Many leading printing manufacturers offer several printer models that are compatible with Mac. When you look for compatible printers, you need to look at the OS version installed on your device. MacBook Air with OS Mountain Lion or X Lion can print to any AirPrint printer through WiFi. Click here for our post on AirPrint compatible printers and common issues.
What is AirPrint?
AirPrint is a technology developed by Apple Inc. to make printing effortless for iOS device users. The AirPrint mobile printing solution is included in Apple iOS v4.2 and later operating systems. iPod, iPhone, iPad and Mac users can print wirelessly to any AirPrint compatible printer connected to the same wireless network as their iOS device.
List of Printers compatible with MacBook Air
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn
The HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn is a high-end printer offering superb output quality, speed, and good features. It is ideal for medium to heavy-duty printing. The printer has inbuilt support for AirPrint that makes it ideal for use with the MacBook Air. This HP printer can print at a speed of 40 ppm which includes color as well as black and white printing. The print quality is above average and colors are bright and saturated.
The Brother HL-L2300D is a compact monochrome laser printer that does not take much space. It can be a good personal printer for any home or small office. Despite the small size, the printer has a fast output and can print around 27 ppm. The printer features a duplexer that allows you to take two-sided prints. The print quality is just below par but the graphics and text printing is good compared to other monochrome printers in its price range.
Canon imageClass MF227dw
The Canon imageClass MF227dw is a multi-function printer that can be an ideal choice to handle light to medium workloads in small offices. It has a small touch screen panel and has all features catering to micro office needs. It can print up to 16 ppm in duplex mode and 28 ppm in simplex mode. Besides printing and scanning, this canon printer also serves as a copier and a fax machine. The WiFi capability is built-in and you can print or scan from Android and iOS devices using the WiFi capability. The print quality is above average and enough for office requirements. In fact, it is good enough for high-quality desktop publishing work.