How to Set Up AirPrint with iOS 4.2 on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
While Apple has added wireless printing via AirPrint to the the latest 4.2 iOS update, the AirPrint compatibility with devices in the marketplace is limited and you may soon find that AirPrint is another feature to hit the iPhone that is pretty worthless to the general public. However, there are a couple work arounds to get you printing.
So what is AirPrint? It is a free software update packaged with Apple’s iOS 4.2 update that enables wireless printing of e-mail, photos, web content, notes and more from within your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
Unfortunately AirPrint requires an AirPrint compatible printer with “ePrint” enabled, essentially an email address tied to the printer to send your documents through. To date, HP and Apple have teamed together to offer AirPrint e-print machines, some built in and others requiring a simple firmware upgrade. Below is a list of compatible printers from HP:
Compatible with Apple iOS 4.2 and no firmware upgrade needed:
- Photosmart e-AiO (D110) (Americas)
- Photosmart Wireless e-AiO (B110) (EU, AP)
- Photosmart Plus e-AiO (B210)
- Photosmart Premium e-AiO (B310)
- Photosmart Premium Fax e-AiO (C410)
- HP ENVY100 e-AiO (D410)
- Photosmart eStation (C510)
May require a firmware upgrade:
- LaserJet Pro M1536dnf Multifunction Printer (www.hp.com/go/airprint/M1536)
- LaserJet Pro CM1415fn Color Multifunction Printer (www.hp.com/go/airprint/CM1415)
- LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction Printer (www.hp.com/go/airprint/CM1415)
- LaserJet Pro CP1525n Color Printer (www.hp.com/go/airprint/CP1525)
- LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer (www.hp.com/go/airprint/CP1525)
Require a firmware upgrade available December 27:
- Officejet 6500A e-AiO
- Officejet 6500A Plus e-AiO
- Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-AiO
- Officejet Pro 8500A e-AiO
- Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-AiO
- Officejet Pro 8500A Premium e-AiO
For more information visit HP’s AirPrint page.
Now it is possible to set up your own AirPrint with some software from Printopia and a little magic. Luckily TUAW has documented this long process.
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