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
BLI Buyers Lab 2015 Pick
The Pantum P2500 Series has earned the BLI Winter 2015 Pick for Outstanding Personal Monochrome Printer, base on the performance of the ‘’W’’ configuration (which has a wireless interface, while the sibling P2500 doesn’t).
‘’The P2500 boasts a cost of ownership that’s among the lowest for this class,’’ said BLI Senior Writer Carl Schell. ‘’At peak volumes over three year, users will spend about 24 percent less than average, making either device an economical choice for users.’’
Compact and lightweight, the P2500W sailed through durability testing with no issues and offers simple routine maintenance procedures. At the desktop, the host-based driver lets users save settings for frequently used jobs. Power consumption can be a hidden cost of printing, but with a selection in the print driver, users can configure a time for the unit to enter sleep mode (immediately or following 5,15,20 or 60 minutes of inactivity), which can help save energy and lower costs.
The 23-ppm mono laser printers support printing from smartphones and tablets via Wireless Direct and the Pantum Mobile Printing app. Image quality samples exhibited dark solids and the full range of grayscale, while first-print times for all three test files from ready mode, as well as running speed when printing simplex sets, were competitive. The unit has a high non-upgradeable memory capacity, and compared with devices in the group, the feedback utility is robust, as it provides troubleshooting information to simplify error recovery.
’’The P2500 Series delivers quality, affordability and reliability, which is everything users want in a destop printer,’’ Schell said. ‘’Users in need of a printer for home use definitely can’t go wrong with either of these two devices.’’