What type of printer do I need for my iphone?

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  1. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    I want to print photos and documents from my iphone to a printer, what type of printer do I need? A one with bluetooth or what?
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    One with AirPrint built in.

    If you're using a Mac, you can download Printopia to AirPrint from any printer.
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Any printer that is Airprint capable will work out of the box...Other wireless printers will also work with the addition of apps such as Printnshare:


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&...vptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_3ym3kox8ju_e


    The link above gives an idea of models and prices...Apple tend to overcharge for these, so I'd stick with Amazon or similar...If you have a wifi printer then adding printNshare should make wireless printing possible from iPad / iphone etc.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Most of the hp range support direct print from iOS devices
     
  5. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I forgot to mention that I am looking for a laser printer.
     
  6. *~Kim~* macrumors 6502

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    I have an Epson. Does the job well when printing from my iPhone and relatively easy to set up.
     
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  8. cynics macrumors G3

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    OP: post back with a review of what you get. I'm also looking for a laser printer that supports AirPrint.
     
  9. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

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    I use a Laserjet Pro 400 which supports Airprint and ePrint. I can use Airprint when I'm at the office and then use ePrint when out of the office.
     
  10. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    I have a brother 2270. It doesn't work with AirPrint but brother makes an app that allows you to print from your photo gallery and a few other places (Dropbox is one). Works great for the little printing that I do.

    ETA: you can print from your clipboard which allows you to print from a lot of different apps.
     
  11. 960design macrumors 68000

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    My favorite printer is the HP LaserJet P1606dn. Prints very fast, plugged into the network. I can print from my iPhone, iPad, Wired iMac, Wireless MacBook Pro with no problems.

    It has an 8 second start up time and prints two sided. It is NOT a color laser, just a regular laser.
     
  12. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    I tried several of the Mac based bridges, couldn't get them to work with my xerox. I didn't need another large laser so I'm now running a samsung color laser mfc with built in AirPrint. It also comes with an app for printing complex documents and scanning from/into the ipad.
     
  13. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Apple has a list of AirPrint printers.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4356

    As stated above, there are apps that enable AirPrint. There are services that can run on Mac or PC systems to enable AirPrint as well. There are also print servers like the Lantronix that enable AirPrint (what I use with my trusty old LaserJet 2300DTN).

    Don't overlook prior discussions.
     
  14. Thierry ba macrumors 6502a

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    Doesnt matter. You have windows software /patch/ which enables every printer to print via airprint.
     
  15. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

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    A laser might well be best for you, but if you aren't printing hundreds of pages a day, and thus want a large monolith of a printer, inkjet has become much cheaper per page over the last few years. You are also likely to get more features on a decent office inkjet like acceptable photos, nice large colour screen, apps, webprint etc. Take a look at the HP office jet 8600 variants, as they can be had as cheap as $150, rival cheap lasers for cost per page, and do everything you seem to want re: airprint. Mine also does double sided printing _and_ scanning, plenty fast, web print, and is built like a tank rather than the loss-leader rubbish at the bottom of the market.

    David
     
  16. ngocnguyen macrumors member

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    I have apps for Epson and Brother wireless printers...so long your printer is wifi and your iPhone is on a wireless network, you can print to that printer anywhere.(prior software updated, you had to be on the same network to print, now you can print from any wireless network )

    There was a time when I wanted to pick up a pizza on my way home...I was already connected to a local wifi spot..found a Round Table coupon and printed it..I swung by my house and picked up the printout coupon and then off to pick up my pizza that I already called in...so it was rather convenient being able to print remotely.
     
  17. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am thinking of getting Hewlett-Packard Multifunctional inkjet Deskjet Advantage 6525 E-AIO, A4, USB, Wi-Fi BUT it's using INK and not LASER.


    What do you guys think? is it good? It's almost 200 bucks.
     
  18. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Canon has a printer supporting AirPrint and looks like it was made by Apple. I got this in white.
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  19. adam044 macrumors 65816

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    Whoa really?! What if the printer is connected to my PC desktop. I can print from my Mac though over the network.

    Cool says it will work! $20 better than a new printer I suppose even though my printer eats through ink.
     
  20. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I have an HP LaserJet CP1525nw. Unfortunately it's manual duplex (does not automatically print both sides). Wireless is more important to me than that but I miss auto duplex. I liked that it is white and not beige.

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  21. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Not sure if they have a Windows version, but yeah, works well for me with OS X. Plugged in via USB and over WiFi.

    Of course, the computer has to be on.
     
  22. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    They're still generally disposable items though some lasers are as well these days. Laser and massive aren't mutually inclusive just as laser and high volume are not mutually inclusive. I wouldn't touch any inkjet but that's my preference.
     
  23. pat.micunnis macrumors regular

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    What is your price range? Does it have to be laser? Toners are super expensive! But I have a HP laser printer and love it (toners cost $85 each per color: Cyan, Magenta, Black and Yellow).

    With HP, they support AirPrint, but also have ePrint / HPConnected which allows you to print documents from anywhere (so the document is waiting for you at home :)

    HP just refreshed their printers too.

    I use my printer from Windows and my Mac. I just have it set to wireless - but also have the Time Capsule (which allows seemless setup).

    HP® Color Laserjet M451dw Printer
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