Nobody does everything electronically. At some point in time, you will have to printout a document, a photo, an email, a plane ticket and so many other things. No home office is complete without a printer. Just like computers, there is a wide variety of printers available in the market. Before buying a printer you have to list down your requirements and try to match a printer that fits your needs. Do your research.
One of the main considerations is choosing between a laser printer and an inkjet printers. Another choice is whether to just buy a simple printer or get an all in one printer that has more buttons than the cockpit of a jumbo jet. Connectivity is another issue. Most printers connect via a USB cable or the Ethernet but there are also some that can be accessed via Bluetooth or WiFi.
When selecting a printer that would be compatible with your Mac, be sure to check the product sheet. Under system requirements, it should give the needed specifications of Macs and OS X, otherwise it can’t be paired with OS X. Also double check which version of OS X it requires because your system might not be on that version.
There are a lot of printers available for your Mac but you cannot go wrong with these ones, some of the best Mac printers available:
This is a great investment for someone who is looking at an all-rounder. Multi-purpose printers are often bigger and because it has a wireless feature, you can just plunk it at the corner of a room and print from any place that is within range. Not only can you use it with your Mac, you can easily set up your iPad and other Apple devices to use the same printer. One of the best features is the touchscreen that lets you control the printer settings. It is also very efficient and is able to print for a very low cost per page.
For those who print lots and lots of documents in black and white, this is the printer for you. This Brother laser printer is a certified workhorse. Not only does it print documents at high speed, there is an automatic duplex feature for printing double sided documents. Paired with a high yield toner cartridge, you can get more than 2,000 pages printed with that, giving you the best bang for your buck!
Epson has been making printers for decades and it shows in the quality of their printers. This one is one of Epson’s bestsellers. It a really fast printer that can handle 250 sheets at a time and also boast double sided printing, copying and scanning. A very handy dandy feature indeed! Aside from your Mac running on OS X, it can also be compatible with iOS devices such as the iPad and iPhone.
Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Photo Printer
Canon makes the best cameras in the world, so it’s no secret that they should make the best printers for printing high quality images. Most photographers use Mac for photo editing and this easily pairs with your iMac or Macbook Pro. This is not an all in one printer, but it has the ability to print out up 13” x 19” sheets in stunning quality. It may be pricey but it’s worth it!
HP Deskjet 1000 Printer
For the student on a budget the HP Deskjet 1000 is the printer of choice. It might be very affordable but it still has some great features. Wireless printing, memory card slots and a colored LCD screen is more than enough to get that homework or research paper printed.