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nickharris1992
Jan 9, 2013, 01:04 AM
I was wondering if anybody had a recomendation on what Airplay printer I should get for printing from my iPhone and iPad?



Gav2k
Jan 9, 2013, 01:15 AM
What do you need from the printer? B&w, colour, photo???

Best bet is to look at what you need and decide the cost factor of refills rather than brand.

B&W - laser printer
Colour - Lexmark (cheapest refil cost at the mo)
Photo - hp or Epsom both produce nice results but refills can be costly

RenoG
Jan 9, 2013, 09:35 AM
I have this same delima, need to upgrade from my old all in one wired printer.
I was at Target yesterday and was totally clueless since its been at least five years since I bought my last printer..

@Gav2k - is their a particular goto Hp / Epson /Lexmark printer that works best with apple?

Most says either Airprint or e-print does that mean they all will print from my apple device or is one better suited for this than the other :confused:

HazyCloud
Jan 9, 2013, 11:01 AM
I've used HP's p1102w (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP---LaserJet-Pro-P1102w-Wireless-Black-and-White-Printer/5471522.p?id=1218650524037&skuId=5471522) Laserjet and had very good results. Of course it's only B&W, but that's what was needed.

Tikatika
Jan 9, 2013, 05:33 PM
I don't know what to recommend but I can tell you unequivocally what NOT to get! I bought an HP PHOTOSMART 5514 last summer for the air print function. I wanted the HP Envy but didn't want to spend the money. Big mistake, huge!

The Photosmart series has enormous problems with Air Print. So much so that there is a "fix" page on HP's support site. The only way to get my iPad or iPhone to connect is to shut down the printer, power cycle the router, turn on the printer and only then will the idevices see the printer. It's a malfunction in the wireless capability. I have to do this every time I need to print something. I have given up and just email things to print from my pc laptop which sees the printer just fine. It's one huge PITA!

If you find something that works, let me know :)

takeshi74
Jan 9, 2013, 09:22 PM
I was wondering if anybody had a recomendation on what Airplay printer I should get for printing from my iPhone and iPad?
For any recommendation you need to supply your criteria. No decision making process like this ever has one-size-fits-all answers. Best is always highly subjective no matter what the topic.

Personally, I went with pairing the xPrintServer with my existing printer. My printer is very reliable and has very low per page costs since it's laser. It can actually be repaired as well. Most inkjets (and even some laser printers) these days are just disposable printers with overpriced ink cartridges.

Don't overlook prior threads as well.
https://www.google.com/search?q=airprint+printer+site%3Aforums.macrumors.com&oq=airprint+printer+site%3Aforums.macrumors.com&aqs=chrome.0.57.6325&sugexp=chrome,mod=3&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

AmyK
Jan 10, 2013, 09:35 AM
I bought a Canon MG 5320. I needed to upgrade and I liked my last canon printer so I got this one because of the air print... I love it!!!

I think the brand of printer is all personal preference.

loutilla
Jan 12, 2013, 01:11 AM
very Low volume home use. Want choice of color or bla/white and ability to print only selection rather than all.

Macman45
Jan 12, 2013, 01:19 AM
I havethe Epson stylus 535W totally AirPrint works with all 3 Macs, my ipad and my phone....great scanner too.

DarrenUK
Jan 12, 2013, 04:02 AM
I've used HP's p1102w (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP---LaserJet-Pro-P1102w-Wireless-Black-and-White-Printer/5471522.p?id=1218650524037&skuId=5471522) Laserjet and had very good results. Of course it's only B&W, but that's what was needed.

I am using this printer also, very happy with it, good price, good results and it "just works"

RichP74
Jan 12, 2013, 11:33 AM
I bought a Canon MG 5320. I needed to upgrade and I liked my last canon printer so I got this one because of the air print... I love it!!!

I think the brand of printer is all personal preference.

That's the exact printer I have. It works flawlessly across a wide range of PCs and iOS devices. Very happy.

psirix
Jan 13, 2013, 12:03 PM
I have the HP Envy 114; I don't do a high volume of printing but the device has worked great and never had one issue with AirPrint.

ben824
Jan 13, 2013, 12:12 PM
My parents have a garbage Lexmark printer that has been giving them trouble for years and doesn't like to wireless print with Macs. They have asked me to help them pick a new one for them and Dad wants one with AirPrint.

What devices will be using it: MacBook Pros, iPhone 4, 4S, and 5, Windows PC, and potentially an iPad in the near future.

What it needs to do: AirPrint, Color print, Photo print, Scan, Copy, AND Fax.

Note: Fax is a must have since they are Real Estate agents and fax documents quite often.

They are not very brand specific other than no more Lexmark and hesitant with Brother since they have one at the office that they find to not be very user friendly. My parents are not very technology literate so user friendliness is important.

So any recommendations from the community?

