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.
What are Lexmark's advantages?
Lexmark offers solutions that resolve the challenges that come with using mobile devices to print in a busy enterprise environment. These include:
Refined User Experience: A large advantage to using Lexmark's Mobile Print App for iOS and Android devices is the simple yet dependable user experience. This is invaluable in an enterprise environment as it means each employee can carry out print jobs efficiently and without unnecessary confusion or complications.
Increased Mobile Functionality: Lexmark's Print App for iOS as well as Lexmark Mobile Print plugin for Android opens up the valuable possibility of sending print jobs directly to a printer from within any app that supports print in order to speed up the printing process even more. Added to this, you can use Lexmark Print Management to send a print job to queue ensuring that your productivity is not held up by needless waiting around.
Why use Mobile Solutions?
Speedy and Convenient:
Desktop printing has long been the most accessible way of printing documents with little effort, yet now you can print in exactly the same way from your mobile. Just click print, set print options, select a printer and enjoy your superb quality prints all with the added ease of printing from your mobile device.
Choose to print using a Lexmark Print Management queue and you will be able to release the job via any device. You can also manually set-up printers to support direct printing of a common file.
Make Mobile Printing Simple:
Mobile Operating systems are numerous and constantly being improved, altered and modified. Therefore, it makes sense to use mobile solutions in order to eliminate complications that come with this huge variety of changing operating systems. It also gives users a wide choice of connectivity options that can continually make printing easy and stress-free.
Effortless Printer Discovery
Search:It takes one fast search for your network to add the printer to your Lexmark Mobile Printing App.
Scan the QR Code: Using your Lexmark Mobile Printing App, scan the QR Code and the work is done for you, the app will automatically add the Lexmark Print Device.
Add it Manually: If desired, the user can choose to add a printer by merely entering the printers Hostname, URL or IP address.
Selectable Printer Options
There are an impressive range of options you are able to choose including duplex,colour,paper tray,number of copies,orientation,paper size,paper type and paper saver.
A selection of supported document formats
These include; PDF, JPG , GIF , BMP , PNG and also TIFF.
Administrators are able to pre-configure default settings and configuration using the Lexmark Mobile Print App.
Users can print directly to a printer that has be discovered using the Lexmark Mobile Print App without the need for a server.
Using the Lexmark Mobile Printing app, enjoy instantaneous and convenient viewing of important documents as you can scan directly to your mobile device from a discovered Lexmark Printer without the need for a server.
Submit and Release
The Lexmark Print Management gives you the power to either submit or release a document directly from your mobile device.
What is Google Cloud Print?With Google Cloud Print, you can print any document from anywhere to your Google Cloud Print connected printer.
When you print using Google Cloud Print, your file is securely transferred over the internet to your printer. Whether you are in the same room or even in a different country on a different continent you can print whatever you want using any device such as a smartphone, tablet PC or desktop computer.
Share with friends or colleaguesGoogle Cloud Print enables you to share your printer with friends, family or work colleagues with ease. From the Google Cloud management page you can share your printer securely with trusted individuals.
Scalable Printing Solution for BusinessGoogle Cloud Print is used internally by Google employees on hundreds of printers and is designed to scale to your business demands, growing with your business or as a replacement for your existing printing infrastructure.