The 8 Best AirPrint Printers of 2023

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The best printers on the market support fast printing and scanning, excellent photo quality, and may even come with a companion app that provides additional features. Check out our top picks for the best AirPrint printers in different categories and price ranges.

Best Overall

HP OfficeJet 250

HP OfficeJet 250 All-in-One Portable Printer with Wireless & Mobile Printing

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What We Like
  • Excellent photo quality

  • Fast printing and scanning speeds

  • Portable

What We Don't Like
  • No USB cable included

Measuring 14.3 x 7.32 x 2.7 inches and weighing just 6.5 pounds, the OfficeJet 250 is lightweight, but it's still on the larger end for a battery-operated printer. However, with sharp looks and the ability to print, scan, and copy, it's a superb all-in-one printer with AirPrint that you can take on the go. 

The ten-page automatic document feeder and up to 50 sheets of overall paper capacity allow this printer to push up to 10 pages per minute (ppm) in black and white and up to 7 ppm in color. This number drops slightly to 9 ppm in black and white and 6 ppm in color on battery, but the OfficeJet 250 has an external pack that's good for up to 90 minutes of printing. Regardless, this is much faster than a mobile photo printer like the Kodak Step, which only prints a single page per minute. 

The printer includes paper guides you can use to adjust your paper size, and these guides can be a bit tough to move, but overall, the printer has a functional design. The 2.65-inch color touchscreen allows for quick menu selection, with an easy-to-navigate interface with a home button and back button reminiscent of a cell phone screen.

You can also change the printer's settings from the downloadable HP Smart app (for Android and iOS) and print, scan, edit, and more from the companion app. The inclusion of AirPrint makes wireless printing super easy for Apple hardware owners. Still, Android and Windows owners aren't left in the cold, with Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth Smart Technology also allowing for wireless printing.

Find out how to print on an iPad or print from your iPhone if this is your first AirPrint printer.

Type: InkJet | Color/Monochrome: Color | Connection Type: Wireless, USB, Apple AirPrint | LCD Screen: Touchscreen display | Scanner/Copier/Fax: Print, copy, scan, fax

If you’re willing to splurge, the HP OfficeJet offers professional-grade print quality, speed, and all-in-one features in a wireless mobile printer.”—Eric Watson, Product Tester

HP OfficeJet 250

Lifewire / Eric Watson

Best Value

HP OfficeJet 3830

HP OfficeJet 3839


What We Like
  • Excellent photo quality with high DPI

  • Fast printing speed

  • Great price

What We Don't Like
  • Battery not included

This isn’t the fanciest printer out there, but it will serve well for those looking for a printer that can perform the basic functions at an affordable price. The 3830 from HP’s OfficeJet line is a meat-and-potatoes printer that has many features but doesn’t command quite the premium of more expensive units. It scans, copies, faxes, and, of course, prints. 

There’s a 35-page automatic document feeder for scanning or copying large documents, and it didn’t experience any jamming during our testing. The 3830 will print 8ppm of black and white documents and 6ppm of color documents. We were impressed with the photo quality we could print on the 3830, and the details in our printed photos were exceptionally clear. 

There’s also a 60-sheet tray for feeding printed documents; the outbound tray can accommodate up to 25 pages. You can print a full spread of standard sizes from 8.5 x 11 inches to 4 x 6-inch prints. None of these numbers constitute great features on their own. Still, it makes for a highly connected office when you factor in seamless wireless connectivity, including the ease of using AirPrint to send documents.

Type: InkJet | Color/Monochrome: Color | Connection Type: Wi-Fi, Wireless Direct Printing, HP ePrint, AirPrint | LCD Screen: Yes | Scanner/Copier/Fax: Print, copy, scan, fax

"Printed documents were decent quality, both in color and in black and white. Every text character and graphic was well defined and crisp. Colors were solid, consistent, and evenly distributed." — Jeffrey Daniel Chadwick, Product Tester

HP OfficeJet 3830

Lifewire / Jeffrey Daniel Chadwick

Best Compact

Canon PIXMA iX6820

PIXMA iX6820 Wireless Inkjet Business Printer

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What We Like
  • High-quality photo prints

  • Sturdy design

  • Solid print times

What We Don't Like
  • Tri-color cartridge drains quickly

Canon’s PIXMA iX6820 isn’t as high-tech as some other printers on this list, but it performs well and is built to last. An inkjet business printer ideal for home and office, it’s ready to handle 4 x 6-inch mailers, 11 x 17-inch spreadsheets, 13 x 19-inch charts, and more. The iX6820 offers exceptional printing detail at 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi. However, because of this high detail, color cartridges go quickly.

Measuring 23 x 12.3 x 6.3 inches and weighing 17.9 pounds, the iX6820 is small enough to fit almost anywhere indoors but not small enough to fit into a backpack for on-the-go prints. Capable of printing up to 14.5 black ppm and 10.4 color ppm, the iX6820 can tackle a borderless 4 x 6-inch photo in just 36 seconds from start to finish.

