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Richard Miller3 Calculating status...
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Oct 26, 2012 3:38 PM

Howdy

 

Does anyone know if Hewlett Packard printers with Digital Fax will work with a Mac? I have been reviewing the literature, and it looks to me that it only works with Windows base machines. I am hoping that I am missing something.

 

Thanks

 

rlmslo

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Oct 26, 2012 5:40 PM (in response to Richard Miller3)

    You can check the HP model at the HP web site.

    http://www.hp.com

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,755 points)
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    Oct 26, 2012 9:37 PM (in response to Richard Miller3)

    Here's how to check through Apple:

     

    This is the Mac Print 101 article for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion.  I hope you're using one of those.  (I'm concerned because your post indicates a year-old iOS version for iPhone, and does not even mention Mac)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4670

     

    Click on the "Printer and Scanner Software" link near the top of the attached article.  You'll see a list of the HP printers supported, along with which capabilities (including fax) are supported.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,110 points)
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    Oct 26, 2012 9:53 PM (in response to Richard Miller3)

    I am not certain what you mean by "digital fax" but if you mean the ability to fax a document right from your computer, without having to perform the ridiculous step of printing a document just so you can fax it, then you should consider Brother's line of multifunction devices.

     

    The one I use predates AirPrint but they now have a number of printers with that feature, and also fax directly from a standard Print dialog box. Brother supports OS X very well with its native CUPS interface, they are inexpensive, their ink (in the case of inkjets) is inexpensive and lasts a long time, their photo quality is at least as good as HP's, they have lifetime free technical support with people who understand OS X, and a two year warranty.

     

    Read the reviews (Amazon for instance, but be sure to read HP's and Brother's user reviews on their respective websites as well) and decide for yourself.

     

    Brother™ Monochrome Laser Printer and All-in-One models now support AirPrint.

     

    Brother™ Color Inkjet All-in-One units now support AirPrint.

     

    I have no affiliation with them but I would not want a Mac user to make a purchase decision they'll regret

    MacBooks  iMacs  iPods  AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion,  27 years Apple!
  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,755 points)
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    Oct 26, 2012 9:52 PM (in response to Richard Miller3)

    To add to John's train of thought, I have an Epson Workforce 645 that can fax a document right from the computer without first printing.  This printer is AirPrint capable.

     

    I have no affiliation with Epson.

     

    I'm just trying to point out that if you're considering purchasing a printer with this capability, there are plenty of choices.

  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Oct 27, 2012 2:27 AM (in response to Richard Miller3)

    And if you don't want to spend money on equipment try this:

    http://www.gotfreefax.com

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