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Best printers for Mac

Best printers for Mac
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As much as we view documents, images and more on-screen, there’s still a need to make printouts for easy viewing, checking, sharing, and to create a paper record. For this reason, a printer for Mac that will cope with all that you might need to run out to paper is a must. Our selection includes the best Mac-compatible options for all your requirements.

Best overall

HP OfficeJet Pro 8012

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8012

Copies and scans, too

If you have plenty to print out, this nifty design will keep up with your needs. It can deliver up to 18 mono pages per minute, or up to 10 per minute in colour, and offers automatic two-sided printing as well. It’s Alexa and Google Assistant compatible for voice activation.

Compact model

Brother HL-1110 Mono Laser Printer

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Brother HL-1110 Mono Laser Printer

Simple to operate

At just 23.8 by 34 by 18.9cm, this design won’t clutter up a home office space no matter how modest it is. The monochrome pages are produced at a rate of up to 20 pages per minute, and it will have the first page out in less than 10 seconds. Using it is easy, as is swapping the toner cartridge.

Great value

HP 5AR83B DeskJet 2710 All-in-One Printer

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HP 5AR83B DeskJet 2710 All-in-One Printer

Contains recycled plastic

Opt for this model and you can be happy that it’s going to make the smallest of dents in your bank account. It could also satisfy your eco instincts as it contains more than 20 per cent recycled plastic. It can print in colour and black and white and, while it may not be the speediest in our selection, it can still produce 7.5 monochrome pages per minute and 5.5 colour versions. You’ll even get copying and scanning facilities for the small outlay.

Time saving

Epson EcoTank ET-2710 Printer

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Epson EcoTank ET-2710 Printer

No ink cartridges

Promising up to 4500 pages in black and 7500 in colour before it requires a refill, this printer will keep going for longer before it needs attention. Filling the ink tanks is easy and mess-free, too. You can print from mobile devices as well as desk-top Macs with this model.

Bright and bold colours

Canon PIXMA MG 3650 S

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Canon PIXMA MG 3650 S

Borderless photos

Along with crisp documents you can print out photos without borders from 4 by 6 inches to A4 size with this design. Photo-editing software is included to get every image looking its very best. You can print to cloud services such as GoogleDrive, OneDrive and Dropbox, and it scans and copies as well.

Office workhorse

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4720DWF Wi-Fi Printer

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Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4720DWF Wi-Fi Printer

Fast output

For an office or a demanding home set-up, check out this model. It will turn out 20 pages per minute in black or colour, so you won’t be left hanging around. Double-sided printing is also rapid. It’ll allow you to swerve the need for multiple machines, scanning, copying and faxing as well as printing.

Bottom line

The right printer to team with a Mac may need to deliver monochrome only or fabulous colour, and it will have to output pages at a rate to cope with your workload or interests. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8012 is a brilliant all-rounder, producing pages in black or colour, and offering voice control via Alexa to make life easy.

If you’re looking for great results when it comes to printing photos as well as documents, take a look at the Canon PIXMA MG 3650 S. You’ll get borderless images up to A4 size from this sleek printer. It’ll also save you investing in extra tech, offering scanning and copying in addition to printing.