AirPrint is the iOS feature that allows wireless printing directly from the iPad and iPhone in iOS 4.2 and above. Unfortunately, the current list of supported printers is still woefully short and still only includes HP printers. Luckily, there are some good solutions around for making nearly all shared printers work with AirPrint – like the excellent AirPrint Activator.
If you have an Epson wireless printer, there is also a good looking free app from Epson themselves that supports nearly as many printers as are on the official AirPrint list. Epson iPrint is the app, and it currently supports 21 Epson printers from the Artisan, Stylus, Stylus Photo, and Workforce series. The official list of AirPrint supported printers still only includes 28 HP printers.
Here’s a bit of the App Store intro for Espon iPrint:
Print anytime to any nearby wireless Epson all-in-one. Print photos, webpages and files including Microsoft® Word, Excel®, PowerPoint® and PDF documents. You can even scan and save your file or send in an e-mail. Also supports online file services such as Box.net, Dropbox or Evernote®.
Epson iPrint makes printing easy and convenient. Print directly to a wide variety of Epson printers within your wireless network.
I haven’t used the app as I don’t have an Epson printer, but it sounds like a good option for those who do, if you’ve not already got wireless printing from your iPad working. If you’ve had a chance to use the app let us know what you think of it in the comments.
Here’s an App Store link for Epson iPrint; it’s a free app and a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.
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