Best Printers For Mac
Apple Compatible Color Inkjet Printers
Shopping for an Apple compatible printer, All-In-One, or photo printing solution for your MacBook or Macintosh? Offering faster print speeds and higher resolution than ever before, Macintosh compatible color inkjets for your Mac laptop or desktop computer setup are more affordable than ever. As long as you're wise enough to keep spare ink tanks or replacement cartridges on-hand, you're good to go. Photographers in particular often want a dedicated quality photo printer, especially for large-format, archival prints.
|Affordable HP Printer||Wide-Format Epson||Large-Format Canon|
Cheap WiFi AIO
|13" x 19" Tabloid Prints
|8-Color Pro 100
Top Photo Quality
All-In-One Printers For MacOften a great Do-It-All choice: All-In-One MFP multi-function printers combine Scan, Copy and Print (and sometimes Fax) functions to minimize the wires and clutter of owning separate computer accessories. Some AIO printers may also include Compact flash, SD, MMC and other memory card reader slots for digital photography buffs. Another feature might be a PictBridge camera port for direct digital camera printinng options. Nearly all provide large and color LCD display panels to help you navigate all the printer's features. Many printers feature touch-screen LCDs for even easier menu navigation.
|Canon WiFi AIO||HP OfficeJet AIO||Epson Wireless AIO|
|Copy - Scan - AirPrint
Print From Anywhere
|HP 8600 Series
AirPrint iOS Support
Wireless and Fax Abilities
|USB - Ethernet - WiFi
Fast Hi-Volume Printing
These days, the real challenge isn't finding a printer All-In-One with Mac compatibility, it's finding one that's easy for you to operate. Beware the higher-end models which can suffer from excessive features, with an overwhelming number of buttons on the front. If All-In-One's have a drawback, it's the complexity required to operate some printers: Always keep the manual handy, you'll likely need it for help performing any advanced fax, photo transfer, editing and printing options.
Apple Compatible Laser Printers For Mac OSSo affordable, the notion of a personal laser printer has supplanted the need of having to share one in an office or workgroup. With new technology, many of the newer Laser printers for Mac have become so compact that many sit convieniently on your desktop with a footprint barely larger than a shoebox. With a large number of driver's already built into OSX you may find you don't even need to install any drivers from disc. Start by connecting a new printer, going to Apple Menu > System Preferences > Print & Fax -- and seeing if your Mac will automatically discover it. If not, simply hit the '+' button to add a new printer.
Wireless Printing for Mac And iPadWireless network printer options for Apple Mac computers abound. 802.11 WiFi printing is often included in even low to mid-range models of inkjet printers. The minimal cost of adding WiFi capabilities by manufacturers into a Wi-Fi enabled model no longer commands a huge price premium. You'll find that the best Mac compatible wireless printers are those that include an LCD screen to navigate the menus, find your wireless or Airport network and connect. Lower end inkets, or the many laser printers which lack an LCD display often involve having to run special network print config utilities on your Mac to configure the printer, it's IP address, and whatnot somewhat remotely. That can be a daunting task if you're not technically inclined, so LCD and Touchscreen displays simplify wireless printing setup.
Look for AIRPRINT compatible wireless printer models if printing from an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch running Apple iOS is important to you. HP, Epson, Brother, Canon and others offer select WiFi printer models with AirPrint support built-in. Most printer makers have heartily embraced AirPrint compatible wireless printing support for Apple's recent handheld iOS devices so more printers than ever are AirPrint compatible.
Bluetooth Portable Printers For MacBookBluetooth is another wireless option for select printer models. A few MacBook laptop printers have wireless Bluetooth built in. Some printer manufacturers like Canon offer an optional USB Blue-Tooth dongle that's deisgned for specific models of thier printers to plug into via the printer's USB port. Other's like HP's portable printer lineup now offer Bluetooth built-in on select models. For mobile printing needs at close range, Bluetooth printing offers a viable, cable-free option and a more practical alternative to WiFi which requires more power and would drain batteries faster.
MacOS Sierra, ElCapitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion and Leopard Printer DriversUpgrades to Apple's OSX often bring a bit of pain. Some will need updated print drivers for ElCapitan. If Apple's latest Printer Software Update doesn't address it, check out the manufacturer's site directly: Brother, Canon, Epson America, Hewlett-Packard, Okidata, Xerox, Lexmark, and Samsung Electronics. In general Apple has been very good about working with printer manufacturers to incorporate printing updates in OS X to address not only the printing but scanning capabilities in update packages that address not only a wide range of existing models, but particularly newer printers on the market. Often the OSX drivers packaged with a new printer are obsolete, by the time you open the box. ALWAYS check the vendor's website - expecially if you're trying to scan or print from the latest version of MacOS Sierra, OSX Yosemite or El Capitan.
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