6 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2011 7:10 AM by landlord Al
landlord Al Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

Does anyone have a recommended printer to use with my macbook pro? I have a Lexmark 7300 which although recognised by the computer will not print. I believe this to be an issue of driver update tardiness by Lexmark.


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  • 1. Re: compatible printers for macbook pro
    cedr8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Epson Artisan 835 is a very nice all in one. Bought one for the house and its awesome.

  • 2. Re: compatible printers for macbook pro
    ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)

    landlord Al wrote:

     

    Hi,

    Does anyone have a recommended printer to use with my macbook pro? I have a Lexmark 7300 which although recognised by the computer will not print. I believe this to be an issue of driver update tardiness by Lexmark.

     

    Snow Leopard has been out for quite some time, there shouldn't be a tardiness issue, unless it's a old printer and they no longer support it to force you to upgrade.

     

    I would fire off a request for a driver update, if they claim it's no longer being supported (and if the printer is less than 7 years old) I would tell them "I'll never buy another Lexmark printer, and I'm going to recommend to everyone your printers don't get updated for Mac's"

     

    Usually that grabs their attention, if you reach high enough up the corporate ladder.

     

    HP is usually very good about updating even their old drivers, been my experience anyway.

  • 3. Re: compatible printers for macbook pro
    landlord Al Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your quick reply. I will source the cost of this model.

  • 4. Re: compatible printers for macbook pro
    landlord Al Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the encouraging prompt reply. I will see if they can supply me with the updated driver.

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    josephleebrown Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    My mom just killed her HP printer so ended up getting the Kodak 5250 as a good printer and the inks are great price.

     

    All drivers are on the Kodak site and the firmware updates.

     

    Black in about £7 a pop... and lasts.

  • 6. Re: compatible printers for macbook pro
    landlord Al Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for that. I only use the printer once in a while to print an insurance schedule off or something like that so it doesn't need to be all singing and dancing. A good compatible, reliable and cheap to run printer is what I am after and I think Kodak have the upper hand on those qualities at the moment. Cheers