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Tony Hardy

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#1
I'm looking for a printer fairly sharpish. Want something cheap and good really. Just need to be bashing out letters and quotes now and again. Doesn't need to be anything fancy.

I work on Mac and a lot of printers don't seem to mention Mac compatibility in their spec.

Who can recommend me anything? Also, it'd be handy if it was wireless!
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#2
HP or canon in my opinion, I know you can get some of those wireless under £100 but may only use 2 carts (1 colours, 1 black). Most canons have a mac driver so to speak but I'm not sure about hp.
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#4
colour cartridge has 3 colours in it so when one runs out you need to replace all three colours, it's just less 'green'
 
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Tony Hardy

Guest
#5
Reckon they'll work with just a black cartridge in? Don't plan on doing much colour printing.
 

Levi

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Staff member
#6
probably but you may need to set it to 'black and white' as my canon uses a small amount of colour ink even if printing text....
 
#7
Always used Epson printers and they work fine with Macs. You cash also get some very very cheap compatible inks.

We have a wp4535 in the office and it's fine for what it does.

Is only A4 and it's not broaderless, automatic duplex is quite handy.

You can pick it up for about £190. A full set of 4 xxl inks is £28ish.
 
#8
I use a Canon Pixma - cheap ink, good quality print. However, for some reason every printer I buy eventually starts pulling the paper through at a slant, very frustrating.
 
#9
I use a Kodak Hero for my A4 printing. The quality is really good, and so far its taken 250 gsm card no problem. However it only uses 2 cartridges. It works fine with my mac with wireless, and its actually quite reasonable on ink. I print a lot of things on draft mode, but whenever i've needed something around A4 of good quality its high quality print mode is awesome.
It also costs about £18 to completely refill.
 
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Squiddy

Guest
#10
If this is going to be for long term use Tony, why don't you consider buying a laser printer? They are much cheaper per print, especially for black and white.
 
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Tony Hardy

Guest
#11
It's probably only going to be printing the odd form or letter. Got myself a nice wireless Canon job. Can't complain at all.