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 -
My HP C4600 series All-in-one inkjet just met its untimely demise. Unfortunately, this included the glass on the scanner having been completely shattered. [more inside]
posted by aflores
on Nov 13, 2010 -
How can I print in a different font than the one I see on screen in Firefox, easily and with as few clicks as possible? [more inside]
posted by katyggls
on Nov 11, 2010 -
My HP deskjet 8000's printer drivers won't allow me to print at all when 1 color of ink is out. Yes, even if I only want to print in black and white. Aside from going back and time and telling me not to buy this POS, can you help me? Are there hacked drivers? [more inside]
posted by fontophilic
on Oct 13, 2010 -
Should I purchase a multi-function printer (mfp) or a scanner and separate printer for our small office (10-20 people)? [more inside]
posted by birchhook
on Oct 1, 2010 -
I have a 4 year old Samsung ML-2510 printer that will no longer print. It takes in a sheet of paper about halfway, then stops for ~20 seconds then spits the page out a blank page. It will keep doing this until it runs out of paper. The red error light is slowly flashing. The problem appeared a couple of years ago, but I've always been able to get it to go away before. It worked fine the first time I used it this semester but stopped working the second time I used it. Since then I've only been able to get it to spit out one non-blank page, and that was involved in a paperjam. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get it working? I've tried Google and the Samsung site, but I get the same 4 questions answered over and over again. [more inside]
posted by Canageek
on Sep 26, 2010 -
Can anyone help me with setting up my Canon Pixma MX340 to print wirelessly from my iMac? [more inside]
posted by jefficator
on Sep 5, 2010 -
I am having an embarrassingly difficult time replacing an HP 4600 Laserjet printer. What is your methodology for selecting a high-volume laser printer? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Aug 31, 2010 -
Will you help me figure out what my printer-side port is so that I can convert my printer to Bluetooth-ready? [more inside]
posted by fujiko
on Aug 11, 2010 -
Let's say I'm willing to spend $500 for a printer...but my only incentive to do so (I have a normal printer now) would be that it allows me to print my own larger-format prints, on 11 x 17 paper (or even larger if that was possible). Does such a creature exist? If so, what would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton
on Aug 9, 2010 -
i plan to make a very big, normal resolution printer from an arduino and some bits and pieces.
What should i use for the print head and how? [more inside]
posted by compound eye
on Jul 30, 2010 -