List of current Airprint-capable printers
Here's a list I found this morning in an article from Compuworld:
For the moment, AirPrint works with the following printers:
I was surprised to see the Epson on there - it's an older model. I had been looking at the HP C510, but it's a bit pricey - though it does have that snazzy ANDROID TABLET on it - like we need another tablet!!! HAHA...
- HP Photosmart Premium Fax e-All-in-One Printer - C410
- HP Photosmart Premium e-All-in-One Printer series - C310
- HP Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One Printer series - B210
- HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One Printer Series - D410
- HP Photosmart eStation Printer series - C510
- And the Epson Artisan 835 all-in-one.
I just got off a chat session with HP and was sent this link. Some work now, some will require a firmware upgrade available 12/27/10:
Consider the inks used as well...
Some of the printers listed use a 2-cartridge set-up: one black and one with tri-color cartridge. I hate those because when you run out of, say, magenta, you toss the cartridge even though there is ink in the other two colors left. Grrrr... I think the HP Envy 100 uses a black and tri-color cartridge. Not a big deal if you don't print much, but if you print a ton, it can be a pain and expensive.
Also, the ability to use larger cartridges instead of the smaller "standard" ones is good.
The major cost of printers isn't the hardware, it's the ink. That's where the printer companies make their money - probably should be called ink companies!
Not needing a new printer yet myself - but if I did, I'd also consider the normal printer issues along with Airprint compatibility as well.