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MacRumors
Jun 23, 2011, 11:03 AM
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As noted by TUAW (http://www.tuaw.com/2011/06/23/hp-adds-airprint-support-to-more-printers/), HP this week released a series of firmware updates bringing AirPrint compatibility to eight more printers, offering users of iOS devices running iOS 4.2 or later the ability to wirelessly print directly from their devices.By downloading and installing a firmware update from HP, the following printer models will gain full support for AirPrint functions:

- 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 MFPFirmware updates are available through HP's support site (http://www.hp.com/support).

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/06/airprint_hp_paper_airplane.jpg


Apple had initially intended AirPrint to debut late last year as part of iOS 4.2 with support for a wide variety of printers, including the ability to print to printers shared via users' computers. Apple dramatically scaled back (http://www.macrumors.com/2010/11/10/apple-delays-or-cancels-support-for-airprint-via-shared-printers-on-macs-and-pcs/) the functionality before release, however, and ultimately limited AirPrint compatibility to a handful of compatible printers from HP.

Support for AirPrint has gradually expanded (http://www.macrumors.com/2010/12/10/firmware-updates-bring-airprint-functionality-to-6-new-hp-printers/) over time, but still remains limited to just 27 HP printer models (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4356).

Article Link: HP Adds AirPrint Support to Eight More Printers (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/23/hp-adds-airprint-support-to-eight-more-printers/)



soco
Jun 23, 2011, 11:05 AM
Sorry if I missed something along the way, but why is HP on top of this? Is there some sort of exclusivity?

WiBu
Jun 23, 2011, 11:07 AM
Sorry if I missed something along the way, but why is HP on top of this? Is there some sort of exclusivity?

Some sort of patent if I remember correctly.

haruhiko
Jun 23, 2011, 11:07 AM
I don't know why I can print from my iPhone to an HP LaserJet printer (with no wifi capabilities) connected to my AirPort Extreme.

thelonelylimo
Jun 23, 2011, 11:16 AM
Sorry if I missed something along the way, but why is HP on top of this? Is there some sort of exclusivity?

Apple & HP have been close for years.

RoboCop001
Jun 23, 2011, 11:23 AM
Some sort of patent if I remember correctly.

An HP patent?

I remember something about a patent as well. But I've forgotten if it was another company or HP's patent that Apple was infringing upon.

Either way, it's a shame. Hopefully they can one day give the shared printer functionality back to AirPrint.

kjs862
Jun 23, 2011, 11:28 AM
Would love to have airprint work on my 1320

longofest
Jun 23, 2011, 11:34 AM
There are some hacks (http://blog.chron.com/techblog/2010/11/hacks-bring-airprint-to-all-mac-windows-printers/). Not sure if they still work.

Richdmoore
Jun 23, 2011, 11:44 AM
I use printopia to make all my printers work. Works great.

foobarbaz
Jun 23, 2011, 11:48 AM
I don't know why I can print from my iPhone to an HP LaserJet printer (with no wifi capabilities) connected to my AirPort Extreme.

Because you're printer doesn't support driverless printing.
And neither do iOS printing drivers for your system exist, nor does Apple facilitate creating any.

But finally we get some affordable laser printers with AirPrint functionality...

ScoutDad
Jun 23, 2011, 01:31 PM
Would love to have airprint work on my 1320

I followed this setup recommended in a previous thread:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1047779

and airprint works great with my hp1320 as a shared printer. Try it yourself.

lehite
Jun 23, 2011, 02:11 PM
Google "AirPrint Activator". Follow instructions.

Gjwilly
Jun 23, 2011, 02:25 PM
An HP patent?

I remember something about a patent as well. But I've forgotten if it was another company or HP's patent that Apple was infringing upon.


It's HPs patent but the actual process involves PDF conversion so Adobe may be involved as well.
That's what I heard.

Sixtafoua
Jun 23, 2011, 06:51 PM
I hate my HP printer, it's airprint compatible, which I like, but I hate everything else about it. Plus, the door broke off. :eek:

jozeppy26
Jun 24, 2011, 09:43 AM
I installed an airprint utility on my PC from here:

http://jaxov.com/2010/11/download-airprint-installer-for-windows-7-xp-vista/

Works great on my HP Photosmart 3310 & Photosmart C6250

kjs862
Jun 24, 2011, 10:15 AM
I followed this setup recommended in a previous thread:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1047779

and airprint works great with my hp1320 as a shared printer. Try it yourself.

cool thanks!

RoboCop001
Jun 24, 2011, 11:57 AM
I hate my HP printer, it's airprint compatible, which I like, but I hate everything else about it. Plus, the door broke off. :eek:

Haha, I've found that HPs printers (at least all the ones I've owned) aren't all that great.

They feel poorly built and they always make really strange sounds as if they're about to fall apart. They all sounded rickety! lol.

