The 7 Best AirPrint Printers to Buy in 2018

Printing wirelessly from your iOS device in a pinch is a cinch

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While our society is making the move to more and more digital products and services, we haven’t yet reached the point of being truly paperless. Whether you use a printer twice a year or are in a heavy-use business environment, incorporating an AirPrint ready printer adds an entirely new level of convenience. Gone are the days of wires and plugs. AirPrint allows Apple users, whether on their Mac or iOS device (iPad, iPhone, etc.), to print without a direct connection to any printer on the same Wi-Fi. If you're ready to ditch the wires, here’s our vote for some of the best AirPrint printers available today.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: HP OfficeJet 250

With sharp looks and the ability to print, scan and copy, the HP OfficeJet 250 is an outstanding all-in-one portable printer with AirPrint built-in. Measuring 14.3 x 7.32 x 2.7 inches and weighing just 6.5 pounds, the OfficeJet 250 is as portable as it is capable. The 10-page automatic document feeder and up to 50 sheets of overall paper capacity allow this printer to push up to 10 black pages per minute (ppm) and up to seven pages per minute in color.

This number drops slightly to nine ppm black and to six ppm color on battery, but the OfficeJet 250 has an external battery that's good for up to 90 minutes of printing. The 2.65-inch color touchscreen allows for quick menu selection, but you can change all the settings from the downloadable HP ePrint app, which is available on both Android and iOS. The inclusion of AirPrint makes wireless printing super easy for Apple hardware owners, but Android owners aren’t left in the cold with Wi-Fi Direct also allowing for mobile printing.

Best Portability: Canon PIXMA iP110

Measuring just 7.3 x 12.7 x 2.5 inches and weighing 4.3 pounds, the Canon PIXMA iP110 is a superb AirPrint-enabled printer for on-the-go prints. With an available optional battery for true portability, the iP110 offers outstanding convenience and fantastic image quality without the added size or weight. The maximum color dpi of 9600 x 2400 delivers terrific print results for both photos and documents up to 8.5 x 11 inches.

The iP110 can handle a borderless 4 x 6-inch photo print in just 53 seconds, which remains par for the course even years after its release to the world. The nine pages per minute black and white print speed combine with an easy document feeder for hands-free printing even when you're in transit. While it may have been released a few years back, the iP110 more than holds its own against today’s models by offering a second-to-none combination of portability and quality.

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Best Compact: Canon Pixma iX6820

Canon’s Pixma iX6820 is an inkjet business printer that’s ideal for both the home and office. Ready to handle everything from 4 x 6-inch mailers, 11 x 17-inch spreadsheets or bigger 13 x 19-inch presentation charts, the Pixma offers exceptional printing detail at 9600 x 2100 maximum color dpi. Measuring 23 x 12.3 x 6.3 inches and weighing 17.9 pounds, the Pixma is small enough to fit almost anywhere, but not small enough to fit into a backpack for on-the-go prints. Capable of printing up to 14.5 black pages per minute and 10.4 color pages per minute, the Pixma 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 Pixma offers a quiet mode for nearly zero noise when printing small quantities of paper. When it comes to wireless printing, AirPrint is ready right from day one and the Pixma works perfectly with Mac computers without any additional drivers.

Best Budget: HP DeskJet 2655

Ready to print, scan and copy, the HP DeskJet 2655 is an ideal budget-friendly option for printer owners who want to print wirelessly via AirPrint. With bonus options such as instant ink refill (for never running out of ink), the DeskJet 2655 is one of HP’s most affordable wireless printing options. And you can save up to 50 percent on ink refills via the optional subscription that’s delivered right to your door.

Measuring 16.74 x 11.97 x 5.87 inches and weighing only seven pounds, the 2655 is ready to handle a maximum 25-sheet capacity, 7.5 black printed ppm and up to 5.5 color ppm. It supports sizes letter and legal paper, as well as 4 x 6, 5 x 7, 8 x 10-inch photos and number 10 envelopes. The hassle-free setup works great with Mac computers while HP’s all-in-one printer remote app allows non-iOS devices to print wirelessly in addition to AirPrint.

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Runner-Up, Best Overall: Brother HL-L2340DW

One of Amazon’s best-selling printers, the Brother HL-L2340DW is another standout AirPrint-enabled option. A class 1 laser printer, the Brother can print high-quality pages at speeds of up to 27 ppm with a 250-sheet capacity tray that’s adjustable for letter or legal paperwork. Designed with the small office in mind, the 14 x 14.2 x 7.2-inch printer offers a small footprint and, at a weight of just 15 pounds, remains highly portable.

Beyond paper, the Brother can also handle envelopes, labels and fabric prints without blinking an eye. One added benefit to owning the L2340DW is the cost of ownership, thanks to a reduced cost per page and Toner Save mode (it reduces toner use when you are printing less critical business documents to stretch the lifespan of the ink supply you already own). The single-line LCD display offers quick and easy navigation and menu selection, as well as simplifying wireless setup, so you can set up AirPrint quickly and easily.

Best Security: Brother HL-L8360CDW

Offering both wired and wireless connectivity via AirPrint, the Brother HL-L8360CDW is a color laser printer offering print speeds up to 33 ppm. Ideal for small offices and businesses, the Brother measures 17.4 x 19.1 x 12.3 inches and weighs 48.1 pounds, so it's less portable (but still highly functional). The security lock function enables administrators to 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 adds yet 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 capacity and the 50-sheet capacity multi-purpose tray are expandable by adding ​another trays, so the total capacity can be 1,300 sheets of paper overall.

Best for Photos: Selphy CP1200

Canon’s dedicated photo printer, the Selphy CP1200 is perfect for casual picture takers and professional photographers alike. Capable of handling everything from card size prints (2.1 x 3.4 inches) to postcard (3.9 x 5.8 inches), L size (3.5 x 4.7 inches) and square labels (2 x 2 inches), the CP1200 is very a versatile, AirPrint-enabled machine. Measuring 7.1 x 5.4 x 2.5 inches and weighing just 1.9 pounds, the CP1200 comes out of the box with ink and paper kits that can handle 18, 36 or even 54 photos depending on the size of the prints. Printing Facebook and Instagram memories directly from your phone are a snap with Canon’s dedicated Selphy app, which pairs nicely with AirPrint for a photo printing solution. Its compact size is no mistake and the optional battery pack is good for up to 54 prints on a single charge, making this a truly portable printer (you won't have trouble fitting this into a backpack, overnight bag or suitcase).

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