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  1. #1

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    Oct 17, 2007
    Looking for best Mac Multifunctional printer
    I have a Brother multifunctional that is supposed to be wireless and have all the bells and whistles, but of course many don't work with Mac. I can't scan through the network (in fact lately I can't scan at all), etc., etc.

    I want my new iMac to be upstairs and be able to wirelessly scan/print/fax/copy to the machine downstairs. I'm giving my Brother to my parents who will be happy with it and their pc's, and they are buying me a new one. But which one?!? I haven't been able to find one that will have all functions operational by a Mac.

    I forgot to add that I want a monochrome laser printer and it does have to have a fax.

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2006
    N. Ireland
    Mac Pro 2xQuad core 2.8GHZ
    A good multifunction MAC compatible printer is the Epson RX640 - not wireless though

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Sep 01, 2007
    i love the hp6180. the 802.11g wireless multi-printer networks flawlessly with my airport station and 2 windows pcs and 2 macs. scanning through the network is not a problem.

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    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2006
    Barrie, Ontario, Canada
    2.16 GHz Intel Imac Core 2 Duo//MacBook 1.83 Core 2 Duo//G5 Power Mac
    I have a Brother multifunctional and it works great, it is connected however to an Airport Extreme.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2007
    Ok, so this is a MAJOR bump, but I'm looking for an inkjet AIO wireless printer - I've researched so much that I'm thoroughly confused. I have a Canon Pixma MP610 which I really like, but it isn't wireless and I've tried everything to get it to print from my MB (I have an iMac also) to no avail. I'm using an Airport Extreme as well. Even paid $10 to Canon phone support - waste of money. Suggestions?

    Oh, don't print many pics, so that isn't a big deal

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    Member Since
    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
    HP C6380 works great for me.

  7. #7

    Member Since
    Aug 13, 2008
    Fullerton, CA
    ::24" 2.8ghz iMac w/ nVidia 8800GS::2.4Ghz Unibody Macbook::
    stay away from HP! I've had nothing but problems with them. Prints when it wants to...shuts off then won't turn back on w/o unplugging it...feed takes multiple pages when trying to just print one page...They're wastes of money and I will never buy one again. I think my wireless one was the c4580 but I could be wrong

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    Member Since
    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    Quote Originally Posted by jennymac View Post
    Ok, so this is a MAJOR bump ... I have a Canon Pixma MP610 ... I've tried everything to get it to print from my MB.
    Bumping right on back to your MP610, how is it not printing from your MB? Canon are normally the most reliable of printers with Mac. Perhaps we can deal with that issue first.

    Oh, don't print many pics, so that isn't a big deal
    How about this one (and for the OP as well)? Canon Pixma MP980 All in One Wireless Printer - Multifunction Laser & Inkjets -, in particular the Specs. Translate that NZ website to one in the US/your country.

    Because I too don't print many colour pics, I invested in a Brother mono laser printer. It is utterly reliable. For inkjet printing, scanning, copying, I have a Canon MP110. Not wireless, basic, but then I've seldom understood the logic of having a wireless printer unless it's associated with a LAN. It's such a simple matter to plug in a USB connection.

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