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 -
I'm looking for a new color printer that won't bankrupt me in the long run and works reliably with 3 kids that will treat it like crap. I know this question gets discussed frequently but the types of printers available seems to change rather frequently so I'm confused about what to do.
Here's my list of wants/needs and questions. [more inside]
posted by katyjack
on Aug 4, 2006 -
My graphic design office needs a new printer, and we're trying to decide between a Xerox 7400DN color laser
(actually LED) and an Epson 4800 Pro inkjet
. We print primarily (maybe 90%) 8.5x11 and 11x17, about evenly between color and black and white, with a few 13x19 pages. The Xerox is limited to 12x18, which means we would have to re-work some templates to get them onto 12x18. The Epson prints up to 17" wide, which I'm sure we'd use once in a while. Duplexing (printing both sides at once) on the Xerox would be nice. The Xerox lists for more money, but we can get it for about the same as the Epson ($2500).
Any general thoughts between color lasers and inkjets in general? I know the inkjet has the ability to print higher quality, but is much slower than the laser. Anything else?
posted by letitrain
on Aug 3, 2006 -
In a Windows Server 2003 domain environment, is there a way to push printers to client machines if they are not shared printers? What about changing printer settings over the network? [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems
on Aug 2, 2006 -
I need a small laser printer that I can ship repeated across the country. (needs to be laser, needs to have paper tray) Anyone have suggestions for a simple sturdy printer? [more inside]
posted by svdodge
on Jun 28, 2006 -
Epson 1520 printer is refuses to print properly. Streaks when printing color and won't print head alignment tests properly. [more inside]
posted by marxfriedrice
on Jun 22, 2006 -
I know nothing about serial cables, and I'm having trouble figuring out what I need, or what's going on with my receipt printers. [more inside]
posted by valleys
on Jun 2, 2006 -
The pages on this HP LaserJet 4 are coming out partially grey. Replace the Fuser, or something else? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069
on May 7, 2006 -
I'm looking for a printer that will print on tabloid-sized newsprint in black and white -- that's all it needs to do. What's the absolute cheapest I'm going to be able to get one? [more inside]
posted by reklaw
on May 1, 2006 -
Linux Printer Share:
i'm way over my head, I have a HP 648c USB printer, and I want to use my xbox that runs Debian natively (Xebian) to share the printer. Physical connection is no problem. But I am in way over my head in terms of setting up a simple printer share. It appear possible via Samba, but my experiments didn't pan out. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza
on Apr 24, 2006 -
I think I just need a USB switch.
Simple solution needed for sharing my new Canon printer (working wonderfully with my Windows 98 SE machine) with my true love's Mac OS X (10.3...) machine. [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Apr 24, 2006 -
Looking for best 'get me up to speed' resources for Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop & how to take jobs to printers. [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze
on Apr 5, 2006 -
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 -
Have you recently bought a great printer? - tell me about it.
I've been asked to do some research for a friend who needs to buy a new printer - and I'm swimming in data.
The main criteria are: low-to-medium price; colour/black & white (as opposed to some of the amazing deals on b&w only laser printers around); reasonably priced consumables (this may be the trickiest part to assess); reliability.
We're in the UK - any online deals have to be accessible to this country. TIA!
posted by dash_slot-
on Mar 13, 2006 -
Recommendations for a decent consumer grade (cheap) printer that handles printable CDs and DVDs? How is the print quality on a typical silver-top CD? Does printing on them ever risk data corruption?
posted by p3t3
on Feb 17, 2006 -
I picked up an HP LaserJet IIIp printer a few days ago. Its great, I love how the output looks, but any paper that goes through (regardless of which output tray I use) gets ruffled. I just tried an envelope, and the envelope came out with ridges every 1/2" or so. This can't be right... any idea whats wrong and how to fix it?
posted by devilsbrigade
on Jan 31, 2006 -
My office has a lot of empty toner cartridges from laser printers sitting around. What should I do with them? I don't feel good about throwing them in the trash, but whenever I research selling the cartridges to a company, I can only get something like 1 dollar for each (and that will barely cover the shipping costs). What do I do??
