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Wireless printer advice

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by bush pilot, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. bush pilot

    bush pilot

    Jan 29, 2004
    I'm in the market for a wireless printer that can be used when using a laptop, IPAD or Iphone. I doubt it will used more than 10-15 times a month and I don't need it to be capable of printing in color. Also, it must be easy to set up at the start. Any thoughts from the computers geeks around here? Thanks.
  2. boozer


    Jul 24, 2007
    Hilltop, USA

  3. Resqu2


    Aug 24, 2007
    SouthWest VA
    Lots of the Cannon printers are Air Print compatable, love mine plus it's a scanner and copier.
  4. Cinic

    Cinic Spongy Member

    Nov 17, 2001
    Tempe, AZ
    We have a Brother wireless laser printer/AIO that's been incredibly stable and trouble free. Although I can't attest to its Apple compatibility.
  5. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000
  6. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Aug 16, 2001
    Taunton, MA
    Ditto to Herr. Works just fine. But I don't think it's AirPrint.
  7. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

    HP has wireless printers that allow you to print from mobile devices.
  8. boozer


    Jul 24, 2007
    Hilltop, USA
    I print rarely, it was always frustrating to have an ink cartridge with little use, dry up between uses and have to be replaced.

    I now have a laser printer, it has to warm up, but I feel I get better service a from toner based system
  9. NAS T MAG


    Feb 12, 2007
    Northern Ohio
    Yep and from all our computers. Two laptops & two desktops. The app on my iPhone is Printer Pro.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2013
  10. M&P Guy

    M&P Guy

    Mar 5, 2012
    We have had an HP 8500 for years. No dropped connections, easy on ink and works with WinTel and OSX. Newer versions work with IOS.
  11. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

    I have one too, got it for it's low per page print cost. Can print to it from my Android phones too.

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  12. tarpleyg


    Aug 7, 2002
    North Carolina
    I had a similar dilemma. Went with the Epson XP200 (I think that's the model) and it's been great.
  13. Old School

    Old School

    Jul 22, 2001
    Wilmington NC USA
    This from somebody who swore off HP printers forever...the HP 8600 Plus has been flawless. Parents of my kids friends have called and asked about it, after the kids have printed projects. We print from a Windows desktop, mac and windows laptops, android and mac phones and tablets. Printing from draft mode is better than letter quality on other printers.

    Whatever you buy, assign it a static ip address outside dhcp range. And I'd buy it from somewhere like Costco that doubles the mfgr warranty.

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  14. Stlbrian


    Jun 24, 2012
    St. Louis
    As big of an Apple fan I am, I have struggled to get AirPrint to work well on a number of "Air print compatible" printers.
    Apple's bonjour service (how they get driverless printing to work on IOS devices) is kind of picky, so it is crucial that your router plays nice with it. Most Uverse equipment works from my experience, Dlink is very hit or miss, and my Netgear (WNDR 3700) has been flawless. Google your router and "AirPrint" and see what comes back.

    I have a Epson printer, and have had great luck with it. It is an Artisan 730. Epson ( and I am sure others as well, HP does I know) makes an app for IOS to turn any printer into an Airprinter. It is called Iprint, and is available for free in the App store

    So before you get an Airprint compatible printer, check your router for compatibility, if it passes pick out an Airprint printer. If it does not get a printer whose manufacturer makes a printing app for IOS.

    Good luck, happy printing!!
  15. Kevin108

    Kevin108 HADOKEN!

    Mar 2, 2005
    Virginia Beach, VA
    After having tried everything over the years, the two Canon printers I've owned have been the best.
  16. Hawkeye16


    Mar 19, 2012
    I have to say Epson as well. I have the workforce 845. Found it on sale for $150 and its been flawless with all apple and non apple devices.

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  17. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Gold Member

    May 1, 2010
    Las Vegas
    We recently picked this one up:
    [ame=""] Canon PIXMA MG6320 Black Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier: Electronics@@AMEPARAM@@[/ame]

    Once it was set up, it worked with our laptop and all our i devices perfectly.
  18. Billy10mm


    Jun 27, 2008
    Hartsdale, NY
    There are plenty of excellent printers out on the market. My only advice to you is, if you are going to print infrequently, as I do, make it a laser printer and not an inkjet. Nozzles tend to get clogged from lack-of-use. My laser, used a few times per month, has never needed a test print, calibration, or any other form of "freshening up" after periods of inactivity. For the record, I'm using a Brother wireless printer.
  19. Another vote for the Brother HL-2270DW. Our house is currently Windows only, but all four computers can wirelessly access this printer with no problem. Set up required a temporary hardwired connection and the rest was easy.
  20. yellolab


    Apr 15, 2008
    I bought a HP 6700 wireless printer on black friday, direct from HP, for $99. It's a scanner also.
    Works great printing with my ipad, iphone, Dell laptop for work, and the wifes Imac.

    Printer cartridges are replaced by individual color as well, so when back is dry- you replace the black cartridge only.