Joy at last!
I bought an HP6500a when it first came out because it was one of the first AirPrint printers.
It didn't work.
IF I was lucky I could print one page before it died and needed to be reconnected to the wireless network. Then, after about half an hour of a lot of noise, if I was really lucky I might get it to print another page provided the paper didnt jam.
I was told that wireless printers never work so I basically gave up and email stuff and print it at work if I really needed a hard copy of something.
Then, last week, I decided to try again and bought a Canon MG5400 and... It works!
Not only can I print from my laptops, desktop and server but also from my iPad and iPhones! I can also scan directly to my iPad and printing photos just works, they come out on 6 X 4 photo paper in tray 2 and everything else comes out on A4 in the other tray, no selection, no hassle, it just works!
I've not yet tried printing on DVDs with the supplied DVD tray, but was pleased to find it duplexes by default.
Print quality is great and it just works.
I've printed more in the past week than I have in the past couple of years.
I've found a printer that actually works!
Please don't tell me it's all going to go horribly wrong - I don't want to know. At the moment I am in that joyous state of believing that printing needn't be hell.