Odd printing issue for a HP Officejet 4500 Wireless; using old or new cartridges, black won't print and colour is distorted. Pictures of diagnostic pages inside along with what I've done so far. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on Apr 11, 2012 -
In the office I work, we've got a Lexmark C935 colour laser printer. It gets loads of use, so we're constantly ordering toner and photoconducters for it. [more inside]
posted by colin folds five
on Mar 22, 2012 -
Suggest me a very good, affordable color laser printer that will print crisp images of newspaper clippings and website pages? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Mar 18, 2012 -
I'm looking for a printer that has offset web press services (to print newspapers) in or near Georgetown, Texas (such as one located in Austin or surrounding areas). Does anyone know of one? [more inside]
posted by LillyBird
on Mar 12, 2012 -
Need a recommendation for a wireless monochrome laser printer that absolutely, positively will print when it receives a print job without any human attention. It also needs to be happy living in a garage. [more inside]
posted by de void
on Mar 8, 2012 -
Office network print problems. Help me get these laptops to print again! [more inside]
posted by degoao
on Feb 7, 2012 -
My 6 year old Epson C87 printer works fine. However Epson thinks I need to get a a new one. Anyone aware of a reset hack/trick for mac OS? [more inside]
posted by citybuddha
on Jan 30, 2012 -
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 -
Please recommend a small, reliable printer for around $100, but by all means, go higher if you think non-shit just doesn't exist at that price. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Dec 26, 2011 -
Does anyone know of a good printer (online or in Chicago or DC) that can print small-run, custom-sized, double-sided, durable cards? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia
on Dec 19, 2011 -
I'm looking for a very specific kind of printer that can print true black onto 4x6 card stock weight paper. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong
on Nov 16, 2011 -
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 -
Is there any way to stop a Canon MP495 multifunction inkjet printer from going to sleep? It has its own built in 802.11g/n network interface for sharing itself with the LAN, which works fine, until the printer snoozes and falls off the network... [more inside]
posted by thewalrus
on Nov 8, 2011 -
You know that power surge that happens when you turn on a laser printer and it sucks up as much juice as it can? Are there laser printers that don't do that?
I'm replacing a Brother HL-2170W. I need good quality monochrome printing. No scanning, photos, etc. Small and quiet are pluses. Wireless is a must. I'll use it with a MacBook.
Every laser printer I've had dims the lights, etc., when it powers up. What should I look for in the specs to identify printers that minimize this? Wattage? Are guides/reviews online that address this issue?
posted by justcorbly
on Oct 19, 2011 -
My sister wants to buy a new printer for her home. She needs it for regular stuff but would also like to be able to make her own personalized stationary: things like gift tags or personalized cards of the sort you can put on birthday gifts for kids or give away as gifts themselves. What type of printer would you recommend for her? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade
on Oct 5, 2011 -
Best practices for moving computer and printer into living area without it looking terrible? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild
on Sep 27, 2011 -
I plan to mail 4,500 postcards to a different group of customers every day. And I want to do the majority of the work myself. Can you help me to master bulk-mailing? [more inside]
posted by banished
on Sep 5, 2011 -
I may have accidentally vacuumed up part of my printer...
I was cleaning up around my computer with the vacuum cleaner and I started to vacuum around the printer. My cat likes to sit on top of it so lots of hair tends to get inside. Anyways I stuck the nozzle inside and it sucked up the foam pad that the printer head gets cleaned on.
So here's the two part question:
1. Is it possible to get a replacement foam pad? If not, is it worth cutting up the vacuum bag and retrieving it?
2. How can keep my cat from hanging out on my printer?
My printer is a Canon Pixma 9000 pro mk II.
posted by fzx101
on Sep 4, 2011 -
I've got Windows 7 and a new hp printer, which isn't installing despite the update from hp. Now I just want to uninstall it, but it won't uninstall. I've uninstalled stuff before, I know it's not hard, so what am I doing wrong here?
posted by puddinghead
on Aug 31, 2011 -
I need a new all-in-one machine that is PC and Mac compatible, good for networking, can handle faxes with multiple ring, copier, flatbed scanner, multiple cartridges of paper, ink doesn't cost a million dollars, and is really sturdy. I'm willing to spend up to $500 but I want it to be good quality. Personal recommendations?
