Not too long ago, there were few multi-function printers that were Mac compatible, but thankfully we live in a happier age where manufactures appreciate Mac user. Today there is a plethora of choices for Mac users; from the relatively inexpensive printer models to the more costly units with a wide variety of features. A couple of the key features that all of the printers listed below have in common are that they are all Mac compatible and they all have the ability to be connected wirelessly, many of which require hardly any setup at all. OS X makes installing a wireless printer easy.
Canon imageCLASS LBP6030w Wireless Laser Printer
Perfectly good budget printer for a home user, this unit is extremely compact and light, it hardly takes up any space, prints decent quality graphics although only in black and white. Great printer for homework, printing simple presentations, and home based office use, invoices, statements, etc. The printer comes with an installation disc for PC’s only, Mac users can find the driver on the Canon website. Good and cheap.
Small enough to fit in a home office or a micro office, this printer packs more punch then one would expect from its small size, it can connect to a variety of devices, Apple, Android, Windows PC, even Kindle Fire and a Blackberry. Duplex printing function with a relatively fast printing speed at a decent 27 ppm, fair sized paper capacity at 250 pages and an average print quality for a monochrome laser printer.
Pro: Printer, Scanner, Fax and an Automatic Documents Feeder, Ethernet, Airprint ready
Con: No dublex (for double sided printing), Low paper capacity (150 sheets), Monochrome
Multi-function printer that does the job, for home or small office use, this printer can pull its weight. Standalone copying, faxing and scanning, as well as PC/Mac printing and faxing. Print quality is above average for a Monochrome printer. You can access your printers functions with its easy to use 3-inch color touchscreen.
It can be used to print a double sided page, but that requires the user to manually insert a sheet of paper back into the feeder. Definitely value for money.
Canon imageClass MF227dw Printer
Pro: Duplex, Scans, Copies, Faxes, Customizable control panel, Quiet mode, Wifi ready
Con: If you connect the printer to your PC/Mac via USB, you will not be able to use the mobile device printing function. Slightly too large to sit on a desk and use from a sitting position.
Fantastic monochrome print quality at amazing speeds, it prints 28 ppm for a single sided page and 9.7 ppm in duplex mode. This printer would do well in at home or in an office, quiet and quick, this is a great choice for an office that needs a moderate amount of printing done daily. Add in the other functions that come with this printer, fax, copy and scan abilities, this is all that you need in a small office. The nifty customizable control panel makes using this device a breeze.
HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw Printer
Aesthetically pleasing albeit slightly heavy printer, the HP Color Laserjet Pro prints beautiful color images, making this the printer of choice for many small offices looking to print slideshows and presentation material. Some might say the prints are a little bit on the dark side, but it is negligible. Printing, scanning and faxing is easily done, the 3-inch color touchscreen makes accessing different functions easy. The main downside to this printer is the low paper capacity, with its printing quality, you will want to use it more often and find yourself refilling the paper often.
Dell C1765nfw MFP Color Laser Printer
Pro: Scan to email, USB drive or network, Fantastic output quality, Wifi ready, Ethernet, Color printing
Con: No Dublex, Slower printing speeds then other printers in its price range, low paper capacity (150 sheets)
Its low running cost and high print quality make this an exceptional multi-function color printer for both home and office use, the detail on image prints are good enough to use as brochures and if framed with a glass in front of it, most people would be hard pressed to notice that it was not a photo print. If you are looking for high quality color printing, then this is one printer you need to check out.
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Printer M401dw
Pro: Dublex, Fantastic quality black and white prints, high capacity paper tray (standard), optional 500-sheet tray (purchase separate), Ethernet, Wifi and Print from the web
Con: Print only, this is not a multi-function printer, Tricky paper jam issues, once the paper jams, getting it out requires quite a bit of dexterity
If you are looking for amazing print quality (albeit black and white) then this is the printer for you, this printer can easily print out a newsletter quality print with images for clients. Suitable for most office use, easy to configure for wireless and mobile device printing. This printer also comes with ePrint making printing from virtually anywhere easy, all you need to do is setup the printer and email it what you need printed, Overall, a great printer.