Hands on: iPad printing with 4.2 and AirPrint, a limited menu

If AirPlay’s first-generation limitations have disappointed a lot of would-be iPhone video mavens who had dreamed of quickly sharing their clips to the big screen, you can just imagine how irate everyone is about AirPrint.

The universal shared printer solution for iPhone and iPad was kneecapped in late builds of Mac OS X 10.6.5 for reasons yet to be revealed, and the result is that a big-ticket feature has shipped with very little real-world applicability — at least, out of the box.

Fortunately, if you’re willing to do a little bit of finagling or lay out a small amount of cash, you can quickly gain back the AirPrint functionality you were promised, and more. Let’s take a quick look at what’s in the ‘vanilla’ version of AirPrint, then move on to the expanded remix edition.

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