Maybe they've improved but next time I buy a printer it's not going to be HP.

Come on Apple! License those HP AirPrint-related patents and re-enable shared printing!
In the meantime, I'll try that hack.

nickn
Jun 24, 2011, 01:25 PM
Google "AirPrint Activator". Follow instructions.

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This works great on my canon.

-Ken-
Jun 24, 2011, 11:53 PM
Haha, I've found that HPs printers (at least all the ones I've owned) aren't all that great.

They feel poorly built and they always make really strange sounds as if they're about to fall apart. They all sounded rickety! lol.

Maybe they've improved but next time I buy a printer it's not going to be HP.

Come on Apple! License those HP AirPrint-related patents and re-enable shared printing!
In the meantime, I'll try that hack.

If they're under $100, they're junk. The medium and higher end printers are quite nice.

Yes, it's a Captain Obvious statement but if you want a cheap printer, just avoid an HP.

Monadi
Jun 25, 2011, 07:55 AM
Apologies for my ignorance, but what happened to Airprint for other brands like Epson?

res1233
Jun 25, 2011, 08:37 AM
Both Apple and HP make quality products, as far as HP printers go anyway. I've had two Epson printers, and two HP printers. The first one was an Epson: It died early due to ink clogging the printer heads. Same thing happened with the second one. The first HP we had lasted for what must have been about 6 or 7 years... It still would have been fine, but someone broke the tray. We now have another HP printer, and it has been chugging along just fine for about 2 years with no hiccups. I think HP and Apple fit together quite nicely in terms of product reliability. Now if only Apple would stop offering the mail-in rebate for Epsons...

Apologies for my ignorance, but what happened to Airprint for other brands like Epson?

HP already has something fairly different, but contains some of the tech required for AirPrint, called ePrint in many of their printers, and if I'm not mistaken, the only HP printers that support AirPrint also support ePrint. Support for all printers was supposed to have been introduced via printer sharing from your mac, but that was pulled, so this is all we have for now.

If they're under $100, they're junk. The medium and higher end printers are quite nice.

Yes, it's a Captain Obvious statement but if you want a cheap printer, just avoid an HP.

I've always believed in paying a little extra for quality, hence why I own macs. I avoid dirt cheap products because they rarely are any good. You get what you pay for and such.

RoboCop001
Jun 25, 2011, 09:03 AM
Both Apple and HP make quality products, as far as HP printers go anyway. I've had two Epson printers, and two HP printers. The first one was an Epson: It died early due to ink clogging the printer heads. Same thing happened with the second one. The first HP we had lasted for what must have been about 6 or 7 years... It still would have been fine, but someone broke the tray. We now have another HP printer, and it has been chugging along just fine for about 2 years with no hiccups. I think HP and Apple fit together quite nicely in terms of product reliability. Now if only Apple would stop offering the mail-in rebate for Epsons...


Do your HP printers make "it's about to fall apart" sounds? If not, I may reconsider buying one. Though I'll definitely go for a mid-range one and not a cheap one.

Yeah, the "piece of junk" sounds that my HP printers made really bugged me lol. I want a printer that sounds solid :)

adwebinc
Jun 25, 2011, 09:24 AM
Wish they would rollout firmware for my 309g, but since they released the 310, my guess is they will not. Helps with the whole planned obsolescence strategy.

yourstation
Jun 25, 2011, 11:36 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

Some of these printers really do make a mockery of the use of the word 'Pro'...

Mr. Gates
Jun 26, 2011, 12:16 PM
I really hate to have to say this but ......

There's an App for that


Actually there are several. You just need to set up a companion app on the computer connected to the printer.

TheNerdyNurse
Jun 26, 2011, 08:10 PM
Honestly, I cannot say I've ever had a real "need" to print from an iOS device.

sjinsjca
Jun 26, 2011, 08:27 PM
Now if they'd just support my OfficeJet 7400 Series (the 7410xi, specifically). This was the top of HP's OfficeJet line, and I see no technical reason why it shouldn't work. HP's photo-printing app for the iPhone has worked perfectly with this printer since the earliest days of my old iPhone 3G.

I will keep using this printer until it breaks. I hope that by then AirPrint comes to other printers, specifically Canon.

Canubis
Jun 29, 2011, 05:55 AM
My some years old Samsung CLP-300 works with the iPad like a charm. It's connected to an Airport Express, and then my Mac Pro shares the printer to the iPad.

http://netputing.com/airprintactivator

TheQuestion
Jun 30, 2011, 01:41 AM
The early promise of AirPrint was that you would not need a third party app. Another broken promise.

sjinsjca
Jul 1, 2011, 03:13 PM
The early promise of AirPrint was that you would not need a third party app. Another broken promise.

Well, if you count "broken" as "waiting until co-developer HP's exclusivity expires".