If you have updated to the current version of the OS (you can check in the main screen of iTunes) you can print directly to a small number of new AirPrint capable HP printers. You can also print to printers that your Mac is connected to by sharing your Mac printer. Your Mac needs to be turned on for that to happen.
We Windows users are just screwed. AirPrint for Windows users was dropped from the last version of iTunes just before it was released.
Most folks just e-mail or synch and print from a PC.
Email is a sure thing and easy.
This is the most relevant answer ive read. Some answers are referring to a jb ipad. I went out and bought an hp eprint however b4 that i used the email to myself option. There is no stand alone option with the ipad.
I have a new Hp office jet 6500 wireless e printer and with the new update I can print directly to the printer without my windows xp turned on.
Thanks for clarifying that. Interesting, so if what you are saying is true im still within my 30 days at best buy on the new printer which i purchased for this reason i will try it out and make sure i can get it configured to work. Can u elaborate a little more on how to do this in general, where to start. I dont mid researching a bit to work out the details but not sure where to get started.
How is it that the AirPrint software says it's from Apple (at least in the screenshots linked from LifeHacker), but it's not on Apple's site?
The "hack" part of the process comes in because you cannot just simply unzip those files on your hard drive and expect Windows to know how to use them. This requires executing a couple of commands from a dos box in Windows and then all is good.