Wireless printing finally comes to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. However, AirPrint, introduced in iOS 4.2, only works with 16 printers, all from HP. If you want to print from just about any printer, there are several third party solutions:
AirPrint Activator is a small application that will enable a Mac OSX 10.6.5 + iTunes 10.1 hidden feature to allow your shared printer to be visible on your iOS 4.2.1 devices. AirPrint allow you to print from new generation of Apple iPhones, iPad and iPod Touch to a printer shared over your personal WiFi network. Price: Free
- Download the latest version: AirPrint Activator v1.1.3 or use version 1.1.2 if the latest version is reporting that it is not supported on your system: AirPrint Activator v1.1.2
- OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.5 or 10.6.6
- iTunes 10.1 +
FingerPrint from Collobos Software offers Bonjour-based sharing of printers for AirPrint functionality managed through a standalone application.. FingerPrint is priced at $7.99. Works on both Mac OS X and Windows.
- FingerPrint requires OS X 10.5, OS X 10.6, Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
- iDevices running iOS 4.2 or later will see AirPrint™ enabled printers.
Printopia from Ecamm allows any iOS user with an AirPrint-capable device to print. Printopia will also add a virtual printer, allowing you to save print-outs to your Mac as PDF files. Printopia costs $9.95.
You’ll need Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6 on your Mac. Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch will need iOS 4.2 or newer and must be AirPrint capable.
Here is a list of printers that support AirPrint:
HP Envy eAll-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 Wireless e-AiO (B110)—Europe and Asia-Pacific
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
HP Officejet 6500A e-AiO
HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-AiO
HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-AiO
HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-AiO
HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-AiO
HP Officejet Pro 8500A Premium e-AiO