It’s easy to print directly from your Apple iPhone using AirPrint

AirPrint is Apple’s solution to printing directly to printers without the need to download or install drivers or go through Bluetooth pairing.


Printers that support AirPrint will be advertised as ‘AirPrint compatible’. Most latest model printers are AirPrint-compatible while also supporting other wireless printing standards.

Note: You don’t have to buy a special Apple-device-only printer to use AirPrint.

To use AirPrint printers you don’t need to install printer drivers, as they’re wireless and Apple devises automatically detect AirPrinter on the same network and can print to them without configuration. Just connect it to your wireless network like a typical Wi-Fi printer. Then use your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Mac computer and select the Print option in any program.

Visit the support website to see a current list of printers that are AirPrint enabled.

*These printers and print servers are AirPrint-enabled. This information is provided by each manufacturer and is updated once a month by Apple. If you don’t see your model listed, check with the manufacturer for more information. Learn how to print from your Mac or print from your iOS device and what to do if you can’t print.

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With the digital age, are we printing less at home? Perhaps not!

Today we email invoices, share photos on laptops and smartphones, and send emails instead of traditional snail-mail. You would expect we’re printing less at home and in the office!

However, with the new faster communications, technology has also improved around home/office printers which makes it easier to print in-house rather than out-source print jobs to printer companies.

People printing

Where businesses were once out-sourcing the printing of flyers, brochures and cards, they’re now printing conveniently from the comfort of their office, and getting some great results.

The use of good quality compatible cartridges also means that in-house printing is not only convenient, it’s very economical.

Let’s not forget when you’re cooking dinner or watching the news, the kids go to town printing off multiple versions of their full-colour assignments, which you find discarded in the bin the next day, while the low-ink light flashes brightly!

There are also those of us who, albeit love the digital age, equally love to see our document in hard-copy.

The printed page has an appeal that a fleeting image on-screen can never match, especially for proof-reading copy, or reconciling invoices or checking over facts and figures.


I have found over the past eight years in the printer consumable business, there is a strong trend to use of (quality) compatibles over OEM cartridges. (I stress ‘quality’ as not all compatibles are the same!)

My view is that, as it becomes cheaper and easier to print at home and in the office we might actually be printing more!