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    Jerichoa's Avatar
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    Jun 21, 2010
    I need a printer for college! Any suggestions?
    Hey, all! I'm about to begin my journey to University... To end up back in the same high school I recently graduated from (on the other side of the classroom, though, as an English teacher!). Oh, the irony. But, that's a story for another day.

    ANYWAY--I just got a new Macbook Pro, and I love it. I had a fantastic, albeit cheap, printer/scanner/copier that I used with my Acer. The printer is a Lexmark X3430. I believe I picked it up roughly three years ago during Christmas at a Staples. It was on sale for TWENTY FREAKING DOLLARS, so how on Earth could I not? It's been an excellent printer, but now I fear that I won't be able to bring it with me to college and I'll have to shell out even more money for a new printer. I haven't been able to find the driver for it, and perhaps, because it's so "old," there is none.

    If any of you have any suggestions for a relatively inexpensive (less than $100) printer/scanner/copier that I could use with my Mac, I would be overjoyed. Wireless would be nice too, but it's not a necessity by any means. If you could find the driver for my current printer, I would be even more thrilled! I'd probably even give you a muffin.

    Boy, do I ramble. I hope this is the right forum. Thanks, guys!

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    Kash's Avatar
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    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    I just did a quick search and looks like you're correct, there are no Mac drivers available for the Lexmark X3430.

    Do you need color or will black and white suffice? Inkjet or laser?

    June 2007
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    osxx's Avatar
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    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3

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    May 18, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    MacMini 2.4, 8 Gb, OS 10.10 and 10.6; MacBook 2.4, 4 Gb, OS 10.6.8
    Canon Pixma, either the 320 or 340 (office); or 490, 270, 250 (home) ... all under $100.
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

    I'm leaving now to go and find myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

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    Jerichoa's Avatar
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    Jun 21, 2010
    I'd prefer a laser printer, but as long as it has those functions and it's within my price range, I won't be too picky about it.

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    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
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    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    I would also recommend a laser printer if you are mostly just using it for printing out papers for college. Might want to check this place out.

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    Mac SK's Avatar
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    Oct 21, 2006
    With a laser theres no ink to dry out if it sits for a wail. I would stay away from wireless. The small Samsung Color Laser or Brother would be great.

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