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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 LaserJet M553x

HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn


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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
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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

  • This is a big printer for companies with big ideas. It's fast, flexible and delivers stunning prints.


  • This classy, feature-rich printer is fast and cheap to run, and won’t be beaten for its extensive print-management tools.


  • - This is a very capable and usable printer which, thanks to its speed and high-quality output, tends to encourage users to commit documents to paper.
    - The LaserJet M553x is relatively noisy when printing, although not excessively so, but is power-frugal thanks to its new consumable technology.
    - Lower operating temperatures and reduced power requirements.


  • - As a straight MFC, the Epson Workforce ET-4550 is perfectly capable, if not particularly speedy.
    - The side of each ink tank is translucent, so you can easily see exactly how much ink you have.
    - Coverage on those pages was very crisp, however.


  • The Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One Printer costs a lot for a personal multifunction printer (MFP), but it comes with all the ink most users will ever need.


  • Based on Epson's new EcoTank ink system, this otherwise low-volume inkjet delivers the lowest CPPs we've seen from any consumer-grade or small-business printer.


  • This small and efficient laser all-in-one prints well and quickly, but the cost per page and limited paper handling render this an occasional-use model.


  • I really liked this compact, well-built little laser, but as an advocate of low-consumable costs I can’t really condone per-page toner costs this high on a $400+ printer. Other than that, the M277dw is one capable little laser printer.


  • A good fit as a personal multifunction printer or for light-duty, shared use in a small office, the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw delivers high-quality text and graphics, fast speed, and mobile printing support.


  • The Brother MFC-J5270DW has very flexible paper handling facilities and both business and photo features making it a versatile device. We found some problems with the print quality in
    duplex copies and had some paper misfeeds. The default photo print mode is also surprisingly slow. These drop-offs can be worked around, though, and otherwise, this is a good business inkjet.


  • Let’s face it, there are a bunch of strong-performing business printers out there; choosing one isn’t easy. The good news is that as long as you keep your eye on the ink cost, most of them, including this MFC-J5720DW, should serve you well.


  • The Brother MFC-J5720DW inkjet multifunction printer delivers decent speed and output quality. More importantly, it offers a low running cost and has the ability to print at up to 11 by 17 inches.


  • There’s a lot to like about the HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw, from its smart looks to its versatile wireless connection and duplex print. We’d like to see a higher capacity paper tray – or an option for a second tray – but other than that, it’s a very good choice for anybody who needs quality black and colour laser print, without a high purchase cost.


  • The HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw color laser printer is a great fit for personal or light-duty shared use, with fast speed, high-quality output, network connectivity, and support for mobile printing.