- What is AirPrint?
- Where can I buy an AirPrint Printer?
- Are there alternatives to buying a new AirPrint printer?
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What is AirPrint?
AirPrint is an Apple technology that lets you create full-quality printed output without the need to download or install drivers. It allows you to select a printer on your local network and print directly from your favourite iOS app.
Many new printers are AirPrint enabled already. If you are unsure whether your printer is enabled consult the printer user guide or look for an Airprint badge on the front of the printer.
Where can I buy an AirPrint Printer?
AirPrint is built in to many printer models from most popular printer manufacturers. These will be available from all good electrical stores. The latest list of printers from the top manufacturers can be found by visiting Apple Support at and clicking on the manufacturer links provided. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4356
Are there alternatives from buying a new AirPrint printer?
If you don’t have an Airprint enabled printer or have no plans to upgrade your current printer, there are a number of AirPrint emulators an activators available which will allow you to use most printers connected to your Mac or PC. The only downside of using these systems is that you need to leave your PC or Mac running in order for the print function to work. However we have found the functionality to be very good.
We have used the following products successfully with our own apps that have AirPrint functionality. These are only suggestions however, we have no connection with these products and their use is entirely at your own risk.
For Mac: Printopia from Ecamm.com
For PC: Presto from Collobos Software
In addition you may find the following Technical Articles helpful in researching alternatives, but again we cannot vouch for the validity of the claims made or the safety of links provided in the articles.