Printer recommendations for Mac OSX 10.8 ?

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Curtis2
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Printer recommendations for Mac OSX 10.8 ?
Feb 4, 2013

I just got a new iMac and of course my trusty old Canon i860 won't work with it so I'm shopping for a new printer.

I already have a scanner so I really don't need anything but a standalone printer.

I'm seeing some printers that say they work with OSX 10.6 (some HPs etc.) but I'm wondering whether the manufacturers have just been too lazy to update the specs to show compatibility with 10.8 or if they really don't work with 10.8.

I see that Apple only sells Epson and HP all-in-ones in their online store. No standalone printers and no Canons whatsoever.

In short, I'm open to suggestions and insight.

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In reply to Curtis2, Feb 4, 2013

I would think that most modern printers are supported by 10.8. Maybe if you could be a little more specific with the type of printer you would like or even give a specific printer you are interested in some on the forum might be able to give you their experience. I have old HPs, a newer Canon, and two new Epsons that work fine with 10.8.

To get started printing photographs, if you line in US, the Canon Pro 9000 is very inexpensive now and is a great printer.  Works fine with 10.8.

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May I suggest you browse Epson's site? My r2880 is fine on Mac, abet with more of a pain in the butt with drivers than I would have expected.  Anything with a minimum of 13 x 19. More ink cartridges is better than fewer.

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In reply to Rkelac, Feb 4, 2013

Rkelac wrote:

Maybe if you could be a little more specific with the type of printer you would like or even give a specific printer you are interested in some on the forum might be able to give you their experience.

I guess I'm looking for a standalone printer that uses 4 or 5  ink tanks and works on wi-fi. I don't print many photos but it's nice to have the capability. I really liked the Canon i860. Too bad it doesn't work with 10.8. It did what I needed. I don't need 2 sided or anything fancy. A paper tray might be nice. The i860 didn't have one. Not essential though. Availability of generics is a plus. 8 1/2 X 11 paper.

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Curtis2 wrote:

Rkelac wrote:

Maybe if you could be a little more specific with the type of printer you would like or even give a specific printer you are interested in some on the forum might be able to give you their experience.

I guess I'm looking for a standalone printer that uses 4 or 5 ink tanks and works on wi-fi. I don't print many photos but it's nice to have the capability. I really liked the Canon i860. Too bad it doesn't work with 10.8. It did what I needed. I don't need 2 sided or anything fancy. A paper tray might be nice. The i860 didn't have one. Not essential though. Availability of generics is a plus. 8 1/2 X 11 paper.

I have the canon mx860, and it works with 10.8 if that is any help.

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In reply to Curtis2, Feb 5, 2013

Good deals to be had on IPF6400 works fine with 10.8.

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In reply to Curtis2, Feb 5, 2013

just a suggestion before you trash your present printer. Try doing an apple software update while your printer is on and connected. Sometimes apple does print driver updates when it sees a printer online.

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djworland wrote:

just a suggestion before you trash your present printer. Try doing an apple software update while your printer is on and connected. Sometimes apple does print driver updates when it sees a printer online.

Thanks but Apple gets their printer driver updates from the printer manufacturers. Canon doesn't have a driver for the i860 that works with 10.8.

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