AirPrint, the ability to print wirelessly from the iPad and iOS devices, is one of the great features of using iOS devices. Some of the most commonly asked questions about AirPrint are all about whether it will work with a specific printer.
The good news is that Apple provides good, clear information on exactly which printers are supported by AirPrint. The even better news is that the list has grown tremendously over the last 6-12 months and now includes well over 500 printers from 15 different manufacturers. Here are the 15 leading printer manufacturers who have printers on the AirPrint supported list:
Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Fuji Xerox, Gestetner, Hewlett Packard, Infotec, Lanier, Lenovo, Lexmark, NRG, Ricoh, Samsung Savin
You can see the full list of AirPrint supported printers on Apple’s AirPrint Basics page.
Here are a few more useful things to be aware of in regard to AirPrint:
— Some printers on the supported list will need a firmware update to become AirPrint-enabled. Check the manufacturer’s website for available firmware updates and details.
— An AirPrint printer has to be connected on the same local WiFi network as the iPad or iOS device your are printing from.
— Certain printer features or functions may not be available when using AirPrint (for example, selecting different paper trays, red-eye reduction, booklet printing, and so on).
If you’re looking for a new printer and trying to make sure it is AirPrint compatible, one of the easiest ways to go about it is to check out the AirPrint printers section of Apple’s online store. This features around a dozen HP and Epson AirPrint printers ranging in price from around $100 – $400.