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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

Am I at the mercy of big ink?

Canon Pixma printer purchased in US, specified ink cartridges not available in Asia where I live, BUT there is a different model number that looks exactly the same. Can I use it? [more inside]
posted by dust of the stars on Mar 16, 2013 - 2 answers

All-in-one printer/scanner/copier/fax recommendations ?

March 2013 edition ! A non-profit that I volunteer with is looking to buy a new all-in-one machine to do its printing, scanning, copying, and faxing for its office. Non-profit uses windows. Initial budget is $300-500. Other pluses: Dual-sided printing Most of the printing will be in b&w but will occasionally need to print in color (not for photos but for small logos on flyers, etc). What should I recommend to them ? Laser ? Inkjet, no right ? They'd rather not since space is at a premium there.
posted by fizzix on Mar 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Inkjet duplex printing - How does it work?

I just got a cheap-o HP printer that features two sided printing. It seems to print on one side, suck the paper back in, and print on the other side. Does anyone know how this works? Does it flip the paper over? My guess is that it loops it back in (back facing down), probably raises the heads, and "prints upside down" the other side. But I'd love to see a diagram or video. Can't find one, though.
posted by thirdgrader on Feb 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Recommendations for a desktop printer that plays well with DVDs/CDs

My work has to produce sometimes one, sometimes two at most DVDs when we do a transfer of an older video recording to digital file. We're looking to purchase a desktop printer for use with DVDs, and I'm hoping the mefi community has recommendations! [more inside]
posted by ethel on Jan 24, 2013 - 3 answers

Airprint works...and is lame.

Is there a better printing app for the iPad than HP eprint or Apple Airprint? One that allows you to print directly to a printer over wifi (i.e., without having another computer running and connected to the network), offers legal size printing and photo print sizes other than 4x6? Thanks!
posted by SampleSize on Jan 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Looking for a printer in Manhattan

Looking for a solid, reliable printer in midtown Manhattan (preferably). I'm designing a program for a memorial service that will be taking place there next month but I'm located out of town and don't have any NYC designer contacts. The files will be ready well in advance so we won't need superquick turnaround. Can the hivemind recommend anyone? Thanks!
posted by avocet on Jan 17, 2013 - 2 answers

Printer sharing XP and Windows 8

Windows networking woes. Windows 8 laptop will not install the drivers for an HP printer that is attached to an XP desktop. Help! [more inside]
posted by queue_strategy on Dec 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Why are Epson printers the devil?

Why won't my black ink print?! [more inside]
posted by masquesoporfavor on Nov 7, 2012 - 9 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

Laser printer won't share itself

Are some laser printers wholly resistant to sharing? [more inside]
posted by dance on Oct 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me find a good, inexpensive place to buy HP toner cartridges

Best place to buy replacement toner cartridges for home HP Laser printer? Buying the HP toner costs arm and/or leg at your typical big box stores. Would like to find a cheaper, reputable place to buy toner. Can't find one among all the sketchy places that look like cheaptoner.biz and buy-toner-from-us.com. Please help
posted by unceman on Oct 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Photoshop Elements or Photoshop for High Quality Printing?

The question: Photoshop or Photoshop Elements? The job: printing high-quality photographic prints on an Epson R2400. [more inside]
posted by jammy on Sep 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Best way to share a printer?

Best way to share a printer (and/or set up a print server) in a college dorm? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Sep 24, 2012 - 5 answers

How can I print to a Post-It on a budget?

I'm looking for the ability to print to a post-it. 3M wants too much. Any knock-offs or alternatives I could try? Must fit in a standard print tray. [more inside]
posted by NBJack on Sep 7, 2012 - 8 answers

When using the cleaning cycle on an inkjet printer, where does the ink go?

When using the cleaning cycle on an inkjet printer, where does the ink go? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Sep 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Need spine and pocket label printer options

The library's decades-old Okidata label printer is on its way out. How does your library print spine and pocket labels? [more inside]
posted by Riverine on Aug 21, 2012 - 12 answers

When was the French printer "Panet & Imbert" in operation?

