AirPrint is Apple’s service for wireless printing from the iPad and iOS devices. The service makes it simple and quick to print from any application to supported printers via AirPrint from your iPad.
The list of supported printers used to be very short and used to include only one big manufacturer – Hewlett Packard (or HP). The list has been growing slowly but steadily and has been updated this month – Samsung printers have been added, bringing the list of supported manufacturers up to six. Here’s a bit more detail on which types of printer from which vendors are supported by AirPrint:
Hewlett Packard: 47 printers supported including printers from these series: Deskjet, Envy, Laserjet, Laserjet Pro, Officejet, Officejet Pro, Photosmart, Photosmart E, Photosmart Plus, Photosmart Premium, Photosmart Wireless, and Topshot Laserjet Pro.
Epson: 60 printers supported including printers from these series: Artisan, EP, ME Office, PX, Stylus, Stylus Office, Stylus Photo, Workforce, Workforce WF, WP, and XP.
Canon: 45 printers now supported from the MG and MX series.
Lexmark: 41 printers now supported from these series: C, E, OfficeEdge Pro, Pro, S, T, W and X.
Brother: 18 printers supported from the DCP and MFC series.
Samsung: 6 printers from the ML and SCX series.
You can, and should, check the full Apple list of AirPrint Supported Printers to ensure that one you won or are planning to buy will work with AirPrint.