6 More HP Printers Add AirPrint Support

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HP has updated six more of their printers to support AirPrint. AirPrint is meant to be one of the big new feature of the latest iOS 4.2 software update for the iPad. It was originally advertised as offering universal printing from iOS devices, to wireless and shared printers. On release though, it is very disappointing and – until today – supported only a dozen HP printers (none from any other manufacturers) and no shared printers at all.

The six HP printers that have now added AirPrint support are:

Officejet 6500A e-AiO

Officejet 6500A Plus e-AiO

Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-AiO

Officejet Pro 8500A e-AiO

Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-AiO

Officejet Pro 8500A Premium e-AiO

Interestingly, Apple has not yet added these to their support document on AirPrint.

These models range from $129 upwards on Amazon. Even with these added, this is still less than 20 printers supported by AirPrint, and all from one manufacturer – a far stretch from universal. In the meantime, if you’re on a Mac there is a very nice little app that will allow you to use just about any shared printer with AirPrint, just as Apple originally pitched the new feature. See my article here for how to use this app to make AirPrint work with shared printers: http://ipadinsight.com/ipad-tips-tricks/how-to-make-airprint-work-with-just-about-any-printer/

News Via: 9to5Mac

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