Ratatapa
Jan 13, 2013, 12:19 PM
Bought an Canon MG 4220 for my parents

Works #1 and Ink is pretty cheap

Giuly
Jan 17, 2013, 11:47 PM
I own an HP PhotoSmart 6520 (http://amzn.to/11DpoxL) (formally known as the PhotoSmart Premium) and I really love it. You can find deals on the genuine cartridges most of the time (trade-in the old one for 50% off), also the second tray for photo paper is really nice. The quality of both B/W and color is pretty good, no complaints there.
WiFi works nicely with a strong signal, it also has WDS so you can set it up with the push of a button on the router (where supported). The new design is sleeker than last year's model, too, and it does duplex printing (both sides of a page) if you choose to.
Due to the integrated touch screen, it's as easy to operate as it gets, also swapping the cartridges is easy, just open the flap and the cartridges slide towards the center, ready to be changed.
It works with the iPhone and iPad just like it should and offers the same great quality as it does on the Mac.
http://imgur.com/ayGwn.jpg

The PhotoSmart 6520 does support the online eFax service, but is limited to 20 incoming and 20 outgoing free faxes per month. If you need an AIO with an actual fax that connects to the phone line, there's also the HP PhotoSmart 7520 (http://amzn.to/VNLf2j), which does everything the 6520 does, plus fax and it also has an automatic 25-page feed for scanning, copying and faxing.
http://imgur.com/vKgOt.jpg

malibuboats91
Jan 18, 2013, 10:40 PM
We were in the same predicament of needing a printer that could print, scan, copy and fax. We ended up getting the HP Officejet 6700. We have had it for less than a week and have already used 1/4 of the black ink which was for approximately 60 pages. I really like the printer, but I'm worried that its going to eat through the ink fast.

Che Castro
Jan 18, 2013, 11:21 PM
What's e cheapest printer that can print from the ipad ?

mofunk
Jan 18, 2013, 11:40 PM
All the Printers are cheap.. What you will pay mostly for is the ink. I suggest Canon if you are printing photos.

Che Castro
Jan 18, 2013, 11:50 PM
All the ones in this thread are over $100

Giuly
Jan 19, 2013, 04:02 AM
The Epson Expression Home XP-400 (http://amzn.to/WfPOju) and the Canon PIXMA MG3220 (http://amzn.to/13OM1yV) are on sale right now and are the two least expensive printers with AirPrint.
If you’re looking for a speedier, slightly larger printer that cranks out pretty photos, the Canon Pixma MG3220 might be the better option for you. But if you need a compact, super-simple printer for your personal documents and the occasional photo, the Epson Expression XP-400 has given me one of the most pain-free printer experiences I’ve had in a long time.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81xZTLkp2hL._AA1500_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71EGuctJ8SL._AA1500_.jpg

Solomani
Jan 19, 2013, 04:19 AM
I am using this printer also, very happy with it, good price, good results and it "just works"

I have experience with this same HP LaserJet Pro 1102w. But mixed results.

The Airprint support actually supports the iPad and iPhones seamlessly. Connected to a WiFi network, all the iPads/iPhones instantly recognize this printer. No problem.

The PROBLEM comes when you try to print from a MacOSX Mac running Mountain Lion. HP Tech Support states that they are releasing a new set of drivers and giving it to Apple to incorporate into the next update of MacOSX (maybe the next patch of Mtn Lion).

The HP Tech Support Page for Mountain Lion and LaserJet 1102w issues here:
http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Mac-Printing-and-Scanning/HP-LaserJet-P1102w-amp-Mountain-Lion-Wireless/td-p/1931883/page/2

HP Tech Support says:
New drivers for Mountain Lion have been created and shared with Apple to make them available via the Apple Software Update. Those are now beeing reviewed by Apple and hopefully will be released soon.

Otherwise the P1102w is a fantastic laser printer. Great cheap price, sharp no-nonsense (and compact) laser printer.

Lugnut2k10
Jan 20, 2013, 02:04 AM
Im using the HP 5520 no problems with it. It will print via iPhone, iPad and macbook and also from a windows laptop.

BHP41
Jan 20, 2013, 09:18 AM
Cannon or Epson. The big HP's are junk, loud and are a PITA most days.

Obese Lobsters
Jan 20, 2013, 09:21 AM
On an unrelated note, why doesn't apple make the airport express airprint compatible?

HazyCloud
Jan 20, 2013, 12:31 PM
On an unrelated note, why doesn't apple make the airport express airprint compatible?

I'd assume they would, but it's probably up to the printer manufacturers. It's not like Apple is making money when we go buy a Canon or an HP. (Wait, it's possible they are if Canon or HP has to pay for licensing AirPrint.)

But, I totally get what you're saying. You'd think it would be as easy as just plugging in a printer to any AEBS and printing wirelessly.

