The 5 Best Apple AirPrint Compatible Printers

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Have you heard of Apple AirPrint printers

It’s a technology created by Apple Inc. that allows users to print documents and photos without installing additional software. You can print from any Apple device to any machine that’s AirPrint compatible.

There were only 12 printers that were compatible with AirPrint when it was first launched in 2010. It grew to 6,000 printer models from 24 different manufacturers ten years later.

That made it a lot more convenient, but also confusing. With so many Apple AirPrint printers to choose from, how do you pick the right one? 

To save you the trouble of sifting through thousands of printer models, we’ll share with you what we think are the best printers you can use with AirPrint.

  1. HP OfficeJet 250
  2. Canon PIXMA TS9520
  3. Konica Minolta BIZHUB 808
  4. Toshiba E-Studio 5506AC
  5. Canon PIXMA TR8520

Let’s dive in.

1. HP OfficeJet 250

HP OfficeJet 250


Dimensions 14.96 (W) x 7.8 (D) x 3.6 (H) inches
Functions Print, scan, and copy
Type of Printer Inkjet
No. of Trays 2
Compatibility Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 10, Mac OS X, iOS, Android
Connectivity Options USB (cable not included), wireless

HP OfficeJet 250 is on the larger side of printers, but it is only 6.5 lbs which makes it relatively easy to carry around. Its bulk is also compensated by a lot of other noteworthy features.

First is the inclusion of AirPrint, which makes wireless printing for Apple hardware owners super easy. But that doesn’t mean Android and Windows owners will be left in the cold. This printer also has Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth Smart Technology that allow wireless printing for Android and Windows owners. You can also choose to print via a USB connection.

The printer’s settings can be changed from the downloadable HP Smart app for both Android and iOS. Then, you can print, edit, scan, and more from the companion app.

You guessed it—HP OfficeJet 250 is an all-in-one printer. It can print, scan, and copy from a ten-page automatic document feeder with up to 50 sheets of overall paper capacity. This printer can push up to seven pages per minute (ppm) in colour and ten ppm in black and white.

When it’s running on batteries, this number drops slightly to 6 ppm in colour and 9 ppm in black and white. But don’t worry, the external battery can last up to 90 minutes of printing, which isn’t bad at all.

HP OfficeJet 250 also boasts a 2.65-inch colour touchscreen and a user-friendly interface for quick menu selection.

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AirPrint compatible No USB included
Fast printing and scanning speeds Bulky
Excellent photo quality
Rechargeable battery
LCD touchscreen
Great app for PC and mobile devices

2. Canon PIXMA TS9520

Canon PIXMA TS9520


Dimensions (Closed) 18.5 (W) x 14.5 (D) x 7.6 (H) inches
(Paper Installed) 18.5 (W) x 14.5 (D) x 7.6 (H)
Functions Print, scan, and copy
No. of Trays 2
Compatibility Smartphones, PC, and laptops
Connectivity Options USB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi

What we like about Canon PIXMA TS9520 is its rock-solid compatibility with Apple—it instantly connects with Macs, iPads, and iPhones through AirPrint. It can be used wirelessly via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and through a USB cable.

It also has a six-colour individual ink system, which means you can expect to see sharp text and incredibly high-quality photos.  

This all-in-one printer can print, scan, and copy documents in high resolution of up to 4800 x 1800 dpi optical. Ink refills for Canon PIXMA TS9520 are also one of the most economical in the market today.

Now, how about the printing speed? Surprisingly, both printing and scanning are fast for an inkjet printer in its price range. It can print 15 black and white ppm and 10 ppm in colour. However, it’s two-side printing function isn’t the fastest.

Canon PIXMA TS9520 has a 35-sheet document feeder and an attractive five-inch colour touchscreen for easy navigation. Overall, we think Canon PIXMA TS9520 is a solid choice when it comes to Apple AirPrint printers for home use.

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Airprint compatible Two-side printing is slow
High-resolution printing
Cheap cartridge refills
Faster printing and scanning
LCD touchscreen
Sleek design

3. Konica Minolta BIZHUB 808

Konica Minolta BIZHUB 808


Dimensions 48.5 (W) x 26.4 (D) x 32.3 (H) inches
Functions Print, scan, copy, and fax
No. of Trays 4
Compatibility Windows (x32 / x64): Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 Windows Server: 20083 / 2008 R2/ 2012/ 2012 R2 
Macintosh OS X: 10.7 / 10.8 / 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11
Connectivity Options Direct connection to wireless devices (AP Mode), Wi-Fi Direct, and AirPrint

Konica Minolta BIZHUB 808 is designed to meet every business’s needs. It prints, scans, and copies at a lightning speed of 80 ppm. It also has a 6,650 paper loading capacity and a 240 opm (originals per minute) dual scan speed.