For photo printing, the iX6820 combines FINE print head technology and genuine Canon photo paper for borderless photos that can last up to 300 years when stored properly. Additionally, the iX6820 offers a quiet mode for nearly zero noise when printing small quantities of paper. When it comes to wireless printing, AirPrint is ready from day one, and the PIXMA works perfectly with Macs without any additional drivers.

Type: InkJet | Color/Monochrome: Color | Connection Type: Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print | LCD Screen: No | Scanner/Copier/Fax: Print

“Color, text, and graphics were bold and smooth, and there was no hint of print lines or uneven ink.” Jeffrey Daniel Chadwick, Product Tester

Canon Pixma iX6820

Lifewire / Jeffrey Daniel Chadwick

Best For an Office

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e Wireless Color All-in-One Printer

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What We Like
  • Fast output in color and black and white

  • Good quality prints

  • Alexa and Google Assistant-compatible

What We Don't Like
  • Not portable

If you need a powerhouse that can handle large printing tasks, the DeskJet Pro 9025e might be just what you're looking for. Capable of printing 24ppm, this machine can handle multi-page documents quickly. Plus, with up to 4800x1200 dpi resolution in color, you can print photos in exceptional detail. 

This isn't the smallest printer, though, and it's not the type of unit you can sit on the corner of your desk. You'll likely want to give it its stand or table, as it measures 12.53 inches tall, 17.2 inches wide, and 15.6 inches deep, and it weighs almost 26 pounds. It has a high-quality look, with a large LCD screen and a clean grey-and-white aesthetic, but this is the type of printer you'd want specifically in an office, as opposed to in a living room or bedroom where it would likely take over the room.

You get a trial of HP Instant Ink with the printer, which provides ink to your door before your cartridge is empty. This service is helpful because you don't have to worry about running to the store during a busy workday. However, after the trial, you'll have to pay a monthly fee for the subscription, which will vary from $1 per month for 15 pages up to $25 for 700 pages. If you're buying a printer with this capacity, you likely print quite a bit, so you'll want to account for the subscription cost when deciding on this printer.

Type: InkJet | Color/Monochrome: Color | Connection Type: Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB 2.0, Apple AirPrint, HP Smart, Mopria Print Service, Wi-Fi Direct | LCD Screen: Yes | Scanner/Copier/Fax: Print, copy, scan, fax

Best No-Cartridge Printer

Epson EcoTank ET-3760

Epson EcoTank ET-3760 Wireless Color All-in-One Cartridge

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What We Like
  • Uses ink tanks instead of cartridges

  • Saves money and reduces waste

  • Good print quality

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive up front

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 differs from many other InkJet printers because it uses refillable ink tanks instead of replaceable ink cartridges. You get ink bottles in the box that let you print for up to two years, but this depends on how frequently you use the printer. 

Ideal for small and home offices, the 3760 can print in up to 4800 x 1200 resolution and can put out up to eight pages per minute in color (15 pages in black and white). This rate is much slower than a model like the HP DeskJet 9025 but slightly faster than what we typically see from a budget or compact printer like the DeskJet 3755.

The ET-3760 isn’t as heavy as some other small office models, weighing only around 16 pounds and measuring 10 inches tall, 16.4 inches wide, and 19.8 inches deep. It has an automatic document feeder but a flatbed lift scanner, which can also impact speed. This is an excellent printer for someone who doesn’t want to deal with ink cartridges but still wants high-quality prints. For speed and power, other models on this list may better serve you.

Type: InkJet | Color/Monochrome: Color | Connection Type: Epson iPrint, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB, Apple AirPrint, Mopria Print Service, Wi-Fi Direct, Google Cloud Print | LCD Screen: Yes | Scanner/Copier/Fax: Print, copy, scan

Best Security

Brother HL-L8360CDW Color Laser Printer

Brother Business Color Laser Printer

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What We Like
  • Speedy print times

  • Immaculate text and graphic quality

  • Multiple wireless printing options

What We Don't Like
  • Mediocre photo quality

This might be the one for you if you have a home office or business and need a high-performance printer. Offering wired Ethernet and wireless connectivity via AirPrint, the Brother HL-L8360CDW is a color laser printer with print speeds up to 33ppm. This is no lightweight machine, though. It measures 17.4 x 19.1 x 12.3 inches and weighs 48.1 pounds, so it's far from portable.

The security lock function lets administrators regulate and restrict access to printer functions for up to 200 users, which offers added security and peace of mind for a business environment. Additional features, such as an integrated NFC card reader for releasing print jobs with an NFC-compatible card or badge, add another layer of security for controlling access to the printer and reducing the cost of wasted prints.

