is trying to fit it in with what I want: [more inside]
posted by doctor.dan on Mar 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me get a Mac newbie printing

Looking for an inexpensive wireless printing solution for Mac. [more inside]
posted by AstroGuy on Sep 26, 2007 - 10 answers

Printing to a Windows printer from a Macbook on the netowrk?

I'm trying to set up my Macbook running OS X 10.4.10 to use a printer that's connected to my Windows XP Home machine over my home network and my inner geek is failing miserably. How can I get this working? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Sep 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Connect my MacBook to my laser printer via bluetooth

I have a MacBook and a Brother HP 2040 small laser printer. How can I connect them via bluetooth so that I don't have to use a cable? The MacBook has bluetooth but the printer doesn't. Is there an adapter for the printer? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Jun 25, 2007 - 4 answers

Mac using a PC-connected printer over wifi network?

How can i use the printer hard-connected to my PC from my wifi-connected Mac? [more inside]
posted by frenchbenj on Feb 20, 2007 - 2 answers

An old Mac problem.

I have an old Mac (SI - 68030 processor) with a number of files I want to access. [more inside]
posted by Neiltupper on Oct 30, 2006 - 3 answers

Everything is Black and White... there are no shades of gray

Printing in black and white on an HP PSC 1610 from a mac. I can't believe that this is so hard to do, but I must be missing something. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Sep 28, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I get my printer to work with my computer?

Is there a way to get my printer to work with my Mac when there are only Windows drivers available? [more inside]
posted by echo0720 on Aug 9, 2006 - 16 answers

Windows using a Mac Printer

I have a printer on my MacMini and I want to be able to use it for print requests from my Windows XP laptop. I was able to get it working using CUPS and the MacMini's IP address, but the problem is that since the Mac is on a DHCP wireless network, the IP address can (and has) changed. Now printing from the laptop won't work. How do I identify the Mac from the laptop without using an IP address? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo on Mar 16, 2006 - 8 answers

What's a good printer for OSX Tiger?

Can you recommend a good printer that runs on well on OS X Tiger? [more inside]
posted by alteredcarbon on Aug 16, 2005 - 16 answers

mac 10.4.2 driver for Sharp AM-900

I'm looking for a generic laser printer driver for a multi-function Sharp AM-900. Needs to be compatible with Mac OS 10.4.2. [more inside]
posted by anathema on Aug 7, 2005 - 0 answers

Mac doesn't see printer over wifi

I have an iBook and an old Lexmark laser printer with an Axis print server. The computer has historically talked to the printer via Appletalk over my Ethernet network. Now I'm trying to go wireless. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jun 18, 2005 - 5 answers

How can I print from my Mac to a Windows network printer?

Can you advise on printing to a Windows PC printer from a Mac OSX machine, over a network? [more inside...] [more inside]
posted by skylar on Dec 1, 2004 - 8 answers

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