posted by bq
on Aug 9, 2011 -
Need a step-down converter for plugging a printer sold in the US (110V power) into a 3rd-world socket (240V power). I get the voltage part but watts and amps and such are a bit beyond my electronoobicity. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime
on Jul 27, 2011 -
Why are "i386" drivers supplied, and not 64-bit, for things like printer drivers? [more inside]
posted by Goofyy
on Jul 19, 2011 -
Looking for a low cost multifunction laser printer compatible with a Mac [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Jul 14, 2011 -
How can I clear a recalcitrant cartridge jam on an HP C4580 printer? I've gone through the steps on the printer and the further support on the HP website
to no avail. I still have the error message flashing on the printer, and it will not print anything, not even the self-test report. I need a working printer, and this is driving me crazy! Any suggestions? Help?
posted by DiscourseMarker
on Jun 11, 2011 -
If I wanted to make the laminated bard codes that supermarkets and other locations give out for their customers, How would I go about that? [more inside]
posted by Rubbstone
on May 12, 2011 -
Can anyone recommend a quality printer in London, UK? I will be printing a few runs of business cards, followed soon after by various other bits of business stationery, and I want a good quality digital printer that I can talk to. [more inside]
posted by Magnakai
on May 2, 2011 -
Why does images look good on a computer screen, but a print-out even at hi-resolution produces images that don't look as good? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Apr 14, 2011 -
I'm looking for a home office solution for B&W laser printing, scanning, copying (in approximately that order of importance, with the ability to fax coming in a very distant fourth). I'd like to spend less than $350. Network connectivity nice but not critical. Pony optional. Suggestions? Am I doomed to a choice between an endless string of near-disposable crappy all-in-one desktop models and far-out-of-budget business class maintenance contract solutions?
posted by rmd1023
on Apr 12, 2011 -
I'm wondering if this is even possible... my client wants to be able add the ability to select from the list of available printers; a remote fax machine. The original file will be quickbooks invoices. All my searches turn up what seem to be really old 'almost' solutions.
posted by bravowhiskey
on Mar 22, 2011 -
I have a Canon MX320 multifunction copier/printer/scanner/fax. The ink cartridges don't last very long, so I refilled them. But, I can't get it to recognize that the cartridge is now full. Am unable to reset it. Have looked & looked on Google & tried lots of methods. It prints fine, since there is ink, but the problem is since the printer thinks there's no ink, it stores new faxes in memory rather than printing them out. I can retrieve them there, but it's a hassle. So, I'd like to figure out how to reset the machine to tell it that it does have a new cartridge or to over ride the storing new faxes in memory & forcing it to print automatically.
posted by Mimidae
on Mar 15, 2011 -
Are there (preferably laser) printers designed to print on smaller paper than normal laser printers? Like onto 3x5 cards?
posted by raf
on Mar 9, 2011 -
Would you recommend a large high quality photo with which to put a large format printer through it's paces? Anything at all, as long as it can bring the megapixels. [more inside]
posted by parallax7d
on Dec 22, 2010 -
A professor friend of mine is in the market for a new computer and printer, and has enlisted my help. I, in turn, am hoping to enlist MeFi's help. Do you have any recommendations for me? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Dec 14, 2010 -
I just installed Office 2010, and now any time I want to print something, my computer defaults to sending the document to OneNote instead of to my USB-connected printer. Help! [more inside]
posted by decathecting
on Dec 11, 2010 -
I bought a new computer (stalkers may check out my previous 'asks') running 64 bit windows 7, and I'd like it to connect to my HP 6840 wireless printer; that is, I need an appropriate driver. HP's website says that windows 7, has the driver built in and all I have to do is connect the printer via usb cable and stand back. Well, I tried that and several other things but my Windows 7 home, even after running update, has no driver for my printer (which it correctly identifies). HP tech support is of no help, merely repeating the same advice as the web sites I've already seen. I know such a driver exists because other people have solved this problem. How can I get it?
posted by Obscure Reference
on Nov 17, 2010 -