- Wireless printers – any real life experiences and recommendations please?
We’ve a Canon Pixma MP990 and can’t fault it.
Was not the cheapest but does a great photo print.
Wireless is a doddle. It connects to your router and lives upstairs under the bed. If i need it pull it out, turn it on and its ready. Just press print and *capow!
Good scanner as well so can convert my old film to digital.
*it’s the noise I make.Posted 4 years agojaffejofferMember
We have a Canon something or other in the corner. Was dead cheap, fiftyquidish, the quality isn’t great but for printing out emails, e-tickets & stuff straight from our phones or iPads without moving off the sofa it’s bang on. Don’t have to be in the same room either, we keep it tucked away in the spare room.Posted 4 years agobrukSubscriber
Have Hp office 6700. Prints well when you can connect it. Works seamlessly from iPhone and iPad but Lenovo and Toshiba laptops seem to struggle to connect.
I have been known to email something I want to print to the phone and then print it!
Never get on with printers. Fairly certain there may be an easy fix beyond what I have tried already on uninstalling, updating drivers etc.Posted 4 years agoslackaliceMember
HP 5520 here, purchased new last Feb. I can’t remember how much it was (less than £100 IIRC) and it works seamlessly and wirelessly with mac, iPad and iPhone. I still get very excited about printing stuff when I’m nowhere near it! 🙂
Ink cartridge’s seem to last reasonably well, although we don’t do a lot of printing.Posted 4 years agoFrankensteinMember
Have been using wireless printing for years.
Only thing that bugged me was that some printers may not have the next wifi specs e.g.
G network only when all other hooked devices are on N network.
New protocols are coming through that leave N network for dust.
Other than that, wifi printing has been awesome.Posted 4 years agonealgloverMember
Photosmart 5520 – simple set up, took 5 mins to be printing from opening the box.
Works faultlessly hidden away in a cupboard out of sight, just print stuff from anywhere in the house, then go and collect it.
It even has its own email address so you can get people to email the printer and it prints it off automatically including attachments. (Handy for tickets or hotel reservations etc)Posted 4 years agonickdaviesSubscriber
Got 2 in the office, hp 8600 plus all in one and an Epson sx something or other.
Never got the Epson to work properly wirelessly, and it’s not that reliable plugged in either…
The HP is fantastic, works like a charm. I really like the fact I can print to it remotely too, I can do work in the morning print things from home knowing they’ll be on my desk when I get in the office.Posted 4 years agonicko74Member
Really like my HP wireless one. It’s a bit of a plain box, and you have to follow a slightly convoluted process to get it working with the WiFi, but it works very well and is uber reliable.
My top tip would be to go for a laser printer rather than inkjet – I only use a printer occasionally, so my old inkjets would get clogged upPosted 4 years agoTinnersMember
Another HP6700 here. Faultless. Bought it a month ago and used daily by 6 different users since then. Stand alone in a room on its own, so doesn’t need to be next to router or computer. It’s not wired into anything (apart from mains supply). It’s in a big building and multiple laptops, iPad, iPod, iPhone etc all print to it easily. Up and working within 10 mins of opening box and they all connected without problem. As stated previously, you can also print to it when away from home but this may be limited usefulness for many. Mrs T tells me that it’ll scan a document without firing up a pc too. Highly recommended. Double sided printing/scanning is also a bonus (according to Mrs T, who uses it more than me).Posted 4 years ago
The only downsides are that it is big, so that may be a problem if space is limited. Also (and this applies to other printers too) the supplied cartridges are quite small, so replace them with bigger capacity ones when they run out. Finally, it needs to be switched on before printing – first world problem I know but Mrs T says it’s a pain because switches off and you usually have to go to switch it on before printing (more of an issue it its located away from where you’re located on a different floor etc). I was surprised how inexpensive it was considering all of the features, but you obviously have to take cartridge costs into account because that soon mounts up if you’re a heavy user.
I’d get another without hesitation based on a month’s heavy use. Best printer I’ve had by a longshot.ratherbeintobagoSubscriber
We have two Canon printers (one laser, one bubble jet all-in-one) both connected to the router by Ethernet.
Major issue is Canon’s repeated failure to issue new drivers for the latest version of OS X in anything like a timely manner, but otherwise all just works. Would be nice to have printer firmware updates to allow AirPrint to work though.Posted 4 years agowoodlikesbeerMember
I used to use an Apple Airport connected to whichever printer I had at the time. No problems with the Apple Airport (on either windows or mac). I always had problems with the printer jets getting blocked. Now I just use the office printer for the tiny amount of printing I do.Posted 4 years agouponthedownsMember
Wireless printing these days is very reliable so I wouldn’t worry about that aspect of printer performance. After getting fed up with every ink jet printer we’ve ever owned getting terminally blocked print heads with our latest printer I went the laser printer route and got a small Samsung laser which is plugged into an Ethernet network and so far is working well for the type of infrequent printing we do which seems to kill inkjets.Posted 4 years agoJohnny PanicSubscriber
HP Officejet 8600 Pro Plus all in one here, had it since beginning of August. Very pleased.
Cost around £120 (saw it 2 months later on offer in Costco for about £80, gutted)
Very fast on draft and sees very good on ink.
so far 635 pages printed – roughly half n half B&W/colour – and still on original cartridges. B&W on around 55%, colour carts on around 70-80%
Has an ADF (top feeder) for scanning/copying. Works well
Can be set upon USB or wireless (I’m using it wirelessly).
Does the ePrint thing so I can print from my phone or tab downstairs.
Potential Downsides (depending what you’re after)Posted 4 years ago
It’s fairly large.
The driver is basic – you can’t really play with colour density/saturation etc. but all the other usual features are there.
It is not a photo printer. I’s an office printer. I’m sure it would print photos but that’s not it’s role. If you need something to print photos then make sure you get a photo printer.
There are cheaper options if you don’t need all the functionality this beast has.
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