Here are a few different options.
First the LaserJets. Suggested HP Laserjet Printer. These are the best bet in my opinion. They are stable, fast, and have the least moving parts. They also will save you money as toner doesn't expire like ink can. It costs more up front, but these things typically last a long time. I know of people who still have LaserJet printers from the early 90's that they still use.
Lastly the OfficeJets. Suggested HP OfficeJet Printers. These are the second best option. You get a multifunction, but it's an inkjet printer. Inkjet printers tend to last only a few years before they need to be replaced, and the ink on them can get pricey. The upside is that they come loaded with features that are hard to find in a LaserJet of the same price. They are also a bit more user friendly to setup and maintain.
These are all just my opinion from what I've observed, and from pricing information that I can find. It's mostly based off my own experiances, and I have no data to back it up. These are my opinions and not those of HP.
I am a printer tech for HP.
I am using an HP6500A Officjet connected to my iMac OSX 10.9.1. I am getting an error message:
"Paper size mismatch
The paper size detected by the printer sensor does not match the paper size selected in software."
I have deleted the printer in Printers and Scanners - reset printing system - re-listed it - pulled plug on printer - restarted computer - ran disk utility -
I am having the same problem. I just got a new Mac Book Pro and it was printing fine and now I am getting the "paper mismatch" error on my HP Officejet 8500. Were you able to resolve the problem? If so, what is the secret?