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How to Find AirPrint Printers for the iPad

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AirPrint is an iOS feature that lets you print wirelessly from your iPad or iPhone. It’s a great feature that has got better each year – because the range of wireless printers that support it has grown substantially.

By now there are thousands of printers that support AirPrint, including printers from 24 leading manufacturers. That number has grown from 15 in just the last year – and includes major brands like HP, Epson, Lexmark, Canon, Brother, Dell and lots more.

It’s very easy to find printers that support AirPrint. Here are some of the best ways:

— Check this Apple support page that lists all current AirPrint printers from all the different vendors.

— Look for confirmation of AirPrint support when buying in an online store, or just ask a salesperson in a retail outlet.

— Visit Apple’s online store and their AirPrint Printers section.The wireless printers there start at right around $100.

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The Easiest Print to Any Printer Solution for iPad: handyPrint (Mac only)


handyPrint is a Mac app that lets you print wirelessly from the iPad (or iPhone) to just about any printer, even legacy printers that don’t support AirPrint.

If you’re tired of looking for which printers will work with Apple’s AirPrint and allow you to print wirelessly from the iPad, there’s a nifty little app that will let you print to just about any printer, even if they don’t support AirPrint: handyPrint by Netputing.

I’ve written before about this superb app, but it has recently been renamed, so I thought it’s worth a new post. This app used to be known as AirPrint Activator. It still does all the same things and is just as incredibly simple to use as ever under its new handyPrint name. It’s literally a one click solution.

Here are the details on the capabilities and requirements of handyPrint:

V3.1 of handyPrint™ run on your Mac to share local and network attached printers to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 4.2 or newer. handyPrint™ make all locally shared printers available via AirPrint. If it is shared by your Mac it will be advertised.

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AirPrint – How to Find Compatible Printers


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


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 Grows Again – Adds Samsung Printers & More


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.

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AirPrint Supported Printers List Updated – Brother Printers & More Added


Apple has updated its list of printers that support AirPrint again. The last time I checked the list back in November there were four manufacturers supported – HP, Canon, Epson, and Lexmark.

Now Brother printers have been added – specifically, 18 Brother printers are listed, from the DCP and MFC series.

The list of supported Lexmark printers has also grown – from just 3 to 11 that are now supported.

AirPrint is a great feature for iPad and iOS devices, so it’s good to see this list is finally starting to grow at a good rate.

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


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


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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Printing to Wireless Epson Printers from iPad – There’s a Free App for That


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


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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AirPrint Supported Printers List: Still Stupidly Short, Still Only HP Printers

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It’s four and a half months since iOS 4.2 was released, and AirPrint was touted as one of its headline features – promising easy wireless printing from iPad and iOS devices.

And the feature is still incredibly lame and entirely useless for many iOS users – because the list of printers that support AirPrint is still extremely short and all the printers on it are from just one manufacturer. The list today has just 18 printers on it, all of them from HP.

Of course there are simple tweaks to make AirPrint work with nearly any printer, and several good third party apps in the App Store (some paid, some free) that provide access to nearly all printers, regardless of manufacturer.

It just surprises me that Apple initially pitched this feature so heavily – promising ‘universal’ printing – then released it as something far less than that, and has done nothing to make it live up to original promises after all these months.

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