AirPrint is among the most recent copier technology advancement, whose main role is to allow users to print their documents via a Wi-Fi connection, while giving all the orders from a mobile device, such as an iPhone or an iPad. This type of wireless printing is proprietary to Apple technology, and several important copier manufacturers have already jumped the bandwagon and integrated in their offers all-in-one copy machines that come equipped with this feature.
What is AirPrint technology?
In brief, this new technology involves using mobile devices like iPhone and iPad for wireless printing, without the need to install special software or drivers. It is a great type of convenience offered by Apple, the only downside being that it can only be used in connection with a mobile device manufactured by the renowned company. Apple’s influence has already managed to get the most important makers of copiers in creating specific models that can accommodate AirPrint as one of the features.
Wireless printing is, by no means, something new. For years, copiers and printers have come with the ability to print documents, pictures, and various types of files over a Wi-Fi connection. Nonetheless, AirPrint steps up the game, by allowing you to do all this directly from your iPhone or iPad, without the need to install a driver.
A short guide to using the AirPrint feature
Apple offers consistent information on how users can take advantage of the AirPrint feature. Here are the necessary steps you need to follow:
First things first, you need to have your AirPrint compatible printer connected to a Wi-Fi network. Configurations and preferences may vary from one printer to another and referring to the manufacturer’s documentation is much recommended.
Secondly, you need to check if your mobile device has the latest iOS installed. This is necessary for making sure that both devices – the phone/tablet and the printer – are compatible with the AirPrint feature.
See if the AirPrint compatible copy machine has the latest firmware installed. Again, compatibility is key and you need to make sure that all the devices involved will be on the same page.
From this point forward, you will use your mobile device to send the command to the printer.
Select the AirPrint printer from the network your mobile device is connected to; it is essential that both devices use the same network.
Tap on the print icon on your device, and a new window with printing settings will appear.
Tap again to finalize the command.
Which copiers offer AirPrinting?
AirPrinting makes wireless printing so much easier. iPhone and iPad users can greatly benefit from this feature implemented by Apple. The next options are now readily available on the market, and getting one of these AirPrint compatible copiers for your home or office is much recommended for convenience and speed.
|Name||Price||Printing Speed||Resolution||Other Features|
|Brother DCP-8110DN||299.99USD||up to 38 pages per minute in black||
|Brother DCP-J152W||79.99USD||up to 27 pages per minute in black and 10 pages per minute in color||
|Brother MFC-L9550CDW||799.99USD||up to 27 pages per minutes in both black and color||
|Canon MF820Cdn||1095.99USD||up to 36 pages per minute in both black and color||1200x1200dpi||
|Canon PIXMA MX512||149.99USD||9.7 ipm17 in black and 5.5 ipm in color||color - up to 4800 x 1200 and black up to 600 x 600 dpi||
|Canon MF6180dw||499.00USD||up to 35 pages per minute in black and 17 pages per minute in color||600x600dpi||
|Dell C2660dn Color Laser Printer||249.99USD||up to 27 pages per minute in both black and color||600x600dpi||
|Dell C3765dnf Multifunction Color Laser||899.99USD||up to 36 pages per minute in black and 23 in color||600x600dpi||
|Dell B1265dnf||209.99USD||up to 29 pages per minute in black||600x600dpi||