Helpme1963
Feb 3, 2013, 03:00 AM
I have a hp 1102w but I Can not make it work ón my ip 5 or iPad 2.

Is it possible to setup directly ?

If I Schall buy airprinter which one Will be the Best?


I've used HP's p1102w (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP---LaserJet-Pro-P1102w-Wireless-Black-and-White-Printer/5471522.p?id=1218650524037&skuId=5471522) Laserjet and had very good results. Of course it's only B&W, but that's what was needed.

HazyCloud
Feb 3, 2013, 03:08 AM
I have a hp 1102w but I Can not make it work ón my ip 5 or iPad 2.

Is it possible to setup directly ?

If I Schall buy airprinter which one Will be the Best?

I set one up on a Mac and Windows both and both times they worked on an iPad 2 and multiple iPhones. You need to update the printer's firmware first as it doesn't support AirPrint out of the box. Once the firmware has been updated, you add the printer to your Wi-Fi network and then it should work just fine.

Update firmware (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=4110396)

RenoG
Feb 6, 2013, 08:26 AM
I'm getting the notion that I should stay clear of HP, go figure.

Canon first choice, Epson second choice...

Agile55
Feb 7, 2013, 10:09 AM
Originally Posted by AllThingsD
" If you’re looking for a speedier, slightly larger printer that cranks out pretty photos, the Canon Pixma MG3220 might be the better option for you. But if you need a compact, super-simple printer for your personal documents and the occasional photo, the Epson Expression XP-400 has given me one of the most pain-free printer experiences I’ve had in a long time "


I have had the above mentioned Epson XP-400 for several weeks now for moderate home/office use w/ my i5 & iPad4.

Out of the box, easy set-up using AirPrint w/ out a single issue, bought it on Amazon for $69 (del. w/ Prime), no regrets & found it here on MRumors.

RenoG
Feb 7, 2013, 02:03 PM
Originally Posted by AllThingsD
" If you’re looking for a speedier, slightly larger printer that cranks out pretty photos, the Canon Pixma MG3220 might be the better option for you. But if you need a compact, super-simple printer for your personal documents and the occasional photo, the Epson Expression XP-400 has given me one of the most pain-free printer experiences I’ve had in a long time "


I have had the above mentioned Epson XP-400 for several weeks now for moderate home/office use w/ my i5 & iPad4.

Out of the box, easy set-up using AirPrint w/ out a single issue, bought it on Amazon for $69 (del. w/ Prime), no regrets & found it here on MRumors.


Thanks for this...

Giuly
Feb 8, 2013, 11:28 AM
The Epson Expression XP-600 (http://amzn.to/Xet45J) is on sale right now for $10 more than the XP-400, which does auto-duplexing, prints faster overall and has an even higher photo quality. Might be worth a look over the XP-400.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61c1pE0H8YL._AA1316_.jpg

It also comes in an Epson Expression XP-800 (http://amzn.to/V44mEF) flavor, with an automatic feed, Ethernet and a build-in fax.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61qyMQskbQL._AA1171_.jpg

christophermdia
Feb 8, 2013, 01:25 PM
definitely avoid HP. I bought one of their "AirPrint" printers and it sucks up ink like crazy, on top of the fact that when I have to replace the ink, it costs almost as much as the printer itself. I have a canon wireless that is not airprint, and it works great, although cant print from an iPad or iphone. Now that canon has built in airprint functionality, I will grab a newer canon version......

irDigital0l
Feb 18, 2013, 02:26 AM
I'm looking for just a general AirPrint printer. It doesn't need to print out great photos.

Currently I'm using two printers. One is a Samsung black only printer and the other is a Canon color only printer.

Doesn't make much sense so I want a good AirPrint printer.

gadgetmonster
Feb 18, 2013, 05:50 AM
I have the HP PS6520, works fine with all our mac's, iphone 5, ipad2, ipad mini's......fast, i can even email stuff to it from anywhere and it prints. Love it....so far.

kodeman53
Feb 18, 2013, 07:18 AM
I've always used HP printers, initially b/w laser and lately color ink jets. I've never had any problems with them. I don't do a lot of printing, but when I do, I usually need it to be color, hence the color ink jet printer.

However, the 'feature' about HP ink jet printers that is annoying is their ink cartridges expire. If the printer powers off, the printer (at least the one I have) forces you to walk through a series of menus to be able to use the printer.

Do the cartridges of other manufacturer's ink jet printers expire?

Davidkoh
Feb 24, 2013, 08:31 AM
I just installed AirPrint installer on my HTPC/Media Server I keep on 24/7 and it enabled my old Canon MP620 to be used as an AirPrint printer even though it is not supported. So that is a tip for anyone who might have a computer they can use to be a middleman.

I saw this guide and downloaded the program from there: http://jaxov.com/2010/11/download-airprint-installer-for-windows-7-xp-vista/