What Is an AirPrint Printer?


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An AirPrint printer is a wireless printer that is compatible with Apple's printing solution included with OS X and iOS based devices. AirPrint compatible printers are available from Epson, Canon, Brother, Dell, Fuji, Xerox and HP, among others.

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AirPrint is used to wirelessly send print jobs to compatible printers. Some of its features include automatic media selection, easy discovery and premium finishing options. For a AirPrint to work properly, the Mac or iOS device must be connected to a single Wi-Fi network, either via a direct connection or bridging. AirPrint cannot work on public networks like public Wi-Fi hotspots, cellular 4G or 3G data connections, and Bluetooth connections.

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