Updated on 18 August 2013 by

Whenever you have captured photos from your Apple device or if have previously stored photos on your hard drive, you will need a Mac compatible printer to print them. Along with the usual Windows compatibility, almost every printer releasing of late has been given the option to get connected with Mac devices with ease. The best photo printers for Mac come with compatibility for various Mac devices including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac along with (iOS devices) iPads and iPhones. All of these Apple devices work perfectly with your stand alone or multifunction printer.

Things to know:
The photo printers for Mac usually come with OS X drivers for configuring the printer installation with your machine. Apple has now simplified the process of configuring your compatible printer. Hence, one of the most important aspect you need to consider while printing on a network (including LAN) is the Bonjour, a new Zero Configuration Networking Standard application installed on your Mac (works with Windows also) which helps your computer to discover the printer. The best part of this is that youdon't even need to bother about configuring your printer if you are using Bonjour. Bonjour is the aspect behind the AirPrint feature to detect your printers on LAN.

The best Mac photo printers are affordable under $300 price range from a variety of brands including Epson, Canon, HP and Brother. Nowadays, the topmost photo printers come with color printing feature with a black printing speed of over 41 ppm (pages per minute) at up to 600 x 600 dpi (dots per inch).


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HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553x
Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
Brother MFC-J5720DW
HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn
Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
Brother MFC-J5720DW
HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw
$599 - $1,012
$500 - $1,150
$430 - $900
$250 - $250
$300 - $382
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Release Date
May 2015
Aug 2015
Jun 2015
Apr 2015
Oct 2015
Platform
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Output Type
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
Printer Type
Laser, Printer Only, Standard All-Purpose
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Standard All-Purpose
Laser, All-In-One
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Standard All-Purpose
Laser, Printer Only
Cost Per Page (Mono)
1.7 cents
3.2 cents
17.0 cents
3.2 cents
Cost Per Page (Color)
10.9 cents
16.3 cents
7.4 cents
16.3 cents
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Horizontal
1200.0 dpi
1200.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
1200.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Vertical
1200.0 dpi
4800.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
6000.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 3.7 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.3 stars
Quality
100% Positive
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
28% Positive
72% Negative
100% Positive
Ease of Use
91% Positive
9% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
87% Positive
13% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
Economy
88% Positive
12% Negative
100% Positive
20% Positive
80% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
Connectivity
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
80% Positive
20% Negative
Performance
83% Positive
17% Negative
16% Positive
84% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative

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