Low-cost printing is a staple of the HL-L8360CDW. Standard black toner cartridges yield 3,000 pages, while the three standard yield color cartridges offer up to 1,800 pages. The 250-sheet and 50-sheet capacity multi-purpose trays are expandable up to 1,300 by adding ​other trays.

Type: Laser | Color/Monochrome: Color | Connection Type: Wireless, Ethernet, USB, Apple AirPrint | LCD Screen: Yes | Scanner/Copier/Fax: Print

"Text was crisp and sharp no matter which font was used. Through all the pages we inspected, we never saw an example of a smudged word or smeared formatting." — Jeffrey Daniel Chadwick, Product Tester

Brother HL-L8360CDW Color Laser Printer

Lifewire / Jeffrey Daniel Chadwick

Best Budget

HP DeskJet 3755 Compact All-in-One Printer

HP DeskJet 3755 Compact All-in-One Wireless Printer


What We Like
  • Affordable

  • Small footprint

  • Solid companion app

What We Don't Like
  • Lacks premium print speeds

While the HP DeskJet 3755 doesn't offer the premium speeds or quality of higher-priced units, it's pretty surprising just how valuable it is. Plus, at only around 6 inches tall, 16 inches wide, and 7 inches in depth, it occupies a small footprint in your home office. The 3755 also folds into a rectangle when you're not using it so you can tuck it away in a drawer for storage.

Since the DeskJet 3755 is an all-in-one model, it can print, copy, scan, and even fax from the HP Smart app. The document feeder holds up to 60 pages but prints relatively slowly, putting out 8ppm in black and white and 5.5ppm in color. Finally, it connects via Wi-Fi, and because it's optimized for Apple AirPrint, it should work perfectly for the mobile-minded.

Type: InkJet | Color/Monochrome: Color | Connection Type: USB, Wi-Fi, Apple AirPrint, HP Smart app | LCD Screen: Yes | Scanner/Copier/Fax: Print, copy, scan, fax

Best Thermal

Brother PocketJet PJ773 Direct Thermal Printer

Brother PJ-773 PocketJet 7 Mobile Thermal Printer

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What We Like
  • Compact size

  • High resolution prints

  • Added battery

  • Built-in memory

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive and specialized

The Brother PocketJet PJ733 is a thermal wireless printer, so you don't need ink cartridges to print documents on the go. With Airprint and other wireless printing options, you can use your Apple device to print in the car or a hotel while on a business trip. It's pretty unique among other printers for its compact size, measures 10.04 x 2.17 x 1.18 inches (HWD), making it easy to slip into a backpack or luggage. 

The PJ733 can print up to 8ppm at a resolution of 300dpi and can handle documents ranging from 4.1 x 1 inch up to 8.5 x 18 inches. This makes it a good solution for workers at point-of-sale locations, delivery, and public safety officials. However, it’s important to note that the paper feeder can be awkward until you get used to it, as the paper tends to roll.

Aside from Airprint, connectivity options include Google Cloud, Mopria, and Wi-Fi direct. The PJ733 can print 600 pages on the go with an optional battery pack. Otherwise, it charges with an AC adapter or a DC car adapter.

Type: Thermal | Color/Monochrome: Monochrome | Connection Type: Wireless, USB, Apple AirPrint | LCD Screen: No | Scanner/Copier/Fax: Print

HP OfficeJet 250 All-In-One Printer

Lifewire / Eric Watson 

What to Look for in an Airprint Printer


Before narrowing your options, decide whether you want a laser or inkjet printer. Laser printers are better for documents, but color models can be more expensive. Inkjet printers are optimal if you plan to print pictures on photo paper — ink is cheaper than laser printer toner, but you’ll have to replace it more often. Look at metrics like DPI to see the printing resolution and how many pages the printer can put out per minute in black and white and in color to see how fast the printer can go.


Size and form factor are also important considerations when thinking about a new printer. Will the machine sit on an already-messy desk, or do you have a separate printer stand? Also, will you want to travel with it? If you need a portable printer, that’s important to remember at the beginning of your search.

HP OfficeJet 3830

Lifewire / Jeffrey Daniel Chadwick 


What devices will you need to connect to your printer? AirPrint-enabled printers will work with your Apple devices, but you’ll want to check for more wireless, USB, and other connectivity options the printer might provide.

  • What devices work with AirPrint?

    AirPrint enables you to print from Mac, iPhone, iPad, or even iPod Touch devices. You can also print to non-compatible shared printers using a PC running Microsoft Windows or Linux as an intermediary.

  • What printers are AirPrint compatible with?

    Apple provides a regularly updated, comprehensive list of printers that are AirPrint compatible. However, many modern printers with wireless capabilities also support AirPrint.

  • How can you add AirPrint compatibility to a printer?

    If you have an older printer that doesn't natively support AirPrint, it may be possible to add AirPrint capabilities using an application like handyPrint. However, given printers have become so affordable now, and you may be able to get affordable ink by using a refill service, you may find it more convenient and cost-effective to go with a more modern printer.

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