What is AirPrint?
Apple AirPrint allows full colour, top-quality printing from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads directly from within many Apps available from the Apple App Store.
To take advantage of AirPrint, your compatible printer must be connected to the same wireless network as your iOS device or Mac computer.
AirPrint enables users to print wirelessly from within applications on Apple devices to AirPrint Compatible Printers connected to a wireless network. You can use your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to easily print via Airprint without the need to install drivers or configure the printer queue. Just tap 'print' and select your AirPrint compatible printer, and print!....It's that simple.
What You See is What You Print
If you can open it on your apple device, chances are you can print it with AirPrint and an AirPrint compatible printer. Airprint works with Safari, Mail, Photos, iWork, PDF's in iBooks and many third-party AirPrint compatible apps available from the app store.
Full list of AirPrint compatible printers
There are also a wide variety of third-party apps available to enable wireless printing through Apple devices, even to machines that are not natively AirPrint compatible printers. By sharing a printer installed on an Apple Mac or Windows Pc over a wireless network any printer may be able to take advantage of the AirPrint features. (An additional third-party app may be required to be installed on the local machine)
*For full AirPrint support, a printer firmware upgrade may be required which is available directly from the relevant manufacturer website.
Please note. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the above information is correct at the time of publication, Printerland will not be held responsible for the content of any third-party software suggested on this site and usage of any such software is at the users own risk. Printerland is unable to provide support for Airprint compatible printer software and any such advice should be readily available from the relevant manufacturer or developer
6 PHOTOS BEST PRICES
By Simon Williams
4 Sep 2013
Low maintenance LED mechanism
Lower power than a laser
No duplex print
Still has to wait for fuser
Key Features: Wireless connection as standard; High print speed for class; Very low price for
Low cost black print; Compact design
What is the Brother HL3140CW?
Colour laser printers have traditionally been overpriced and under specced,
compared with their mono only
counterparts. Brother’s HL3140CW
isn't a colour
laser printer, though, but a colour LED printer. This is part of the reason it's neither
overpriced, nor under specced.
Design and Features
Aimed at the small, or possibly home office, it's surprisingly compact, and its midgrey
and white colour scheme helps it to look discreet. Paper outputs to its top
surface and there's a flipup paper stop to prevent it overrunning.
Also set into the top surface is a simple control panel with eight buttons including a
power button which is surprisingly small and easy to overlook. The printer has a
twoline LCD panel set quite deep into the control panel and without a backlight,
though we didn't have any trouble reading messages on it.
At the bottom of the panel a large recessed handle makes it easy to open the 250sheet
main paper tray, a much more sensible capacity than many colour lasers offer.
Above this there's a flipdown panel offering a single feed for envelopes or special
Connections and Installation
The Brother HL3140CW has a single USB socket at the rear, but is also wireless
compatible and using WPS setup can be linked to a wireless network without a
temporary USB link.
Lifting the top panel reveals the consumables. Each drum cartridge has a clipin
toner cartridge and you can use between 7 and 10 toners before needing to change
the drum. There’s a transfer belt and waste toner unit, too, though fortunately,
these only have to be replaced after 50,000 pages.
Software installation is straightforward as the main application is the driver, though
you do get Web access to the Brother CreativeCenter and to a trial version of its
OmniJoin videoconferencing; Brother is heavily into videoconferencing.