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Iphone printing is now available to everyone

Have you seen the new printing capability from iPhones and other iOS devices? One day I clicked forward and voila I was asked if I wanted to print the email. Why, yes I do, how exciting! Now to get a wireless printer.




















In apps that support printing, such as Mail, Photos and Safari Internet, you will see the option shown to Print. Clicking the Print button brings up another dialog box of printer options, now you will select from the printers found on your wireless network.



















This new printing capability, AirPrint, works with HP’s new line of e-printers. OK the new wireless printer will need to fall into this line. I have also been wanting an all-in-one with scanner, so I can print and save those old photographs. There are many options in the HP eprint line.

HP Envy e-All-in-One series uses #60 Ink
HP Photosmart Plus e-AiO (CN216A) uses #564 Ink
HP Photosmart Premium e-AiO (CN503A#B1H) uses #564 Ink
HP Photosmart Premium Fax e-AiO (C410a) uses #564 Ink
HP Photosmart e-AiO (CN731A) uses #60 Ink
HP Photosmart eStation (C510) uses #564 Ink
HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf Multifunction Printer uses #CE278A Toner
HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fn Color Multifunction Printer uses #128A Toner
HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction Printer uses #128A Toner
HP LaserJet Pro CP1525n Color Printer uses #128A Toner

HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer uses #128A Toner
HP Officejet 6500A e-AiO uses #920XL Ink
HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-AiO uses #920XL Ink

HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-AiO uses #920XL Ink
HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-AiO uses #940XL Ink
HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-AiO #940XL Ink


I decided on the Photosmart e-All-in-One printer (Model: CN731A), because at an affordable price I was able to get wireless access and an all in one with scanner & copier, plus the HP 60 ink cartridges this printer requires come in remanufactured (better for our environment and my wallet).

Now that I have my new printer in hand I love it. It is a beautiful small, black desktop printer, was easy to set up on my wireless network, worked with Windows XP and Windows 7 and our iPhones automatically connected to it. During the printer setup process you are provided with a personal email address so anyone can email, from anywhere, to your printer.

This must be one of the most convenient printers. I print photos, emails and coupons from my phone and laptop. Anyone can email to the printer, who needs a fax? We never need to wait to print until able to physically connect to the printer.

What type of printer do you use? Feel free to discuss the pros and cons.

The beginner iPad

11. February 2010 13:38 by Danielle Bernhard in clickinks, print news, shopping, printer cartridge, ipad, apple  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

















Ready for your iPad? The majority of us do not yet have access to the iPad until late March, and once it is in stores it may take you a while to save up the $500+ for this new device. Solution? Print an iPad and start drooling!

Jess Silverstone, the lead artist for Revolutionary Concepts put together a printable Apple iPad for your viewing pleasure.

The directions are simple: Make sure you have some good color cartridges for printing, select borderless printing if your printer offers the advanced function, then click here to print the iPad front and feed the page back in to print the Apple back.

Will The Apple iPad Save Print?

29. January 2010 12:10 by Danielle Bernhard in clickinks, print industry, iphone, ipad, apple  //  Tags:   //   Comments (1)
It’s impossible that you haven’t heard the news. Even the birds were singing about the announcement of the Apple iPad yesterday – while blog hubs like Technorati have strained under the weight of gossip.

Yet of all the excited parties, people in print publishing have perhaps the most reason for a speculation-fest. Why? Because few other industries are screaming quite so loudly for the savior that the iPad has the potential to become.

iPad to the Rescue?

Earlier eReaders such as the Amazon Kindle have only hurt existing book revenues. According to a January 12th post by Daniel Fitzgerald at ProPrint.com, Christmas 2009 marked the first year Amazon sold fewer paper books than electronic books.

What’s more, newspapers have been floundering for months to revive their basement-level print income – or make charging for content online viable. Rubert Murdoch recently poured scorn on Google for enabling users to bypass pay walls, for example.

Hence if a group of people ever deserved to break out the karaoke and sing Bonnie Tyler (“I need a hero…”) it’s the hardworking people in print publishing.

What’s more, Apple is now called the savior of the music industry thanks to iTunes (perhaps prematurely given how widespread piracy remains.) So why couldn’t the iPad and its partner application iBookstore achieve the same results?

By partnering with Apple, both publishing houses and newspapers can release their content through iBookstore – and bring their industries back from the brink.

Already The New York Times has confirmed an iPad app to make articles readable on the Apple device. And according to an internal source at the newspaper, Steve Jobs “believes in old media companies and wants them to do well. He believes democracy is hinged on a free press and that depends on there being a professional press."

All of which makes the iPad a great prospect both for publishers.

Doubts About the iPad

Yet if Apple is to be print’s savior it must overcome some obstacles first.

For example, according to General Manager of Griffin Press Ben Jolly, several publishers aren’t ready to exploit the revenues the iPad may bring - not least because publishers have to submit apps themselves to make their websites viewable.
Second is the fact that reading on the iPad is an untested experience. If the device isn’t a commercial success, it won’t give publishers any benefit regardless of how they price their content.

Last is the certainty that a successful iPad will continue to erode the paper book market.

The iPad certainly has the potential to give a new lease of life to print newspapers. The Apple brand alone (compared with the Amazon Kindle) has the potential to spark an e-reading explosion. But right now too many questions remain to know whether Apple will raise publishing from the ashes, or (without meaning to) hasten its decline.