Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Could the iPad connect to like a canon wireless printer?

This is a discussion on Could the iPad connect to like a canon wireless printer? within the AirPrint forums, part of the iPad Help category; Could the iPad connect to like a canon wireless printer? i've never heard of it, but can it happen?...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: Could the iPad connect to like a canon wireless printer?

  1. #1
    iPad Fan!
    Member #
    68636
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    22

    Could the iPad connect to like a canon wireless printer?

    Could the iPad connect to like a canon wireless printer? i've never heard of it, but can it happen?
    iPod 8gb 3g
    iPod 8gb 3g
    iPod 16gb 3g

    Saving Up for an iPad - 1.4% done

    I didnt trip-I was just testing gravity.....Yep, stilll works

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    iPad Junkie
    Member #
    5740
    Liked
    6 times
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Long Beach, MS
    Posts
    770
    I have a wireless printer that's not one of the official HP printers the iPad can print directly to.

    I use the Print Central app to print to it and it does fine.

  4. #3
    iPF Legend
    Member #
    27654
    Liked
    119 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    15,248
    No problem - and love your intro....


    Apple have their own proprietary printing protocol called 'AirPrint'. Only a few printers support it at present - HP is one of those that do and you can see if your model is on the list at the Apple web site

    Apple - iPad - Print right from your iPad with AirPrint.


    If it is there, then you can print directly under iOS 4.2 and 4.3 from apps that support in-app printing, such as Apple's iPad iWorks suite ('Pages', 'Numbers' and 'Keynote'). Not all apps support in-app printing, so you need to check out whether the app you're interested in does. For example, Apple's native iPad 'Calendar' app does not support in-app printing.

    If your printer is not on the list then there are third-party apps that can help. Some printer manufacturers have released apps for PCs with their printers connected (i.e. Lexmark). On these models, an app on your PC or Mac 'pretends' to be an AirPrint printer and the app translates the AirPrint printing protocol into a form that the printer understands.

    However, there are standalone apps for the iPad and 'Print N Share' is one of the best known. It can print directly from the iPad to a WiFi printer without any PC being involved. It does this by 'pretending' to be an AirPrint printer. It then, similar to the previous case, translates the AirPrint printing protocol to a form that your printer understands.

    Most all WiFi equipped printers are supported by 'Print N Share' but even those few that are not are able to print via a PC using, again, a small (free) app that's available from the developers of 'Print N Share'. Once again, this app sits on your PC or Mac and links your iPad to the printer via your PC - meaning, too, that the printer can be WiFi, USB or even Bluetooth. The downside is that the PC has to be switched on.

    One 'issue' that sometimes confounds users of 'Print N Share' is that this only works under iOS 4.2 or 4.3 - the iPad's 'multi-tasking' operating system (OS). 'Print N Share' needs to be loaded and running before you can print!! So, if you're going to be doing some printing, you need to first of all fire up 'Print N Share' and leave it running in the background. You can check whether it is running by double tapping the iPad's 'Home' button, to see the tasks that are 'loaded' in the 'Multi-task' menu bar. For various reasons, it's helpful if 'Print N Share' was loaded quite recently. If you haven't printed for a while, use the multi-task bar to 're-activate' it.

    Hope this helps, but don't hesitate to post any more detailed questions that you might have.

    Tim
    Scotland

  5. #4
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    61638
    Liked
    1 times
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Suburbs of the Big Easy
    Posts
    107
    Check with the printer manufacture. I have an Epson and I see that there is an app for their All in One's available. (Haven't tried it yet but a friend has)

    It appears Cannon has one.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/canon...31269951?mt=8#
    Last edited by Beerman; 06-23-2011 at 11:19 AM.

  6. #5
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    55932
    Liked
    2 times
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Chicago, USA
    Posts
    54
    There is a Canon Easy Photo Print App in the App Store that supports about 10 Canon printers for printing photos only - no doc printing......
    iPad Air 64GB WiFi, IPad rMini 64GB 4G, iPod Touch 5th Gen

  7. #6
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    23535
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    193
    I've used these instructions to successfully enable iPad printing to non-Airprint printers (Canon MX860, HP 7780).

  8. #7
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    61638
    Liked
    1 times
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Suburbs of the Big Easy
    Posts
    107
    I downloaded iPrint from Epson which correctly found and identified my Artison 810 but, just a test, trying to print an email and choosing the Print option tells me no printers were found.
    The app has it's own screen to select Documents, photos, web pages etc but can I assume it can only print thru it's own app or should it not be able to use the print function (option) in any program?
    The Epson site is not helpful at all. The app is free and you get what you pay for.

  9. #8
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    204811
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2
    I found a program via U-Tube called Fingerprint. You find it on Google. They have a trial so you can see if it works. I have a Canon MX860. You download it on your computer (not the iPad). Ipad or any mobile device find any printers you have so you can print direct. I had bought WePrint but found it will not print emails nor does it distinguish photos from documents. For USD 9.99 it is fantastic and much cheaper than buying an air printer.

  10. #9
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    155368
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    14
    There is a netgear app that will enable airprinting for any printer. But the program must running on your PC for it to work

    Netgear updates its Genie app to make even the loneliest printer AirPrint compatible -- Engadget

  11. #10
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    23535
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    193
    I just tried Genie and for printing, it requires iTunes and Acrobat reader to be installed. I don't use Acrobat, so it won't work for me.



Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. IPad won't connect to printer
    By Dawgluver in forum AirPrint
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-12-2012, 10:35 AM
  2. Canon printer
    By kevgreen36 in forum AirPrint
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-11-2012, 02:28 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-25-2011, 11:31 PM
  4. HP wireless printer app for ipad 2
    By cynthia gokavi in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-16-2011, 04:19 PM
  5. Canon MP560 wireless Printing Via IPad iOS 4.2
    By Shadowslevin2 in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-22-2010, 08:51 PM

Search tags for this page

cannot connect canon wireless printer to ipad

,
canon mp860 driver for ipad air
,

canon mx860 ipad app

,

canon mx860 ipad printing

,

how to connect my canon wireless printer -6420 to appleipad

,

how to install canon wireless printer on ipad

,
how to you connect canon mx 780 printer to air print
,
print form wireless printing from i pad to cannon printer
Click on a term to search for related topics.