Despite its speed, it doesn’t compromise quality. This high-volume printer has a print resolution of 1800 x 600 dpi and 1200 x 1200 dpi, so it churns stunning output, print after print.

Another thing we like about BIZHUB 808 is its security factor. The system features comprehensive privacy and security solutions such as IP filtering, port blocking, and lock-down protection to safeguard information and protect it from security breaches—a feature we think every business should have.

This floor-standing printer also has a faxing function and an award-winning interface. On top of that, it offers a variety of wireless connections such as AirPrint, Wi-Fi Direct, and AP mode.

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Ultra-fast printing and scanning Could be considered pricey to buy (opposed to leasing) 
High-quality output
High paper-loading capacity
Security features
Flexible wireless connectivity

4. Toshiba E-Studio 5506AC

Toshiba E-Studio 5506AC


Dimensions 17.3 (W) x 13.8 (D) x 7.5 (H) inches
Functions Copy, print, and scan
No. of Trays 2
Compatibility Windows and Mac
Connectivity Options AirPrint and Mopria

Next on our list of Apple Airprint printers is the Toshiba’s E-Studio 5506AC colour laser multi-function unit that is a combination of seamless workflow and simplified integration. It has the latest e-BRIDGE technology that enables third-party integration and a universal print driver. Its AirPrint and Mopria compatibility enables mobile users to connect, print, and scan with ease.

This MFP can print up to 55 ppm with a printing resolution of 1200 x 1200 dpi. Paper input capacity is at 1,100 sheets—which isn’t a bad number at all—but it can still be expanded up to a whopping 6,020 sheets.

The security offered by E-Studio 5506AC is just as impressive as its functionality. It has 320 GB Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) with ADI or Automatic Drive Invalidation. It also has data overwrite capability for top-level security.

You’ll love how this printer is made of recycled plastics and greener electronics. It even features a “super sleep mode” that makes printing environmentally friendly.

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e-BRIDGE technology Could be considered pricey to buy (opposed to leasing)   
AirPrint and Mopria compatible
1200 x 1200 dpi printing resolution
SED security system
Data overwrite capability

5. Canon PIXMA TR8520

Canon PIXMA TR8520


Dimensions 17.3 (W) x 13.8 (D) x 7.5 (H) inches
Functions Scan, print, and fax
No. of Trays 2
Compatibility Windows:23 Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 SP1
Mac:24 Mac OS® X v10.10.5 – macOS v10.12 (Sierra)
Mobile Operating Systems: iOS®, Android™, Windows 10 Mobile, and Amazon Fire devices
Connectivity Options AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Canon print app

If you need a versatile home printer compatible with AirPrint and Google Cloud Print without the bulk, then Canon PIXMA TR8520 is your best bet. Thanks to a new print engine, reworked internal design, and smaller circuit boards, it’s a lot smaller than other portable printers.

Even though it is compact, it can do everything that bigger printers can do, such as scan, print, and fax. It has an excellent print quality with a maximum print resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi. As for the printing rate, it’s 10 ppm for colour and 15 ppm for black and white. 

With a five-individual ink system, front and rear paper feeding, memory card slot, 4.3 LCD touchscreen, and impressive connectivity options, Canon PIXMA TR8520 can do it all. 

What we think it can improve on is the tray capacity which can hold only 200 sheets. Otherwise, this printer is one of the best choices among Apple AirPrint printers for home use. 

To learn more about this device, read about the top reasons to get the Canon PIXMA TR8520 for your home office.

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Small and compact Small tray capacity      
Excellent print quality 
Individual ink system
Impressive connectivity options
Memory card slot
4.3 LCD touchscreen

Find the Best Deals on Apple AirPrint Printers at Busys 

With Apple AirPrint printers, there’s no need to install drivers or configure the print queue—a feature which saves time and enhances efficiency.

So if you’re looking to find the best deals on quality printers compatible with AirPrint, look no further than Busys. As one of the leading providers of multifunction copiers, printers, and office software solutions in Canada, we offer flexible 24, 26, 48, and 60-month leasing options. 

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