HP to launch six more AirPrint-compatible printers next month

Apple Online StoreAirPrint on iPad lets you print your email, photos, web pages, and documents. There’s no software to download, no drivers to install, and no cables to connect. With just a few taps on your iPad, you can go from viewing something onscreen to holding a printed copy. And because all the printing takes place in the background, there’s no waiting around while it prints. Instead, you can start printing and then go back to flicking through photos, surfing the web, or doing whatever you were doing before.

Currently, AirPrint works seamlessly with a new generation of wireless printers from HP.

AirPrint-enabled printers:
• HP Envy e-All-in-One series (D410a)
• HP Photosmart Plus e-AiO (B210a)
• HP Photosmart Premium e-AiO (C310a)
• HP Photosmart Premium Fax e-AiO (C410a)
• HP Photosmart e-AiO (D110)
• HP Photosmart eStation (C510)
• HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf Multifunction Printer
• HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fn Color Multifunction Printer
• HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction Printer
• HP LaserJet Pro CP1525n Color Printer
• HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer

GadgetVenue reports, “Six new printers are launching next month that will also be AirPrint compatible. These include…”

• HP Officejet 6500A e-All-in-One
• HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-All-in-One
• HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-All-in-One
• HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-All-in-One
• HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-All-in-One
• HP Officejet Pro 8500A Premium e-All-in-One

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

21 Comments

  1. Let me see if I understand this. AirPrint is NOT backwards compatible? I thought the current HP printers would be added. But if I am now understanding this, to make use of AirPrint, once has to effectively buy a new printer. Am I mistaken?

  2. Then again, if they still cannot co-exist with an airport extreme, I have no use for them at all. The D110 I got free with my mac is useless with any of my macs (including the iPad) since it cannot connect to the airport extreme. This lack of connectivity means that it cannot do air-print either. Total waste of time for HP to sell them through Apple. Total black eye to Apple for selling these POS printers.

  3. Agreed. The way Airprint works is this: the printer has an e-mail address. AirPrint sends your print job as an email to the printer. Unless the printer can read that email, it won’t be able to do anything. Long term, all printers will be this way. In the meantime, we’ll have to make do with the ones we have. And complain.

  4. @Gomer37,
    I have not heard an explanation from HP as to why they cannot update prior recent generations of wireless printers to work with Airprint. Unless a convincing one is offered, most customers will find it pretty slimy on HP’s part if they don’t. For example, Apple updates the OS on earlier generations of iPhones to the extent the hardware is compatible. HP needs to do the same.

  5. “I have not heard an explanation from HP as to why they cannot update prior recent generations of wireless printers to work with Airprint. “

    I have yet to hear any printer maker making firmware updates available for their desktop printers. I remember vaguely that some of the ‘workgroup’ (i.e. network) printers by Lexmark had some firmware updates years ago, and HP provided firmware updated for their JetDirect (network printer server interface) cards, but I never heard of of anyone ever updating a consumer or small office desktop device.

    I can’t see how could these printer possibly be made compatible with technology that didn’t even exist when they came out, if firmware updates aren’t available.

  6. …”AirPrint is a joke. What use is it if it only works on a handful of printers. Apple should be ashamed.”

    How would you propose Apple solve this ‘chicken-and-egg’ problem? Which printer manufacturer do you think would be willing to invest R&D money in order to integrate technology that has yet to be made available for computing devices? In other words, in order for AirPrint to be of any use, it would need many printers to be compatible. How was Apple supposed to convince printer makers to start putting AirPrint into their printers IN ADVANCE of Apple’s own release of the tecnology??

    Folks, you need to be patient. One year from now, I can guarantee you, all printer makers will be shipping AirPrint-compatible devices. This is how it goes.

  7. Why is this an issue people? Get Hacktivator (bgr.com is where I found it) and use any printer including shared. My canon is plugged into my iMac and sharing is on. I can’t print from my MBP, iPhone and iPad without a hitch.

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