List of printers that support Apple’s AirPrint grows rapidly

“The official list of AirPrint supported printers has grown,” Patrick Jordan reports for iPad Insight.

“Actually it has grown quite a lot, and there are now printers from Canon, Epson, and Lexmark supported – as well as a greater number of printers from Hewlett Packard,” Jordan reports. “As recently as late June of this year, there were only a total of 27 AirPrint supported printers – and all just from one manufacturer, HP.”

Jordan reports, “Now – after the list was updated on November 14 –there are 100 printers supported… Overall we’ve got nearly four times as many supported printers, and four times as many manufacturers as there were at the end of June.”

Read more in the full article here.

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

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16 Comments

  1. I’ve been experimenting at ou school with AirPrint Activator which seems to make any network accessible printer avaiable to AirPrint users. Anyone else tried it or have other solutions.

    1. Yep. Works great, and the latest version does not require you to remove all printers and then activate it and reinstall printers. The only problem is there has to be a Mac on and awake with AirPrint Activator running, as opposed to a printer which can communicate with an iOS device directly.

      Since I have none of those, AirPrint Activator is definitely the next best thing. There’s a Windows version I hear too, but I don’t know how that one works.

    2. I’d been using AirPrint Activator (formerly AirPrint Hacktivator) since it was first released. It’s an excellent workaround.

      Then my Lexmark and Epson printers died on the same day. Now I have a hard core Canon all-in-one that natively handles AirPrint and I am enjoying much happiness. 😎

  2. I’ve been experimenting at our school with AirPrint Activator which seems to make any network accessible printer avaiable to AirPrint users. Anyone else tried it or have other solutions.

  3. You can not use AirPrint with Wi-Fi IP isolation. That pretty much ruins the function in large schools or business with security in mind. Bonjour is also not routable, another lost technical spec that prevents AirPrint from working in large networks.

  4. AirPrint… Great… WTF is wrong with Apple loosening up their cheeks and actually supporting an open standard like IPP? It’s not like IPP hasn’t been around for 20+ years or something. Apple supports it on the desktop, why not on the iPad?

  5. When AirPrint was in beta, they released Mac drivers so that any printer would work through a Mac on a LAN. They ended up pulling that feature right before release, but I still have it set up so that the wife can print from her iPhone, woohoo. You know how many times she’s used it? To this day, zero times. I used it once to test it. Again, woohoo.

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