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Old Feb 5th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #1
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Printer Shopping advice needed!!!

Hi folks, I would like to get a printer and here are my needs, i'm hoping someone here can suggest something.

Here are my needs.

A) Colour
B) Scanner
C) Copier

and D)

I need a machine that can scan and copy paper in the 8.5 x 14" range. All of the printers i've seen only do 8.5x11.

And of couse mac compatible. I have a Cannon that does all of the above, but is Win only.

Thanks people!!!

P.S...one more thing... is Pages an equiavelent to MSWORD? I've been fiddling with pages lately and I find it lacks some functionality, but it just might be my lack of experience with it.


THANK YOU in advance
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Old Feb 5th, 2007, 08:49 PM   #2
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Hi,

Have you tried the Gimp for a driver for your existing Canon printer? Last year I setup an old printer for a friend of mine that was made before OS X. The Gimp driver worked fine (too bad the printer died about 8 months later.)

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What is GIMP? I've never heard of it. How do I use it? Where do I get it?
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Old Feb 5th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #4
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Google is your friend...

GIMP is a freeware photo-editing tool akin to Photoshop. While obviously not quite as powerful, it does a lot of moderately advanced functions... certainly everything anyone who has the ask the question "do I NEED Photoshop" will need.
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Old Feb 5th, 2007, 10:13 PM   #5
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Okay...i'm a little perplexed..what does photoshop and image re-touching have to do with allowing my Cannon to function on my mac? I'm on the website now, and I don't see anything connecting GIMP with canon drivers.
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LOL...so much for the slogan, "It just works"...LOL
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Old Feb 5th, 2007, 10:32 PM   #7
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have you actually plugged the printer into your mac?
Or checked Canon product support for whatever Mac software might be needed?
Canon is usually very good with Mac compatibility
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What is GIMP? I've never heard of it. How do I use it? Where do I get it?

http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/

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check this out

http://brother.ca/en/all-in-one/desc...83&features=on

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MFC-9420CN

This flatbed, network-ready colour laser Multi-Function Center provides excellent support for your business with powerful, user friendly characteristics, in stand alone or on your network. The MFC-9420CN features fast, reliable high quality colour laser printing, colour scanning, copying and faxing, a compact design and easy to change consumables. Security features also included.

CDN $ 999.99
LASER colour copier, printer, fax, scanner and networkable
for less than $1,000

i bought the monochrome cousin of this and am thoroughly impressed by its support for mac and windows on a network

if you don't want/need laser quality, Brother has a whole line of ink jet versions, but at that price, it's hard to turn down laser quality


PDF brochure for MFC-9420CN
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Rondini, if I didn't know I have to plug my printer into my mac, than I don't deserve to even own a computer. Canon does not support the Multipass F60, I'm trying to use this GIMP device now, but for some reason the printer set-up tool is not allowing me to select a printer. When I click on more printers, and then printer browsing, a short list of a few printers show up, 3 epsons, 1 canon, 1 hp and 1 lexmark... but there is no other option allowing me to scroll through a list of printers to select one. Not to sure why, as i've done it before. Above the shor list, i have appletalk, bluetooth and windows printing. I have 'windows printing' selected. This is frustrating to say the least.

Macspectrum, thanks for the suggestion, but $900 is roughly $700 to much.
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