posted by svdodge
on Jan 19, 2006 -
So we just got a new printer at work. It has a standard USB printer cable
. But I somehow need to connect it to our linksys print server which has the old-school 25 pin female printer cable receptacle -- you know, looks like this
. Can this be done? And how? Thanks as always...
posted by Heminator
on Dec 29, 2005 -
Computer Peripheral Filter: I am looking for a device (other than a plotter) which I can hook up to a computer which can then generate text that looks hand written. I know you can get handwriting TT fonts , but the documents produced do not really look hand written.
Getting a plotter is a last resort. I'm pretty sure I have heard of a device that will do what I need, but I can't seem to google it. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
posted by wisdom-seeker
on Dec 16, 2005 -
Printer Cartridge Alignment Failed! Printer won't print now. HELP! I need to make all my Christmas presents! [more inside]
posted by Corky
on Dec 13, 2005 -
So I'm looking for a new printer, the old one is going to a good home. I'm not sure where to start looking for a new one but I have a few criteria: Laser, two-sided printing, and I'd like color.
It's been so long since I got a printer (or any hardware) that I'm not sure where to go looking for reviews and suggestions. Anyone out there able to suggest a good printer that matches the above requirements, or have an idea where to start looking? I've had a lot of good experience with HP's, but I'm willing to look at other brands, I'm mostly interested in quality. My last printer lasted me 7-8 years, and I'd like something that could do that again.
Oh, and if its an addon to get the two-sided printing, that's OK.
posted by Ikazuchi
on Oct 23, 2005 -
A few questions about printing digital photos in NYC, and tangentially, the legality thereof. [more inside]
posted by Vidiot
on Oct 21, 2005 -
How do I keep my laser printer from playing hide-and-go seek with a Dell TrueMobile router and XP? [more inside]
posted by justkevin
on Oct 14, 2005 -
. Need recommendations for a good print-on-demand house for short-run softcover books. The current place we've used has gone downhill and is quoting us 4 weeks on print jobs. Unless they've improved, LightningSource is out because the interiors I saw a year ago looked like photocopies.
posted by rolypolyman
on Oct 5, 2005 -
How do I fix my dried out print cartridge, when "clean cartridge" won't do it and I know there's plenty of ink in there? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Aug 25, 2005 -
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 -
I have an Epson CX5200 multipurpose printer. It needed ink cartridges, so it sat idle for a while. Now I need to use it and the color of the ink catridge that I replaced (yellow) is only appearing in thin bands.
I've tried cleaning the jets, printing page after page of a 75% Y block from Illustrator and so far no change. Anyone have any fantastic tips?
posted by Mayor Curley
on Jul 17, 2005 -
Can anyone suggest equipment to produce custom photographic quality *small-sized* (anywhere from 1/2" to 2") stickers with custom shapes? [more inside]
posted by edjusted
on Jul 13, 2005 -
It's printer time! Yaaay! *fanfare* *cows explode* I have an "All in One" or "Multifunction" printer. This means it can fax, scan, copy, and print in color. I can't say I use it a lot, but when I have needed it the most, the fax, scan, and copy pieces have been wonderful to have. So I want to buy another one. Problem is, HP, Canon, Epson, Brother, Lexmark, Dell, and the rest all use different benchmarks. Any AiO fans out there?
posted by cavalier
on Jul 10, 2005 -
I need a printer. I rarely print, and when I do, it's always black and white. Inkjets seem to dry or clog if not used for a long time. Plus, they're HUGE. Should I get one of those cheap lasers
? Are lasers and inkjets the only options?
posted by skryche
on Jun 27, 2005 -
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 -
How can I force my color printer (Epson CX4600) to ignore the fact that it's out of yellow and magenta ink, and keep printing black and white? [more inside]
posted by mkultra
on Jun 13, 2005 -