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Can I print to a wireless printer from my wife's iPad?

by 70441.2227 / February 24, 2013 12:47 PM PST

Hi,
I bought an iPad for my wife last Christmas My wife wants to print from it. Is that possible? I have no idea how to do it.
How about other tablets?

Thanks,
Bob

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Does your printer support AirPrint?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2013 1:39 PM PST
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Well ... no.
by 70441.2227 / February 25, 2013 10:54 AM PST

My printer doesn't support AirPrint. But: A Easy-PhotoPrint app from Apple. The Easy-PhotoPrint App is available from the App Store. This program will allow you to print photos and screen shots from iOS devices. I haven't looked into it yet. Do you know anything about the Easy-PhotoPrint app?

Thanks,
Bob

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Sorry but that's free from Canon.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 12:06 AM PST
In reply to: Well ... no.
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/iepp_home tells what it does and supports.

Printing from tablets is a big subject so I doubt we could get a complete answer in this small space but here's the rub. Tablets were made to consumer content and were not about doing much creation. It shows as folk try to use it like the common laptop.
Bob
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(NT) Typo. I meant "consume" rather than what is above
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 12:56 AM PST
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The other half...
by Willy / February 26, 2013 12:51 AM PST

Look at your printer if "wifi" what does it support. -OR- check the maker's support website and find out if upgrades and/or any s/w may help the issue. However, as already stated to you don't count on getting much from the iPad as it's more locked into the Apple world of fixes, so that gives a clue. What does AirPrint fully support? You may find sticking with Apple provided solutions is what it leads to, IMO.

http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/assistant/airprint/

Even CNET got a cure >>>>

http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57491235-285/how-to-print-wirelessly-from-your-iphone-ipad-or-ipod-touch/

tada -----Willy Happy

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