There are a number of third-party solutions out there for printing from Apple's iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, many of them very good. Now here's another one that should be handy for those people who already have a Multi-Function Peripheral with an EFI Fiery controller (which is a lot of people).
EFI recently released PrintMe Connect for AirPrint, a free software application that enables direct printing from Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch iOS 4.2-enabled devices to EFI Fiery-driven printers or multifunction peripherals (MFPs). Targeted at enterprise and mobile print environments, PrintMe Connect for AirPrint is one of the first offerings available to support Apple's new AirPrint platform and iOS 4.2. EFI, a leader in mobile printing solutions for over nine years, extends its flagship line of PrintMe mobile and cloud-based printing applications with this latest offering.
With AirPrint and the iOS 4.2 software, people using Apple devices will find a print function automatically enabled on their device and can select a printer on their network and print. Once installed by a corporate IT department, PrintMe Connect for AirPrint will show all available Fiery-driven printers as destinations on a user's printer list. There is no need for the individual user to download an application or for the enterprise to purchase a specific iOS-enabled printer or upgrade or modify existing printers or MFPs.