Best AirPrint Compatible Printer?

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  1. bob616 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  5. Simbazz macrumors regular

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    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

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    HP Envy, works with my Macs, PC's, HP Touchpad and iPad.
     
  7. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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  8. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I'm thinking of purchasing an HP printer. What are types of problems do they have?
     
  13. david77 macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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