I have an antique French olive oil label. The printer's name and location appear in small print at the bottom: "Panet & Imbert" - Marseille". I would like to know when this printer was in operation. I have not found anything useful about this on the Internet.
posted by kirsti on Aug 18, 2012 - 5 answers

JLLERT - German printer?

Information on JLLERT (German printer?). I have an old German olive oil label. I am trying to determine just how old it is. In small print, it reads "JLLERT No. 7516 (or 4516)". I suspect that JLLERT is the printer's name. The label was used by August Grill (Schorndorf), a store that was in operation from 1912 to 1965. I would like to know when JLLERT was in operation.
posted by kirsti on Aug 8, 2012 - 7 answers

How to group these HP LaserJet printers?

Logical groupings for list of HP LaserJet printers? [more inside]
posted by macsigler on Aug 7, 2012 - 6 answers

There is probably an easy solution to this, but damned if I can find it.

I have a Macbook with OS X 10.5.8 and Firefox 13.0.1. The printing scale under File -> Page Setup in Firefox has randomly started defaulting to 60%. So every time I restart Firefox, I have to go in there and change it back to 100% before I print anything. I can't figure out how to change it back. Is this a Firefox thing, or a printer thing? [more inside]
posted by désoeuvrée on Jul 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Can you help me replace my printer with a better one?

Can you help me pick out a new multifunction printer/fax/scanner? My (small business) office printer died. It's okay, I hated it anyways. But I need to buy a new one pretty much immediately. Every printer gets mediocre reviews online (and rightfully so, they're all awful in their own special ways)-- but I'm hoping someone here can make a recommendation? Specs included. [more inside]
posted by mireille on Jun 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Please help me find the perfect printer(s) for my project!

Please help me find the perfect printer(s) for my project! [more inside]
posted by perpetual lurker on May 17, 2012 - 1 answer

Recommend me a cheap printer I can take with me on a 6-week trip

Recommend me a cheap printer I can take with me on a 6-week trip. [more inside]
posted by skwt on Apr 19, 2012 - 6 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

AIO that prints and scans both sides

Duplex-scanning colour AIO: Epson WorkForce WF-7520, Canon PIXMA MX892, or ... ? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Apr 11, 2012 - 6 answers

I can't print black and white.

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 - 3 answers

Black photoconductor in the colour slot?

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 - 7 answers

Color laser printer for home use

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 - 1 answer

Looking for newspaper printer near Georgetown, Texas?

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 - 7 answers

Long periods of boredom punctuated by brief periods of PRINT NOW!

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 - 17 answers

A non-crappy printing solution.

Best home-office printer for an artist/graphic designer? [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on Mar 5, 2012 - 7 answers

I'm going to take this printer out into a field pretty soon.

Office network print problems. Help me get these laptops to print again! [more inside]
posted by degoao on Feb 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Looking for an Epson printer reset solution.

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 - 1 answer

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

HP Deskjet 845C Shoots Blanks - Yikes

Printer keeps shooting out paper - not printing [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Jan 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Recommendations for the Dismal Peripheral

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 - 10 answers

Help us print things!

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 - 2 answers

Help me find a great printer for printing colored pencil drawings

Which printer is best for printing colored pencil artwork? [more inside]
posted by parakeetdog on Dec 8, 2011 - 1 answer

Don't bleed me with color ink charges!

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 - 8 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

This Canon MP495 is very sleepy...

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 - 4 answers

Laser Printers Without The Power-On Surge?

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 - 15 answers

We need a good photo printer

Please recommend a photo printer. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Oct 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Best color laser printer for 4x6 photo printing?

Best color laser printer for 4x6 photo printing? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Oct 10, 2011 - 5 answers

A good printer for crafty things.

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 - 6 answers

Office Space

Best practices for moving computer and printer into living area without it looking terrible? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 27, 2011 - 19 answers

(Wo)Man versus Technology

True black and white printing on my Cannon Pixma--can it be done? [more inside]
posted by too bad you're not me on Sep 24, 2011 - 6 answers

In search of the world's most boring printer.

I need the smallest, cheapest, most basic, mac-compatible printer on the market. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Sep 15, 2011 - 8 answers

I need some bulk-mailing tips

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 - 7 answers

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