Best AirPrint Compatible Printer?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bob616, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. bob616 macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    Hi everyone, I am looking to buy a new printer today and was planning on getting one that is AirPrint Compatible, so that I can print from my iPad as well as my computer. What do you guys recommend for an AirPrint compatible printer? I use my current printer mostly to print out text documents, scan/copy documents and photos, and the occasionally I will print an edited photo.

    Thanks in advance for any replies!
  2. MyRomeo macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Hey, I've got an hp all in one d110 printer, does a good job and is so easy to use with airprInt! Scanner, fax, remote print, photo print, card reader, wifi...

    Shop around for it, I paid like $50 for it!
  3. ascNYC macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010
    HP Envy

    I just recently purchased a new i7 iMac and chose the HP Envy printer. It works flawlessly with my iMac, iPhone, and iPad. The toner is not the cheapest but like you I got it for occasional printing, photos, scanning, etc. It's got one of the best designs and doesn't look like a traditional printer. With my rebate I paid like $150 but I believe you can find a similar deal shopping around without the rebate.
  4. RossMc macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2010
    Newcastle, UK
  5. Simbazz macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2010
    Lancashire, England
    Any of the HP wifi printers are a good choice. I've recently got the HP photosmart, its impressively good. Photos are of a decent/high quality, scanning is quick and easy, and using the iPad and iPhone to print things off is seamless!

    I also get the days headlines at night using the applications inside the printer. (I could just browse it online but I'm still amazed by the printer doing it, I waste a piece of paper and ink every day :)).
  6. -Ken- macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2011
    Oregon, USA
    HP Envy, works with my Macs, PC's, HP Touchpad and iPad.
  7. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
  8. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    The best printer is to get the printer of your choice and then the program "Printopia." I have been using printopia since the introduction of the iPad 2 and have never had a problem - it's great. Check it out with the free trial.
  9. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    Been looking at the Envy for some time.

    The inherent problems with HP printers is what's holding me back from purchasing.
  10. tcphoto macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    Madison, GA
    HP seems to be the only option?

    I just bought an iPad2 and it did not detect my old Epson printer that I have connected to my Airport Express. After searching for a couple of days, I found an app called AirPrint Activator v2. I installed it on my MBP, synced the iPad2 and it immediately found the Epson. I just hope that you're not ditching another printer just to utilize AirPrint.
  11. Bluethree macrumors regular


    Jan 1, 2010
    Just took delivery a week or two back of a HP Laser jet CP1525NW as I can't tolerate drying injets no longer. £143 delivered on Amazon UK and really pleased. Personally laser jets have dropped back in price that it's now the best home option - in my circumstances anyways.
  12. mpaquette macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2010
    Columbia, SC
    I'm thinking of purchasing an HP printer. What are types of problems do they have?
  13. david77 macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2008
    Just bought one of these today and was able to print a test page, but now when I try to print from any app it does not connect to the printer and says that it is offline even though it "sees" it. Any suggestions?
  14. unbiased macrumors newbie


    Sep 10, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio
    HP Color Laserjet CP1525NW

    I really really like this printer... bought it on sale for $174.99 (+ tax) - fantastic price for this ePrint, Airprint, wireless printer... Toner $$ sucks, but the printer was incredibly easy to setup.

    When I bought it - there was a sale - $75 off instantly plus and additional $50 coupon advertised on the site - so awesome deal.
  15. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    For everyone's knowledge, tonight at midnight macupdate's promo will feature printopia which I mentioned in my other post is imo the best way to airprint.
  16. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    I have the same one expect I paid $40 for it (hehe). All in all, it works very well. I just wish the iPad had a setting for Fast Draft printing so I wouldn't need to buy so much ink all the time.

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