The EPSON Artisan 837 looks to be a good printer for daily home use, especially for Apple computer owners. Epson is a brand that is recommended by many photographers out there. They do have higher end printers for the professional, but for families that want to print their photos and hand them around, this is excellent.

It does AirPrint, which is a terrific way to print from your iOS devices (iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads). It connects to a wireless network easily. It works with OS X Lion (make sure you download the driver from http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supportLion.jsp as prescribed). The prints are beautiful. I bought the Epson brand glossy paper in letter size and 4X6.

It also has a big, easy to follow control panel and slots for camera cards.

All in all I’m glad to find this printer. The only drawbacks I can find so far are the cost of the ink (not surprising of course), a paper tray that is a little flimsy, and it might be a little big.

For the most part this seems to be a fine printer with a design that is appealing to the eye and functional  as well. A fine addition to any family.

 

2 Responses to Good Photo Printer for Macs

  1. Kevin Thompson says:

    Supportus, Thanks for this review, I’ve been on the lookout for a HP printer to use at home as they seem to have a good reputation. I’ve been looking at these HP multifunction printers . Are there any in particular you would recommend for an Apple computer?

    • supportus says:

      Hi Kevin:

      Thanks for commenting. I think HP printers are usually pretty reliable and have terrific user interfaces and updated drivers. As far as Macs and iOS devices I would look for a printer that has Airprint capability so that you can print from ipods, ipads and such. I usually recommend HP printers when the person is going to be doing a lot of document printing and Epson when they are going to be printing photographs. Canon is also good with photos, but recently I had a bad experience with one, so I’m currently recommending Epson.

      Whatever you do, when you’re working with photo printing, always use the printer manufacturers paper in order to have consistent results.

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