AirPrint – How to Find Compatible Printers

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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.

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AirPrint Supported Printers List – Twice as Many Printers as 6 Months Ago

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The list of printers that support AirPrint wireless printing from the iPad is growing, rapidly. When I last posted about the supported printers list back in June there were a total of 217 printers from 6 manufacturers. Today there are over 430 supported printers from 13 manufacturers.

Here’s a little more detail on which printers from which vendors work with AirPrint:

Brother: 63 printers from the DCP, HL, M, MFC lines.

Canon: 95 printers from the IP, MG, MX, and Canon Pro lines.

Dell: 4 printers from their B and V lines (eg B1260dn and V725w)

Epson: 92 printers from lines including Artisan, EP, PX, Stylus, Workforce, WP, and XP lines.

Gestetner: 11 printers from their DSc and MP lines.

Hewlett Packard: 57 printers from their Deskjet, Envy, Laserjet, OfficeJet, and Photosmart lines.

Infotec: 8 printers from the MP line.

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AirPrint Supported Printers List Much Bigger Now – 4 Times as Many Printers & Manufacturers

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Finally. The official list of AirPrint supported printers has grown. Actually it has grown quite a lot, and there are now printers from Canon,Epson, and Lexmark supported – as well as a greater number of printers from Hewlett Packard (HP).

As recently as late June of this year, there were only a total of 27 AirPrint supported printers – and all just from one manufacturer, HP.

Now – after the list was updated on November 14 –there are 100 printers supported. Here’s how they break down:

– 36 HP printers are supported, from the Deskjet, Envy, Laserjet, Laserjet Pro, Officejet and Photosmart lines.

– 41 Epson models are supported, from the Artisan, EP, ME, PX, Stylus, Stylus Photo, Workforce, and WP lines.

– 20 Canon printers are supported, all from the MG line.   

– 3 Lexmark printers are supported – the C792, the X548, and the X792.

So overall we’ve got nearly four times as many supported printers, and four times as many manufacturers as there were at the end of June.

It’s about time we saw some major expansion for AirPrint supported printers. Hopefully the list will continue to grow steadily now. You can check out the full AirPrint Supported Printers list for more details and to see whether a model you use is listed.

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Three Canon Inkjet Printers Now Support AirPrint, More Models Will in Future

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Canon has announced that three of their PIXMA series of all-in-one inkjet printers now support AirPrint – which enables wireless printing to them from iPad and iOS devices. The three models that now have AirPrint support are the PIXMA MG8220, MG6220 and MG5320 Wireless Photo All-In-One inkjet photo printers.

The company has also said that from here on the majority of PIXMA inkjet printers will support AirPrint.

Apple’s AirPrint 101 page has not yet been updated to show these Canon printers.

It’s good to see a few more printers adding AirPrint support, but the overall list is still pathetically short and is made up of nearly all HP printers.

Luckily, there are easy ways to make AirPrint work with just about any printer – so there’s no need to wait for the official list to grow.

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8 More HP Printers Added to AirPrint Supported List – List Still Stupidly Short

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Today there’s news that HP had added support for the iOS AirPrint feature to eight of their Laserjet models. AirPrint is the feature added in the iOS 4.2 update that lets users print to wireless printers directly from the iPad and other iOS devices running iOS 4.2 or greater.

Here’s the list of printers that HP has added AirPrint support for: HP LaserJet P1102w Printer, HP LaserJet P1606dn Printer, HP LaserJet Pro CP1025nw Color Printer, HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf MFP, HP LaserJet Pro M1213nf MFP, HP LaserJet Pro M1214nfh MFP, HP LaserJet Pro M1216nfh MFP, HP LaserJet Pro M1217nfw MFP.

AirPrint should be a great feature, and it would be if it had been released as Apple originally touted it – offering near universal support for printing, including the ability to print to any shared printer on a local WiFi network. But by the time iOS 4.2 was released AirPrint had been badly hobbled. Sadly, even seven months after the 4.2 release, AirPrint is still a lame shell of what it was pitched as.

After seven months of AirPrint being an active feature, here’s a quick scoreboard check on it:

Total Printers supported: 27

Total Printer Manufacturers Supported: 1

27 printers and one manufacturer (HP). So much for universal support. Of course, there are some easy and effective (unofficial) ways to get AirPrint working with just about any printer.

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6 More HP Printers Add AirPrint Support

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 […]

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