Can I print from the ipad?

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    I just purchased my first apple product (Ipad2) and I really love it.

    Yesterday my son was using it and was viewing a web page and while viewing he asked me how to print from the Ipad which I have no idea how to do.

    I have a wireless HP printer and wanted to know how I can do this? Must I purchase an app to do this and if so which one should I buy?

    Thanks for your help.
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    Welcome to our friendly forum, it won't be long before your answer will come through.
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    yes, ipad can print natively thru airprint. its built in. now u have to have a printer that is airprint enabled. if not, theres an app in the app store called print n share. itll let u print to any printer thru wifi or other methods. anf the printer doesnt have to be airprint enabled. print n share is like the do it all printing program for ipad.
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    Will print n share app allow you to print web pages too?
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    Go to hp web site
    They have an app called " hp eprint " for ipad2. Download and install it.
    It works good for me.
    Dickster
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    Your printer may be directly compatible with the iPad.

    You can check the list here


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

    If it's on that list, then you will be able to print directly without any third-party app. If it's not, then one of the suggestions provided by other Forum members will work just fine.

    Don't hesitate to get back to us if you have any further problems. Printing does cause some 'issues' with members, so you might need a little patience. I use Print N Share and it works just fine with my Samsung printer - definitely not AirPrint compatible - so don't worry, you will be able to print but it may take a bit of 'research'.

    Tim
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    In order for AirPrint (or Bonjour) to work, you need either a networked printer (connected to your router) or a wireless printer connected to a mac or mac hub.

    Jeff
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    You can also use 'Airprint' without any other app if you share your computer's printers and you leave your computer running.
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    My printer is not directly compatiable with ipad :(
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    looking at Print N Share, there are a lot of negative remarks. Apparently there are simply some printers that it won't support, and the dev won't give a refund. Does anyone know if Print N Share will print DIRECTLY to a Brother MFC-8840D? I sent the dev an email but they said they hadn't tested it for direct print. I don't want to throw $9 away. Thanks!
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    Had a look at the Brother site.....Looks like a no. I am going to have a new printer shortly, but will be network and wifi. Seems that if you run a mac or use a mac hub most but not all printers will work.
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    Vintage, where did you find that? I had looked at Brother's site and couldn't find anything on it. My printer is a network printer, and I have it hooked up directly to my router, not my PC. Can you post a link? Thanks!
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    Hi, First thing to check is that you have Bonjour installed on your PC. Can you tell me what os you are using? Win7 32 or 64 Vista etc.?

    I will find the link for AirPrint via bonjour and post it in a minute

    Jeff
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    Jeff,

    Thanks for the replies. I'm using Win 7, 64 bit version. My router is a cisco WRT 160N v3 router. I'd really prefer to not have to have my computer on to access my printer, if possible. I appreciate your help!

    Greg
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    If you have a Mac, you can use Printopia to get seamless AirPrint printing to any printer available to that Mac, plus a few bonus features. I'm not aware of a Windows equivalent, which seems strange.
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    There is a Windows version of Printopia:

    Printopia for windows - Printopia windows - Printopia for pc - air print ? Printopia | Daily Prezz

    But I can't vouch for it, might help you out though....As for printing without the PC on, I will keep looking, but you may have to wait for Brother on that one. It usually means installing the printer with the cable attached to the pc first, then following the wireless instructions. Might be worth trying this (refer to your printer's manual and DVD)

    Jeff
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    Well, being the impatient person that I am, I went ahead and purchased Print N Share, and it works, umm, "ok." It works better with wePrint (their PC Server app.) I got better quality prints by using wePrint. I'm still trying to figure out how to print from various other programs, such as Notes Plus (GREAT app!)

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