Mac Users: Things to Think About Before Buying a Printer
Mac users have been given some advice on what to think about when buying a compatible printer for their device.
According to Marco Tabini, writing for Macworld's blog, users of Apple Macs have a harder job than most when choosing a new printer, given that it is still the case that many printers do not support OS X, the primary operating system of the Mac.
To that end, the blog has outlined some tips for users to think about to make sure they do not order a printer only to be disappointed. You should only really be on high alert if the printer you want to purchase is second-hand or an older model. This is because there is more chance of it not being compatible – this is much more of a priority for new models, of course.
Simply, a printer that will work with OS X will display on its packaging a Mac logo. This will be either the well-known Mac Finder icon, or the "Mac Universal" display, the blog states. However, don't think all will be well if you buy one of these products. That's because, the blog says, "it is important to understand that it is the individual manufacturer, and not Apple, that certifies that the printer is Mac-compatible".
So go prepared – that way you won't be disappointed.
Posted by Barry Ashmore.