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Printers that support OS X Mountain lion

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Oct 2, 2012 12:17 PM

I need to buy a new printer, copier and scanner preferably with a USB and SD card point.  It also needs to be compatible with OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2.  I made a purchase at the weekend that had incompatible software and drivers on the webpage that failed to work. Looking to spend up to £120 maybe a little more if exceptional!  Can anyone make suggestions for me to consider please?

 

Thanks

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • PAHU Level 6 Level 6 (14,400 points)
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    Oct 2, 2012 2:35 PM (in response to hairyfairy)

    I can recommend the Canon MG6250. Printer and scanner drivers are available via Apple Software Update. So when you connect the printer to the Mac the driver will be downloaded from Apple.

     

    This Macworld UK review shows a retail price higher than your preferred amount, but you may be able to get it for less.

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    Oct 3, 2012 3:01 PM (in response to PAHU)

    Just bought the Canon MG6250 following the Macworld Review and I'm having loads of problems installing it and getting it to talk to my Mac.

     

    I ran Software Update but no updates found.  I also tried to 'add printer' but got this message 'Can't install software because it is not currently available from the software update server'

     

    I have downloaded various drivers and updates from the Canon website and the 'seem' to have been installed OK but still no joy. I have connected the printer to my Mac using the USB cable for the time being as I also have problems setting up the wifi LAN.

     

    Perhaps it is something simple that I am missing????

     

    Any thoughts please - from a frustrated new owner of a Canon printer.

  • PAHU Level 6 Level 6 (14,400 points)
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    Oct 3, 2012 5:13 PM (in response to LeVignoble)

    If you have managed to get the printer working when connected via USB then the printer driver has been installed correctly. So if you were to disconnect the printer from the USB connection and reconnect it to your wireless network and then try to add the wifi printer again, does this still prompt for the driver to be installed?

  • LeVignoble Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 12:47 AM (in response to PAHU)

    Thanks for your feedback.

     

    What is the current version of the printer driver?  Mine is v. 10.67.1.0 - is this up to date?

    Success - I have managed to connect the printer using the USB cable and will attempt to change this over to wifi later.  It seems then that all have been installed correctly and now the printer appears to have been added (not sure how I did this). 

     

    My worry was that I would have compatability issues between the printer and OSX 10.8. 

    Wish me luck changing over to a wifi connection.  Have you had any issues with paper quality?  Do you use Canon paper only?  I don't (as yet) and seem to get a litttle blurring on a black print.  Perhaps I will change this also.

     

    Otherwise, all seems well (for now).

  • PAHU Level 6 Level 6 (14,400 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to LeVignoble)

    LeVignoble wrote:

     

     

    What is the current version of the printer driver?  Mine is v. 10.67.1.0 - is this up to date?

    This is the latest version available.

     

    LeVignoble wrote:

     

    Have you had any issues with paper quality?  Do you use Canon paper only?  I don't (as yet) and seem to get a litttle blurring on a black print.  Perhaps I will change this also.

    The blurring will be a result of the moisture content in the paper. If you have a ream of paper open for a period of time it will absorb moisture from the air and when you then put this in the printer it will cause the ink to spread, giving the blurred look. The more recycled content in the paper, the more blur you will get. So if you buy a new ream of paper, after opening it and placing some sheets in the cassette, seal up the remainder in the original packaging the best you can.

     

    As for brands of paper, I use Canon photo paper for my photos but for everyday text printing, I just purchase locally produced paper. But I mostly use a laser printer for my text printing. So for usage, if you want quality text output, then you will need to buy a business quality paper and keep it sealed until you need to use it.

  • LeVignoble Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 11:26 PM (in response to PAHU)

    Thank you once again, for taking the time to respond to my queries - you have been most helpful and I will heed you advice.

     

    Well pleased with the printer so far.....

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